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Cash For Old Rope..... Or Loose Change Anyway!!!
Member Name: CheekyCharlie08
Advantages: Cash in your change and get PROPER money
Disadvantages: They charge to count the change
I've got a massive vodka bottle that I chuck all my change in at the end of every couple of days, the coppers go in every night because I hate having loads of pennies and 2ps in my purse but I also put silver and pound coins in there. It mounts up quite quick but then I get stuck because the bank won't always take loads of coins and I can't be bothered going in with 3 or 5 bags a day until all the change is in my account! lol
The Morrisons up by me have just had a Coinstar installed and it's a wicked idea. You put all your change into a sort of basket and then tip it up so that all the coins slide into the big machine, then the Coinstar counts it all and when you're all done it prints a slip out with your total. You can either give this in at the checkout for them to take the money off your shopping or ask for the cash.
Coinstar take a percentage out as like a commission and I know some people would be annoyed about that because it's THEIR money but this is a service and it's not free..... so get over it! lol At the minute they charge 8.9p for each £1.00 of your cash that the machine counts and that doesn't bother me because at least I can get all my change counted quick and in one go without the stress of having to keep going to the bank.
The Coinstar machine takes all the UK coins except for the special edition £5.00 coins that were floating about a couple of years ago. Whenever I've used the machine there are always a few coins that it won't accept, today when I went to use it there was about 60p worth of mixes copper and silver that I just couldn't get to go through the machine.
It doesn't take long for the coins to be counted and you can see on the little screen how much there is and that goes up in real time as the coins are counted. At the end you press ACCEPT to get your voucher and it's printed out straight away, I usually use mine for money off the shopping but it doesn't matter how you want to use it because it's the same voucher for both ways.
I reckon Coinstar is brilliant, for the price of 8.9p in every £1.00 you can cash in a load of coins that would be just sitting in the bottle other wise.
Recommended..... cold hard cash for your loose change!!!
Summary: A Wicked Way To Get Your Change Turned Into More Exciting Money!
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