A convenient way to buy US Dollars
- Great exchange rates and 0% commission
- Free next day delivery on cash orders worth £700 or more*
- Over 240 convenient instore locations
- Even better exchange rates for Nectar card holders**
- Collect Nectar points**
- We buy back unused Dollars
Travelling to the USA? Sort your travel money before you go, and spend more time enjoying the bright lights of New York or kicking back on the beaches of California.
If you want to buy US Dollars for the trip, we can help.
Why buy Dollars from us?
- We offer competitive rates, with 0% commission, on US Dollars
- Free next day delivery on cash orders worth £700 or more*
- Get even better exchange rates and collect points with your Nectar card**
Keep it convenient; save time and take the hassle out of ordering your travel money.
- Buy Dollars wherever you are; online or by phone
- We’ll deliver the currency straight to your home
- Pick up your Dollars from one of over 240 handy Travel Money bureaux
Dollar exchange rates
Get competitive rates when you exchange Pounds (GBP) with US Dollars (USD) - with 0% commission. The rate you get can vary depending on when you place the order, and whether you order online, by phone or instore.
How many Dollars will I get for my holiday budget?
Have a Nectar card?
Nectar card holders get an even better exchange rate on US Dollars . And you’ll collect points at the same time.**
All you need to do is make sure you have your Nectar card at hand when you’re ready to buy. If you don’t have one, you can ask for a free Nectar card online.
Find out more about Nectar cards and travel money
How to order
Buy your Dollars online before 2pm, Monday-Thursday, and get next day home delivery.* Placing an order is quick and easy, whether you’re at home, at work or on the go.
If you’d like to speak with someone about buying US Dollars, just give us a ring on 0345 355 2463.
We’re around to take your call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week (except Christmas Day).
You can get next day delivery when you order over the phone too. Buy before 2.30pm Monday-Thursday, and we’ll get the currency out to you the following day.* Calls are charged at local rates from landline and mobiles.
Visit us instore
Why not combine your travel money order with your weekly food shop? We have over 240 instore Travel Money bureaux, where you can buy currency.
You can also pick up any Dollars ordered online or over the phone at a Travel Money bureau, as early as the following day.*
Make sure you bring valid photo ID, as well as the card you used to pay, when picking up pre-ordered Dollars.
Sell us your unused Dollar notes
If you didn’t use up all your cash while abroad, we can take it off your hands. Use our buy back service to sell us any unspent US Dollars.
Just visit one of our instore Travel Money bureaux.
Prefer a travel money card?
Prefer not to carry cash while travelling? A prepaid travel card - like our Sainsbury's Bank Multi-currency Cash Passport™ MasterCard®^ - might be a better solution.
You can pre-load (and reload) it with up to 10 currencies, then use it like a normal bank card abroad. It works at cashpoints, in shops, and online.
Which countries accept US Dollars?
The US Dollar isn’t just used in the USA. Several other countries accept it too, including:
Bahamas, Belize, British Virgin Islands, Cambodia, Ecuador, Nicaragua, Panama, Vietnam.
Always check before you buy, though. The foreign travel advice on GOV.UK should have up-to-date information about any country you are planning to visit.
Need a different currency?
Travelling to a country that doesn’t accept the US Dollar? We may well still be able to help. We sell over 50 different currencies , some of which are available for next day delivery or collection*, including:
- Australian Dollar
- Bulgarian Lev
- Croatian Kuna
- Polish Zloty
- Turkish Lira
- Thai Baht
If you can’t find the information you’re looking for on this page, feel free to call us on 0345 355 2463.
*Home delivery is available Monday to Thursday (excluding Bank Holidays), when you order online before 2pm, or before 2.30pm by phone. It’s free on all orders of £700 or more (£7 for order from £100 to £699.99). Telephone calls may be recorded for security purposes and monitored under our quality control procedures. Euros and US Dollars can be collected 24 hours after placing your order and all other currencies after 72 hours, provided we receive and confirm your order by 2pm. We charge an administration fee of £2.50 for orders under £200 that are collected instore.
**Better exchange rates for Nectar card holders are available on single purchase transactions of Euros and US Dollars bought instore and all available foreign currencies bought online or by phone. Exchange rates may vary depending on whether you buy online, by phone or instore. Nectar points may take up to 60 days to appear on your account. Customers can collect Nectar points on all instore, phone and online purchases of foreign currency. The number of Nectar points collected is based on the value of the currency transaction: 5 points are collected for transactions between £0 and £249.99; 10 points for transactions between £250 and £499.99; 20 points for transactions between £500 and £799.99 and 50 points for transactions of £800 or more. A Nectar card must be presented at the time of purchase instore, or a Nectar card number quoted online or by phone at the time of purchase. Sainsbury's Bank reserves the right to alter, cancel or withdraw this offer without prior notice. Sainsbury's Supermarkets Ltd award the points from this offer.
^Sainsbury’s Bank Multi-currency Cash Passport™ is issued by R. Raphael & Sons plc, pursuant to license by Mastercard International Inc. Mastercard® is a registered trademark, and the circles design is a trademark of Mastercard International Incorporated. Raphaels Bank is a UK Bank authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority (registration number 161302) and is permitted to issue e-money. Head office and registered office at 19-21 Shaftesbury Ave, London W1D 7ED, company registration number 01288938.