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    • MSE Karl
    • By MSE Karl 31st Jul 18, 1:39 PM
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    MSE Poll: What’s your main way of spending when abroad?
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    • 31st Jul 18, 1:39 PM
    MSE Poll: What’s your main way of spending when abroad? 31st Jul 18 at 1:39 PM
    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

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    Last edited by MSE Karl; 31-07-2018 at 5:50 PM.
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    • aj23
    • By aj23 31st Jul 18, 9:13 PM
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    • 31st Jul 18, 9:13 PM
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    • 31st Jul 18, 9:13 PM
    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.
    • takman
    • By takman 1st Aug 18, 11:31 AM
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    • 1st Aug 18, 11:31 AM
    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.
    Originally posted by aj23
    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?
    • PasturesNew
    • By PasturesNew 1st Aug 18, 11:36 AM
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    • 1st Aug 18, 11:36 AM
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    • 1st Aug 18, 11:36 AM
    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
    • By aj23 1st Aug 18, 1:06 PM
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    • 1st Aug 18, 1:06 PM
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    • 1st Aug 18, 1:06 PM
    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?
    Originally posted by takman
    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.
    • aintreemaid
    • By aintreemaid 1st Aug 18, 1:09 PM
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    • 1st Aug 18, 1:09 PM
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    • 1st Aug 18, 1:09 PM
    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!
    • clare_hancock
    • By clare_hancock 1st Aug 18, 11:58 PM
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    • 1st Aug 18, 11:58 PM
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    • 1st Aug 18, 11:58 PM
    I take cash out at destination usimg Nationwide debit card (fee.free) plus cash from.previous tripa. Ot listed
    • KenSim
    • By KenSim 3rd Aug 18, 5:32 AM
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    • 3rd Aug 18, 5:32 AM
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    • 3rd Aug 18, 5:32 AM
    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.
    • pollypenny
    • By pollypenny 13th Aug 18, 3:44 PM
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    • 13th Aug 18, 3:44 PM
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    • 13th Aug 18, 3:44 PM
    Take a couple of hundred euros or dollars, but generally use Saga or Nationwide credit cards.
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