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Old Jul 26th 2007, 2:30 am
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Can't you just pay for things at stores by travellers chq's, then they will give you change in Canadian $'s. Thats the way we did it before we lived here. Just have to show your passport with the chq's. We found it dead easy to do it this way.
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Old Jul 26th 2007, 4:02 am
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I may be stating the obvious but you did take Canadian Dollar cheques didn't you?

You may find sterling cheques are less widely accepted but dollar cheques are usualy easy to change.
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Old Jul 26th 2007, 6:15 pm
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Default Re: Recce Trip - Travellers cheques

Originally Posted by destinationnovascotia
I may be stating the obvious but you did take Canadian Dollar cheques didn't you?

You may find sterling cheques are less widely accepted but dollar cheques are usualy easy to change.
yeah i took canadian dollar ones. it was only a few places that refused them but it was a pain in the butt.
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Old Jul 26th 2007, 8:41 pm
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Originally Posted by thundercat600
was going to mention nationwide but didn't!
Hi,

Is there a prob with Nationwide I'm not aware of as the following account is one people talk about regarding free use abroad ???


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Old Jul 28th 2007, 9:02 am
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Default Re: Recce Trip - Travellers cheques

Originally Posted by DAVIE_MAC
Hi,

Is there a prob with Nationwide I'm not aware of as the following account is one people talk about regarding free use abroad ???


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no! no problem at all, i just meant that i was going to mention them in my post as one that didn't charge fees but ended up not adding that bit after all!
sorry for the confusion!
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Old Jul 28th 2007, 9:11 am
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Originally Posted by Darren M
Hi,

I'm going to Calgary in a couple of months on a recce trip staying with a friend I know. I visited a couple of years ago and found it was problematic getting travellers cheques changed. This time I was considering taken some dollars to cover for the first few days and then using an ATM for the remainder of the two weeks. Does anyone have any advice?

Darren
I haven't read most of the replies so this may be a duplicate of someone else's reply.

Why not as you say bring a couple of hundred dollars in cash as you plan to and use a Visa or Master Card as well as drawing some cash with your debit card.

We do it that way in reverse when visiting the UK. We found that Visa was accepted almost everywhere and they actually gave an excellent rate on the exchange.

We quit using travelers cheques a long time ago.

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Old Jul 28th 2007, 11:49 am
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Default Re: Recce Trip - Travellers cheques

Originally Posted by thundercat600
no! no problem at all, i just meant that i was going to mention them in my post as one that didn't charge fees but ended up not adding that bit after all!
sorry for the confusion!
OK TA

Was wondering there for a bit as we were gonna look into opening an account specificly for our visit soon as have been told it seems to be the best way of saving a bit of money while abroad, not sire how true it is.

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