US Dollars

Prepare for your trip to America with Asda Travel Money

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Pile of american dollar bill banknotes available at travel money bureaux

Whether you’re travelling to the mighty mountains of Maine or California’s golden coast, it’s a good idea to buy USD before you go.

Here at Asda Travel Money, we make buying or selling USDs as easy as picking up your weekly shop.


Should I Buy Dollars Now or Wait?

Buying dollars before your trip helps you avoid hefty international transaction and ATM fees. Keep in mind that American ATMs typically charge $2.50 to $3 to withdraw money and most have a limit of $200-300, which can add up.


How Much Should You Tip in America?


Tipping is an essential part of American culture and you should expect to tip:


Bartenders: 15 to 20% per round or $1 per drink.

Hotel maids: $2 to 4 per night, leave it under the card provided.

Waiters/Waitresses: Typically tip at least 20% on the total cost of your meal, unless it’s already charged on your bill.

Taxi Drivers: Tip 10-15%, rounded to the nearest dollar.


Useful Information about Dollars


Typical Bank Opening Hours: 8.30-4.30 Monday to Friday

Other Countries that use USD: Puerto Rico, Ecuador, El Salvador, Zimbabwe, British & US Virgin Islands, and the Marshall Islands.

Countries that readily accept USD: Canada, Russia, Panama, The Bahamas, Turks & Caicos Islands, Vietnam, Cambodia, Nicaragua, and Belize.


Nickles & Dimes: Get to Know the USD


  • Cents
  • 1¢ penny
  • 5¢ nickel
  • 10¢ dime
  • 25¢ quarter


Dollar bills feature different US presidents

  • 1$
  • 2$
  • 5$
  • 10$
  • 20$
  • 50$
  • 100$

Three reasons to love Asda Travel Money:

  • 1. Exchange Rate Guarantee

    If you find a better exchange rate within 5 miles of one of our travel money bureau, we’ll beat it with our Price Promise.

  • 2. We Buy Back Your Travel Money

    Stop by our travel money bureau and we’ll buy back your unused travel money. Even if you didn’t buy your travel currency from us, we’ll exchange it back commission free.

    Our Buy Back Promise lets you sell back your USD at the same rate for just £2.99

  • 3. Same Day Travel Money Service

    Left it till the last minute? Don’t worry, simply swing by one of our travel money bureaux and take advantage of our same day travel money on popular currencies, subject to availability.

Before you run off to America, remember to pick up your holiday money at Asda

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