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Pre-paid cash cards abroad, motorhome holidays and food waste

Duration:
55 minutes
First broadcast:
Friday 16 March 2012

The full cost of using a pre-paid holiday cash card when travelling abroad. Cash passports can be a safe way of of accessing your holiday spending money but be aware of 'tolerance fees' when doing your sums.

Groupon, the online discount voucher company, agrees a total overhaul of the way it operates with the Office of Fair Trading.

Motorhome holidays are becoming more popular but could buying one and renting it out be a good investment and help pay towards your own holiday?

Appshed - the app building competition for school children aimed at inspiring the software designers of the future.

Stubhub - the US ticket exchange company - launches in the UK. What will it mean for fans wanting to buy and sell tickets?

Good news for movie buffs as Cineworld scrap booking fees for online tickets.

British households throw away an estimated 4.4m tonnes of edible food a year - why is bread is the most wasted provision of all?

And police say they'll take no further action against a businessman who left hundreds of schoolchildren without the skiing holidays they'd paid for.

Presenter: Peter White
Producer: Lesley Duncanson.

Chapters

8 items
  • Groupon

    Groupon has agreed to a total overhaul of the way it operates following warnings from the Office of Fair Trading about potential breaches of consumer protection law.

  • The Cash Passport

    The Cash Passport. It's like a debit card but you pre load it with money before you leave the country. Some customers are finding out they’re not all they’re cracked up to be.

  • Skiing Holidays

    Police say they’ll take no further action against a businessman who left hundreds of schoolchildren without the skiing holidays they’d paid for.

  • Bread

    We waste over 4 million tonnes of food in Britain every year. New research shows that bread makes up one third of what we throw away.

  • Appshed

    The app building competition for school children aimed at inspiring the software designers of the future

  • Motor Homes

    How buying and then renting out a motor home could help pay towards your own holiday.

  • Launch of Stubhub

    The biggest ticket reselling company in the world launches in the UK and promises to shake up the UK market

  • Cineworld

    Good news for cinemagoers as Cineworld scraps its booking fees.

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