A new currency service, Contest and Twitter Party

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New currency service, Contest and Twitter Party

Now that we travel with two young boys, our “to do list” before each trip has expanded considerably. Gone are the days of simply showing up to a destination with a passport and a backpack.

We now have to plan out every little detail, from airport parking to snacks on the plane to making sure our hotel room has a baby crib and high chair. While each task is fairly easy and straight forward, the number of tasks can seem endless at times.

One of the tasks that often gets overlooked is getting the appropriate currency for the country we are visiting. It’s never as easy as it should be. We often need to call ahead to ensure the bank has enough of the currency (unless it’s $US, which is usually okay), then we need to find time to get to the bank during its open hours, which is not an easy task when balancing naps and work schedules.

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Introducing CIBC Foreign Cash Online Service

We just learned of this new service offered by CIBC. The CIBC Foreign Cash Online is a convenient service that allows you to order the currency you need online before you travel, and the best part… it’s delivered free, straight to your door or your branch, anywhere in Canada.

It can also be picked up at the Toronto Pearson Airport location (T1 international departures, post security) before you take off.

We are traveling to Puerto Rico in January so we will need $US currency for the trip. I’m looking forward to trying out this new service and having the cash sent directly to our house.

In most cases, the turnaround is 2 or 3 days, so not a lot of pre-planning is required, which is ideal. It sounds super easy and I like there’s no additional cost.

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Existing CIBC clients can use the Foreign Cash Online services through Online Banking, by clicking “Order Foreign Cash” from the left hand navigation pane. This experience is fully integrated and allows clients to order within a few simple clicks – even better, their exchange rate is locked in as they purchase.

Their bank account is debited immediately, and they can get it delivered to their home, Toronto Pearson Airport and any CIBC branch in Canada.

Delivery time: Two-to-three days for most urban branch/home locations and three-to-five business days for most rural locations.

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Non-CIBC clients can also order Foreign Cash Online via CIBC’s eCommerce portal fx.cibc.com. This eCommerce solution provides non-clients with the same number of currencies, the only differences are that you pay via credit card and delivery options include home and Toronto Pearson Airport.

Delivery time: Two-to-three days for most urban branch/home locations and three-to-five business days for most rural locations.

CIBC Foreign Cash Online works to provide customers with innovative and convenient ways of ordering/receiving their foreign currency. CIBC is the only financial institution to offer this complete suite of delivery options: with CIBC Foreign Cash Online you have access to up to 75 currencies representing 90 countries.

Whether you are a CIBC customer or not, using the service is easy and you are all set anytime you need foreign cash.

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#CIBCtravelcash Twitter Party

To learn more about this new service, we are participating in a Twitter Party on Tuesday, December 1, at 6:30 pm PST (9:30 pm EST).

RSVP here to be eligible to win one of $2400 in prizes and follow @CammiPham and @RossanaWyatt for questions and prizes.

Prizes [$2000+]:

  • Early bird prize – 1 x $100 Visa gift card
  • 7 x $100 Visa gift card
  • 1 x $500 Visa gift card
  • Grand Prize 1 x $1000 Visa gift card

CIBC Foreign Cash Online Contest

The CIBC Foreign Cash Online Contest is open to entries until January 31, 2016.

Enter the contest for a chance to win $1000 CAD (no purchase necessary – complete rules and regulations are available on the contest site).

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Disclosure: This post is brought to you in partnership with CIBC Foreign Cash Online TM. 

About Traveling Canucks

Cam and Nicole Wears are newbie parents living in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia. A passion for travel and outdoor adventure has taken them to over 70 countries on 6 continents in the past 10 years. Learn more about their story here. Follow them on Instagram and subscribe to their monthly newsletter.