Turned into real money ($122.82 back to me).
- One Singapore 10-cent piece (!!);
- One “No Cash Value” token that is penny-colored but quarter-shaped. From an arcade or game place maybe?;
- One totally fine normal US dime; and
- One moldy US penny.
I turned in $158.90 to Coinstar today (getting back $143.33) and the following were rejected:
- One Canadian quarter.
- One Canadian dime.
- Three perfectly good U.S. dimes.
- Three perfectly good U.S. pennies.
- One paperclip.
- One remnant of a candy bar wrapper.
Those Canadians, always leaving their money in my house! Heh.
- A Canadian dime;
- a Canadian quarter; and
- a U.S. quarter that appears almost bronze due to some kind of rusty mould.
YAY free money for groceries! 🙂
Took in my change bucket to get some real money for the weekend.
- One perfectly good dime.
- Two Advil (whoops).
- One quarter that appears to have a hole punched out of it. I’ll have to try to use that one for laundry!
So you may remember me downgrading both my phone/Internet and cable services recently in an effort to be more fiscally responsible considering I won’t have an income for the last half of 2009 and probably all of 2010 (OMG! AM I CRAZY?!?! WHY am I returning to the world of poverty?!?!)….
I’m happy to report that I have now gotten my first full bills post the changes and am now paying $55 LESS per month for cable and $53 LESS per month for phone/Internet. I *could* bring my cable down another $40 if I gave up Sci Fi channel (well….other channels as well, but that’s the only one that concerns me) but I am planning to watch Warehouse 13 (OK it seems like a lame X-Files rip-off but I love Eddie McClintock (remember when he was Sully on Bones? Ah, Sully.)) this summer and Caprica this fall so I figure I’ll keep it for now…
Aren’t you proud of me? Still working on controlling my eating & my spending, my two big self-destructive areas of the moment, but you know, there’s still time. I do have a job for another two months, you know! 🙂
There are currently
15 18 stupid one-dollar bills in my wallet. You KNOW how that annoys me.
There are no strip club visits in my immediate future, so I really don’t need all this waddage.
Plus they’re all nasty, crumpled, soiled, disgusting bills. Thanks, cabbies.
Change turned into real money at Coinstar this morning = $177.09. Woot.
Change rejected by the machine:
- Three perfectly good umblemished dimes.
- One shiny shiny penny.
Fewest rejects ever. But also oddest rejects ever. (There were some mighty moldy pennies accepted!)
Total change turned in for “real money” = $144.50.
“Change” rejected by Coinstar:
- Another Boston T token.*
- One 2-cent Euro.
- One Canadian dime.
- One British penny.
- One, presumably U.S., penny so molded over and verdigreed that I think it might grow a tree if I planted it.
- One U.S. penny just barely beginning to mold.
- One U.S. dime, the side ridges of which seem to have somehow been replaced by the outside edge of a penny? I mean, it’s a dime, silver 10-cent piece, but instead of the thin silver scored outer rim a normal dime has, it has a smooth copper rim that extends past the edge on both sides (i.e., is for a fatter coin than a dime). Bizarre!
- One perfectly normal U.S. dime.
- And a perfectly good U.S. quarter.
So one transit coin, three non US, two US degraded, one US bizarro, and two perfectly good coins that should have been accepted as Legal currency.
*It’s got to be the Walgreens by work that keeps giving me these. I don’t know if they’re even still valid tokens!
Dunkin Donuts gave me $18 change in ONES Wednesday night (late night hot chocolate in the pelting, icy rain).
A big wad of ones in my wallet = that’s what I call “stripper money.”
I used to post about this on the blog all the time; I think it needs its own category here on Snip.
I do not use change. Any change given to me when I buy lunch or stamps or snacks or what have you is dumped into my bag and then dumped into a change jug when I get home. When it gets full, I cash it in and it’s generally about $200 (given the size of the jug, the fact that I dump ALL change in it and only dig out quarters for laundry occasionally). It is always a surprise to find what Coinstar rejects when I take it in as often there is change from countries I have never been to so clearly I got handed this AS IF it was legitimate currency when someone was giving me change for a purchase. Shortly after a Coinstar run, I become a Change Nazi, carefully looking over everything they hand me back. But of course, shortly after that, I forget…
Anywho, here’s this week’s round of Coinstar Rejects:
- One Boston T token.
- One Canadian 10-cent piece
- One dull British 10-pence piece
- One sparkly French Franc. Hello they don’t even use these in France anymore, but someone in the US is giving me them as change? Lame!
- One dirty 25-centime piece from the Dominican Republic. Hello!