I Hit The Coinstar Jackpot Last Night

By Yuki
@yukimori (9801)
United States
October 14, 2021 3:41am CST
I made a quick run to the store to pick up a few things before they closed. When I got to the self checkout I thought I was lucky to find a dime and a shiny new penny in front of the register I picked. It's been a few weeks since I found any loose change while shopping. On my way out of the store, I looked at the Coinstar machine out of habit... then I had to do a double-take, because the reject tray at the bottom was completely full of change! It was "only" pennies and nickels, but when I counted it all up it totaled $2.22. I was really surprised that there weren't any tokens or foreign coins mixed in with them; most of them seem to have been rejected by the machine just because they were pretty beat up. Our grand total of found money for last year was $22.19. This year's running total is at $23.96 with this find, and there's still two and a half more months to go. I kind of can't wait to see how much more we'll add to the jar before then.
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@Vree0937 (2010)
• Indonesia
14 Oct
We use to collect coins when we were young. Now we had money coins- still not use
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@db20747 (38205)
• Washington, District Of Columbia
17 Oct
What a good find!! Your found money jar is adding up well!!
@RebeccasFarm (48114)
• Wheat Ridge, Colorado
14 Oct
You had the luckiest day!! Congratulations Yuki I always find change out here on the street but not that much, a dollar most.
@marlina (132794)
• Canada
14 Oct
My biggest "found money" was years ago and it was a $5.00 bill
@Shavkat (114787)
• Philippines
14 Oct
Congratulations! I also love collecting loose coins.
@MALUSE (67256)
• Germany
14 Oct
Congratulations! You're very fortunate.
@sharon6345 (289433)
• United States
14 Oct
That is something awesome to do.