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Old 10-03-2012, 07:20 PM   #1
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bonus Mickey Money!

Since January 1, 2011 DH and I have had a pact that on Sunday night we will take any $1 bills out of his wallet/my purse and stash them in an old bank bag that I have. I just counted and we have $796 of bonus Mickey Money!! The branch is already groaning knowing I'm going to show up with 100 pounds of coin for them to run...the look on their faces when they get to count the ones in addition...priceless!! (Yes, I work at the bank and they are well aware of my Mickey addiction!) evil laugh!!!!
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Old 10-03-2012, 07:43 PM   #2
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It adds up fast, doesn't it? I put any bills I forget in my pocket or run through the washer (laundered money! ) and spare change. I don't use a lot of cash but I still cashed in $220 on Saturday....that's a lot of drinks on my cruise next week!

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Old 10-03-2012, 09:58 PM   #3
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Since January 1, 2011 DH and I have had a pact that on Sunday night we will take any $1 bills out of his wallet/my purse and stash them in an old bank bag that I have. I just counted and we have $796 of bonus Mickey Money!! The branch is already groaning knowing I'm going to show up with 100 pounds of coin for them to run...the look on their faces when they get to count the ones in addition...priceless!! (Yes, I work at the bank and they are well aware of my Mickey addiction!) evil laugh!!!!
Wanted to say great job and a wonderful idea.
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Old 10-04-2012, 11:02 AM   #5
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That's a lot to save up. DH always leaves his loose change and bills on the top banister, he uses it at work for the pop machine but it drives me crazy that he empties his pockets there. So I always take the money and put it in the travel jar.
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Old 10-04-2012, 05:00 PM   #6
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That is an awesome amount to save!

We have 2 jars sitting on our kitchen counter. One is labeled -- Feed the Hungry --- and we put pennies, nickels and dimes in that one. When it is full we take it into church and get a new bottle. The other one hold quarters that are designated for Disney. My hubby knows that any spare change lying anywhere in the house goes into the jars. I always say to him, "Thanks for the donation!"
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Old 10-04-2012, 07:24 PM   #7
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What a great idea! I am definitely going to start doing this!
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Old 10-05-2012, 09:29 AM   #8
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we have a " penny house " which is a clear bank shaped like a house that the kids ever since they were small would put pennies in for fudge when we go on our annual trip to the shore.We usually end up with about $11 enough for a pound. And we have a change jar that gets whatever change anyone puts in and it will go towards a family trip when we next take one. Be it camping, or whatever.
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Old 10-05-2012, 09:45 AM   #9
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Love this idea! We already have a change jar that we cash in before each trip. Last time we has $680! But dollar bills will add up faster...
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Old 10-05-2012, 08:28 PM   #10
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What a great idea! I was trying to think of new ways to go about saving for our next trip and this will definitely be one of them! Thanks for the idea
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Old 10-06-2012, 05:31 PM   #11
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I'm sitting looking at my change jar right now. I used to use a big gallon glass jar but it broke. so my DD bought me a pretty vase at the dollar store that I use now. It doesn't hold as much though. I haven't emptied it in awhile though so I had to start and new one. Like I said, it doesnt hold that much but I should have a little over $100 for our WDW trip in Dec. That will pay for 'Ohana!
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Old 10-06-2012, 07:39 PM   #12
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When we got back from Disney last week, we made a "bank" out of an empty coffee container. We super glued the lid on and cut a small slot in the top. Only money can go in and nothing can be pulled out. I've been holding all of my dollar bills from any change that I may get and they go in there along with any coins. I can't wait to see how much will be in there when it's full! I'm so excited!
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Old 10-07-2012, 11:54 PM   #13
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we don't use cash for anything so this wouldn't work for us, but i do take $50 out of hubby's paycheck everyweek and automatically have it deposited into a seperate savings account that usually ends up paying for a little over half of our Disney vacation
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Old 10-08-2012, 08:17 AM   #14
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It's amazing how fast it adds up, I have fallen off the bill bandwagon and only save change now. I need to get back in gear on saving $1, I was always amazed at how much you could accumulate and never really miss the money.
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Old 10-08-2012, 08:30 AM   #15
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These are all great ideas. I am known door never having cash and when i do shoving it in every pocket and i have a small stash in the laundry room. I usually wait for a discount and pay part of our trip with our Disney visa reward dollars (see why i don't have cash) if you all don't mind i think i am going to steal some of your ideas!
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