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SORT YOUR COINS AND KEEP UP WITH THE TOTAL
Digital Coin Counting Money Jar
Member Name: angelboouk
Digital Coin Counting Money Jar
Advantages: SORTS COINS, WELL MADE, BATTERIES LAST WELL, LARGE CONTAINER
Disadvantages: SOMETIMES DOESN'T RECOGNISE COINS
Saving money can be difficult when you don't really have any spare after all the essential bills have been paid. How often do you see others throwing their 1ps and 2ps on the ground simply to unclutter their purses? This is a waste and every penny counts as you may need them some day.
So what is out there to make saving just that little bit more interesting? You have your savings accounts and ISAs for larger deposits. You have your traditional piggy banks and money pots. You can also choose to do it the electronic way!
Here we have a Digital Coin Counting Money Jar. My jar was bought from B&Ms and is marked on the box as being created by them. You can also purchase other branded jars but they are all really the same and do the same job.
This is basically a container operated by 2 AA batteries (not included) that counts your money. It is designed to recognise UK money and will accept 1p - £2 coins. Notes cannot be pushed through but you can open the container and put them in if you wish to do so. The amount in your container is displayed on a digital screen on the lid.
The container is made of clear plastic which is quite hard so reasonably bump proof. The container is round and comes complete with a thick silver lid. The lid can be screwed on/off. Inside the lid there is the battery compartment for which you will need a screwdriver to access. There is also a tiny little reset button which can be used if you wish to change your total to zero.
On the top of the lid, there is a rectangular display screen operated by the batteries. There is a coin slot with a little gold lever integrated into it which determines which coin you have slotted.
*How Does It Work*
Once your batteries are in place, your screen with say £00.00. To start filling up the container, you gently slot a coin through the opening. The little gold lever will decide which coin you have slotted and the amount will flash on the screen for a few seconds. The screen will then show your total balance.
Ensure that you only slot one coin at a time and do not force it as this could ruin your total.
*Where Can I Buy It*
I purchased mine from B&Ms for £3.99 but these can be bought online for under the £10.00 mark.
I am forever looking for interesting ways to save money. Once all our bills are paid, we do not have a lot left but we do manage to accumulate some 5ps. I cannot see sense in those who simply throw them away! I have a large copper jar so use this Money Jar as my silver and upwards jar as I feel the coppers would fill it up too fast.
I picked this up at £3.99 which I believe is a bargain. I previously owned an electronic coin sorted which I hated as it was too noisy, often stuck and I couldn't save much in it so it found its way into my nephews room!
The design of the jar is somewhat simple but looks very modern in my bedroom. When I started using this, I found it simple to get the battery compartment off and set it up. I started slowly by putting my 5ps into the slot. The slot is wide enough for all UK coins but will not recognise foreign money.
The lever is good at determining which coins you have put in and you get reassurance when the amount flashes on the screen before being added to your running total. There have been a few occasions where the lever has made a mistake but this I believe was my fault as I was rather slow at putting the coin through and messed it up.
The container will hold a great amount of cash depending on the denominations you choose to save. 5ps are tiny so I would expect to be able to save quite a bit. I had £15.85 in my container until recently when I was rather short and took it the bank to change into the machine. This amount didn't even fill 1/6 of the container so that is pretty impressive. I took the full container along to the bank and managed to empty it into the coin machine with ease.
The display screen constantly shows your total meaning this is using battery power. I have not had to change my batteries and have been using this for a good few months now. I did have to use the reset button when I emptied my stash. You will need something really tiny to reset it like a needle or thin nibbed pen. I wouldn't recommend a bank card or card of any sort as I discovered when I tried to use the corner of hubbys debit card to reset it. Lets just say the corner snapped off and he wasn't very amused!
If you need to take money out, unless you are going to replace it later on, you will need to reset the button and start again otherwise you will have an inaccurate running total and we cannot have that!
I feel this bank is ideal for children, teenagers or adults and if you feel you can save without dipping in then buy one cheap. I enjoy seeing my odds and ends coins building up and I am determined not to use the money this time.
Thanks for reading :)
Summary: I LOVE MY COUNTING JAR
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