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Sainsbury’s were the first UK supermarket to open a bank way back in 1997. In 2014, they took full ownership of Sainsbury’s Bank, and are now offering a full range of financial products – including travel money.
Sainsbury’s have travel money bureaux at various Sainsbury’s supermarkets across the UK. As well as picking up from the shops, you can also order by phone, online, and delivered to your home.
As you might expect, regular shoppers and Nectar card holders can receive additional points and preferential rates.
Good for any potential traveller to bear in mind, however, is that while the traditional way of getting travel money is all well and good, there’s a range of digital apps that can make the process even simpler. These include Starling, Revolut and N26. If these new age solutions float your boat, you can read our guide to learn more about them. For the best way to get travel money with Sainsbury’s, though, stay right here for all the info.
Air Money offer four travel money services.
These currencies can be used with Air Money :
Orders for collection at any Sainsbury’s Travel Money bureau are subject to a maximum value of £2,500 per person per day, whereas orders for home delivery are subject to a maximum value of £2,500 per person per day.
All home delivery orders are subject to a minimum order value of £100. There is no minimum order value for orders for collection.
Orders for collection at a Sainsbury’s Travel Money bureau
If you choose to place an order for collection, you can order up to 14 days in advance from today. You can also order Euros or US Dollars for next day collection. Some locations also offer other currencies for next day collection, the earliest date available will be selectable after you have entered your currency and collection location on the order screen.
Orders for home delivery
If you choose to place an order for delivery to your home, you can select a specific working day for delivery up to 14 days in advance of this delivery date. Please note that Saturday deliveries are not guaranteed. If you have chosen a Monday delivery, Royal Mail may attempt delivering on Saturday. The earliest day you will be able to select for delivery is:
|Order Date||Delivery Date|
|Before 2pm, Monday to Thursday||Next working day before 1pm|
|After 2pm, Monday to Wednesday||Two working days later before 1pm|
|After 2pm on Thursday, and before 2pm on Friday||Saturday or Monday before 1pm (no guarantee on Saturday deliveries)|
|After 2pm on Friday and any time on Saturday|
|Tuesday before 1pm|
Your money is insured by Royal Mail Special Delivery. If your order isn’t delivered, contacting Sainsbury’s at the beginning of the dispute process is the best course of action.
Home delivery is free for all orders of £500 or more. For orders below £500 the fee is £5.
As mentioned above, digital banking apps are a great option for any traveller to consider. Most won’t charge any withdrawal or transaction fees and can be managed entirely from your phone. There’s also great security measures to protect against fraud or thievery.
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