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briannesmom
01-22-2008, 02:12 PM
We are heading to the bank to cash in our change jar as soon as DH comes home. We have one of those big water bottles and it is over 1/3 full. We have been saving for about a year and I am dying to know how much is in there. I am hoping for about $300 but I have no idea.
Any one have any guesses?

LisaNJ25
01-22-2008, 02:16 PM
hmmmm.. Thats 1 of my toddlers and 1/4 of the other one lol

My guess.... 475

disalways
01-22-2008, 02:40 PM
Hmmm... $378.56?

isyt
01-22-2008, 03:14 PM
I can't wait to hear how you did!! My guess is $436.78!!

mcorbo
01-22-2008, 03:34 PM
I'll guess 637.28

poohbearluvr
01-22-2008, 03:39 PM
I'll guess $417.79.

Rootskate
01-22-2008, 03:40 PM
$585.58 is my guess. Let us know how it goes!

Along4theRide
01-22-2008, 04:09 PM
I wish I could save that much!! I'm gonna guess $515.76 :cool1:

crgfsu1
01-22-2008, 04:12 PM
Ummm, we did this once and it will be more than you think. My guess is $1035.88

Good luck!
Cathy

LittleBoPeep
01-22-2008, 04:15 PM
I agree, I think it will be quite a lot... I will guess $842.71

ENSOCK
01-22-2008, 04:22 PM
Not to burst your bubble but did you check with your bank before bringing all that loose change?? I work at a bank and it has to be wrapped or we can't accept it.

My guess is around $980.00!!

Lollipop's Mom
01-22-2008, 04:24 PM
Maybe she is taking it to a change counting machine? They have those at the grocery stores and stuff now.

My guess is 413.84

misricsmith
01-22-2008, 04:33 PM
I just counted mine it was 1/4 full at $145.85
my guess is 319.09

ceecee
01-22-2008, 04:41 PM
Maybe she is taking it to a change counting machine? They have those at the grocery stores and stuff now.

My guess is 413.84

You can buy those change counting things. The one at the grocery charges you to count it, never again! We bought one at Christmas (discounted 50%) and it works great.

Green Tea
01-22-2008, 05:04 PM
$523.72

briannesmom
01-22-2008, 05:35 PM
The grand total is $528.11! My Dh just about fell over when they told him he was guessing $200 at the most. I pulled 77 singles out of the jug yesterday too.
Our bank branch won't take loose change but a branch a few miles away will.
We are taking a last minute trip to Disney next month so the extra spending money will be great. I told DD the change was our Disney money so she was a bit disappointed the bank just gave us "regular money" instead of Disney Dollars.

caa1277
01-22-2008, 05:37 PM
Hope it's a lot! I guess $512.69.

mnasmom3
01-22-2008, 05:54 PM
You did good!

We save change, too. Sure adds up!

grammynelliebelle
01-22-2008, 07:10 PM
If you have a Commerce Bank nearby they are the best! They have a penny arcade and you just dump your change in and out pops a ticket to get your cash. You don't even have to have an account, and they do not charge anything. Grammy

SondraC
01-22-2008, 07:55 PM
Good job on all the coinage! We have a bank that everyone puts all their coins into. I never, ever use coins to pay if something is $2.02 I give them $3.00 and the change goes in the bank! Last summer when we cashed it in we had over $800.00!
It's a great way to keep the entire family in on saving for vacation.

Green Tea
01-22-2008, 07:58 PM
I WON! I WON! What's my prize?;)

LisaNJ25
01-22-2008, 08:22 PM
I WON! I WON! What's my prize?;)

The dust and lint in the bottom of the change jar :lmao:

Way to go OP

Green Tea
01-23-2008, 06:06 AM
Hooray! I LOVE dust and lint. I am so honored.:lovestruc I am so crafty and thrifty I can make some Martha Stewart looking window treatments out of that dust and lint.

Aleebama
01-23-2008, 06:53 AM
Hooray! I LOVE dust and lint. I am so honored.:lovestruc I am so crafty and thrifty I can make some Martha Stewart looking window treatments out of that dust and lint.

Will you incorporate L;) ime Green Mickey Heads into them?

duffy
01-23-2008, 07:43 AM
So, how much do I win if my guess is closest? ;)

$349.34--just hitting numbers at random on the keyboard.

Edited to add: Sorry, I missed the big moment!! Darn.

myAAbatteries&aTD
01-23-2008, 08:11 AM
Great job! We only have 4 more months to save so I've also started throwing bills in to help w/ our total..... I'd be ecstatic to have an extra $500 for WDW!

disalways
01-23-2008, 08:38 AM
Wow! That's quite a bit of money saved up! That should come in handy for your trip.

39CINDERELLA
01-23-2008, 10:53 AM
I took my kids to WDW in Dec. for a unplanned short trip. I used only the quarters from the change collection for our fun money and they came to 500.00. It adds up quickly!!princess:

sarahlovesmickey
01-23-2008, 11:14 AM
I need to empty our piggy banks and get them to the bank. We have a ton of change!!!!

Colinsmom
01-23-2008, 11:48 AM
I am so crafty and thrifty I can make some Martha Stewart looking window treatments out of that dust and lint.


Oh, tag fairy!! Where are you?

rkandmjsmommy
01-23-2008, 12:27 PM
WOW Thats great!!!!!!!! I just weighed mine and its 40 lbs, we will be saving until our DCL cruise in Sept:cool1:

Green Tea
01-23-2008, 02:06 PM
Oh, tag fairy!! Where are you?

I'm pretty sure I saw her lugging a sack of pennies to the CoinStar a few minutes ago. I was buying some flour to make paste for my lint window treatments. If these fail, I'll just call it dinner.;)

kimsuenew
01-23-2008, 02:34 PM
Not to burst your bubble but did you check with your bank before bringing all that loose change?? I work at a bank and it has to be wrapped or we can't accept it.

My guess is around $980.00!!

:rotfl: I had to tell you... before our WDW trip last year I took a couple of hundred dollars in (various denominations, all rolled) to our Credit Union (they are large... 5 in our city alone and have branched out to neighboring counties) and they refused the rolled coins, it all HAS to be loose and put through (its free) their change counter (available at 2/5 locations). I had worked so hard counting and rolling change... for no reason! :goodvibes It is odd, how places are different!

kimsuenew
01-23-2008, 02:39 PM
Oops! A system glitch equalled two identical posts... sorry!

Kycha
01-23-2008, 02:41 PM
I am always surprised to hear that a bank wants the change rolled. Seems to me it would be very easy for a dishonest person to short a roll of change a couple of coins.

Green Tea
01-23-2008, 03:33 PM
Mine takes it loose or rolled. Businesses buy the rolled coins, so maybe they just resell immediately what is turned in. I don't know; it might have to be unrolled, sent in bags to the fed, rerolled, returned to the bank then sold to the business. No wonder they charge!

4fosterkids
01-23-2008, 08:46 PM
That's exciting!
We have a big water bottle too and its about 1/4 full. I just weighed it and its almost 30lbs. We have quite few dollar bills and the rule is NO penny's!

We have 7 months until our cruise, so you have inspired me to really pick up the change tossing!!

DisneyBill
01-23-2008, 10:03 PM
I need to empty our piggy banks and get them to the bank. We have a ton of change!!!!

You might want to hurry to the bank and start earning interest. A "ton of change" at the same average value per pound as the OP's was of $9.0896729 times 2000 pounds is $18179.34!

briannesmom
01-24-2008, 05:40 AM
Hooray! I LOVE dust and lint. I am so honored.:lovestruc I am so crafty and thrifty I can make some Martha Stewart looking window treatments out of that dust and lint.

In addition to the dust and lint we also found a few Cheerios and a Little Pony ballet slipper. The slipper has gone back to its rightful owner but as the winner you are welcome to the Cheerios.

4fosterkids
08-14-2008, 06:37 PM
had to update this thread for anybody who's still saving change. We cashed in our big sparkletts bottle of change....it weighed in at 46 lbs, but my scale may be over a lb or so.
We had $547.00 in change and $128.00 in bills.
I'm very excited and we will definitely start again for our next trip. It became very easy to toss coins in there.

santa's surpriz
08-14-2008, 07:08 PM
Not to burst your bubble but did you check with your bank before bringing all that loose change?? I work at a bank and it has to be wrapped or we can't accept it.

My guess is around $980.00!!

Ditto on this! Customers will often bring loads of change to our bank and becomes a service issue because our teller cannot accept loose coin in mass amounts. If it will equal a roll then it needs to be rolled. Some banks, but not many have coin counting machines. They will charge a fee and break down often. And what ever you do please arrive well before closing. We had a guy come in with a backpack full of rolled coin 10min before closing...the tellers were a little ticked because everyone had to stay an hour after close on a Saturday to verify it all.

I would guess you have between $750 and $850! (Last I had 2 huge coffee cans it amounted to around $250. That will hopefully pay for tix and some extra treats for your vacation!

santa's surpriz
08-14-2008, 07:10 PM
I am always surprised to hear that a bank wants the change rolled. Seems to me it would be very easy for a dishonest person to short a roll of change a couple of coins.


There are machines at that bank that weigh each roll to prevent scammers.

da-winnie-pooh
08-14-2008, 07:16 PM
I have a container that I bought jelly beans in at WDW. I call it the Disney Bucket and have gotten my dc to put a bit of change in it and dh put in maybe a dollar.:confused3

But, it adds up, doesn't it?

We were able to treat some friends to Chef Mickey's (mainly with Disney
Reward Dollars) and it was SO MUCH FUN! Our plan is to someday treat my brother's Pooh-fan kids to the Crystal Palace. We'll see.

santa's surpriz
08-14-2008, 07:17 PM
Mine takes it loose or rolled. Businesses buy the rolled coins, so maybe they just resell immediately what is turned in. I don't know; it might have to be unrolled, sent in bags to the fed, rerolled, returned to the bank then sold to the business. No wonder they charge!

Our bank requires a business agreement with the bank to bring in bags of coins. I am not a teller so I don't quite remember the amounts, but they coins need to separated and counted. I recall something like $2000 for quarter bags,etc. It would take a long time for the average Joe to come up with this much change. Ours usually comes from car washes and laundry mats. They get sent out once a week and the fed sets the minimum amounts we can send in. Banks do not rebag coins to meet the minimum. If the fed tells us the bag was short, it gets charged back to your account. (the bags have serial numbers tracked back to your deposit.)

santa's surpriz
08-14-2008, 07:20 PM
If you have a Commerce Bank nearby they are the best! They have a penny arcade and you just dump your change in and out pops a ticket to get your cash. You don't even have to have an account, and they do not charge anything. Grammy


That is a sweet and rare deal Commerce has going on!!!

cookies
08-14-2008, 07:32 PM
The penny depot at commerce is great. We collect change for all our trips. It pays for our dining and tickets.
Don't trust the Coinstar machines in the grocery stores. One of the news channels did a story about these machines and none of them counted the change correctly!

4fosterkids
08-14-2008, 07:34 PM
Our savings & loan will not take any rolled coin. It had to be loose and they just put it thru their machine that divides it into bags. There was no charge because we are a customer with them.

eduk8r26
08-14-2008, 08:06 PM
My credit union takes them rolled, but with my acct# on the roll. That way if it's short, they debit my account. I won't do Coinstar because they charge you 8.5% per dollar.

disneydreamer1970
08-14-2008, 08:06 PM
Thank you OP for the inspiration! We booked our trip for next September at 400 days out and have decided to see how much change we can save. I am also saving $1 per day (and hiding it from DH)....That is $400 right there!!!

I can't wait to see how much change we can save in a year!!!

Trish

sumlthomp
08-14-2008, 09:14 PM
We don't have any Commerce Banks in our area (Cleveland, OH). Does anyone know of any banks in the area that you can take your loose change to?

sunshine1178
08-14-2008, 09:40 PM
I have a checking account at Chase bank, and they took my loose change at no charge.

dizkids
08-14-2008, 09:51 PM
In NJ (monmouth and oceany county) there is Manasquan Savings Banks and they have several branches with the same free penny arcade : ) Its great! The kids love it so it gives them a good incentive to save the change, too.