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Are You Losing Your Change?

September 26th, 2006 at 06:28 pm

Most people have a loose coin bucket in which they throw their change at the end of the day. After a few months of accumulating your pounds and pounds of change, you decide to go to a supermarket to cash it all in. It feels so nice losing five pounds of change and converting it into little pieces of paper that you can easily slip into your pocket. Now let me ask you a question. Have you ever willingly paid an additional 8%-10% on something for no apparent reason? If not, stop using automated cash counting machines in supermarkets.

Go to YOUR bank! They provide FREE paper rollers and usually supply you with a quick counter which makes your change counting easy. After about ten minutes of work you can save a ton of money. I went to the bank about three months ago and it took me around twelve minutes to count, roll, and deposit $246.87. If I had gone to a coin counting machine they would have deducted $19.75-$24.68 from my total after around ten minutes of labor. Man, wouldn’t life be incredible if you could make $20-25 for every ten minutes of labor? Now go ahead and start saving wisely. A penny saved is a penny earned. -- Benjamin Franklin.

5 Responses to “Are You Losing Your Change?”

  1. JanH Says:

    I always take my change to my bank. They've been so nice to me about it. But I roll my own. Something to do while the ballgame is on....

  2. frugalmomof1 Says:

    I bring change to my bank as well...I don't even have to roll it because they have a change counting machine.

  3. Broken Arrow Says:

    Haha. Coinstar is kiss my butt because they'll never get a dime from me.

    I know other people use and that's well and good.

    However, I like to just shove my coins into my wallet (with a zippered pouch) and pay things with the coins whenever possible. I get a kick every time I have exact change. Stick Out Tongue

  4. Gruntina Says:

    I like to save my coins including pennies to pay for stamps at the post office. The Stamp vending machines allows pennies. I tend to go on a Sunday afternoon so I do not hold up a line while putting in tons of pennies. Christmas is comming soon so I would need stamps.

  5. Ima saver Says:

    My bank wants the change unrolled cause they have a coin counting machine. I take the paper money and put it in my challenge money.

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