extra change

@BriNbai (912)
United States
September 15, 2008 3:21pm CST
What do you do with your extra change? When I was little everyday when my dad came home he would empty his pockets full of change and give it to us kids.I use to save that money until the weekend and buy lots of candy Now that Im older when I empty my own pockets at the end of the day I throw all my change in a cointainer I have in my room.When the cointainer is full I go to a coinstar and change the coins and buy myself a little something that I had been holding off on..I think the most I have gotten from my extra change is about $120..I saved forever..lol What do you with your extra change?Do you save then exchange it for paper money?if so whats the most that you have saved?
4 responses
• United States
15 Sep 08
i'm not sure on exactly how much i have saved before but my husband always leaves his change laying aroun and i just put it in the bank so if we ever need it its there
@BriNbai (912)
• United States
15 Sep 08
Oh thats a good idea but I think I would make alot of trips to the bank LOL
• United States
15 Sep 08
i meant piggy bank sorry...lol
@BriNbai (912)
• United States
16 Sep 08
Oh see that makes sense!lol
@o2harrij (11)
16 Sep 08
Well i save all mine up in a old hot chocolate tub cos i couldnt be bothered to go out and buy a piggy bank, so maybe when the tub is full i will use the change to buy a piggy bank =]XD
@BriNbai (912)
• United States
16 Sep 08
yeah I dont want to spend my money on a piggy bank either..I have a big cointainer where tea used to come in.Thats where my change is..and no one knows..BUt you LOL
@dvschic (1796)
• United States
15 Sep 08
i never spend my change and i own a coin sorter. Every day when i get home i sort my coins, roll them myself and then once or twice a year we take that change to vegas and have a mini vacation. i try to avoid coinstar since they take a percentage, my coin sorter was an xmas gift and it does the same thing plus my bank cashes them out for free. the cashiers always look at me weird, but it makes sense. now Bank of America is doing the same thing, with their keep the change program. If my item is 1.02, i wont give them pennies, I get my 98 cents back and put it in the sorter. then in a couple of months i have 2 to 300 dollars.
@BriNbai (912)
• United States
15 Sep 08
I always wanted a coin sorter but I dont think Ive ever been in a store that sells one?lol but yeah I heard about the bofa keep your change thing.Its a really good idea but I just dont like bofa as bank at all.Im glad its working out for you.
• United States
15 Sep 08
I save it and put it into a jar I have. I am not sure how much is in it, but right now it's not very full. I have a habit of picking up change off the ground so I can add it to my jar.
@BriNbai (912)
• United States
15 Sep 08
I find myself picking up change whenever I see it too.Its funny because my co-workers joke that I need a raise lol.