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20 March 2018

How to shop the world without leaving the house

When you’ve been saving hard, it’s nice to treat yourself to a bit of online shopping. While there are many great local options, occasionally you just want to buy something with a bit of international flavour.

Here’s the catch– when purchasing something from an international website there can be some charges which you may not have expected. Many credit or debit cards charge you an international transaction fee if you buy from a store that’s based overseas.

With ING Orange One and Orange Everyday cards you don’t have to pay ING international transaction fees when you deposit your pay of $1,000+ into an Orange Everyday every month and also make five+ card purchases every month (excluding ATM withdrawals, balance enquiries, cash advances and EFTPOS cash-out only transactions).

With that in mind, we’ve rounded up some of the coolest stores from around the world to spice up your next shopping spree.

So you’re a fashionista? Try PacSun

Are you looking for a touch of style you can’t find in Australia? Try out PacSun, a leading specialty retailer offering emerging fashion brands from Los Angeles. From streetwear to active wear, it partners with the best brands to offer a great range of clothing.

For the creative types, check out Artspace

Sometimes when you’re jazzing up your room, that poster you found in a magazine doesn’t quite give you the air of sophistication you’re after.

Try out Artspace, which has a selection of thousands of artworks from some of the best names in contemporary art. Get art from renowned American artists like Santa Monica’s John Baldessari or up-and-comers that you wouldn’t normally be able to find in Australia.

There’s a nerd in all of us, so take a look at ThinkGeek

Everybody loves to geek out every now and then. If you’re looking for a quirky decoration for your place or a gift for someone with niche tastes, it can be hard when you’re limited to local shops.

Check out some of ThinkGeek’s zany items that you can get shipped to Australia like a remote controlled BB-8 droid or a Rick and Morty mug.

Time to suit up? Try Austin Reed.

When you get that suit just right, everyone notices.

If you look overseas, you can find suit shops steeped in experience and international flair. The UK-based Austin Reed has been making suits for 100 years and they provide great suits for any occasion.

Shopping online is great way to make dressing well accessible and affordable.

Things getting hot in the kitchen? Check out Spice Jungle

Let’s say you’ve got a dinner party coming up where you really want to impress. The old faithful roast dinner might be tasty, but it may not be the kind of meal that people remember for days to come. If salt and pepper just isn’t cutting it anymore, there are ways to add some international flavour to your meals.

Spice Jungle features more than 450 unique and hard to find culinary ingredients sold in bulk. Discover new spices, herbs, peppercorns, dried mushrooms, and chilli peppers and get them shipped right to your door before your next dinner party.

Want a gift that does some good? Check out Gifts that Give

Don’t forget that while you’re shopping, there are some great opportunities to give back. While it’s not overseas, the ING Dreamstarter Gifts That Give store features products by businesses for social good.

The gifts in the store all give back to the community in great ways. There’s reusable coffee pods that tackle waste, eco-stationery that educates and empowers young girls, chutney that uses rescuing unwanted wonky fruit and veg, and much more.

Now go and purchase some awesome items! It’s great to treat yourself now and again, just make sure you don’t spend more than you’ve budgeted for in your savings plan. For more information on how ING can help you save while you enjoy the best the world has to offer, check out

Important information

International Transaction Fee Rebate Offer for Orange Everyday and Orange One customers

The International Transaction Fee Rebate Offer for Orange Everyday and Orange One Customers will apply for the next calendar month when you perform the following during the current calendar month:
• deposit at least $1,000 from an external bank account to any personal ING account in your name (excluding Living Super and Orange One), and
• also make at least 5 card purchases using your ING debit or credit card (excluding ATM withdrawals, balance enquiries, cash advances and EFTPOS cash out only transactions).

Card purchases includes in store credit or EFTPOS purchases, online purchases, regular card payments, payWave, Apple Pay, and Google Pay transactions made with an Orange Everyday Visa card, Orange One or Orange One Platinum Visa card or Nil Interest Visa card provided with an eligible ING home loan. Card purchases made in store or online this current calendar month which settle next calendar month do not count towards the 5 card purchases needed this current calendar month.

When determining if you are eligible under the offer, we also take into account the behaviour of any of your joint account holders or additional cardholders.

If eligible, under the offer ING will rebate the International Transaction fee (Orange Everyday) and Foreign Currency Conversion fee (Orange One) of 2.5% of the amount of the international transaction immediately after it is charged. If eligible, the offer applies to all accounts held in your name (either single or joint account for Orange Everyday, and also applies in respect of any additional cardholder for Orange One).

Merchants may charge you a separate fee for their services (which is not rebated under this offer).

This offer may be changed or withdrawn at any time at ING’s sole discretion.

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