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Old 07-19-2012, 02:40 PM   #1
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Question 2 1/2 Gallons of Change

I just had to move my 5 Gallon Disney Fund Change Jar to vaccum and I could hardly lift it, I looked
and realized it is a little over half full. No pennies, all quarters, nickels and dimes and I would say
mostly quarters. So now I'm sitting here wondering how much is there and if it could get me to Disney
for a couple days sooner rather than later.
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Old 07-19-2012, 03:26 PM   #2
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I'd guess there's a good chance you got enough to get you to Disney faster...now I'm curious too!
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Old 07-19-2012, 03:27 PM   #3
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You should take a picture of the jar so we can all make guesses as to how much it's worth. Then the winner gets to keep it! err I mean, you get to go to Disney =)
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Old 07-19-2012, 03:28 PM   #4
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Have you done this before with the 5 gallon jar, and if so, what was the amount?
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Old 07-19-2012, 03:39 PM   #5
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Old 07-19-2012, 05:09 PM   #6
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We did this! Ours included pennies and it was around a quarter of the way full when I emptied it. We had over $600!
Good Luck and let us know how much!!!
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I just had to move my 5 Gallon Disney Fund Change Jar to vaccum and I could hardly lift it, I looked
and realized it is a little over half full. No pennies, all quarters, nickels and dimes and I would say
mostly quarters. So now I'm sitting here wondering how much is there and if it could get me to Disney
for a couple days sooner rather than later.
That's going to be a nice sum of $$$$!!!
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Old 07-19-2012, 05:39 PM   #8
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Old 07-19-2012, 08:35 PM   #9
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You should take a picture of the jar so we can all make guesses as to how much it's worth. Then the winner gets to keep it! err I mean, you get to go to Disney =)
I'll post a couple pics, but I don't know when I'm going to be doing any counting. I think it's going to take me quite a while.

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Have you done this before with the 5 gallon jar, and if so, what was the amount?
I have always used this change jar, but it's never gotten this full, last time I emptied it for a trip I think there was almost $500, but it wasn't nearly this full.

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We did this! Ours included pennies and it was around a quarter of the way full when I emptied it. We had over $600!
Good Luck and let us know how much!!!
Only a quarter of the way full and you had $600??? Wow!

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Grapefruit. Grapefruit. Grapefruit.

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Old 07-20-2012, 12:05 PM   #10
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I do this with a 28 ounce old Folgers coffee container. I don't discriminate against the pennies, so they go in the container too! When it's full to the top I take it to the credit union (they have a free sorting machine) and put it in my vacation fund. It's usually in the $200 range when full.
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I like the picture idea so we can all guess!
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If you ever get it full you will need a forklift to move it.

Now is the time to check with your bank to see if they have a counter they can use (at no cost to you) to get the money into your account.
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Old 07-20-2012, 03:41 PM   #13
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I can never collect more than $40 or so in my change jar! But, I had been strictly using my debit card. . . in the past two weeks, I've started using cash only and hope to start really collecting change.

Having said all that - can't wait to see pics of your change jar!!
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Old 07-20-2012, 04:05 PM   #14
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This is a fabulous idea! I think I will get back to doing this too! The last time I did this was many years ago. I had a piggy bank (it plays "When Irish Eyes Are Smiling" when you drop the money in) but not a jar or can! I think I will set up a Disney Change jar!

How long have you been collecting change?
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Old 07-20-2012, 04:10 PM   #15
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Congratulations! I hardly ever use cash so I never have change jars anymore You should find a place to dump-count it,though...nothing worse than having to roll coins. Check with your bank to see if they have a change dumper thing that will automatically add it to your account. Or you can use the one that they have in the grocery store (but there's a fee with that one).
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