Cathay Pacific - The Marco Polo Club
Member since 02 Jul 2018
Total posts 22
In UAE and India I ran cashless. I only went places accepting credit cards. Frankly I never hold a rupee throughout my 2-year on and off trips to India.
Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 26 Jun 2012
Total posts 11
We are Australians, now retired, living in Scotland. I use the Ziploc bags for frequently-used currencies. Tend to toss the silver coins, or from a place I may not get to again, into the charity bins or bags.
Funny thing is that while Scotland widely accepts English notes, the English don't necessarily accept Scottish notes! I've been in a Boots or a WH Smith in London and my money's been knocked back. So, as ridiculous as it sounds, I now have a Ziploc bag for English currency and my Oyster card. Go figure. 😮
Member since 18 Jun 2015
Total posts 1
I use a plastic fishing box for coins, divided and labelled in countries
Thai Airways International - Royal Orchid Plus
Member since 13 Jan 2017
Total posts 13
My experience differs on this - for me it is always cheaper to make the transaction in the local currency when paying by card, if offered a choice
Member since 03 May 2017
Total posts 39
Member since 23 Apr 2017
Total posts 2
That's been my experience too; the charge in local currency in my recent experience is the cheaper option - especially if you have a no/low free credit card. It's not a huge issue unless you are making a big figure purchase.
Member since 16 Aug 2018
I use kids vinyl zippered pencilcases that you can personalise with your name or in this case, the currency code. It is easy to cut out the cardboard letters that come with the pencilcases to do this. When travelling to the US for eg, I grab the USD pencilcase with my coins and notes. On the plane, I swap my AUD for USD and on the return flight, return the leftover USD to the pencilcase. No lost coins or notes, easy to store at home when not in use.
Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards
Member since 20 Dec 2011
Total posts 9
"I'll get rid of most of my coins by adding credit to my Oyster card at any tube station"
Brilliant - Ill do same when i vist next year (and every other year)
Member since 06 Nov 2017
Revolut is an interesting new approach to this issue.
Member since 22 May 2018
Total posts 35
Just a quick note..am in London. Please be aware that the \brits have changed their 5Â£ and 10Â£ notes, as well as the pound coin. Businesses won't take any of the older notes. Banks are very reluctant to provide the service. The best way to change them is to go to the Bank of England adjacent to Bank tube station and they will do a swap of the notes. Coins..they won't touch. Also they have plans tp change the Â£20 in 2020.
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