Every year I think I will have Christmas shopping done by Halloween. Seriously, I vow it EVERY YEAR. It has never happened. This year is the same. I will be that person out shopping the day before Christmas trying to get it all done. We haven’t even purchased a Christmas Tree. Due to an emergency I haven’t been working all that much and funds are extremely tight. But I am pinching pennies and stretching that holiday budget with Coinstar!
Did you know that most people will estimate that they have about $26 in spare change laying around. Well, according to Coinstar’s nationwide kiosk data, the average amount that customers convert when they cash in their coins is $56. That’s nearly double the estimate. So I am on a mission to find every coin laying around my house…check out this infographic.
I totally need to go through every purse, bag, couch and the cars! I bet there is about $5 just on top of my washing machine!
Coinstar really gives you a lot of options when you cash out your coins. You used to only get a voucher to take to the counter to redeem for cash. It charged you a small fee and you had your cash that was easier to carry than your change. Well now you can do much more! You can have it sent to your paypal (which I love)! You can even turn those coins and cash into eCertficates or gift cards at retailers like Amazon, Old Navy, Toys“R”Us, Starbucks, Nike and Southwest Airlines, without an additional fee. Yes, you read that right…no fee! With Christmas right around the corner you can use this to turn your spare change into gifts easily!
Also, if you fee like paying it forward, you can give it to charity! You can do this right at the Coinstar Kiosk! They make giving easy!
I love that Coinstar is user friendly. I tend to get overwhelmed easily these days. I have anxiety and panic attacks can be triggered by the most simple things. My brain just doesn’t process things the way it used to and things have to be easy for me to do them. I was able to navigate all of the new features with no problems!
Choose your option…(See how easy? Really….)
If you choose the cash option there is a 10.9 cent fee per dollar processed.
If you choose to donate, you have plenty of options. Here are some of the available charities to choose from…Once you make your choices you can begin having your money counted…It really is effortless! The only thing that would make this easier would be to have a Coinstar machine in my house! You can find a Coinstar kiosk at more than 19,000 retailers though, so that is simple enough. How much spare change do you think you have laying around?
I have partnered with Coinstar to bring you this information on stretching your budget this holiday season. Monetary compensation was received, but all opinions are my own and I am an avid Coinstar user.
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