Product Type: Star Case Novelty Toy
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Say goodbye to coin mountain
Digital Coin Counting Money Jar
Member Name: Tracy_1127
Digital Coin Counting Money Jar
Advantages: counts change, tidy place to save cash
Disadvantages: display doesn't switch off
My partner is one of those men who ends up with pockets of loose change at the end of every day and dumps it in a heap on his bedside table. The mountain of coins had in fact become so large it was slipping onto the floor and getting coins stuck to your feet as you walk around isn't helpful. That's what prompted me to buy him one of these digital coin counting money jars for Xmas.
The jar itself is quite large and made of plastic, it's about 20 cm tall and 10 cm wide so there's plenty of coin space in there. The lid is grey, has a digital display on it and a slot the coins must go through to be counted. On the reverse of the lid is the battery compartment which requires 2 AA batteries inserting.
Yesterday my partner opened this jar, inserted batteries and tried a couple of coins to make sure it worked. It did so I took it upstairs to deal with the coin mountain.
Unbelievably the mountain of coins exceeded £50 in loose change! The coins must be inserted one by one through the slot and as you place the coin through a piece of metal in the slot moves sideways as far as necessary to fit the coin in, this is how it differentiates between the coins.
So it counts, it stores loose change tidily and apparently the display will go to 9999.99 but I'm not sure the jar would hold that much! I expect it will hold a few hundred pounds in change. The one thing I wish it did that it doesn't do is turn off. The digital display doesn't turn off so the batteries are bound to go flat and I don't know if this wipes the memory so it would be better if the display could be turned on and off at will.
Otherwise it's a great gadget. We plan on saving for a new TV in my partners and in the meantime it stops the coin mountain from reappearing and coin debris sticking to my feet!
I bought this one for £12.99 from a company called Gizoo.co.uk and as I purchased through Quidco I also got 13% cashback which I'll add to the jar!
A really useful gadget for men and their loose change.
Summary: A handy saving gadget
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