We have always had a coin jar in the house and every time I cleaned out my purse or pockets the change would be tossed in the jar. Do I wish I was tossing hundred dollar bills? You bet ya…
We kept the jar going all year, dipping into it for lunch money or other little emergencies but all in all once full we had the excitement of spending our small fortune on something other then bills.
Old days you took your coins to the bank to be counted or rolled them up in coin wrappers which was time consuming. Technology today has brought the coin counting machines to grocery stores and other places of business for your convenience and yes, you will pay a fee of up to 10% for letting this machine count our money swiftly and accurately.
But what if you could find a coin machine that you could use for free? There is such a machine and it is put out by CoinStar. They let you use their machines for free and in exchange for your coins, you can get gift cards and e-certificates to places like Amazon.com, Overstock, com, JC Penny and even get a cup of coffee at Starbucks. Not only are you able to treat yourself, you can also make a donation to a charity like the Red Cross, Unicef and more. Now that is worth tossing coins in a jar.!
Check out Coinstar.com to see if you have one of these near you.
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