What to spend your dollars on
Smart gambling on the dollar slots in Vegas
A cab from Grand Central Station to the Empire State Building
Catch an LA Lakers game (for as little as)
Watch an IMAX showing at the Chinese Theatre on Hollywood Blvd
Sip fresh coffee at Central Park
Must-sees in the United States
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More bang for your buck
The US dollar is one of the most dominant reserve currencies in the world and is also the main tender for several other countries or regions outside the United States, including the Caribbean, Ecuador and El Salvador.
Don’t be surprised to hear dollars being referred to as ‘bucks’ when you are out and about, this is a commonly used nickname! You may also hear 5 cent coins referred to as a ‘nickel’, a 10 cent coin as a ‘dime’ and a 25 cent coin as a ‘quarter’.
Tipping is standard practice across America and you will be expected to pay up to 15% on top of your meal – or even 20% for upmarket restaurants. Thankfully, portion sizes tend to be very generous indeed, so you’re unlikely to feel short-changed!
Frequently used banknotes
The US dollar comes in seven different denominations – 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50 and 100 dollar bills. As coins are nowhere near as common as they are in the UK, it is wise to try and organise your bills in order of value to save you scrambling around for the right cash.
Buying American Dollars Online is Easy
Order American dollars online, lock in the rate and collect at your local store, at the airport before you fly or have it delivered at home
- 1. Select your currency
Just tell us how American dollars much you need
- 2. Pay online
You can pay online using either BPAY, Visa or MasterCard®
- 3. Choose how to get it
Collect your currency from over 2,800 locations or have it delivered to your home
**The figures provided are indicative only and are there to provide an idea of the amount of travel money you may need during your trip.
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Very easy system safe and best price
Very easy system safe and best priceSam ansari
The whole process was simple and fast.
The whole process was simple and fast.John David Hunt
Love the fact I can order foreign cash with Travelex on line to pick up locally. It’s always in quickly and pick up costs nothing, no fees! Have used several times, so easy!Elaine
Mostly smooth but Post Office still …
Mostly smooth but Post Office still slow and "clunky" too many signitures. Need to be able to have more choice with denominationsGary John Goodship
Easy, efficient and secure. The rate seemed appropriate for us.Ken McSweyn
Annoying that they introduced a $10 pickup fee at Australia Post.Leon
Great service, competative rates and picked up the cash from my local post office. Too easy thanks.Andrew John Sutton
Excellent service easy pickup from …
Excellent service easy pickup from local Post OfficePaul Webster
Very easy to place an order and exchange rates were better than those offered by the bank. i was able to collect the cash from my local post office which was also very convenient.Colin Tindale
Good exchange rate and pickup at local …
Good exchange rate and pickup at local PO went without a hitch.Philip Carter
A good way to purchase currency without …
A good way to purchase currency without waiting at a bank. The rates are so - so but that's expected with currency sellers. Easy pick up at Post Office with ID, look out for online promo vouchers when purchasing for discount.Nick Ellis
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Easy to deal witb. Great service.Brian Patrick Mounsey
It would be better if I could nominate …
It would be better if I could nominate the broard category of notes "large denomination ($100,$50), mixed or small".Ian K
Quick easy process of ordering and safe …
Quick easy process of ordering and safe delivery of moneyCathryn Anne Keogh
Simple process, no hassle but a bit of a wait for delivery to the local Post OfficeGreg