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Currency Exchange

Can anyone give advice regarding the Thomas Cook Cash passport card please?

We are heading to Playa Blanca in a few weeks and want to make sure we take enough money for the 14 days. Having a 9 year old, we usually go All Inclusive, but this time we want to explore the local restaurants and introduce her to something more than burger & chips!

With the exchange rate being so poor, we will probably take a mix of Euros and maybe the above card???

Any suggestions would be appreciated

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just take your bank cash card. There are loads of cash machines and the rate is better there than in the Uk. You get about 1.25 to the pound insted of 1.21 ish here.

Scotland
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Thanks for that. Did you check with your bank about charging foreign currency to your debit charge or did you get a specific card?

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No charges were made on my card. I have an Abbey card though who are owned by Spanish bank Santander so that may have helped. Just check with your bank though as I dont think all will charge.

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Post Office and Nationwide don't charge on their cards.

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Thanks guys, just checked with bank and they charge 3.75% on ATM withdrawals and 2.75% on purchases. Credit card is 2.75% on all purchases.

Just found out that Thomas Cook currently has best deals on Euro at 2.229, commission free, so just used them.

looks like cost of living has started to climb since we were in Fuerteventura in April, so we will just need to drink water from the tap...............NOT!

Bring on the local wine!

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