Old pound coins: Lidl and M&S WON'T accept them from Sunday but Tesco confirm they will

The round pound coin
The round pound coin

Lidl and Marks and Spencer have all confirmed that the old pound coins will not be accepted in stores as of midnight on Sunday 15 October.

However, if you miss the deadline and still have a few old coins in your pocket Tesco has recently announced that it’ll be giving shoppers an additional week to spend in store.

The supermarket now joins the likes Poundland who has also pledged to continue accepting the new 12-sided coin after it becomes effectively worthless from 15 October.

MoneySavingExpert has said that there are some banks and building societies who will accept the old coin after 15 October. But out of the banks they asked only HSBC, Barclays, Nationwide, RBS, Santander and Lloyds/Bank of Scotland said they would swap the coins only for their own customers.

Asda and Aldi have all also been contacted.