You’re getting ready to go on a trip and still have some things to cross off your to-do list – one task being to stock up on foreign currency. With a bit of planning, you can skip the line at the foreign-exchange counters and arrive at your destination with local currency in your wallet. In addition, you can avoid high exchange rates and fees, so more of your money goes toward your trip.
United has partnered with eZforex to provide a convenient, secure and affordable way for you to purchase foreign currency. The eZforex service is chock full of benefits including getting foreign currency delivered directly to your home or office and getting the best exchange rates with a currency price-protection option.
eZforex helps you save time and money
Here are a few ways that you can benefit by purchasing currency through eZforex:
Stop paying up to a 3 percent on surcharges because you use your favorite credit card on currency purchases overseas.*
Return unused currency at the same exchange rate at which you originally purchased it by opting for eZforex’s Currency Price Protection.
Enjoy the convenience of choosing from more than 125 foreign currencies delivered securely by UPS to your home or office.
Avoid hidden fees. Pay only the current exchange rate plus shipping.
Have your order ship the next business day after your payment clears.
Receive a courtesy call and an email from eZforex, letting you know that your order is on the way.
Save on online orders by using the code "ezfx2save" in the eZ-value code box, when this option is available.
* Did you know that major credit card companies are now adding a 3 percent surcharge to all currency purchases made overseas? This surcharge is added to your regular monthly statement. It's always best to arrive in a country with some of the currency in your pocket.
Currency Price Protection option
Have you ever come back from an international destination with foreign bills and coins taking up space in your wallet? If you’re not sure how much to buy to start with, you may want to choose eZforex’s Price Protection - an option that lets you return your unused foreign currency to eZforex and receive a refund within two days based on the same exchange rate you got when you made the purchase.
Note: Restrictions apply, so be sure to read the terms and conditions on ezforex.com.
How to buy
Purchasing foreign currency is a breeze. Visit https://www.ezforex.com/
and, in the main navigation bar across the top of the page, mouse over Travelers
and select Buy Online
from the drop-down menu.
On the Buy Foreign Currency page, select the Pay with drop-down menu to indicate the payment method you’re using.
Next, select the Currency drop-down menu to choose the country you’re traveling to.
Finally, enter the amount of money you’re purchasing in U.S. (USD) or foreign currency, and then select the Add to Cart button.
You can then use the menu on the right side of the page to edit the items in your cart or proceed directly to checkout.
Due to current state regulatory requirements, eZforex is unable to ship foreign currency to Alaska, Arizona, Hawaii, Maine, Washington and West Virginia.
If you have an international trip coming up, add a note to your calendar to go to eZforex.com to purchase foreign currency. Just one less thing to think of before you fly.