Use your leftover currency to pay for your hotel room
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Each Friday, we feature a reader-submitted tip as our Travel Tip of the Day. This week’s tip comes from reader Tom D., who tweeted his tip in response to this write-up on CashSwap, which helps you swap out your leftover currency. Tom says:

“Since virtually everything while traveling can be paid by credit card, when I check out of the last hotel of a given currency I give them all the local currency as part of paying my hotel folio and put the rest on the card. Been doing this for years and works great.”

Thanks, Tom! Of course this only works if you haven’t paid for your room in advance. And it’s true that a good travel credit card (especially one that doesn’t charge foreign transaction fees) can make a big difference, including when buying flights. You can see our credit card page here.

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2 Comments On "Use Your Leftover Currency to Pay for Your Hotel Room"
  1. biz-traveler|

    Another good place for a moderate amount of left over currency is the duty free shop. Also the larger shops frequently take multiple currencies — so you can get rid of Saudi SARs at the duty free shop in Dubai or Kuwait.

    (Pre-Euro I think I used like 8 difference currencies in one transaction at the duty free shop in Zurich!)

  2. Jeff|

    Brilliant! Thanks

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