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I have had this money box for a number of years now. At the end of every day I empty all my change into the box. I have seen this on Amazon for £5.80 but it cost me £9.99 when I bought it.
The box is clear and made of a robust plastic. It has a pink lid which screws on. The money box counts the money as it is put through the slot. The money box requires 2 x AAA batteries which unfortunately aren't included.
The battery case is housed under the lid and you need a screwdriver to open the battery case. There is also a little reset button under the lid so that you can set the counter back to zero at any time.
The money box slot has a metal pin in there which measures the coin and totals it up for you. This sounds great however in practice it doesn't really work. I have put 50 pence pieces in that have registered as 10 pence pieces and sometimes it registers a 5p as a 20p. This is very annoying as I either have to open the lid and try to make up the amount or just leave it knowing the total is wrong.
The box is nice it looks nice and in concept it is a great idea however it is way off the mark when it comes to counting the money. I find that when I take my money to the Coinstar machine or the bank the total is way off and I normally have less than what the box says.
I still use this to keep change in as the box itself is good quality and it looks nice in my living room. I wouldn't however recommend this and I wouldn't buy it again. I would stick to a traditional money box!
I recently found out that for my 21st birthday [even though it seems like forever away!] that Im off to New York with one of my friends which is somewhere Ive always wanted to go. Now in my opinion theres no point going to a place like that unless you can afford to have a good time so with that in mind I opened a savings account to put in any money I get when I find a new job but I also wanted something I could save up in at home. I always put my spare change - mainly 1ps & 2ps - in a small tin in my room and then wait until I have enough money to spend it on clothes which to be fair happens more often than not very quickly but I needed to know exactly how much I have in saving ready for this holiday so I can then transfer it to my savings account when I have about £20 each time. So I set my sights on this 'Pink Digital Savings Flask' which I bought a few weeks ago and it is something I am very happy with.
Price: £5.99 + P&P
Stockists: Fabu-licious @ Amazon.
Other Info: This flask shows a running account of exactly how much money you save, this does require 2 AAA batterys which dont come with the flask, ONLY counts coins not notes & has an LCD display at the top which shows you the amount in the bottom. Oh and this is recommended for age 6+ which I think is about right.
In reality this flask (I have no idea whay its called a flask!) looks just the same as it does in the image so when buying online like I did what you see is what you get so you wont be let down by the design. The bottom is made from clear, thick plastic so you can clearly see how high up your coin are and how much room you have for more. The top is light pink and can be easily screwed on and off to rmeove the money once you have reached the desired amount. On the top is the slim slot for your coins and an LCD display which should tell you exactly how much the coins in the bottom amount to - mine is on £4.01 at the moment - not much I think you'll agree LOL. Underneath the pink lid is the battery compartment which as I mentioned requires 2AAA batterys - you will need to unscrew the battery part with a small screwdriver but I dont think you will need to do that too often - Ive used mine quite a bit and the battery seems to be still going strong. Under the pink lid is also a reset button which when pressed will reduce the total back to £0.00 when you take out the money you have saved so far.
Using this saving flask is also very simple. There is a small slot of the top which you put the coins through - the screen will tell you the value of the coin when you insert it and then add it to the total in the bottom so you know exactly how much money you have saved to far - and by the looks of the box when I bought it when the bottom is full the screen will read 'FULL' mine isnt anywhere near that yet though so I dont know how much you have to have in the flask for that to appear on the screen. Ive found this to be very accurate - it has never got the coin amount wrong and as far as I know the amount in the bottom is the amount showing on the LCD screen so this is great for saving up for a particular event - a new haircut, a holiday or even a new handbag because you can see exactly how much you have saved so far and exactly how far off you are from your desired amount so it gives you a great incentive for saving up.
I have no idea how a small plastic slot knows what coin your putting in or how much it adds up to overall but it seems to be working so far for me and I can see exactly how much Ive saved up change wise without having to open it up and count it all the time. I dont think this will get dirty very easily as it just sits in my room on the ledge but if you do need to clean this use a damp cloth or a baby wipe rather than properly washing it as if it gets too much water on it the LCD screen will break and then that would render this item pretty pointless. I think this would make a nice gift for most girls or women of any age especially if you know they are saving up for a special occassion and could use some help. Id recommend this to everyone as it is cute, accurate and is helping me save towards the holiday of a lifetime! Brilliant in my opinion and well worth the money
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