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what are you doing with your coins (change)?
Old 07-30-2016, 06:00 PM   #1
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what are you doing with your coins (change)?

Ugh since TD took the penny arcades away, what are you doing with your change? I have no patience to roll!!
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Old 07-30-2016, 06:10 PM   #2
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I throw it into a cup when I wash the pants and I load some into the pants before I go shopping. I just spend it.
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Old 07-30-2016, 06:14 PM   #3
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I throw it into a cup when I wash the pants and I load some into the pants before I go shopping. I just spend it.
Similarly, I just put in on my dresser and back in my pocket if going out. We still use cash for a lot of spending.
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Old 07-30-2016, 06:22 PM   #4
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Collect it in an old wine jug and take it to the bank when it gets full. They count it for free and it's usually around$100 or so. I hate carrying change in my pockets.

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Old 07-30-2016, 06:28 PM   #5
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I had $35+ in pennies. I took it to a Coinstar machine and got an Amazon credit with no fees.
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Old 07-30-2016, 06:35 PM   #6
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I had $35+ in pennies. I took it to a Coinstar machine and got an Amazon credit with no fees.
I've used Coinstar with the Amazon credit a couple of times.
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Old 07-30-2016, 06:41 PM   #7
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I sweet-talk Frank into taking my jar of change to his bank, where (unlike my bank) they have a coin sorter/counter and will count and deposit the total into his bank account.

Then I am extra sweet and he gives me the equivalent total amount in cash from his wallet.

I only had to do this once or twice, because I really do try to spend my change and it takes me about ten years to fill up a change jar. I use an old (clean) mayonnaise jar.
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I sweet-talk Frank into taking my jar of change to his bank, where (unlike my bank) they have a coin sorter/counter and will count and deposit the total into his bank account.

Then I am extra sweet and he gives me the equivalent total amount in cash from his wallet.
Sure beats Coinstar.
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Old 07-30-2016, 06:47 PM   #9
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I have a half filled 5 gal water bottle of change, one of these days I will lug it to the coin counter.
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We go to breakfast at the beach once a week, and the parking meters still take coins.
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Old 07-30-2016, 06:51 PM   #11
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Sure beats Coinstar.
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I have a half filled 5 gal water bottle of change, one of these days I will lug it to the coin counter.
Is that one of those big water bottles? If so, I wonder if it would be too heavy to lift once it is filled with coins.
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Coinstar.

When I saw your post I thought you meant old coins. They have gone on Ebay.
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Old 07-30-2016, 06:56 PM   #13
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Thanks, we think so too.

Is that one of those big water bottles? If so, I wonder if it would be too heavy to lift once it is filled with coins.
Yes, it is one of those big water bottles, and he will need a had truck or strong weightlifter to move it.
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Thanks, we think so too.

Is that one of those big water bottles? If so, I wonder if it would be too heavy to lift once it is filled with coins.
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Yes, it is one of those big water bottles, and he will need a had truck or strong weightlifter to move it.
Yes it's the big one and I can hardly lift it now at half full.
I will most likely have to dump it into smaller containers to cash it in.
When I was w*rking I dumped my pocket change everyday, I don't like change in my pocket. It has taken almost twenty years to get this far but that has been with two kids when young and wife doing an occasional raid on it.
Two of the cup holders in my car are full of only quarters must be $50 easy.
Never know when you need to feed a parking meter.
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Our change goes into a bank. When it is full it is transferred to a bowl in a baggie. When our grand kids graduate we give them a bag. Each bag contains about $75.
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Old 07-30-2016, 07:28 PM   #16
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I use thevcoinstar machine at a grocery store and get the Amazon gift card, so no convenience fee. For me Amazon is as good a $$ because i use it so often.
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Our granddaughter likes the coins and we gave her plenty through the years. Now she likes greenbacks and debit cards.
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I do Coinstar also and get an Amazon gift card too. I don't like to use coins for spending so I stick them in a coin container in my desk until I take them to the nearest Coinstar.
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Coin sorter at the bank just down the street after holding back a few bucks worth of quarters. Those ride in the car where quite a few are intentionally left in Aldi carts for the next shopper who may or may not have forgotten theirs.
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I put the coins in a 3 liter Pink Niagara wine jug. Every now and then I bring it to the sorting machine at the credit union.
They don't make Pink Niagara wine anymore. Probably why the teenage pregnancy rate is plummeting.

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