Uruguay Basics: Money – Use Debit Cards to pay less. Even better in 2017

Best way to save money on what you spend in Uruguay, whether visiting or living here, resident or tourist? Use your debit cards for anything and everything you can. Not cash, and except in two cases, not credit cards.

The 4% instant rebate on all debit cards, foreign or domestic, is back for 2017! Up from “only” 2% last year and 3% the year before. We’re going to explain it. As well as suggest some particularly good debit cards to have if you live here. But the discount works with any debit cards. This isn’t our long-awaited full “Money Basics” article, nor our longer-awaited “Law of Financial Inclusion” article. It’s a “Pull that Debit Visa out of your wallet and start spending on it” article. (But of course including some of our normal “attitude”!) Because that’s the cheapest way to make your money go further here in Uruguay. What’s that you say?  Isn’t that just for tourists? And only for a few specific things?

No. Not at all. That’s a different law. Continue reading Uruguay Basics: Money – Use Debit Cards to pay less. Even better in 2017