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Help bank card left at home

Camino(s) past & future
SJPDP-Finisterre X 2, El Norte incompleto
#2
Have left bank card at home and have limited cash. Walking from StJDP on Wednesday, where could I get card sent to?!
Do you have someone who can send you money via Western Union?
Do you have a credit card with you? If so, use it as much as possible. If you can hold out to Pamplona, you can make a reservation at a hotel, and have the card sent there.
 
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances April (2018)
Camino Del Norte April (2019) possible Primitivo
#3
First thing I would think is to contact your bank. They can send you an emergency replacement....pick a hotel/albergue contact the manager/hospitelero ask if you can have it sent there. Another option they can send it to a local bank. Good luck and hope the rest of your camino is uneventful and trouble free.
 

Suki Ture

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
I plan to walk in September (2018)
#4
I don’t have any cards just 300 euros. Is there a Post Office or Post Restante or Pilgrims Office my card could be sent to. Thanks for swift response .
 
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances April (2018)
Camino Del Norte April (2019) possible Primitivo
#5
I don’t have any cards just 300 euros. Is there a Post Office or Post Restante or Pilgrims Office my card could be sent to. Thanks for swift response .
Since you are going to the SJPDP maybe you can have it sent there .there is a member on this forum let me try to find her avitar for you and i will edit this thread

Update @Monasp she is the manager at the pilgrims office maybe she can help
 
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C Frances 2005, 2007
Le Puy en Velay -SdC 2009
Via de la Plata 2011
gr 653 from Oloron to Puente la Reina 2012
Gr65 from le Puy to Figeac 2013
Irun to Santander 2013
Porto to SdC 2014
Astorga to SdC 2015
#6
Correos sell prepaidcard which you can fill up from your bankaccount and use later to withdraw money or to pay with as an ordinary mastercard. Cost 6 euros I think.
I guess you cant get it at the correos office in Pamplona.
 

Suki Ture

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
I plan to walk in September (2018)
#7
Thanks to all, I leave SJDP on Wednesday so need card to be sent on to a place down the route
 
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances April (2018)
Camino Del Norte April (2019) possible Primitivo
#8
Thanks to all, I leave SJDP on Wednesday so need card to be sent on to a place down the route
I think you can make it to Pamplona with no problems. But I would contact the pilgrims office in SJPDP and maybe they can help you arrange someplace to send the replacement card to..they are wonderful and always ready to help. Buen Camino.
 
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances, 2015
#9
You may have enough cash to last until Puente de la Reina giving enough time to card to be sent to a place you will book online now with a credit card. If it doesn't show in time you might get a cash advance on the credit card to continue walking with the hotel hiring a cab to take the card from the hotel to you. Yeah, scary. But it may work out OK.
 

falcon269

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Camino(s) past & future
yes
#12
Card company will send emergency cash to Pamplona.
Be aware that thieves in Spain know about cash transfers, so be EXTREMELY cautious when you pick up the cash. Correos are usually safe places. Private points of receipt may be less so. Predators know where the prey can be found!!

My favorite anecdote is about pick pockets. They hang around the stations by the signs that say "Beware of Pickpockets." It seems that many persons will tap their wallet when they read the sign, directing the pickpockets to the exact location of their money.

Once you collect the funds, find a safe place to distribute it between pockets, wallet, and pack. Do not keep it all in one place except when you go to the shower.
 

oursonpolaire

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
2002, Toulouse/Aragon 2005, Cami S Jaume/Aragon 2007/9, Mont Saint Michel/Norte/Vadiniense 2011, Norte/Primitivo 2013, Norte/Primitivo 2014. Norte 2015, Cami S Jaume/Castellano-Aragonese 2016
#13
Correos offices do the Western Union transfers in most of Spain, so you won't be far from a spot. Type in correos (placename) horarios for their hours.
 

Marbe2

Active member
Camino(s) past & future
2015 SJPD to Burgos
2017 Leon to Santiago
Pamplona to Santiago Mar. 2018
Burgos - SCDC (Oct 18)
#14
My favorite anecdote is about pick pockets. They hang around the stations by the signs that say "Beware of Pickpockets." It seems that many persons will tap their wallet when they read the sign, directing the pickpockets to the exact location of their money.

Thanks for this Falcon! My natural reaction would have been the same!
 

Monasp

I'm a manager of pilgrims office in SJPP
Camino(s) past & future
Camino in 2008.
#15
Have left bank card at home and have limited cash. Walking from StJDP on Wednesday, where could I get card sent to?!
There is Western Union in post office at SJPP. You can receive cash there. If you have time to stay in SJPP you can ask that send you your card to pilgrims office
Your name
Pilgrims office
39 rue de la Citadelle
64220 Saint Jean Pied de Port.

Wednesday when you arrive at SJPP go to the pilgrims office and say that at the volunteers.
 
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(1999) (2005) (2017)
#16
This happened to me a few years ago on my 2nd Camino.

I emailed a buddy in the States, who called his bank and within a 1/2 hr had sent me money via Western Union. I could pick it up at any Post Office in Spain showing my passport and the secret PIN.

No stress and quite efficient. Problem solved

As my buddy says, “if it can be solved with money it’s just an inconvenience, not a problem”.
 

KinkyOne

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
I'am not perfect, but I'm always myself!!!
#17
Card issue resolved (hopefully) first suggestion of Western Union transfer a brilliant one. Card company will send emergency cash to Pamplona. Can’t thank everyone enough for immediate responses thanks very much.
Nice to hear that.
But @ranthr suggestion on prepaidcard is very sound. For only 6€ you can fill it up on-line and you won't walk around with large amount of cash money. Or to have this card just in case...

Buen Camino!
 

oursonpolaire

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
2002, Toulouse/Aragon 2005, Cami S Jaume/Aragon 2007/9, Mont Saint Michel/Norte/Vadiniense 2011, Norte/Primitivo 2013, Norte/Primitivo 2014. Norte 2015, Cami S Jaume/Castellano-Aragonese 2016
#18
A minor reminder about Western Union/Correos transfers: they must be made out to the exact name spelled out in your passport. e.g., Robert James Jones, not Rob Jones or Bobby Jim Jones or BJ Jones.
 
Camino(s) past & future
SJPDP-Finisterre X 2, El Norte incompleto
#19
A minor reminder about Western Union/Correos transfers: they must be made out to the exact name spelled out in your passport. e.g., Robert James Jones, not Rob Jones or Bobby Jim Jones or BJ Jones.
That's right. When my husband sent me money via Western Union he didn't include my middle name, which is on my passport. When I first went to pick up the money they wouldn't give it to me because the names were not exact. My husband was able to get it changed quickly though, and I picked up my money within an hour.
 
#20
Sorry I am late in responding but instead of a bank to have a replacement card sent to, a place that is open every day is the Tourism Office or Pilgrim Office in SJPDP. If it were me, I would have it sent to one of these places and keep them in touch with where you are staying while you wait. Also, if the problem is discussed with the wonderful people at the Pilgrims Office, they are usually quite helpful.
 

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