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Christmas present savings stateside pay for flight to NYC
Shoppers can save a fistful of dollars on this year’s ‘must haves’
ICE reveals the best savings for savvy shoppers heading to the US with an ICE Travellers Cashcard

The major US stores will be bustling with bargain hunters as Black Friday hits on 28th November. UK travellers can already make massive savings on Christmas ‘must haves’ according to research by leading travel money provider ICE – International Currency Exchange. From Ray Ban sunglasses to the new iPad Air 2, travellers could save up to £400 on just 9 wishlist items found stateside, meaning the savings could pay for the flight!*

On Black Friday in the USA last year, shoppers from the UK using the ICE Travellers Cashcard, a PIN-protected Mastercard® prepaid currency card, spent an average of £219.91 on gadgets such as tablet computers and laptops, and £107.13 on items such as cameras, watches and jewellery. By loading their spending money to the US Dollar Travellers Cashcard, travellers can make the most of the bargains knowing that the exchange rate is fixed at the time of loading, and there will be no unexpected charges for using the card.

“For travellers keen to cash in on great savings, a pre-Christmas trip to the Big Apple could be just the ticket,” says Koko Sarkari, COO of ICE. “Alternatively, California and Florida could still offer some sunshine, as well as seasonal shopping opportunities. With Black Friday discounts on American brands such as Apple, Michael Kors, Converse and Guess Jeans, UK shoppers will be in a strong position to bag a bargain.

“Die-hard shoppers should look out for stores opening on ‘grey Thursday’, which is Thanksgiving evening, as there will be some early discounts and you may even beat the queues. To help manage your shopping budget and avoid overseas debit and credit card charges, UK travellers should opt for the ICE US Dollar Travellers Cashcard – a secure and convenient choice for shopping abroad.”

The ICE US Dollar Travellers Cashcard is free to order if the first load is £700 or over, free to use for ATM withdrawals**, with no penalties for inactivity, and no fees for top ups by debit card or bank transfer. ICE Travellers Cashcards offer travellers a secure and convenient method of payment overseas and, when they get home, a 7 day same rate buy-back guarantee***.


November 2014

** Some ATM operators and merchants may charge a fee or set their own limits
*** 7 days from the date of the last top up

Please see attached document for table of

Prices correct as at 2pm 13/11/14
* US Dollar rate correct as at 3pm 13/11/14 – 1.5485 – Travel Money for Home Delivery rate

For further press information please contact the ICE Press Office at HSL – Madeleine Roles, Parm Evans or Alison Reeson on 020 8977 9132 or

Notes to editors:

International Currency Exchange (ICE) has been providing retail foreign exchange for over 40 years and today has over 400 locations in 20 countries, on four continents, conducting one transaction every 6 seconds. Through its retail network, ICE offers a wide range of products and services to support the travelling public’s requirements, including foreign currency and phonecards. ICE’s online products include commission free secure next day home delivery currency and the ICE Travellers Cashcard, an innovative prepaid MasterCard® in £, € or US$, which can be loaded with holiday spending money before travelling, allowing all the convenience of using a bank debit or credit card, but without the risks and charges sometimes associated Find ICE on Facebook /iceplc and follow them on Twitter @icetravelmoney.

R. Raphael & Sons plc (Raphaels Bank) is the issuer of the ICE Travellers Cashcard and is a Bank authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority. Raphaels Bank is a leading issuer of prepaid cards in Europe with over 4 million cards issued through 20 partners across 14 European Countries with over 140 programmes ranging from gift cards to full Chip & PIN cards to mobile technology payment solutions.

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