We Found the Secret to Stress-Free Travel

Listen, we’ve all been there. The sky is still dark as you haul your things out of the trunk of an Uber into the airport, nervously glancing down at your phone to check the time remaining until your early morning flight. Before you get to security, you reach for your passport when the realization hits… you forgot to change money over, and you didn’t pre-authorize your credit card for vacation purchases.

Cue the instant feelings of regret when you return to crazy bank withdrawal fees and “I told you so’s” from your always annoyingly over-prepared parents. 

Well, what if you could remove this travel-prep step out entirely?

It’s no secret that planning for a trip can be stressful, and we almost always forget something that will result in a headache at the airport or during our trip. Luckily Drop, a rapidly growing technology startup based here in Toronto, has your back.

Offering a next generation loyalty and rewards platform through their free mobile app, Drop allows you to literally supercharge your debit and credit cards to automatically earn points on everyday spending.

With the goal to provide today’s millennials with a stress-free travel experience and truly customized rewards system (who doesn’t like getting more bang for their buck, after all?), Drop has proudly partnered with CIBC to present to you the Air Canada Conversion Card. This is a multi-currency card that’s perfect for your upcoming travels no matter where you go. Even better, you don’t need to be a CIBC customer to get it. 

Here’s how it works: You can load up to 10 different currencies on one card, including AUD, CAD, USD, Euros, British pounds, and more before your next trip. Need to stock up on travel essentials before you leave? Order your gear online at Amazon, find that perfect vacation shirt at Frank & Oak or grab some sunscreen/moisturizer from The Body Shop, and earn Drop points.

Once you’re off to your destination, your Air Canada Conversion card can be used at 36 million VISA retailers worldwide or at any ATM where Visa is accepted. Plus, you can keep things simple while abroad by reloading your card or moving money between currencies online, with immediate access to funds for last-minute purchases with no additional conversion fees. The more you load your card, the more chances you have at winning a free vacation from Air Canada and CIBC (full rules here) After all, what’s a vacation without a little (or a lot) of shopping?

iStock-579251146 (1)To sweeten the deal, this summer Drop and CIBC are offering Notable readers 20,000 Drop points ($20) just for signing up and pre-loading the card.

This summer, eliminate the stress of exchanging money for your next trip, get free money just for signing up and spend and redeem using Drop for tailored rewards at your favourite brands and retailers. With all this and more, Drop is definitely the best way to travel and shop with ease.

After all, we can’t feel guilty about booking that Eurotrip or indulging in a few of our favourite travel outfits when we get rewarded for it, right?