FURIOUS shoppers have blasted McDonalds, Lidl and Aldi for not accepting old £1 coins ahead of tomorrow's deadline.
The round pound is being replaced by a new 12-sided £1 coin, which entered circulation earlier this year.
Hoarders were given six months’ notice to prepare for the changeover, with tomorrow set as the cut-off point for spending the old ones.
But customers have been raging at retailers online after claiming their legal tender was turned down before the time limit.
McDonald’s came in for particular flak from Twitter users, with several slamming the fast food restaurant for rejecting their cash.
Tsukuru Tazaki tweeted: “@McDonalds refusing to accept 'old' pound coins even though they're still legal tender, shame on you!!!”
Lee Dolbear wrote: “Mcdonald’s would not take my OLD pound coin just now so be warned … barring sending them to the Bank of England … they're worthless!”
And another writing under the name ABC posted: “#McDonalds refuse to take old pound coins due to time it will take to deposit them with bank, what a load of boloney, Burger King are ok.”
But McDonald’s is not the only company to come under fire.
Adrienne Taylor Bent tweeted: “@AldiUK my pound coin refused today! Dreadful!”
And Arlene Garland said: “Lidl refused my pound coin yesterday! Raged!”
Aldi told Sun Online any rejection of customers' cash must have been a mistake, after the supermarket revealed this week it would accept the old coins until the end of the month.
An Aldi spokesperson told Sun Online: “We’ve been ready to accept the new £1 coins since they first came into circulation in March.
“To make the transition as easy as possible for our customers, we will continue to accept the old £1 coins as payment across our stores until the October 31.”
Sun Online has contacted McDonald’s and Aldi for comment.
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