I opened my piggy banks today.

@marguicha (76315)
Chile
June 28, 2016 11:48am CST
I opened all my piggy banks today. I placed in plastic bags each coin by their denomination and tomorrow I will change them into bills when I go to the Bank to buy some dollars in cash for my trip. There are several ways of saving for my vacations. One is the dollars I save when I use my credit card. That usually helps with my air fare. In this case I did it through another agengy which was cheaper. Then there´s the coins I save in my piggy banks (not all of them of course) and finally the online earnings. All that will not be enough for my trip, but it does help. I am very curious as to how much I have saved in coins. I will know it tomorrow. I thought I would go there this morning if Leticia showed up, but she had an appointment at the hospital. She said that tomorrow she´d come. Let us hope.
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@CRK109 (14410)
• United States
28 Jun 16
I need to do that as well. Do you have to roll your coins to bring them to the bank? Unfortunately, I have to do that. I wish there was an easier way!
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@marguicha (76315)
• Chile
29 Jun 16
Fortunatly no. I thought I´d have to, but they told me to bring them in a plastic bag. They throw it into a machine (such as they do at Las Vegas casinos) and they give you the bills.
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@CRK109 (14410)
• United States
29 Jun 16
@marguicha oh how I wish my bank could do that. It's wonderful that they've made it easy for you!
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@marguicha (76315)
• Chile
29 Jun 16
@CRK109 I´m sure there are Banks that do that in the US. The first time I saw one of those machines to count coins was at Las Vegas.
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• Lakewood, Colorado
28 Jun 16
You are very thrifty to do it this way Marguicha. I have no piggy banks but i miss them for sure. I remember having one when I was a child.
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@marguicha (76315)
• Chile
29 Jun 16
If you don´t have a piggy bank (and they are very unexpensive) you can use a coffee jar.
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• Lakewood, Colorado
29 Jun 16
@marguicha Certainly can my friend.
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@marguicha (76315)
• Chile
29 Jun 16
@TiarasOceanView I love to go on vacations and for me, they are health. But I have to put some effort if I want to go away. Some years ago, I discovered that I either stopped smoking or I went on holidays. I quit smoking.
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@koopharper (6032)
• Canada
28 Jun 16
Happy counting. I got lucky today. Found quite a few coins laying in the parking lot while I was cleaning up.
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@marguicha (76315)
• Chile
29 Jun 16
Good for you. I always bend down for a coin, even now that it hurts some.
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• Canada
29 Jun 16
@marguicha I won't leave money laying on the ground. It is getting harder to bend and pick it up though.
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@marguicha (76315)
• Chile
29 Jun 16
@koopharper Don´t tell me that! Today, when Leticia bent to pick something that was on the floor, I applauded.
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@rina110383 (21987)
29 Jun 16
Those are cute piggy banks and they are blue - my favorite color.
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@marguicha (76315)
• Chile
29 Jun 16
They are from Aruba and the color is the same as other ceramic from Holland.
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@shaggin (23762)
• United States
28 Jun 16
Thats great that have so many little ways to save money for your trip. My mother taught me to be very frugal as well.
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@marguicha (76315)
• Chile
29 Jun 16
I find that these ways resemble games and I like to play. Real money is for groceries and to pay bills. This money is for my luxury.
@dodo19 (26651)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
28 Jun 16
It's really nice to see the amount that you were able to save. Hopefully, this money saved helps you with your trip.
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@marguicha (76315)
• Chile
29 Jun 16
I will spend all the dollars that I will take in cash pampering my grandkids. For the normal expenses we will share with my daughter.
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@bunnybon7 (30996)
• Holiday, Florida
28 Jun 16
I hope she is okay? yes every little bit helps as they say
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@marguicha (76315)
• Chile
29 Jun 16
Leticia has a problem in her nails. She is taking care of it now.
@Luke35 (83)
• United States
28 Jun 16
I always like to save all my spare change and dump it into bottles. Over time you can accumulate a lot! But then I am always reluctant to cash it in because I then start back off at ZERO! LOL. The whole point of saving it up is to eventually convert it to cash...
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@marguicha (76315)
• Chile
28 Jun 16
My whole point is to convert it into vacations!
@GardenGerty (87671)
• Marion, Kansas
28 Jun 16
It feels very satisfying to have a goal and reach it by saving and earning in extra ways.
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@marguicha (76315)
• Chile
28 Jun 16
I can live fairly well, with a little bit of budgeting, with my pension and some money my husband left me. But I pay for my one luxury (vacations) with these things.
@responsiveme (12552)
• India
28 Jun 16
those piggy banks are lovely.From where did you get them?
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@marguicha (76315)
• Chile
28 Jun 16
Both are from Aruba. I have one from Mexico and another one from St. Maarten.
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@Corbin5 (70211)
• United States
28 Jun 16
I love saving the coins and am always surprised at how much those coins can add up to. Hope your coins give you back many dollars!
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@marguicha (76315)
• Chile
28 Jun 16
I hope so. I left out the biggest coins because there weren´t many and I have around $15.
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