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View Poll Results: Your coin jar - are you losing money?
The article was an eye opener! 6 16.67%
The article made me rethink my coin jar 9 25.00%
I already knew everything in the article 9 25.00%
I don't collect change 7 19.44%
I do something different - what? 5 13.89%
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Old 07-20-2008, 05:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Bilby
Forgive me if I'm generalising, maybe in Vegas it was to do with the amt of coins for the casinos? ... I could be and probably am way off base LOL.
Actually Kathy you are right on the money, pardon the pun ;-)

At least that's probably why they originally did it. Now a lot of the casinos use tokens instead of actual coin.

There are a LOT of those Coinstar machines in Vegas, such a rip off. But I HATED rolling coins, so I guess that was the trade off.
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Old 07-21-2008, 09:44 AM
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I agree with you I spend my coins. What else are you saving them for.? We have 20 + saved in our jug. I hope it will go for a laptop.... But who knows somebody always needs something. delleen
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Old 07-21-2008, 07:09 PM
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My hubby usually uses his change jar to pay for something I won't let him use the checking account money to buy. Like his fishing stuff, or a movie. It doesn't usually build up that big.
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Old 07-22-2008, 07:14 AM
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Theresa we are the same here...they have never charged for taking change at our banks.......Especially because we have 1 and 2 dollar is worth it for us to collect because those 1 and 2 dollars add up fast. We roll all ours before taking it in and have never had a probem.

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Old 07-22-2008, 08:17 AM
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Even if the banks charge (ours doesn't), I think the principle of saving whatever you can is sound. It's the mindset that counts. I personally find the thought of saving even pennies very appealing. I would be very upset if I was charged to deposit money into any account, though. I have never used a Coinstar machine. I have started putting back an occasional bill or two. My Italian MIL taught her girls to always quietly have a stash. I know she always had money if there was a genuine need.
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Old 07-22-2008, 08:26 AM
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My DH got his change sort machine, that sorts change and puts them in the rollers, cost him $8.
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Old 07-22-2008, 09:18 AM
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Our bank doesn't charge for taking your change. I don't know if they will count it though. The coinstar machine here does charge.. I think they take 7% and print you out a coupon to take to the curtesy desk. They give you the money there.
I also use my debit card alot. I have a habit of throwing change in my purse. Then when my purse is to heavy, I put it in my change jar.

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Old 07-22-2008, 09:52 AM
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I do the same thing when I have change then put it in banks. I will count what I have in 2 banks for my yearly getaway with Susie come Oct.. That will be done early Oct as we leave either nite of 15th or early morn of 16th, Happy Saving everyone
I will take what I am served knowing someone out there is being served MUCH less
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Old 07-22-2008, 12:13 PM
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Our bank doesn't charge to take loose change. Sometimes we do it that way or like last week we counted out 12.00 in dimes for medicine and 18.00 in quarters for gas. Neither place mind getting the change. We just throw in the loose change and when we run short before the next check we use it. Our grandson also gets his lunch and snack money out of the change jar.
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Old 07-22-2008, 12:26 PM
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Originally Posted by LvlyRspbrry
Our grandson also gets his lunch and snack money out of the change jar.
Yep! We've used it for this too We've also dipped into the change jar for the ice cream truck
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