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Old 02-10-2013, 07:01 PM   #196
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Things like that penny jar a re really deceptive. I used to have what I called my bird fund. It's fun to build up pennies like that. As for my guess, hmm..... I have no clue. $168?
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Old 02-10-2013, 08:01 PM   #197
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I suggest the counting machine (if the fee is waved of course)

My guess $129!

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Old 02-10-2013, 08:06 PM   #198
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If you have access to the Navy Fed branch by Luke, they have a free counting machine in the lobby :-)
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Old 02-11-2013, 12:32 PM   #200
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I haven't counted yet, but I think you all have WAY overshot my penny total. Remember, it's only pennies. I think one time when it was one-third full I only had about $7.50. So I'm thinking guesses under $100 are more likely to be close. I will give any of you a second guess if you want to revise.

***Sigh*** It looks like the Fast Pass time enforcement is starting before our trip and will be in full force by then. I am going to confess that I have been a FastPass hoarder who gathered all morning and used in the afternoon or evening. I think one day I had 5 sets of FPs at once.

So it will change my touring style. Luckily with roughly two days in each park I don't need to go quite as commando on FP -- we can go slower and be more flexible. I guess it will be more like I used to tour before I knew they could be used late: enter an area and get a FP, then ride smaller rides and eat until the FP time came. Back to the drawing board.

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Old 02-11-2013, 12:39 PM   #201
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If you have access to the Navy Fed branch by Luke, they have a free counting machine in the lobby :-)
Hello, Sunflare! Glad to see another local following along!

We have a Navy Fed not far from me here in the East Valley. Do I have to be special to use their machine or can anyone?

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Old 02-11-2013, 12:40 PM   #202
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I haven't counted yet, but I think you all have WAY overshot my penny total. Remember, it's only pennies. I think one time when it was one-third full I only had about $7.50. So I'm thinking guesses under $100 are more likely to be close. I will give any of you a second guess if you want to revise.

***Sigh*** It looks like the Fast Pass time enforcement is starting before our trip and will be in full force by then. I am going to confess that I have been a FastPass hoarder who gathered all morning and used in the afternoon or evening. I think one day I had 5 sets of FPs at once.

So it will change my touring style. Luckily with roughly two days in each park I don't need to go quite as commando on FP -- we can go slower and be more flexible. I guess it will be more like I used to tour before I knew they could be used late: enter an area and get a FP, then ride smaller rides and eat until the FP time came. Back to the drawing board.

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Me too about the FP. We are going on Feb. 24 and I am very sad we are just missing it. I usually go to WDW so I was looking forward to being FP return time free once again.

I just hate doing the proper return time. Usually I'm at the opposite side of the park by then. Our last WDW trip we returned home with about half of our FP's unused.
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Old 02-11-2013, 06:42 PM   #203
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***Sigh*** It looks like the Fast Pass time enforcement is starting before our trip and will be in full force by then. I am going to confess that I have been a FastPass hoarder who gathered all morning and used in the afternoon or evening. I think one day I had 5 sets of FPs at once.

So it will change my touring style. Luckily with roughly two days in each park I don't need to go quite as commando on FP -- we can go slower and be more flexible. I guess it will be more like I used to tour before I knew they could be used late: enter an area and get a FP, then ride smaller rides and eat until the FP time came. Back to the drawing board.

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When we were at WDW over Christmas the FP return time was 'strictly' enforced. A fellow FP horder, we really had to change the way we toured. We got more walking in for sure. Our gathering of FP technique didn't change, when we used them sure did. It all worked out.

As an up side, we didn't have any overly long FP return lines. I've stood in the TOT FP line over 40 minutes at DL....

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Old 02-11-2013, 08:31 PM   #204
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When we were at WDW over Christmas the FP return time was 'strictly' enforced. A fellow FP horder, we really had to change the way we toured. We got more walking in for sure. Our gathering of FP technique didn't change, when we used them sure did. It all worked out.

As an up side, we didn't have any overly long FP return lines. I've stood in the TOT FP line over 40 minutes at DL....

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I am wondering if it will change how people pull FPs -- if they will last longer because people choose not to get one if they don't like the return time, and if the FP return lines will be more consistent and hopefully shorter. I think long-term and overall it will probably be OK, just in the short-term it is frustrating to have them finally close the loophole right before MY trip.

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HI! I'm glad to be following along :-) I'm pretty sure you have to be DOD eligible to have an account there - https://www.navyfederal.org/about/el...-checklist.php . It used to be a lot more restrictive though... you used to only be able to get an account at Navy boot camp, Marine boot camp, and overseas (I think... ). The counter gives you a slip of paper with the total on it, and the tellers deposit that amount into your account.
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Old 02-13-2013, 09:29 AM   #206
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HI! I'm glad to be following along :-) I'm pretty sure you have to be DOD eligible to have an account there - https://www.navyfederal.org/about/el...-checklist.php . It used to be a lot more restrictive though... you used to only be able to get an account at Navy boot camp, Marine boot camp, and overseas (I think... ). The counter gives you a slip of paper with the total on it, and the tellers deposit that amount into your account.
Bummer ... even if I was eligible (unlikely), I don't think I'd open a whole new account to deposit pennies!


Keep the guesses coming ... I have to start counting!


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Old 02-13-2013, 11:20 AM   #207
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Bummer ... even if I was eligible (unlikely), I don't think I'd open a whole new account to deposit pennies!

Keep the guesses coming ... I have to start counting!

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Hope I am not too late guessing. I'll say $89.26
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Hope I am not too late guessing. I'll say $89.26
Welcome Lynne G! Hope you are enjoying our pre-trip goofiness! I am having people guess until Sunday. Plus I still have to get the coins counted!

Good news on that: I checked out CoinStar (they have several near me, including at my Kroger-brand grocery store Fry's), and they will count the coins for free if you redeem them for an e-gift certificate, including Amazon. Since I am a regular Amazon shopper, it makes sense to cash out for Amazon credit through CoinStar and put the equivalent in my trip fund.

So off to the grocery tomorrow ... assuming the cold I feel coming on doesn't lay me out.

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Old 02-13-2013, 10:23 PM   #210
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Feel better Not just because I want to know how much was in the penny jar...
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