Do you save up change and cash it in?

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Do you save up change and cash it in?

Anne Anne
I have a piggy bank and once it's full, I take it into coinstar and get loads of money. I even remember cleaning out my boyfriend's old room at his parent's house, and we found $120 worth of change. It was nuts! If you do save up your change, what's the most you've cashed in?
11/18/2012
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Rossie Rossie
Don't remember the specific amounts. My husband likes to dump change inside a drawer, and I'll take them to coinstar when the pile gets big.
11/18/2012
PropertyOfPotter PropertyOfPotter
We save all of our change. A while back we fell on hard time when my husband hurt his knee and couldn't work. We cashed in over $400 worth of change that we'd been saving over the previous year or so. It was surprising!
11/18/2012
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Originally posted by Anne
I have a piggy bank and once it's full, I take it into coinstar and get loads of money. I even remember cleaning out my boyfriend's old room at his parent's house, and we found $120 worth of change. It was nuts! If you do save up your ...
Yes, I usually save it and then let the kids take it to the coin counter at the store.
11/18/2012
- Kira - - Kira -
I only use plastic, so I never have change.
11/18/2012
Chilipepper Chilipepper
Yes. I'm doing it tomorrow, in fact, so I can make my car payment.
11/18/2012
Sera26 Sera26
I used to do it more often but I still do so every once in a while. I think the most was $50 or $60.
11/18/2012
tequilafish tequilafish
My girlfriend and I save change (in a really cute piggybank her nephews got her that looks like our siamese cat!). Last summer we got $95 which covered tickets to an amusement park we went to during vacation.
11/18/2012
RatchetS RatchetS
I do. I don't take them to a coin star though. I roll my own coins. Coin star takes about 8-9% out. So Every $100 in coins they take out $8-9. You can go to the dollar store and get a bag of coin rolls for a $1 or your bank might give some to you.
11/19/2012
Justin Robinson Justin Robinson
we usually end up spending it before it gets to any large amount
11/19/2012
satinlady550 satinlady550
Quote:
Originally posted by Anne
I have a piggy bank and once it's full, I take it into coinstar and get loads of money. I even remember cleaning out my boyfriend's old room at his parent's house, and we found $120 worth of change. It was nuts! If you do save up your ...
I use too but with the way the economy is these days I have a difficult time saving change.
11/19/2012
Real or memorex Real or memorex
It goes to laundry and lottery tickets. I am not organized enough to save it.
11/19/2012
js250 js250
I do--then cash it in either when I am broke or for a holiday or special occasion. The most I had was when I was waitressing. I would put the change in a huge water jug after work. I had $1200+ when I cashed it in....you should have seen the teller's face, lol!!! Now it is around $100 when I take it in.
11/19/2012
darthkitt3n darthkitt3n
I keep a little change jar next to my desk and we have a gumball machine/bank that has some change in it. I never cash it in because of the fees. Instead, I just use it on small purchases like stamps and drinks out of the vending machines at work. I never have more than a few dollars worth of change sitting around.
11/20/2012
neil i. neil i.
I save the quarters, which end up going towards laundry, and the rest just gets used or haphazardly scattered around the apartment.
11/20/2012
SneakersAndPearls SneakersAndPearls
We've never cashed it in, but any spare change goes into the kids' piggy banks.
11/20/2012
Taylor Taylor
I save my change, but the last few years I haven't been able to save as much change since I use my credit and debit cards more. I think last time I cashed in it was around $140. I just take it to the bank when I want to cash it in and deposit it in my savings. The coin counters around here charge a fee and the bank doesn't and I think it's silly to have topay a fee for it.
11/20/2012
Rod Ronald Rod Ronald
We have jugs of change. Usually cash in when xmas rolls around
11/20/2012
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