Groupon is running an interesting offer on FairFX prepaid currency cards at the moment.
Via this link you can, for £7, buy yourself a US$ prepaid Mastercard. When you load the card with £50, £25 is deducted which means you are just charged £25.
Netting off the £7 cost of the Groupon voucher, you are £18 ‘up’.
It’s not that simple of course, because you have a prepaid Mastercard with a US$ balance on it. You could spend it in the UK but there will be an FX fee attached to what you buy. If you are heading to the US soon then you could use it there without fees.
Many of you may find the deal too fussy but I know some readers will find it up their street. It will sell out quickly – a Euro version has already sold out. The link to buy is here.