Yesterday, my new Revolut card came by mail and I am totally in love with this idea. Today I activate my card but I realized that I paid in GBP in the Polish store even though I had PLN as the currency on my Revolut app. What I did wrong and how I can pay in the currency of the country in which I am without unnecessary commissions. Thanks for help.
Sounds like a case of DCC. Make sure that the merchant always charges you in the local currency, avoid all offers an ATM or POS terminal might offer you.
Okey. I get it. Next time, during the terminal payment, I will choose the option without currency conversion. I think that this will solve the DCC issue.
Poland is known for being very persistent here. Watch out for this in restaurant and hotels, where a waiter might select the currency for you. Under credit card scheme rules, the merchant has to give you the option before authorizing a payment.