Here's a clever tip to help you save some extra dollars for your next road trip adventure.
Using a 600ml soft drink bottle, my family and myself collect all stray $2 coins.
Apparently when full it can hold up to $1000 although we've never filled it completely.
We use the $2 coins for coffee stops or breakfast on the road trip so it doesn't eat into our travelling fund. We also allow the kids to purchase fun souvenirs from this pool of $2 coins.
Generally we still have quite a few $2 coins left over after the road trip and always replace them back into the bottle.
If we ever reach the $1000 in $2 coins we would use that on petrol, camping fees, beach passes etc, but for the time being it's nice to have little treats along the way that don't eat away at our travelling fund.
In places that are more remote and don't have easy access to banks eg. Fraser Island, the shop assistants are really happy to receive an abundance of $2 coins as a lot of people pay with notes which leaves them short changed.