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Turn coppers into cash!
Member Name: edwardday
Advantages: 'Free money'
Disadvantages: loud noises when pouring money into machine
Coinstar machines are a good way of turning small change into 'bonus cash'. They are located in various supermarket chains and all you have to do is to take all your loose change along and pout it into the machine. It then calculates how much you have put in and then turns it into a voucher which you can either use for your shopping or go into the store and redeem for cash at a checkout.
There's also an option of donating to charity if you wish and the only catch is that Coinstar take a cut of about 7% off your total. It's still well worth it and I save up my coins over the course of a year and then cash them in and this usually gets me about £50 and pays for a night out!
The one other downside to the machine is that it does make a loud noise when you are pouring the money in. I have found this does result in everyone around the machine staring at you and you can feel like a bit f a cheapskate!
Summary: Good way of squeezing out a bit more cash