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OneCard and Cash – The Perfect Couple

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Since OneCard can be used anywhere MasterCard is accepted, you may be wondering if it can completely replace the need for cash. Well, our answer is “no!” We like to think of OneCard as a travel companion to both you and your cash – the benefits of cash and card together outweigh the benefits of either on their own.

The Struggles of Carrying Cash

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I’m a traveller who loves spending cash. You can use cash anywhere and it’s often easier to track. If I rely on my credit card, I’ll definitely max it out without knowing and inevitably find an amazing shop that only accepts cash. So, I always like to carry some money on me. However, I always stress about carrying cash because it isn’t as safe as cards.

I’ve been the traveller that takes money out too fast and loses a bill in the wind and I’m also paranoid it will get stolen. If you’re like me, you know the anxiety that comes with having money hidden in separate suitcases and bags so if one bag gets lost or stolen you still have back-up cash. The worry that comes with carrying a lot of cash is stress that no one needs on their vacation.

But, now, with the combination of cash and card, I don’t have to worry. I can take less cash and keep the same budget. Think of OneCard as your back-up cash hidden in that secret spot in your suitcase – only you don’t have to hide it or worry about it being stolen because you can quickly and easily freeze your account without losing any of your money if that does happen.

Budgeting

cash and card budgeting vacation

With OneCard, I’m able to budget my vacation with complete ease. I can never spend more money than I have, and I can track my spending instantly on the app. I don’t have to worry about my credit score or monthly payments. I’ll also be able to easily count and budget my cash to oversee my overall spending.

However, once my cash runs out, I can’t refill my real wallet as easily as my digital one – which is where topping up my OneCard account with Continental’s great exchange rates comes in. I can withdraw money from my OneCard account from any ATM to get more cash fast, or I can transfer funds to my account in case of an emergency (or my poorly planned budget). The security and peace of mind I get from OneCard is astronomical!

It’s All About Balance

balancing cash and card at ATM

I prefer to spend cash in cabs, at restaurants, coffee shops, bars, pubs, and clubs – it’s just faster, easier, and more convenient to pay and tip the waitress that way. I need cash when I go to farmer’s markets, many outdoor vendors, and some very small businesses that don’t accept cards. And, OneCard is great for shopping at large malls, paying for my hotel, rental car, and bigger purchases. So, I’ll always need both. Together, they make the perfect travel duo!

Learn more about OneCard and how it compliments cash.

Thank you for your interest! OneCard is not currently available for sale. If you already own a OneCard, you may continue using your card without interruption. Please visit a branch near you to get the cash you need, today!

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