tesco xchange rates..

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  1. bilimanjaro

    bilimanjaro Read Only Funster

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    do you get a good deal of them,or else.. were..
    thanks in advance..
     
  2. chrisboyo

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    Check out Money Saving Expert
    They have all the best rates listed
     
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    Tesco is linked to Travelex, I think so the rates will be similar. Not the cheapest but fairly convenient
     
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    Have a look at Thomas Exchange on the web
     
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    Debit card in an ATM for me, by far the best exchange rate.
     
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    Caxton card - 1.248 today.
     
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    As Devon beekeeper, ATM debit card for me.
    Phil
     
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    If you have an ASDA nearby they will beat any other quote. I used them before we went to the USA and Canada 8 weeks ago, you need to go on line and find a good rate and then tell them at the Asda travel desk. I did this and although they only beat the rate by .oo1 of a cent it meant I had a great rate without trailing around. They also loaded half my cash onto one of their cash cards in US $ at the same rate as cash.

    Keith (sooty)
     
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    It's what I do as well.(y)
     
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    Euro card from FairFX offers possibly the cheapest way to get foreign cash
     
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    I use the FairFX only 1 extra charge 2.5 euro,s if you use cash machine when in Europe all other purchases cost nothing
     
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    Travelex have exchange places at most of the ports and airports as well as Eurotunnel. If you just go in their standard rates are awful. But if you pre-order on line they offer very good rates indeed - much better than almost anywhere else I have found. You order on line and pick up at the port, airport or tunnel of your choice. We have used them for US dollars and Euros and they are very competitive for both. BUT you must book on line. Just popping in the rates are awful.

    Remember many of these so called "commission free" deals aren't really because the exchange rate they use is so low. That is how they earn their commission, by hiding it!
     
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    The charges seem to vary for ATM's but seem to be around the €2.50 mark. Also for the Techies out there, FairFX have an iPhone app so you can reload the card anywhere you have internet access :D
     
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    We generally get a few Euro's for travelling expenses on the way out if we haven't got many left from our last trip, then use the debit card in a local ATM when we need more.

    Have always found that the best way for us occasionally I suppose the exchange rates may go against you but not often.
     
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    We always use N&P (Norwich & Peterborough)debit card when abroad. There is no charge and the exchange rate is only a point or two below the commercial rate. When we did once use our Tesco credit card abroad the exchange rate was poor.

    I have no axe to grind with Tesco. When at home we always use our Tesco credit card. With there triple voucher reward scheme it usually pays for our Euro Tunnel trips each year.
     
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    Can you use it in the same way as Caxton?

    Ginny
     
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    N&P Debit €126.8 at the moment and no charges.


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    ICE-delivered next day to home,closed today at 1.2472 .It's often higher than Caxton.
     
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