Prepare for your trip to America with Asda Travel Money
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.
USA Travel Budget: How Much Do Things Cost?^
$100-250 for a mid-range hotel room
$80 for a restaurant dinner for two
$30 per day for car hire
$25 for museum entrance
$5 for a pint of beer
^At the time of publishing - November 2019.
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
- 1¢ penny
- 5¢ nickel
- 10¢ dime
- 25¢ quarter
Dollar bills feature different US presidents
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.
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
Asda Travel Money is provided by Travelex Agency Services Limited, registered number: 04621879, registered addresses Worldwide House, Thorpewood, Peterborough, PE3 6SB.