Holiday Savings: Exchange Rates And Voucher Codes – If you are planning on going on holiday in 2019, you will want to make your money go as far as possible. In this blog post, I share two ways that will help you make the most of your money, so, let’s take a look…..
Getting the best deals on travel money
The best thing to do is plan in advance. By doing this, you will have time to check the exchange rates, and wait for the best time to buy currency. Head to https://www.xe.com/ for the most up to date exchange rates. By planning ahead of time, you don’t have to waste your time doing this manually every day. Instead, you can set up a notification service so that you receive a message via email or mobile when the exchange rate hits a level that you are happy with.
You also need to be careful regarding where you exchange your money when going on holiday. A lot of people leave it until the last-minute, i.e. when they are at the airport. This is not advisable. If you do this, you will suffer from a poor rate and large fees, as the company knows that you have no choice but to use their service. They are not in competition with anyone and therefore they don’t need to entice you to exchange your money with them. This is why online travel money exchange services are usually the best, you can then carefully compare with one and other to find the best deals.
Don’t forget to watch out for any extra charges either. If you are ordering cash online to be delivered to your home, take a look at the delivery charges. And, check whether the company charges a transfer fee, and if so, how much is this going to be. By accumulating all of the costs, you get a realistic picture of how much you are going to get for your money.
Use voucher codes to make some good savings
Another tip for anyone who is planning on going on holiday in 2019 is to make the most of voucher codes. Nowadays, there are lots of great websites such as NetVoucherCodes.co.uk, which have been designed to help you make your money go further. These websites present codes that you can use on all of the best travel websites so that you can secure a discount on the total price of your booking.
Therefore, if you are planning on booking a holiday, do plan it as you normally would, but if you have time before you checkout, do a search online to see if there are any voucher codes. If there are, you will be prompted to enter them on the checkout page and the discount will be applied automatically, thus saving you money.
So there you have it… two of the most effective ways to save money on your holidays in 2019, Bon Voyage!
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We’ve been living overseas for 14 years and all of our visiting family and friends have found that they often get a better exchange rate, and usually lower charges, exchanging their Sterling once they arrive. Obviously it’s good to have a little local cash with you when you arrive, but it’s worth checking whether you are likely to get a better rate at your destination. We’ve also found that, rather than returning any unused currency to wherever you got it from in the UK, someone local (shop/restaurant) will often have some Sterling they want to exchange and will do so at the prevailing rate with no commission – even in EU countries, this happens because tourists run out of local currency and end up paying with Sterling. We’ve found most UK banks/bureaux to be a bit of a rip-off – even places that say they charge no commission then tend to give a rubbish rate to offset that.
Another good system that we’ve found is to load up a prepaid debit card (eg Caxtonfx) with local currency when the exchange rate is in your favour, then you just spend it or withdraw from any ATM with no charges – saves carrying cash and you can load up the card when the exchange rate is favourable. The rate is usually preferable to that which you’d get in a bank or bureau de change too. This is really good as an emergency source of cash to give to teenagers travelling alone or a young person on a gap year – in an emergency you can easily load more funds on to the card from your bank in the UK.
Karen Burns-Booth says
GREAT tips Jayne, thanks so much and a very Happy New Year to you too! Karen
Nice content and great tips thanks you so much for sharing this kind of articles