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Hi everyone, I was wondering what you all do with left over currency from your holidays? If it’s euros I usually keep hold of it knowing I will definitely need it again. But I have about £10 worth of Hungarian money left

CharlotteMil476
1 year ago
What do you think of this?
MrsCraig
MrsCraig1 year ago

Get it changed back to GBP. If you don't need it again then no point keeping it and losing money.

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Mango4
Mango41 year ago

If it's a reasonable amount of money just get it changed back to British money at a Foreign exchange counter.

If it's only odd coins I pretty sure there are charities that will accept foreign currency as a donation.

A few years ago can't remember the airline, they did a collection on the return flight of any spare unused currency that they would donate to charity, I thought that was a good idea,

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AgnesFaludi
AgnesFaludi1 year ago

Yeah, Hungarian forint dropping its value..just change it back to pounds. There are some coin machines change all kind of currency... With no extra charge.. I only know one is In London Stratford Shopping center.

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AgnesFaludi
AgnesFaludi1 year ago

Also the Hungarian paper currencies are changing...so the sooner the better

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RebeccaAnd25138
RebeccaAnd251381 year ago

I started a currency savings at home. So I just keep it until I may need it next time. For example I had left over Dirims (hope that's how I spell it) from flying through Dubai on Emirates and I have kept it for next time I fly. I guess if you are not planning to go to that country again then it makes sense to go get it exchanged.

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Baldy12
Baldy121 year ago

If you purchased them here, look for your receipt as some places require them to change it back.

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GlitchHunter
GlitchHunter1 year ago

I always try to spend it all at the airport before coming back. Lol unless its somewhere I will use it again like Euros. If it's less than a fiver I usually give it to one of the charity boxes or envelopes. Saves changing it back

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Johnny
Johnny1 year ago

You Can Convert Your Leftover Coins and Notes to ££ and Donate the Cash to Charity, here:

https://www.leftovercurrency.com/charity/

Or convert it to ££ and keep the money, it’s up to you!

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Ceebers
Ceebers
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1 year ago

I went to Prague on a business trip and ended up spending hardly any of the currency as my colleagues paid for most things. I then took it to be exchanged at the Post Office and got ripped off to the tune of £12 to change it back. But, it was a small price to pay and it would have just sat languishing at home.

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kikogpe
kikogpe
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1 year ago

I use the Transferwise borderless account for my trips.

Hold and convert 40+ currencies.

You can hold over 40 currencies in your TransferWise borderless account and switch between them in seconds — on the move, in the moment, or when the rate is right.

You'll always get the real exchange rate and the low, transparent fees we're known for.

https://transferwise.com/gb/borderless/

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