RevolutCard – The must have travel card

Revolut advertise themselves as the ‘Global Money App’ allowing instant transfers between currencies at mid-market rates. This allows you to save big versus the rates offered by banks. This post will concentrate on their RevolutCard which is a prepaid MasterCard designed with currency exchange in mind. I’ve used Revolut since August 2015 and have saved at least €400 using it versus my Irish debit or credit card abroad. How much does Revolut cost? Revolut have a very simple fee scheme: Cost to get a Revolut Card – €0 Each ATM Transaction – €0* Each POS Transaction -€0 Currency Exchange Fee…

Secret Flying – Finding Cheap Flights

There is a huge range of sites to use when looking for the cheapest flights. There are online travel agents such as lastminute.ie, ebookers.ie, kayak.ie, e-travel.ie, budgetair.ie, price comparison sites such as skyscanner.ie, momondo.ie, Google’s ITA Matrix Airfare Search (advanced) or Google Flights and of course directly on the airline’s websites. Sites such as SkyScanner and Google Flights have features that allow you to price up all destinations from an Airport to try and inspire you. In addition to these sites, there are sites such as Secret Flying and Holiday Pirates that post error fares and other flight bargains. I find Secret Flying the better of the two…

Sending to the UK with Parcel Motel

*Parcel Motel also offers a delivery service to Ireland. The service costs €6.50, €7.50 or €8.50 for a small, medium and large parcel weighing up to 10KG. I haven’t used the service yet so I cannot comment on the delivery time. However, the process to pay for and send the parcel is the same as sending to the UK* Parcel Motel offer a competitively priced parcel delivery service to the UK. They charge based on the size of the parcel and accept parcels up to 10KG. You must print a label online and drop the parcel off at your local motel.…

Parcel Motel – The original UK Virtual Address

Parcel Motel is the virtual address I use by far the most often. I’ve received over 110 parcels and have never had any real issues. Looking at the thread on boards.ie you can see not everyone is as complimentary about their service as I am. In my experience, if a parcel is delivered to Parcel Motel in Northern Ireland by noon, it will be ready for collection at my Dublin Motel by 10.30PM on the same day. Combining Parcel Motel with Amazon Prime, I can get next day delivery to Dublin for €3.50 from Amazon. That ain’t bad at all. As well as…

An Post’s AddressPal: My Experience

I have only used AddressPal once. I was looking to buy a car part from a scrapyard in the UK and they offered free shipping to Mainland UK or a £20 surcharge to Northern Ireland. As AddressPal is the only service that offers a Mainland UK address it was a perfect chance to try it out. Signing up was simple – provide your details and select a post office to pickup from. Once you have completed the sign up process they will provide you with the address and your unique AddressPal ID. A couple of days later an AddressPal card…