Why is the cost on the UK site still £13.95 which is approx. 17.40€ !!! Not the 15€ which should be approx. £12. I know they probably have to set the rates but I don't see why it can't be the actual cost on the day that you order. Same as the booking fee which on the international site is 6€ & the UK site is £6.50 an even worse rate of exchange!!!!!!!
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I booked mine on the French site so paid in Euros and the lower admin fee.I guess the discrepancy
is due to fact that UK prices were fixed last year when the exchange rate was rubbish.Only worthwhile paying in euros if your creditcard company does not charge you for the priviledgePosted 11 months ago #
I am new to the camping cheque concept and have a silver card which I have yet to use. I was about to load some money onto it but thought I'd just look a little more closely when I noticed the very high exchange rate of £13.95 for the nightly 15 euros rate which is clearly out of kilter with what you can buy euros at today.
So for comparison purposes I got a quote from a 5 star campsite that I've already used this year in France which participates in the scheme to get an idea of relative costs. For 18 nights they quoted me 238 euros which at the current exchange rate is approx £188. If I'd bought those 18 nights using the camping cheque scheme I'd have been paying 18x£13.95 which is £251. This is a significant difference-a loss of £63 on the holiday!
I camp in a tent so obviously cannot take advantage of any of the free caravan crossings that the scheme offers on certain routes. I will now do a similar comparison at some other sites to see if I am better or worse off using camping cheques. Obviously I was comparing like with like in terms of a standard pitch for 2 people with electrical hook-up.
Am I missing something here? Hopefully when I research a cross-section of other sites I will find some advantage to the camping cheque scheme.
Any thoughts appreciated.Posted 9 months ago #
I purchased 15 Camping Cheques (Gold Card) from the Camping Cheque French web site on Friday 17th August. I checked my credit card statement on-line today and have paid £184.24 which includes the transaction fee. That means each cheque has cost me £12.27.Camping Cheque UK need to get their act together and update the exchange rate, its not rocket sciencePosted 9 months ago #
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