Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Frugal Tips - Find More Money - Bank those Coins

A few pennies here, a couple of nickels there. What can they all really add UP to, right?

Today, we put $30.00 in the bank! All from coins that were laying around in pockets or purses, and accumulating in jars. Thirty bucks is certainly nothing to sneeze at, and shows that doing a search for coins really can add up and be worthwhile.

Want to get a 'rollin up those coins? Here are some great places to find forgotten coins and change around your home (and other places too):

  1. Pockets. I'm often guilty of putting change in my jeans pocket or jacket pocket. Do a thorough search of these areas.
  2. Bags, purses, cases or luggage of any type. Again, leftover change often finds its way into these areas.
  3. Jars, or other spots where you chuck change. We had an overflowing jar filled with pennies, dimes, nickels and loonies and toonies ($1 and $2 coins. Not as many of those as we'd have liked, though!)
  4. Beneath sofa & chair cushions - of course, since change likes to fall out and nestle in these cozy little areas!
  5. Outside the home...Keep your eyes open for coins when you're walking along or in spots like vending machines and payphones. You'll often find some change there!

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