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  1. joolz1910

    joolz1910 <font color=green>I would have gone down to recept

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    I don't think they do - it's the Select card, you can only get it if you have an account with them...at least I hope I'm right, or I need to apply for a Post Office card pdq!

    http://www.nationwide.co.uk/creditcard/select-credit-card/offer-deals.htm
     
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  3. joolz1910

    joolz1910 <font color=green>I would have gone down to recept

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    That's what I'm going to do too. What was the exchange rate? I can't do the maths:blush:
     
  4. wayneg

    wayneg Moderator Moderator

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    Sorry I thought you meant a standard credit card. I don't bank with them so I only have the basic card. No fees for select :thumbsup2

    Debs got 1.584, 4 cents less than your Nationwide card.
     
  5. catherine

    catherine <font color=red>Hey not fair, you guys already hav

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    I just bought some more $s with FairFX and got 1.60. Hopefully it will continue to rise, but I'm really happy with this! :thumbsup2
     
  6. amacspad

    amacspad Disneyholic!!!

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    Lol, 1.582 so pretty good, hope it keeps creeping up! :banana:

    Debs x
     
  7. tinkerpea

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    Sorry i did it from my Iphone app it was ment to be 1.57. from the post office
     
  8. tinkerpea

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    I got 1.57-10 for £1021 I was hoping for 1.58 :( but oh well at least ive changed some for more then the 1.48 i got in 2010!!

    I have another £1000 to change at the end of the month on payday so im really really hoping that the rate is 1.60 or higher!
    We only have 1 CC and i paid my flights on that and we dont use it for anything other then paying flights off

    I was thinking about getting a Post office card BUT we really actually enjoy having most of it in cash and then having it in daily amounts :rotfl: which everyday that any is left over we then pop into our blow out pile for the end of the holiday :)
     
  9. Disneynutinlondon

    Disneynutinlondon <font color=blue>It's been such a blast with all t

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  10. fairytale

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    Thats me too ::yes::

    Annette x
     
  11. Disneynutinlondon

    Disneynutinlondon <font color=blue>It's been such a blast with all t

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    Thats me three :rotfl2::rotfl2:
     
  12. tinkerpea

    tinkerpea Registered

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    I know there is just something incredibly satisfying about seeing that MONEY!!!
    Even more so when you keep having some left over each day:lmao: not that it stays that way we never come home with more then about 20 dollars:rotfl2:
     
  13. Disneynutinlondon

    Disneynutinlondon <font color=blue>It's been such a blast with all t

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    OMG are you sure you don't have some king of spy camera hidden in my bag as thats EXACTLY us :rotfl::rotfl::rotfl: No matter how much we take be it $2000 or $5000 I only ever seem to bring a few bits of loose change home :confused3
     
  14. wayneg

    wayneg Moderator Moderator

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    Just check your insurance, some policies only cover as little as £100 in cash. Being a Yorkshireman I find nothing at all satisfying spending money, far better for me if I use a card and don't see it all disappearing :rotfl: Plus I usually get 5 or 6 cents/£ better rate and I don't have to pay it until a month after I return, the longer I keep it the better:rotfl2:
     
  15. tinkerpea

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    Well when im at home I dont really use cash at all! BUT when on holiday thats a whole different ball game!
    It not the spending of the cash that i enjoy its actually seeing what i have left over each day out of the daily budget that thrills me:lmao: as then I get all happy thinking about how much will be left at the end to buy all the stuff with!

    We rarely buy as we go along we normally get it all a few days before we leave and so I love knowing that a ton of dollars are left over for me to play with :)

    Ill check my insurance we are with the postoffice so ill have a little look.:thumbsup2
     
  16. madmumof2

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    I don't spend money at all at home, it's all on the cards, but in Florida you're right there's something satisfying having cash!

    I love the smell of dollars and having some on me is a necessity there.

    I have most of our money on my travel cards but I do have $500 cash as well for tolls, tips etc :D
     
  17. wayneg

    wayneg Moderator Moderator

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    Depends which policy you have. They do 3 levels

    Basic - no cover
    Classic - £250 with £60 excess
    Premium - £300 with £45 excess
     
  18. Tinkerpeas hubby

    Tinkerpeas hubby Mouseketeer

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    Just found out that all out money is covered by RAF insurance we only have the post office one as it was cheaper to have buy the family insurance with the kids rather then just insure the boys!
    DH said that he has kit insurance cover which covers any loss of money when out of the UK :)
     
  19. Tinkerpeas hubby

    Tinkerpeas hubby Mouseketeer

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    With the excess waiver, premium family annual travel to the US we are covered upto £750 cash!

    If we get into trouble we can go to the UK Emabassey for assistance!

    Two weeks on Monday!! :woohoo:
     
  20. wayneg

    wayneg Moderator Moderator

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    Post Office Premuim policy?
    You are covered upto £750 for cash & documents but a limit of £300 for cash. Thats the policy I have.
    Details on page 32:
    http://www.postoffice.co.uk/sites/default/files/6788_TI policy_Premium_online_tag.pdf

    I used to take cash myself but after losing my wallet at East Midlands airport with over £500 in I prefer to stick to cards now, at least if I lose mine Karen has more but we all have our own preferred ways, go with what you are happiest with, 2 weeks will be here in no time.:goodvibes
     
  21. Tinkerpeas hubby

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    Correct, Post Office Premium Policy, I must stipulate that it's the annual, as appose to single trip!

    £750 spending money, documents i.e passports is £500!
     

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