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11-28-2005 03:58 PM  12 years agoPost 1
webbhostrrKey Veteran - england - Leicester - My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

well, since january, i have been collecting all my little pennies that i would normally have chucked away, and i stored them in a 2 litre bottle as you can see here

Well, i bagged it up, went to the postoffice, and this is what i came back with...

£36 smackers, and some spare coins that wouldn't add up to start me off on the new year

Cant buy a helicopter with it, but it'll keep me floating when all that alcy gets down me

Does anyone else collect their pennies and cash them out at xmas? If you do let me know how much you get out of your unwanted scraps of metal

meh

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11-28-2005 09:11 PM  12 years agoPost 2
chopperman1

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yeh my dad put his change in a big coca cola paltic bottle, he did this for 2 years and when we counted it it was over 1000

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11-28-2005 10:19 PM  12 years agoPost 3
craneyum

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How many packs of lucozade sweetys will that buy

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11-28-2005 10:23 PM  12 years agoPost 4
webbhost

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1000 pennies as a guess?

meh

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11-29-2005 12:06 AM  12 years agoPost 5
Bill Collins

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I cash mine in every few months. I throw all my spare change into a small bin and when I do count it , it is usually around 35 to 40 dollars.





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11-29-2005 01:15 AM  12 years agoPost 6
bubba01

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Been saving spare change for a few years now. At home I have 2 Culligan water jugs that all the spare change goes into....1 for pennies and 1 for silver.

Seemed to take forever to get them to start filling up ...then I fiberglassed the top closed on them and cut a small slit like a piggy bank. Started filling up nicely....found out later my 2 boys had been turning them upside down and removing it almost as fast as I was putting it in.

The one with all silver is about 1/2 full and the one with pennies is about 3/4....wonder how much it adds up to? Figured I'd wait until both were full and then count it.


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11-29-2005 01:19 AM  12 years agoPost 7
whirlyspud

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Last time I cashed in the Water bottle it was about half full, weighed a ton, and turned out to be just over $700 bucks.

Mike

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11-29-2005 04:04 AM  12 years agoPost 8
B.T.D.T.

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Good point about the 5 gallon water bottle. I almost forgot the two I started 15 years ago in my basement were I lived. Haven't touched that bottle in over 10 years. It was getting heavy and I did not move it upstairs when I moved up. Since then I've had tissue boxes, cans, tins all over the house to store my change. Wife not happy about these loose coins boxes. BTW tissue boxes don't hold up too well, the ends open up.

A few months back my wife had the kids sorted a box of my coins to keep them busy. Now it's in several bins still uncounted. The wife wants it counted before bring it to the bank. She don't trust the machine. I've would just bring it to the bank and throw it in the machine. If only I had a good scale, you could just weight the sorted coins instead of counting it.

Mumm, spend $50 to $100 to buy a scale or just dump the money in the machine??? DUH.

I think I'll just drag it out to the bank. It's all MINE or should I share it with the kids .

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11-29-2005 04:12 AM  12 years agoPost 9
Twobeers

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I've got a 2 1/2 gallon water bottle, same diameter as the big one but only half as tall. Every evening I would empty my pockets of all change and dump it in. When my wife and I were planning to go to the Phillipines she asks what we were going to use for spending money. I told her that we were going to use the money in the change jar. She said I had to be joking. I said really, ok, you roll it all up then. Just shy of $2000. But alas this year has been a little slow because we went to the Phillipines for 6 weeks.

I lost my infamous tag line.

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11-29-2005 04:18 AM  12 years agoPost 10
spritefiend

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Twobeers: cheesus thats a lot...

last time i cashed mine in, it was about $350, i have a big plastic pepsi bottle from toys r us. it was around half full and it was a couple years worth of saving.

its been about a year, and its about a 1/5th full. ive been trying to spend change instead of collecting it. its not a fool proof plan as i still wind up with stacks on my desk till it gets move to the bottle

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11-29-2005 04:25 AM  12 years agoPost 11
ppridday

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Yep. When I was still in Canada I would throw all my change in a jar every night. Surprising how you don't really miss it. After a while it adds up in a hurry when you are chucking Loonies & Twoonies in there.

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12-18-2005 02:08 AM  11 years agoPost 12
dgshaffer

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I take this to the next level. I never, ever, spend the change in my pocket. If something costs $1.03 and I have the change I hand them $2.00

Another thing I found out is that density counts when saving change. Fill up two identical cups, one with quarters and the other with dimes. The dimes prevail in a big way.

I'm a big change saver and use the yearly proceeds to vacation. I save a lot of change.

Note: Don't save pennies on a 5 gallon glass bottle. Once it's 3/4 full it breaks when you try to move it

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12-18-2005 03:04 AM  11 years agoPost 13
SkateFreak

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hehe,
I have an old gun safe of my dad's that we brought over...
Every paycheck i throw in a couple of notes and i get payed bi weekly, so by the time i get my next paycheck i try and throw the remainder of my balance in there the day before...
I cracked 4 weeks into it and counted out £115.... not bad considering i'd just come out of collage and was working in starbucks...
Anyways, i left it all in there, have carried on.
Left my job last due to the guy above me giving me more greif than it was worth...
So that makes 7 week's this "schemes" been going... 1 moer paycheck to come and i plan to have a decent job by christmas to tide me over untill i start my apprentiship @ an airport...

I dont know weather this is Change or savings... but either way... it certainly adds up... And its good because as long as you have money untill the next paycheck you dont miss it when it all goes in and your paycheck refills the bank lol....

jst m .02 cents

-Jvr

Ps, lost the key betweenthursday and yesterday morning... Hmmm.
Its somewhere in here lol

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12-18-2005 03:09 AM  11 years agoPost 14
canardmanrrApprentice - Waco, TX - My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

Got me

I was thinking about a change jar I had in my closet. It is a 5gal water bottle. Have no idea what it is worth. I know it is pretty heavy

Enrolled full time A&P school... No time for flying :-(

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12-18-2005 03:27 AM  11 years agoPost 15
orlee008

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Miami, FL USA

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i got the same thing going but mine has mostly shinny moneys... quarters, nickels and dimes... very few pennies as they just take up space.

i figure i have about $60+ in there....

orlee

Flying in Miami, FL (Kendall Area)

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12-18-2005 03:35 AM  11 years agoPost 16
valerko

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ny,dutches county

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My son has piggi bank and everutime I come home from work ,I empty my pockets and he takes all the change to the bank(except pennies).Long story short , in little over the year we broke it ,count it and deposited almost 400$ in his "real " bank account.

This is my heli saving bank

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12-18-2005 03:38 AM  11 years agoPost 17
Peter Wales

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Orlando Fl

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I have been saving change since I arrived here, about 15 years ago. Last week I dumped it all in the Salvation Army bucket outside K-Mart. We had fun poking it all down the little slot, took us about 20 minutes to get it all in.

Peter Wales
http://scalehelicopters.org

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12-18-2005 10:54 AM  11 years agoPost 18
dgshaffer

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New Jersey

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That's a great story Peter. Good karma.

Merry Christmas!

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12-18-2005 04:44 PM  11 years agoPost 19
webbhost

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damn salvation army must have been happy


Im collecting this years in a empty Fuel bottle, That way i can transform a empty fuel bottle into 3 magnum bottles with fuel in. Kinda like jebus's magic init

meh

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