EVERY coin counts right now, especially when you have just forked out on a holiday.
If you have returned from abroad with a pocketful of foreign currency, there are lots of things you can do with it.
Why not try some of these mint ideas?
KEEP YOUR CASH: The obvious choice is to hold on to your currency for next time if you think you might go back to the same place.
Store it in an envelope along with your passports so you don’t misplace it ahead of future hols.
CONVERT IT: You can exchange your cash for more than 50 different currencies at Leftovercurrency.com.
Even out of date money is accepted.
Work out how much you have, download and print the exchange form on the site, or add digitally online, and choose your payment method.
Then post to the company, which will check it out before sending payment.
CHECK YOUR COINS: Browse a few auction sites to find out if you have a rare collectable coin in your currency.
A Leonardo da Vinci 2002 Euro coin is currently selling on eBay for £500, so it’s definitely worth having a look.
You could be sitting on a gold mine!
GIVE TO A GOOD CAUSE: When you get off the plane, look for donation points at the airport as many airlines support charitable causes.
Or take your loose change into an Oxfam shop.
All its stores accept currency and, if you can’t get down to a retail outlet, there’s also a postal service available.
Head to Oxfam.org.uk to find out more.
SAVE FOR A WEDDING: Attending someone’s big day?
Find out if they have a honeymoon destination in mind and, if it matches with your currency, hand it over as their wedding gift.
GET CRAFTY: Use foreign coins to make a keepsake that will remind you of your trip.
You could craft some unique jewellery, decorate a picture frame or create a piece of art.
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