Do You Pick Up Change You See On The Ground?

@suziecat7 (3392)
Asheville, North Carolina
March 13, 2016 3:17pm CST
I always do and I keep an eye out for it too. It's great to find quarters but I also pick up dimes and nickels and even pennies. Pennies from heaven and all that jazz. The change I find is saved in a coffee can. When it gets full I cash it in at a Coinstar. There was a Bubblews member who had a blog devoted to found money - she looked every day and kept track of her findings. I don't know if she migrated here or not. Yesterday I spotted 35 cents in the parking lot at work. Of course I picked it up and considered it a bit of exercise like touching your toes. Do you bother to pick up change? Pennies from Heaven - Billie Holiday -
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@moffittjc (46109)
• Gainesville, Florida
13 Mar 16
I have always picked up loose change off the ground, and I seem to have an eye for finding it! I also keep it in a piggy bank until it's full, and then I take it down to the bank and deposit it into my kids' savings accounts. One time, I was curious as to exactly how much change I was finding on the ground, so I wrote down the amount every day for two months. I was averaging 11 cents a day in found money during the course of those two months. That's $3.30 a month I am finding on the ground...much more than the interest I am earning in my savings accounts!
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@suziecat7 (3392)
• Asheville, North Carolina
13 Mar 16
Not bad for free money. I once found a $20 bill on the sidewalk - made my day :)
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@moffittjc (46109)
• Gainesville, Florida
13 Mar 16
@suziecat7 The last time I found $20 on the ground, I had just been in a parking lot fender bender (another car backed into me), and I was sitting on the curb waiting for the police to arrive when a gentle breeze blew a $20 bill right into my lap!
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• United States
14 Mar 16
@suziecat7 @moffittjc The other day hubby needed gas in the car but had forgotten to take money in the morning to get it. He was rummaging through the money we keep in the car for emergencies (it is only a couple dollar bills and some change) when he noticed a piece of paper on the ground in the parking lot. He was going to pick it up and throw it out when he realized it was a twenty dollar bill! He had plenty of gas to get to work and back home after that.
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@sugartoes (43220)
• Greencastle, Indiana
13 Mar 16
well 1st off to get your video to load right refresh the page till it takes that's a big help to other people to listen to it & yes I do pick up coins I find on the ground as every penny nickle dime & quarter helps. if your video don't load then drop it down a space to load
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@suziecat7 (3392)
• Asheville, North Carolina
13 Mar 16
Thanks, Gayle. I'm going to try all those things.
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@suziecat7 (3392)
• Asheville, North Carolina
13 Mar 16
@suziecat7 - It worked!
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• United States
13 Mar 16
Wow that is a lot 35 cents! Lucky you suzie. I do indeed but usually it is pennies. I pick them up because we are superstitious..it is lucky to do so. Nice pick of a song too.
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@suziecat7 (3392)
• Asheville, North Carolina
13 Mar 16
If I could only get the video to load.
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• United States
13 Mar 16
@suziecat7 Aw too bad it wont load for you suzie.
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@suziecat7 (3392)
• Asheville, North Carolina
13 Mar 16
@TiarasOceanView - I got it thanks to Gayle.
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• United States
14 Mar 16
Yes, I always pick up change off the ground unless there is a child with or near me. Then, I will point out the money to the child and let them get it.
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@suziecat7 (3392)
• Asheville, North Carolina
17 Mar 16
For children it is a huge treasure - good for you.
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• United States
17 Mar 16
@suziecat7 Thank you. Yes, children view it as a huge find, and I love to see how excited they get over even a penny! That is worth far more than money, in my opinion.
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@dpk262006 (56551)
• Delhi, India
14 Mar 16
I would rather bother to pick up currency notes, if lying on the road/parking lot rather than change.
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@suziecat7 (3392)
• Asheville, North Carolina
17 Mar 16
Yes, a $50 bill would be nice.
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@dpk262006 (56551)
• Delhi, India
18 Mar 16
@suziecat7 - Why not at least $100?
• Mumbai, India
14 Mar 16
See left then right and again left then right and a quick grab. Yah! Money from heaven for you. Lol.
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@suziecat7 (3392)
• Asheville, North Carolina
17 Mar 16
You check out to make sure no one is looking, huh?
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• Mumbai, India
18 Mar 16
Lol.
• United States
14 Mar 16
i find change out'n the pasture from time to time (bonus cause'f the drought we've had...shame i aint found my diamond yet). rarely go into town, but when i do i pick'p change 'n e'en paperclips. :D
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@suziecat7 (3392)
• Asheville, North Carolina
17 Mar 16
I hope your diamond shows up when you least expect it :))
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• United States
19 Mar 16
@suziecat7 lol, me's well! i'm purty sure which corral i lost't in 'n truly thought it might surface 'fter all the years 'f drought. reckon i ought'a held out fer one bigger? then perhaps it'd catch my eye ;) rofl
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@celticeagle (120473)
• Boise, Idaho
14 Mar 16
Billie Holiday could sing a song couldn't she? My daughter finds change and paper money all over the place. She is very lucky.
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@suziecat7 (3392)
• Asheville, North Carolina
17 Mar 16
Yes, Billie Holiday was one of the greats.
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@celticeagle (120473)
• Boise, Idaho
17 Mar 16
@suziecat7 ...There was a good movie made about her many years ago. Lady Sings the Blues I believe it was called.
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@Hate2Iron (8029)
• Canada
13 Mar 16
Oh yes... I think that it's bad luck if you don't pick it up!! I have no idea where I picked up that superstition... but it has always been in the back of my mind. Here's to lots more pennies for our lucky jars!
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@suziecat7 (3392)
• Asheville, North Carolina
13 Mar 16
I've never heard the bad luck theory but I have heard that when you find a penny, it's someone in heaven saying hello.
@Hate2Iron (8029)
• Canada
13 Mar 16
@suziecat7 and I never heard that finding a penny meant someone was saying hello from heaven! I like that!! :)
• Otis Orchards, Washington
13 Mar 16
Yes I pick up money when I see it. Where I used to work there was a woman that told me if a penny was not heads up then to pick it up would bring bad luck.
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@suziecat7 (3392)
• Asheville, North Carolina
13 Mar 16
Well, I guess it is good luck to be a penny richer.
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• Otis Orchards, Washington
13 Mar 16
@suziecat7 Yes, I would pick it up anyway. And if the woman noticed me and said, "Don't pick it up unless it's heads up," I didn't pay and attention to her.
@rosekiss (30258)
• Eugene, Oregon
13 Mar 16
I do pick up change when I see it, but it is never very much, just a few cents, here and there. It all adds up in the end though, as every little bit helps.
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@suziecat7 (3392)
• Asheville, North Carolina
13 Mar 16
Yup, every little bit helps, for sure.
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@rosekiss (30258)
• Eugene, Oregon
13 Mar 16
@suziecat7 I haven't picked up in a very long time though. I don't really look for them when I am walking, or expect to find any either.
@louievill (19938)
• Philippines
13 Mar 16
I always pick them up, I just can't stand money lying around anywhere or the thought of leaving it as it is , I don't know if it is just me but I consider it bad luck cause any form of money for me is grace, it has to be placed in a proper place, that's what my father taught me.
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@suziecat7 (3392)
• Asheville, North Carolina
13 Mar 16
Sounds like your father is a wise man.
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@louievill (19938)
• Philippines
13 Mar 16
@suziecat7 perhaps, he was a good provider if i may say so
@TRBRocks420 (84350)
• Banks, Oregon
14 Mar 16
Yes, I always pick up change too. Well anything over a penny. I don't normally bother with those.
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@suziecat7 (3392)
• Asheville, North Carolina
17 Mar 16
I pick up pennies because of the "it might be a penny from heaven" superstition :))
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@cherriefic (4805)
• Philippines
14 Mar 16
I do and add it with my lucky coin jar. It can end up a lot in a year.
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@suziecat7 (3392)
• Asheville, North Carolina
17 Mar 16
A lucky coin jar is good.
@nanette64 (18081)
• Fairfield, Texas
14 Mar 16
Oh heck yeah @Suziecat7 . I keep it in the center console of the car.
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@suziecat7 (3392)
• Asheville, North Carolina
17 Mar 16
I used to keep my change there too but someone stole it once so I carry it in.
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@Scindhia (1943)
• Chennai, India
14 Mar 16
I always do and drop it at the nearest temple charity box.
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@suziecat7 (3392)
• Asheville, North Carolina
17 Mar 16
That's a wonderful gesture.
@DianneN (87634)
• United States
14 Mar 16
I did a post on this not too long ago.
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@suziecat7 (3392)
• Asheville, North Carolina
14 Mar 16
Great minds think alike :))
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@rina110383 (24069)
14 Mar 16
I pick coins I see on my way. They are still money.
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@suziecat7 (3392)
• Asheville, North Carolina
17 Mar 16
That's right - it adds up.
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• Philippines
14 Mar 16
Sometimes. when people are not looking but i have a habit of dropping pennies too
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@suziecat7 (3392)
• Asheville, North Carolina
17 Mar 16
See you drop pennies for people like me to find - it's all good. :))
@JudyEv (136823)
• Bunbury, Australia
14 Mar 16
I pick up any money I see. I remember that lady from Bubblews. She came to mind as I began reading your post and I scrolled up to check your name again to see if it might be the same person. Then read on and discovered it wasn't. I don't think she can be here as I haven't seen any posts about it - other than yours of course.
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@suziecat7 (3392)
• Asheville, North Carolina
17 Mar 16
I don't think I've seen her around here either. I did visit her website once but I can't remember its name.
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