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Buy US Dollars

Whatever you plan to do in the United States, don’t forget to buy your US Dollars before you leave home.

When it comes to planning your holiday we've made purchasing your travel money easy, so all you need to worry about is having a great time, with:

  • Over 280 in-store travel money bureaux, open seven days a week.
  • Free home delivery when you spend £500 or more online.
  • Free Click & Collect from our in-store bureaux.
  • The choice to buy currency, prepaid travel card (in store only), Travellers Cheques or a mixture of them all.

How many Pounds worth of US Dollars would you like to buy?

How far your money could go

Chicago

Chicago

  • Mid-range accommodation per person per night: $99.31
  • Mid-range car rental per day: $134.51
  • Mid-range three-course meal for two: $86.50
  • Cappuccino: $3.96
  • Pint of beer: $5.00
  • Soft drink: $1.85
  • Attraction entry: Adult; $12.62, Child; $7.59
  • Museum entry: Adult; $26.00, Child; $14.83
  • One-way ticket on local transport: $2.25
  • Litre of petrol: $0.68

Prices calculated using a variety of sources. Checked June 2016.

Las Vegas

Las Vegas

  • Mid-range accommodation per person per night: $86.45
  • Mid-range car rental per day: $62.54
  • Mid-range three-course meal for two: $60.00
  • Cappuccino: $4.22
  • Pint of beer: $4.75
  • Soft drink: $1.88
  • Attraction entry: Adult; $39.65, Child; $29.99
  • Museum entry: Adult; $21.98, Child; $6.50
  • One-way ticket on local transport: $2.00
  • Litre of petrol: $0.72

Prices calculated using a variety of sources. Checked June 2016.

San Francisco

San Francisco

  • Mid-range accommodation per person per night: $139.26
  • Mid-range car rental per day: $82.95
  • Mid-range three-course meal for two: $70.00
  • Cappuccino: $3.95
  • Pint of beer: $6.00
  • Soft drink: $1.94
  • Attraction entry: Adult; $21.98, Child; $9.94
  • Museum entry: Adult; $28.97, Child; $14.14
  • One-way ticket on local transport: $2.25
  • Litre of petrol: $0.84

Prices calculated using a variety of sources. Checked June 2016.

Orlando

Orlando

  • Mid-range accommodation per person per night: $95.41
  • Mid-range car rental per day: $44.36
  • Mid-range three-course meal for two: $45.00
  • Cappuccino: $3.68
  • Pint of beer: $3.00
  • Soft drink: $1.74
  • Attraction entry: Adult; $44.65, Child; $36.82
  • Museum entry: Adult; $11.98, Child; $3.16
  • One-way ticket on local transport: $2.00
  • Litre of petrol: $0.53

Prices calculated using a variety of sources. Checked June 2016.

New York

New York

  • Mid-range accommodation per person per night: $96.83
  • Mid-range car rental per day: $90.06
  • Mid-range three-course meal for two: $80.00
  • Cappuccino: $4.22
  • Pint of beer: $6.00
  • Soft drink: $1.90
  • Attraction entry: Adult; $32.65, Child; $21.33
  • Museum entry: Adult; $23.33, Child; $8.33
  • One-way ticket on local transport: $2.75
  • Litre of petrol: $0.68

Prices calculated using a variety of sources. Checked June 2016.

Buy before you fly

Benefits of planning ahead

It's always a good idea to have some cash in the local currency to pay for essentials like food and drink, tips and taxis.

Buying your US Dollars before you head off can minimise the pressure that may come with having to search for a cash machine when you’re away.

Plus, exchange rates can fluctuate so when you buy your US Dollars in advance you know where you stand with rates. Withdrawing cash abroad may not give you the same exchange rate.

Research to get the best rates

You can research online to check out exchange rates. Rates can vary depending on whether you’re buying in store, online or over the phone so you can work out what’s the best way for you to buy US Dollars.

If you choose to buy online you can order your US Dollars and collect them as part of your weekly shop from one of our many in-store Tesco Travel Money bureaux. Or you can take advantage of our home delivery service.

Handy information about US Dollars

Countries officially using US Dollars

  • North America: El Salvador, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands (US and British), Turks and Caicos Islands, and the United States of America
  • South America: Ecuador
  • Oceania: American Samoa, Guam, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Northern Mariana Islands, and Palau
  • Asia: East Timor
  • Africa: Zimbabwe

Currency denominations

US Dollar Cents: 1¢, 5¢, 10¢, 25¢, 50¢

US Dollars: $1, $2, $5, $10, $20, $50, $100

We can sell you US Dollar notes in all denominations except for $2.

Remember - when you get back you’ll only be able to exchange your leftover Dollar notes. Dollar coins can’t be changed at most places in Britain but you can give them to charity!

Looking for a different currency?

We sell over 50 currencies. Order online for home delivery or collect from a bureau.

Make sure you’re protected on your travels

Relax on your next visit to the US with Tesco Travel Insurance.

Contact us

If you've got a problem or query on your order, get in touch with us. We're here to help.

Important information

Key Product Information

Tesco Travel Money is provided by Travelex

Tesco Travel Money ordered online or by telephone is provided by Travelex Currency Services Limited. Registered no. 03797356. Registered office: 4th floor, Kings Place, 90 York Way, London, N1 9AG.

Tesco Travel Money ordered in store is provided by Travelex Agency Services Limited. Registered no. 04621879. Registered office: 4th floor, Kings Place, 90 York Way, London, N1 9AG.

All American Express Travellers Cheques are issued by American Express Travel Related Services Company, Inc., a New York corporation. For any information please contact: American Express Services Europe Limited. Registered Office: Belgrave House, 76 Buckingham Palace Road, London, SW1W 9AX, United Kingdom. Registered in England and Wales with number 1833139.

Multi-currency Cash Passport™ is issued by R. Raphael & Sons plc, pursuant to license by MasterCard International Inc. MasterCard® is registered trademarks of MasterCard International Incorporated. R. Raphael & Sons plc is a UK bank authorised by the Prudential Regulatory Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulatory Authority (registration number 161302) and is permitted to issue e-money. Head office and registered office at 19/21 Shaftesbury Ave, London, W1D 7ED, company registration number 01288938.

Tesco Bank Travel Insurance is provided by Ageas Insurance Limited.