Small US$ bills for tipping

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  1. Me2Me

    Me2Me Mouseketeer

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    Hi -
    Any suggestions on how to accumulate some US$ ones & twos? Last time we went to the local bank branch but they keep very little on hand. I'd prefer to have the cash before we leave but we're going to fly out of Buffalo so maybe we exchange some at a store over there before we leave.
    Thanks.
     
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  3. jersey shark

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    I always need singles for tipping too, I tend to just buy a newspaper with a $5 or $10 bill and request singles in the change.

    By the way, we have no $2 bill in wide circulation in the USA!

    Hope this helps
     
  4. Me2Me

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    Thanks jersey shark. I'd forgotten that there were no twos there! No wonder we needed to accumulate a wad of ones.
     
  5. Sandyincanada

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    If you call the bank and give the abit of notice they will save some ones for you, at least TD will do that for us. We do that alot when we are going to AI's.
     
  6. totalia

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    Stop at an exchange before you go through the border to get some. Other than that, banks have very few small bills.
     
  7. Mortlives

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    If you're in a small town (at a guess?), is there a large city near you where you can go the bank? I routinely go into any branch here, and request 20 * $1US, and there's never been a problem. Or maybe that's just a benefit of TDCanadaTrust?

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  8. Me2Me

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    Thanks - good suggestions. I do bank at TD but I guess I'll have to get into a bigger city.
     
  9. PrincessTrisha

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    Generally, I just ask at the first US store I come to. Explain the situation and they are usually happy to comply.

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