Use your old £1 coins in Ottery to enter prize draw

The old one pound coin is going out of circulation

The old one pound coin is going out of circulation - Credit: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Anyone who spends an old one pound coin in Ottery will have a chance to win a prize draw this weekend.

Visitors and residents are being invited to check their piggy banks and make the most of an amnesty to all old £1 coins on Saturday.

A raft of prizes will be up for grabs that include everything from a hamper filled with local goodies to cream teas, shopping vouchers and various products made available by a number of independent traders involved in the scheme.

Ottery independent retailers, cafes and restaurants are inviting everyone to spend their last few old-style coins.

Ruud Jansen Venneboer, chair of the local business forum, said: “Ottery is celebrating Super Saturdays during the month of October, meaning there are lots of activities and offers on during each Saturday in October.

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“So to add the ‘Amnesty’ as a fun way of getting rid of some loose coins seemed an obvious thing to do. There are some really great prizes up for grabs, so we encourage people to check their wallets, the pockets of their coats and trousers, maybe even the back of the sofa. And don’t forget any piggy banks you may have.”

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