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How to Keep Money Safe and Secure When Traveling


This post was sponsored by Commonwealth Bank. 

If you’re anything like me, I’m hopeless when organising foreign currency prior to travel. Bundles of cash are too easy to get stolen and travellers cheques are something that my parents used in the 80’s.  A better, more immediate solution is now available, the Travel Money Card from CommBank is a smarter (and secure way) to access and spend your hard earned money when traveling overseas.

We decided to put CommBank’s Travel Money Card through its paces with a trip to Europe for the Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity and Pitti Uomo, one of the largest menswear trade fairs in the world. That’s four weeks, eight cities, trains, planes, automobiles, walking, dining, possibly the odd argument and a whole lot of clothes shopping.

We’re currently ten days into the trip and we’re happy to say we’ve been able to securely pay using CommBank’s Travel Money Card everywhere we’ve been. You can follow D’Marge and see the places and things we use our Travel Money Card via Instagram and Facebook with the hashtag, #CBATravelMoney.

Why we’ve chosen to promote the CommBank Travel Money Card?

CommBank’s Travel Money Card lets you conveniently travel with all your money in one place and access your funds securely across the globe. Some benefits of the Travel Money Card include 11 currency options (Euros and GBP for me thank you!) and the ability to lock in exchange rates (great for a falling AU dollar). You can reload by BPAY, by phone or at any branch, there’s no point of sale fees, you can track online spending and manage your funds online and being Mastercard®, you can use it pretty much anywhere in the world.

Now the fun does not stop there, Commonwealth Bank is giving away five $1,000 loaded Travel Money Cards to some lucky travellers to win. Just imagine the D’Marge you could do with that?

To enter the competition, simply visit the CommBank blog

Things to know before you can: Commonwealth Bank of Australia ABN 48 123 123 124. Call 13 2221 at any time or visit commbank.com.au. Other fees and charges may apply. Consider the appropriateness of the product. The Product Disclosure Statement and Conditions of Use issued by Commonwealth Bank of Australia ABN 48 123 123 124 for Travel Money Card should be considered before making any decision about this product.

26 Jun, 2013

Luc Wiesman

Founder and Managing Editor
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