Last year when my parents started their house remodel they cashed in all the coins they had stashed up. Mind you, they've actually been putting coins in rolls for probably 20 years now. We kids had slowly raided this thing of all quarters (mainly for laundry at school). I think we had about 200 lbs of coins when we went to the bank. Grand total was about $700 I believe. We were nice enough to call the bank to see if they would mind us bringing it all in at once. They said to go for it.
I hate carrying around coins so I have a glass gallon jug that I throw all my coins in and when it gets full I take it to my bank to have it counted and deposited. No fee there for me. I then will usually have something I am saving it for to spend on. Last time I bought a new gas grill, paid for about half of it will all the coins I had saved.
I had 4 years of accumulated car coins that I cleaned out on Saturday and they were the only place I could find that would do it. No banks that I could find would do it at all, not even for a fee, which I offered. They would only do it if I was a customer and since I still bank in Aplington, that wasn't going to happen.
Anyway, my plastic baggy was very heavy with the change and my wife said there was probably $30 in there. Turns out there was $114.92. I bought myself a candy bar on the way out to celebrate.
Anyone have any change stories?
Funny you should bring this up as yesterday I just took two big plastic money bags of change into my bank to redeem. Plastic bags that I got from the bank as they were out of cloth money bags . Weighed the bags on my digital scale....37 lbs of nothing but change, one large paper clip and one certs....$543.16 was collected over the last two yrs from loose pocket change at the end of the day.
Normally use this to help cover some of expenses to go to Big 12 Men's and Women's BB tourney, but couldn't go the last 2 yrs.
It's burning a hole in my pocket.
Last edited by majorcyfan; 04-15-2009 at 01:11 PM.
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I went to high school with a girl (an only child) whose parents saved all of their change in one of those huge plastic water jugs from the day she was born. After her grad party from high school, she told me how ****** she was that her parents didn't get her anything. Apparently, her dad had tried to bring this jug full of coins to her but had thrown out his back in the process. Turns out there was over 1200 bones in that thing when she had taken it in
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