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ATM fee-free cash withdrawal?

Discussion in 'Las Vegas for the Frugal (not Cheap)' started by pd54, Feb 12, 2018.

  1. Corinne

    Corinne Low-Roller

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    You could open a dollar account with Cater Allan and then just withdraw that in Vegas. My friend’s was limited to $1800 a day I believe and worked very well. She did that at Ellis Island in blocks of $600. Not every day though!
     
  2. pd54

    pd54 Low-Roller

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    @MacAttack

    Thanks for your note.

    I have two options when abroad.
    1) Revolut. You exchange currency at the current interbank rate i.e. the perfect rate, as would be seen on xe.com Can exchange the currency when you want, so if you think the rate won't get any better you can exchange now. However, Revolut limit you to £/€200 per calendar month ATM withdrawal, then there is a fee to pay (unless you pay a monthly fee for Revolut premium) . Revolut do not charge you to withdraw cash. Though there is no real limit for using it as a debit card to make payment.

    2) Starling. An internet bank. I'm in N. Ireland. Starling is hoping to launch in the south (of Ireland) this summer. They have no ATM withdrawal fees, and again, exchange at the mastercard daily rate.

    So, currently, the rate I can see as the mastercard rate that Starling would charge is $1 = £0.719. $1,000 (+$5) would cost me £722.61.
    Looking at Thomas Cook foreign exchange, today $1,000 would cost me £732.23. So I'm £10 better off :)

    EDIT: If there is a limit (i.e. $500) then it will be much of a muchness then, because I'll have to make a number of withdrawals. Unless I get multiple handpays with my first $500 ;)
     
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  3. pebbles

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    Nationwide have branches in NI don’t they? I believe their debit card is fee free too.

    I have a Flexplus account with them and get my worldwide travel insurance for free along with the fee free debit card withdrawals. That account is £13 a month though.

    My dad has the standard account and gets free European travel insurance up to age 65 (he pays a supplement because he’s 83) I think his debit card is fee free too but will have to check with him.
     
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  4. nfcwestbest

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    I read something about this on another site. They only accept cash at Heart Attack Grill as payment thus the ATM....its supposedly just inside the front door. So i think anyone has access to it without buying anything. It would be nice to have confirmation of that....I did walk past two weeks ago. Sign outside says if you're 350lbs or more you eat for free. Theirs a scale outside on the street to check.
     
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  6. luck.ofthe.draw

    luck.ofthe.draw High-Roller

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    The fees are typically between $5.99 and $7.99 in my experience.

    Casino Royale, next to Harrah's, has the cheapest fees I'd seen....something like $2.00 or $4.00 per transaction.
     
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    NJS24 Voice of Reason

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    Whoever said $9.99 at Caesers is correct, which I now know from experience :(Extraordinarily high? Yes;however, brilliant on their part...

    After losing $1K on the night and being hammered, I really wasn't interested in walking over to another property to save give or take five bucks in the grand scheme of things.
     
  8. dmac37

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    Check with your bank. I called PNC and found out my account allows for 2 ATM withdraws per month to be automatically credited back.
     
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  9. pd54

    pd54 Low-Roller

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    Do you know if there is a maximum withdrawal limit?
    And can you just walk in to use the ATM and not eat?!
     
  10. pd54

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    I read McDonald's has ATM machines with a $1.99 fee.

    Can anyone confirm that this is the case on the strip, and if there is a withdrawal limit?
     
  11. frodogizmo

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    In November 2017 the fee @ Ellis Island was 2,50$
     
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  12. pd54

    pd54 Low-Roller

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    AFAIK, and IMHO, there are NO fee-free ATMs on the strip.

    The closest you'll find are ATMs from your bank or credit union which are near the strip.
     
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  14. bshowell

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    My sister and I were able to use the Walgreens one with no surcharge. As long as your bank is in that network, you won't be charged a fee.
     
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  16. Dork42775

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    There is no fee at the Walgreens but it was a limit of only $20 or $40 cash back. If you are a Bank of America account holder there is a fee free atm on the top floor of the M&M's store on the strip.
     
  17. insin

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    Most of the Walgreens/CVS on the strip & Fremont plus the ATM's at the monorail stops have AllPoint surcharge free ATM's
    Check the back of your debit/credit card to see if yours is with the AllPoint network.
     
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    a few weeks ago, I stopped at the Heart Attack Grill to check out the ATM. the fee was NOT .75 cents as I had seen posted earlier. apparently it has gone up, and the limit was $400.
     
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