Sainsbury’s Travel Money Unveils New Offer Giving Holidaymakers More For Their Money

26 January 2011

Sainsbury’s Travel Money has unveiled a new offer and extended an existing discount until the end of February(1) giving holidaymakers the chance to make their money go further.

Available at the supermarket bank’s travel money bureaux – at over 100 Sainsbury’s stores across the UK – the new offer rewards Nectar card holders exchanging over £300 into foreign currency with 500 bonus Nectar points. Those exchanging over £500 will also receive a £5 discount voucher, a popular offer which has been extended until 28th February(1). The vouchers can be downloaded and are ready to be used at the customer’s transaction straight away.

Sainsbury’s Travel Money also rewards Nectar Card holders with preferential exchange rates on Euros and US Dollars transactions made at Sainsbury’s in-store Travel Money Bureaux.  In addition, a range of benefits of using Sainsbury’s Travel Money include commission free foreign currency, travellers’ cheques and the Cash Passport prepaid currency card.

To find out more log onto or visit a Travel Money Bureau in selected Sainsbury’s stores.

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For further information, please contact:
Sarah Rowan / Sophie Woodcock
Citigate Dewe Rogerson
020 7282 1049 / 1072

Notes to editors:

(1) Terms and conditions apply, for more information.

Sainsbury’s Finance:

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About Travelex:

Travelex is the world’s foreign exchange and international payments specialist. Operating through subsidiaries and branches in three regions: Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA); Americas and Asia Pacific.

As one of the world’s leading providers of outsourced travel money to banks, travel agencies and other retailers it provides products including its prepaid travel card Cash Passport to over three million channel customers annually. Through its world-leading automation Travelex offers consumers a full range of delivery channel options including telephone and web-based ordering.

Cash Passport: In order to offer the customer an all-inclusive foreign exchange solution, Travelex is providing their Cash Passport product in addition to more traditional foreign exchange solutions. This is to ensure that the customer is able to receive a mixed wallet of travel money, which is generally regarded as the safest method of carrying foreign currency. To help holidaymakers improve their money management, Travelex recommends replacing credit and debit cards with a prepaid currency card, such as its Cash Passport product. Cash Passport allows customers to load their spending money in advance so they can plan ahead what they want to spend.  As the card is PIN protected but not linked to a bank account, travellers benefit from peace of mind that their spending money is safe.

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