Monday, October 15, 2007

Christmas Money!

Here's a great way to have some extra spending money this Christmas! I saw this on Amy's blog (which is always full of great ideas!) and wanted to share it with all of you!

David and I each have a jar in our closets for putting loose coins. Each of our jars was only half full, but I decided to count it anyway - we came up with just a little over $30 in coins. Saturday afternoon while the girls were napping, I went to a nearby grocery store and cashed these in.

Here is the deal:
* Take at least $30 in coins to a Coinstar machine.
* Trade them in for an Amazon gift certificate and use the machine for free (no fees).
* Receive a bonus $10 Amazon gift certificate by mail-in-rebate for FREE.

Read more about the offer on Coinstar's website. Find a Coinstar machine near you that offers e-certificates. Enter your zip code and then click on "Products" under each machine listed for ones that offer electronic certificates. A machine that offers cash only will not work in this promotion.

Including driving, this took about 30 minutes and I came home with a certificate for over $30 plus the rebate certificate! We always do some shopping on Amazon because of the book and movie lovers! You can combine that with Amazon free shipping and come out with some great deals.

It is so thrilling to get a good deal! Thanks, Amy for sharing!


Christi said...

What a great idea! We use Amazon a lot, too so this would work great for me.

Surely, it's a lot easier than rolling the coins and taking them to the bank!

Melissa said...

Thanks for the great idea. We have a big container of coins that I need to take in. The $10 gift card is just the extra incentive I needed. Plus my son will love to watch the coin machine.

MyHeartIsAlwaysHome said...

Thanks! I didn't know you could do that. I will be taking my change the next time we hit the store.

Amy said...

I am so happy you were able to do that, Monica! We happened to cash in our change before they offered this offer so I am happy someone else can take advantage of it!! What a great deal! Hugs!

carrie said...


So glad you could cash in on this. I looked at the website--and there isn't a Coinstar machine within 50 miles of us (!), so I'll have to pass this time.

TheLuckyOne said...

Wow M, I just ordered books on Amazon today! So will have to keep this in mind for next time. Thanks much!

Trina said...

Oooh, thanks for the great info. I'll have to start scouring the house for spare change today!

Christine said...

Man, I wish I had found out about this before I already put all my change in rolls, and took them to the bank. Great idea!

Debbie J. said...

Thanks Monica. I'll forward this to my coin collecting husband to see if we can take advantage of the offer.

2boysmama said...

THanks so much for the great idea!!!

Anonymous said...

A neat idea. We save ours and then have a night out on the town or buy something special for ourselves.