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Discussion in 'General' started by Dawn, Jul 29, 2010.

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    They've changed. :unsure:

    Can you still use the old ones? I have about $10 in the old greenbacks. Can I use them or not?
     
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    Oh yes. They're all good. :yes:
     
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    PHEW!!!!

    We have around $400 left over from last trip - so pleased you said that Tink :lol:
     
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    tgft ive got a $1 left :lol:
     
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    :wiggle: really pleased about that as I have one old $10 - not much but hey it will buy me some cheesecake! :D
     
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    Thanks Tink. :D


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    I don't think our money ever expires.......
     
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    Ours does. There's a £20 that's being phased out right now so if anyone has the note with Edward Elgar on it get it to the bank and change it for a new one before it becomes useless.


    I have an old $2 bill - is that still ok?
     
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    Yes the $2 will still spend, but they have become more like collector's items here. Like Tink and Johnie said our money never goes out of use. The Treasury just gradually removes old bills and replaces them with new ones.
     
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    You might find some cashiers have NO idea what a $2 bill is......
     
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    I tried to use a $2 bill the other day that I found cleaning out a kitchen drawer and the teenager at Walgreens asked me if it was real :lol:

    Issy, how on earth did you go back home with that much money left :unsure: :lol:
     
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    :shrug: we always come back with $'s & travellers cheques. We just put them away until our next trip.
     
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    I think there might be an issue with travellers checks in the future. I was in AAA the other day, they no longer sell them. They sell a debit/credit card.

    I was also in Office Max and they had a big sign stating they would no longer be accepting tc's as of Sept.
     
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    I think there is something up with Traveler's checks too. Have seen signs in several different places warning that they won't be taken after a given date.

    A $2 bill and a Susan B. Anthony $1 coin will cause a mild stir if you try to use them. The gold color $1 Sacajawea Coin, too. :yes:

    If you find a paper bill (it will be the old version, not the new) that says Silver Certificate on it, you may want to hang on to it and take it to a collector or money buyer shop. Quite often they are worth quite a bit more than their face value. :yes:
     
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    I would seriously consider NOT doing TCs if at all possible. The prepaid card may well be the way to go. Although I feel relatively certain that WDW will continue to accept the TC for a while.
     
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    Oh yes, those dollar coins throw lots of people for a loop. Sometimes soda/candy machines give them back as change.
     
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    Bit late for us now!
     
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    You should be ok for the most part, Lisa. :yes: WDW will take them for some time (they always work to do what the guest needs most) and you can still cash them at their Main St. bank, can you not? :unsure:

    It's been years since I've used TCs at WDW so don't remember what all they have in place.
     
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    I got our dollars on Saturday - :sigh: the smell made my Disney gland ache
     

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