Today is my final day on holiday and after a week of using our cards I (or i) wanted to share what we learnt!
Disclaimer 1: These are the summarised collective experiences of a group of Monzo users in Donostia/San Sebastian. (Sorry but there was no Basque flag)
Lesson 1: ATMs don’t make it easy to withdraw cash at the Mastercard rate that Monzo use.
How to do it...
Lesson 2: ALWAYS chose to be charged in Euro!
Lesson 3: Contactless works just as good as it always does! (and it charges in Euro as long as the terminal says so)
Lesson 4: Most shops will have a minimum card spend.
Lesson 5: Monzo/me links + WhatsApp group chat make for very easy split bills!
Lesson 6: As soon as you can, add a photo of the transaction receipt to the transaction. Always best to have a copy just in case!
Disclaimer 2: Most of our spending was using Monzo cards but there was 1 instance a Tandem card was used to book football tickets as the site required 3DS.
Feel free to add any tips you’ve learnt in your travels or ask any questions!