When my kids’ birthdays and the holidays approach, I assess: What do we need? What can we donate, trash and sell? (see my post on selling on eBay). Where are we going to put everything!? And think to myself, wouldn’t it be nice to find some extra money laying around?
Turning your Change into Money or Gift Cards
It’s hard to imagine sometimes how easily those coins sitting on your dresser, in your car cup holder or in the bottom of your purse, can add up. As children, we delighted in filling up our piggy banks, and had such a thrill emptying it, counting all of our money. Yet, as adults, and especially in our credit and debit card world, we treat coins with little respect. I use them here and there, but mostly they scatter themselves around my home.
So, like many of you, I had walked by the Coinstar kiosk in my local supermarket on a regular basis for years, paying it little attention. And, I always assumed that Coinstar charged a huge fee.