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MSE Poll: What’s your main way of spending when abroad?

edited 31 July 2018 at 6:50PM in Money Saving Polls
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edited 31 July 2018 at 6:50PM in Money Saving Polls
Poll started 31 July 2018
It's peak summer, so time for a question we ask every year... if and when you travel abroad, how do you usually spend?

If you use a combination of methods, pick the one you use most often
Did you vote? Are you surprised at the results so far? Have your say below. To see the results from last time, click here.

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  • aj23_2aj23_2 Forumite
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    It's a bit restricting to only be able to vote for one thing. I mainly use a specialist 0% spend card, but I also take cash with me too.
  • takmantakman
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    Aj23 wrote: »
    It's a bit restricting to only be able to vote for one thing. I mainly use a specialist 0% spend card, but I also take cash with me too.

    Why would you take cash with you when you can get an almost perfect exchange rate using the right card and withdrawing cash as you need it?
  • PasturesNewPasturesNew Forumite
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    I've never been abroad. I doubt I'll ever go.

    I posted because the title makes an assumption by using "when" and not "if".
  • aj23_2aj23_2 Forumite
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    takman wrote: »
    Why would you take cash with you when you can get an almost perfect exchange rate using the right card and withdrawing cash as you need it?

    Because I wouldn't use a card for small value things. I've been to places where I've needed cash before I get to somewhere where I can get any.
  • aintreemaidaintreemaid Forumite
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    My method's not offered!

    Don't know about other destinations but when in North Cyprus, I withdraw sterling from ATM's and exchange for Turkish lira in a high street exchange bureau - best rate ever, and you'll often learn a few words of Turkish at the same time!
  • I take cash out at destination usimg Nationwide debit card (fee.free) plus cash from.previous tripa. Ot listed
  • KenSimKenSim Forumite
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    I use Halifax Clarity credit card for most purchases and drawing cash from ATM . After an ATM withdrawal I go online and repay that money so that there is no interest to pay.
  • pollypennypollypenny Forumite
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    Take a couple of hundred euros or dollars, but generally use Saga or Nationwide credit cards.
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    Words, words, they're all we have to go by!.

    (Pity they are mangled by this autocorrect!)
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