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Money - Cash or travellers cheques
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The people who took travellers cheques had no problem using them in shops. No need to cash at banks and I also think they cashed them at the hotels we stayed at.
I took the cash passport card preloaded with US Dollars not a problem in the world so much easier then carrying cards or cheques it’s just a visa card loaded with your own money.
Hi Heather how did u find it getting money out. im looking at using the card while im in the states in Sept and Oct
Hi, I live in Toronto, you’re better off with a Debit/Interac card. Check with your bank at home to see if they have an international alliance with a Canadian Bank (i know WestPac does with Scotiabank). ATMs are all over the place. Credit cards are a good idea too for shopping. the last thing you want to do is waste time cashing a cheque, plus the ‘convient’ places will rip you off.
with that said: Do keep some traveller’s cheques handy as emergency money
I’m so confused about travellers cheques at the moment.
With the exchange rate being so strong at the moment, I have been buying up every couple of weeks. I’ve been to the USA twice on Contiki and have never used them. I am getting pretty good rates at the moment, but I’m hearing conflicting stories about the rate you get when you encash them. Do I get exactly the value thats on the cheque? or the rate on the day?
I’ve read and heard both, and I’m not sure if buying any more travellers cheques is a good idea. I’m getting a great rate now, but am I locking it in? The bank websites use the sentence, “May lock in a more favourable rate” MAY – that doesnt help me….
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