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Take advantage of the best currency deals this summer

 

Summer in the UK is unreliable. Blistering sunshine one moment, torrential downpours the next: if there’s one thing we can be certain of in the summer months, it’s that we can never be certain of the weather. For many Olympics fans, London and the UK is the place to be this summer. But, for those of us who would much rather 10 hours of sun a day rather than 10 hours of sport, July and August are the months for summer holidays.

Summer in the UK is unreliable. Blistering sunshine one moment, torrential downpours the next: if there’s one thing we can be certain of in the summer months, it’s that we can never be certain of the weather. For many Olympics fans, London and the UK is the place to be this summer. But, for those of us who would much rather 10 hours of sun a day rather than 10 hours of sport, July and August are the months for summer holidays.

 

It’s now more important than ever to be sensible with money, both at home and abroad. More and more people are turning to the internet in order to save their pennies. Online retail stores are teaming with before-season, during-season and after-season sales, so filling your suitcase with all the latest beach gear won’t be a problem. Finding a suitcase big enough to carry your beach wardrobe? That may be more difficult. Cheap holiday and flights deals are also in abundance online, whether you choose to book months in advance or last minute. However, the one thing that people don’t tend to research or buy online is the best currency deals.

 

It makes sense to get the best exchange rate for your money; after all, why pay more for your euros than you have to?  In order to find the best currency deals it’s important to do your research.

 

There are plenty of currency exchange websites online. Many sites have regular updates on the euro and it pays, quite literally, to keep a close eye on rates in the days and weeks leading up to your holiday. There is also no need to add ‘buy euros’ to your holiday to-do list anymore. Many suppliers will now deliver to your door absolutely free of charge if you order over a certain amount.

 

The absolutely worst thing you can do is exchange your money at a kiosk at the airport. Think about it: you’re a captive customer so you’ll probably be lumbered with the worst rates. They will take advantage of the fact that there is little choice of currency exchange places and so will charge you over-and-above what you should pay. Don’t be manipulated, however. With the advent of the internet, it’s possible to pop along to a Wi-Fi desk or log into the internet on your phone and purchase a cheaper deal online.

 

Click here for the best euro rates and deals on currency exchange online. Squeeze it in between booking your holiday and shopping in the online stores – the amount you save on euros can always be put towards a new beach kaftan.

 

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