Anyone ever tried this????

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  1. DisneyBrat

    DisneyBrat DIS Veteran

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    We decided to keep track for a year how much money we found. Every penny,dime,nickel ect was placed in a jar. I am happy to report we found 51.36 in one year. So far since we restarted our count we've found over 3 dollars in 4 days. It is AMAZING how much money people throw away!!!
     
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  3. kacaju

    kacaju DIS Veteran

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    that's cool!!
    I have a small bank next to my washer and all the money I find in the washer or dryer goes into that.
    When the kids were little that is where the ice cream man money came from!!
    Now I dump into our big jug that we put all loose change and use that when we go on vacation
     
  4. maggieusa

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    Car washes are great for finding money
    I use the jar to put all my found change and change from our pockets at the end of the day so far we have $125 in there .
     
  5. CajunDixie

    CajunDixie <font color=purple>"Carpe diem, quam minimum credu

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    There are quite a few blogs about finding change with their running total. One is called "Tha New York City Changepot" you can probably find it by going to blog spot and searching for it. Their family actually takes walks to get exercise and too look for change. They link to other similiar people too.
     
  6. aidansmommy

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    That's a great idea! We have a change jar that we put our end of the day, pocket change in but I think I'd like to see how much we can just find! Sounds like fun!
     
  7. Chuck-PA

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    We have been doing this for the past 10 years.
    The most we have found in one years time is $265.00.
    During that year, we found 2 twenty's while walking, they were floating in the street.
     
  8. MEM

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    My Granddad used to do this, and kept the money in a jar on his bureau. He would walk several miles a day for his health and found all kinds of things. As kids, we could never understand why he didn't spend that money. However, it was made abundantly clear to us by our Dad not to "borrow" from that jar.
     
  9. akenneson

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    My grandparents walk everyday and collect bottles and cans. They live in a state that redeems them for a nickel a piece..they don't need the money, but hey, free money is free money!
     
  10. Jennifer in MI

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    We do this! It's so much fun to see it build. This year it's our spending money at Disney bin. We put all found money in there. We also pick up and 10 cent refund cans and turn them in - the money goes into our bin. I also do little things - like if I can find free parking when I otherwise would've had to pay, I take what I would've had to pay and stick it into the money bin.

    It's so much fun to see how much money we find!!!
     
  11. kellyg403

    kellyg403 <font color=green>She changes friends like she cha

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    My dh does this! He delivers bread to several BK's in our area. He always parks to the back and after he is done, waits for the drive thru to clear out and hits the jackpot. You would be surprised but sometimes he can find almost 5 bucks a day just in quarters that have been dropped! He has been adding the 'found' money to the savings account this year once a month. Today we added 80 dollars of 'found' 'free' money!

    Kelly
     
  12. pfp258

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    One year in December I found a $100 bill between the parkway between two houses. My dog happened to be going potty and when I bent down to clean it up, the money was lying dusted with snow. I held onto for two weeks hoping someone in my subdivision would report it missing. (We have an e-mail system for our neighborhood) Nobody did claim it and though it sure would have been nice to keep and spend a bit extra at Christmas...instead I took my girls up to the bookstore where they chose $100 worth of books to donate to our local shelter.
     
  13. hrddrv

    hrddrv Earning My Ears

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    I work at a High School and have found close to $3 in one week. Most of the time it is a cents a day or so. I saw a kid throw a whole jar of pennies in the air. I picked them all up. It took me a while but it added up to $9.32.
     
  14. Jusacuz

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    Last year I worked at a local theme park and saved up all the money I found on the ground. I think I saved over $30. I did night cleaning there, but I talked to some of the day housekeeping people and they brought home tons of change, especially from the waterpark side of the park. If I could work days there, I would just for the found change. :D
     
  15. cater00

    cater00 Earning My Ears

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    We do the same thing. We have a jar that all spare change goes into. I also find lots of change in washer and dryer so it does pay to do laundry. Me and my girls walk every evening on the river front walk here and usually always find change. When in town my girls always find change in the parking lots also. We have already filled one jar up this year and working on our second one. It will be nice to see how much we have when we go to Disney in September.
     
  16. courtneylauren

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    wow that is great! we used to do this. we should start again.
     
  17. DisneyBrat

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    This is GREAT hearing everyone's found money stories :) Today I was at McD's drive thru and saw 21 cents on the ground. YEP I opened my door hopped out and picked it us. The cashier looked at me so funny LOL I said its my LUCKY day I found 21 cents and drove to the next window.
     
  18. palavra

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    We have a big, empty plastic coffee container that we use. Whenever I remember, I empty out the coins in my purse. Of course, I find lots of change lying around the house and in my husband's pockets:)
     

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