The Great Money Hunt!

@lilybug (21148)
United States
May 31, 2009 12:57pm CST
My sister thought it would be fun for us to go around the house and our pockets and our cars and see how much change we could find laying around the house. Then we are going to see how many state quarters we have, how many pennies, and then do something fun with the money like order pizza and get some frozen custard. Do you ever do anything like this? How much money do you think you would find going around the house looking for loose change?
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@Seppy1984 (2148)
• United States
31 May 09
I have done this. We as a family have many different piggy banks. Like I play pool so I keep loose bills and quarters in my pool mug. My 3 year old son has a crayon bank. My hubby keeps his change and loose bills on his dresser(Big Mistake)when you have little ones that likes money. My youngest son is too young to even care about money. Well one day before we went to go camping we were complaining how we had no money to go get get gum or pop or even ice cream. I had to do laundry and all before we went camping. Well when I was doing laundry I found 12 dollars. Then we went through all our banks and such and found a good 5 dollars in quarters. So when we got out there we went to the store and got a pop to share and then bought the little ones a piece of candy each and bought my 3 year old gum with it. Most other times we will use the change and loose bills to go get a tube of ice cream and cones. It's great when you can do that, because finding the money together to have a family night together is fun. Happy Mylotting
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@lilybug (21148)
• United States
31 May 09
We ended up with $16.69 in pennies. $22.20 in dimes and about $6 in nickles. Not to mention the about $15 in quarters. My sister tossed it on the scale and we had over 12 POUNDS of change.
@Seppy1984 (2148)
• United States
1 Jun 09
Wow, that is a lot of weight and quite the amount of money together. I bet you 2 had a ball that night using the money.
• United States
6 Aug 09
That does sound fun. What I do is empty my wallet into a jar everyday and then cash the coins to buy a gift for myself. Its fun because its like a secret stash you didn't know you had. And it must be good bonding for you and your sister too.
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@morgandrake (2140)
• United States
31 May 09
Most of my spare change ends up in jars until I can get around to doing something with it. I am not sure how much my wife has in her car and purse. Those are the big grey areas for me. I guess that she would have a couple of bucks lying around. As for my jars, I think I currently have about twenty bucks. Unfortunately, the pizza boy does not like to get paid in looses change. *sigh*
@lilybug (21148)
• United States
31 May 09
Yeah, we will have to take the change in and get bills before we can get the pizza. Pizza boy would be pretty pissed.
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• United States
31 May 09
I know a couple of shops that have signs saying that they do not accept loose change. Having watched people try to pay a twenty dollar bill in dimes and nickels, I understand the signs. There were several times in my last regular job (restaaurant management) where someone would unload a bunch of change on me, and it would take forever to count the change. I felt like making my own sign.
@lilybug (21148)
• United States
31 May 09
That I do understand. I did pay for $10 worth of gas in all quarters one time though.
@Hatley (164654)
• Garden Grove, California
6 Aug 09
oh yes when we had our own home we wou ld look in the sofa, under the dressers, in the chairs, and often found quite a bit of loose change. then we would stick in our old glass jar until we had built up a goodly sum and then whisk it to the bank all neatly rolled up in paper wrappers for each coin denomination what fun that was.
@lilybug (21148)
• United States
6 Aug 09
The banks here anymore don't want you to wrap it up yourself. They have a big machine that they dump the coins in and it counts them all. I remember rolling change when I was a kid.
@katsmeow1213 (29047)
• United States
2 Jun 09
The last time I did something like that was when I was a few cents short of buying something we really needed and were flat broke. We don't normally have much change lying around. Mostly because we don't carry cash ever, we use our debit card for everything! Whenever one of us does get some change for something, I put it in a ziplock baggy. Once I get a small handful of change I bring it to the store and deposit it into the Coinstar machine and then use it towards my groceries that day. If I happen to come across change around the house or in the car, it goes in that baggy.
@lilybug (21148)
• United States
2 Jun 09
I try to always keep some cash on me, so my spare change really adds up.
@ersmommy1 (12600)
• United States
14 Jun 09
We usually go for money walks around the neighborhood. Most of the time the money we find around the house has fallen out of my hubby's pants when he is playing with the kids. Makes it easy to find. The amount is always less than a $1.
@AmbiePam (49077)
• United States
5 Jun 09
That is a good idea. My dad always has spare change in his pockets. So my sister and I when were kids, would go through the couch every now and then to find some extra money. I don't know if he would have cared, seeing as I think he knew change would fall out of his pockets. When my mom would do the laundry, she was always pulling out change that he had left in his pants pockets. Now I don't carry change in my pockets, so looking in my couch would be useless. But I bet I could find some at my parent's house. My dad does try to put his change in a stoplight bank my sister got him several years ago for Christmas (don't ask). So he started putting the change in, and waited six months before taking it to the bank to cash it in. He had 200 dollars in there! He used that for his and my mom's next vacation.