My Publix has a coin counting Machine!

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  1. Poohbear123

    Poohbear123 <font color=CCCC00>Will travel without lipstick<br

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    Used it today for the first time, and got $11.52 from a small baggie of pennies!:bounce: It takes 8% of the total, but, hey who cares!:p
     
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  3. shatzjsl

    shatzjsl <font color=teal>No wonder I love DIS boards so mu

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    Soooo much better than rolling coins!!
     
  4. Mel6197

    Mel6197 Mrs. Public Works

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    But just watch out.. It can add up fast

    Last year when we did our change it was about 200 dollars and took almost 20 dollars..
    20 bucks is 8mickey Ice Creams
    20 bucks is a Buffet meal
    20 bucks is about 3 pins..

    I know Im insane but thats how I judge spending my money now on things..
     
  5. GAIL HAYDEN

    GAIL HAYDEN DVC Member since '92

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    My bank does it for free, they prefer loose coins.
     
  6. Lewisc

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    If for some reason your bank won't count them and you don't have time to roll all of your coins try to pull out quarters and above using the supermarket machine for pennies, nickels and dimes.
     
  7. sugermouse

    sugermouse <b> Would eat all meals at Tepanyaki as long as th

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    I purchased a coin rolling machine for about $30. It is simple to use and has paid for itself in no time. Giving up 8% is a lot.
     
  8. DebbieB

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    My local grocery store has had one of those for a long time. I use it for pennys and nickels. I save dimes for my parking at work ($6.20 a day). I always manage to use my quarters.
     
  9. minnie1928

    minnie1928 WDW addict

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    The bank I work for will count coins for free, as long as they are seperated by denomination. Food for thought, for the next stash of coin you save for your next WDW trip:wave2:
     
  10. renessa

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    I work at Bank One and we'll take your coin rolled, loose, however. This may very from location to location, but give them a call before you lose 8% to a machine. Our location would take coin from Disney Visa cardholders, even without a checking/savings account. Just an FYI.
     
  11. GAIL HAYDEN

    GAIL HAYDEN DVC Member since '92

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    Mine has one of those new fangled cira 1987 machines that separate them as they are counted.
     
  12. deltachi8

    deltachi8 Smells of rich mahogany

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    i bought a coin counter thing at the dollar store some time ago. It has plastic tubes that you just sperate your coins into. When the tube is filled, its a roll of coins. You just place a wrapper over it and slide the coins in. It works great!
     
  13. Poohbear123

    Poohbear123 <font color=CCCC00>Will travel without lipstick<br

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    I like putting them in a baggie and taking them to the store, and getting my Money!;)
     
  14. mad4themouse

    mad4themouse <font color=deeppink>Never truly happy unless I'm

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    I'm with you on this! I just had my change counted at my bank. They do it for free. I had $255. Doing it in a Coinstar would have cost me $20!

    And that was just 3 months of coins. A year's worth would end up costing me $80. That's the equivalent of one night in a value resort during the off season!

    Like you, I always extrapolate my figures out to see what something costs me over time. It keeps me motivated to save.
     
  15. shatzjsl

    shatzjsl <font color=teal>No wonder I love DIS boards so mu

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    This is one of those "to each thier own" things. I, like Poohbear, prefer to go to the machine. I see the sense in going to the bank but I like the convenience of the machine.
     
  16. Poohbear123

    Poohbear123 <font color=CCCC00>Will travel without lipstick<br

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    Got 10.52 back!:bounce: My DH took a bag full of Pennies and cased in 40.00 worth...just in Pennies!:eek: Just so happens I work at this Publix, so I get to cash in every day...the coins were just sitting there, waiting to be taken to the Credit Union that does them for free, for 4 years!!!:rolleyes: Now, I am CASHING IN!!!:Pinkbounc
     
  17. GAIL HAYDEN

    GAIL HAYDEN DVC Member since '92

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    Me too. My bank is one block from my house. What could be easier?
     
  18. Poohbear123

    Poohbear123 <font color=CCCC00>Will travel without lipstick<br

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    Publix is 6 blocks from my house, and I work there 5 days out of the week, so its great for me.:o
     
  19. Poohbear123

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    14.11 after the 8% today!::yes:: Have about 60.00 saved up for my trip, and have MORE to cash in!;)
     
  20. Cindy B

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    Commerce bank has a wonderful coin machine where you just dump them in , the machine presorts them, and viola you're done.

    Then you print the receipt, and then take it to the counter.

    No percentage fees or anything like that.
     
  21. ncbyrne

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    I also use the tube savers for the coins. The marks on the tube indicate how much you have saved. When I get $10 in quarters, I just put them right into a wrapper and into the Disney bank account they go! The kids and I keep a separate passbook savings account just for our trips. I'd rather get 2% than pay the 7% our store charges for counting coins. Every penny counts to me.
     

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