With heavy rain guaranteed year-on-year, the nation’s festival fanatics are going further afield to get their music fix. Statistics show that for Europe’s most popular festivals, Britons account for almost half the tickets sold.
For those that do venture across the channel, concerns over carrying wads of foreign currency are enough to dampen even the highest of spirits. Ensure nothing gets in the way of festival fever by taking a prepaid currency card to draw out money as and when it’s needed.
Festival-goers can feel especially confident when they pull out the plastic as my Travel Cash Prepaid MasterCard recently scrapped ATM withdrawal fees. By removing ATM fees on all three of their prepaid currency cards, my Travel Cash cardholders can now use cash machines abroad safe in the knowledge that they will not be hit with additional ATM charges that are incurred when using most credit/debit cards abroad.
It is estimated that over 18 million Britons attend festivals and events across the UK and Europe, spending a collective £3 billion, with the average person spending £187.30 on tickets, accommodation and food while there.
my Travel Cash cards also rewards customers for their spending abroad with 1% cashback on all purchases paid directly to the prepaid card account every month. The amount earned is only limited by how much the cardholder spends – no hidden tricks or complicated rules just great value, commission-free travel money. And when attending a festival – quite literally, more bang for your buck.
Alice Woods from Belfast used her card at the Sonar festival in Barcelona: “Cash was the first thing that sprung to mind when my friend and I decided to go to Sonar – not how much I would spend but more so how I would carry my money around, for obvious convenience reasons and not least because Barcelona is notorious for pickpockets.
A friend told me about my Travel Cash, which ended up being a fantastic suggestion. I was able to pay for our accommodation using the card and then withdrew small amounts of cash as and when I needed to without worrying about ATM fees. This meant I was under no pressure to take out huge amounts of cash or carry around more than was necessary at any one time over the three days of the festival.”
Myles Stephenson, CEO my Travel Cash, comments: “my Travel Cash prepaid MasterCard cards offer a competitive exchange rate compared to purchasing currency at the airport or on the high street, plus the new benefits we introduced in June 2011 help our customers’ travel money go that bit further.
“Our research shows that one in five people take their UK debit or credit cards abroad, often incurring ATM, foreign exchange and transaction fees each time they use them. Not to mention the interest accrued on outstanding credit card balances and charges for going overdrawn. With my Travel Cash Euro and US Dollar cards there are no fees on purchases made in the card’s currency and best of all there is no commission to pay when you buy your foreign currency.”
“The cards work like a pay-as-you-go mobile phone, you load them with money before you travel and top them up when needed, meaning you only spend what you load – great if you need to stick to a budget when abroad”
Order your prepaid card and take advantage of the competitive exchange rates at mytravelcash.com. Then, simply take it with you when you go.
my Travel Cash offers three prepaid MasterCard cards in Multi-Currency (Sterling), Euros and US Dollars and their Express Delivery option means you can get yours in time for your trip, unlike other prepaid currency card providers which can take between 5-10 working days.