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Old 04-02-11, 02:53 PM   #1
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counted my penny jar today

$83.42 cents
woahhhhhhh
Now off to count my nickles.
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Old 04-02-11, 03:08 PM   #2
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Let a machine do it.

I still use an old coffee can. Its contents go towards my one (sometimes two) week-long tours/yr. Usually amounts to ~$150. The can was originally decorated by my sis with construction paper and a Barbie washer/dryer. It was her not-so-subtle way of telling me to save up for a washer/dryer. (I had been creepy laundromat guy for far too long) When filled that can's contents more than paid for a nice used set that's still in use today.
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I keep a can where I throw in my pocket change at the end of the day. In 2-3 months I take it to the store to one of those coin counting machines and always walk out with 150 to 200 dollars. It's my emergency money.
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My wife keeps her change in her grandmother's old half-gallon gin bottle (one of the old ones, I gather she went through one every week or two...) I keep mine in my grandfather's old cigarette box.
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$83.42 cents
woahhhhhhh
Now off to count my nickles.
Looks like you can afford some new bike schwag.
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Old 04-02-11, 06:58 PM   #7
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So my sister gave me all the pennies she had been hoarding in a big-ass can. Came to $300.00+. That kept me in grocaeries. Turns out she had thrown away an even larger ammo can full! All the while pleading poverty.
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Old 04-02-11, 07:12 PM   #8
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i totaled everything ~202
got some half dollars and one dollar coins. but i wanna keep those.
woooot I wanna buy a new bike lol.
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I must have too much time on my hands lol
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My mother has a 5 gallon jug full of pennies. I'm afraid to try to pick it up.
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I just ate all of my pennies. This thread made me hungry.

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I'm just swimming in copper to smell and pretend, like a robot.
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I have a coworker who doesn't like change. Always leaves it on the machine at work which doesn't take pennies. I take it and use it at the grocery store - the self serve machine takes it. Would feel weird giving it to a cashier and then paying the rest on debit.

Other than laundry, I hardly ever have cash.
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Let a machine do it.

I still use an old coffee can. Its contents go towards my one (sometimes two) week-long tours/yr. Usually amounts to ~$150. The can was originally decorated by my sis with construction paper and a Barbie washer/dryer. It was her not-so-subtle way of telling me to save up for a washer/dryer. (I had been creepy laundromat guy for far too long) When filled that can's contents more than paid for a nice used set that's still in use today.

Yep - I have a big plastic rice container - and I've been known to get a good $50 plus out of it when I cash it in on the machine - and that's not too many quarters in there either (use them for laundry). I look at this cash as "extra" - which means the previous week's groceries (I purchase 2-3 weeks at a time - plus I was expecting a Couch delivery) of @ $110, less coupons and other bulk savings took this to $89 and LESS my coins of $46 meant my stocking up groceries - my grocery costs was $43. Yay!!!
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If someone here cashed in a bunch of pennies and knew what size container they had, I would be interested in knowing how many pennies would fit in a gallon, or whatever you have.
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I keep pennies in a large mayonaise jar that I cleaned out and recycled. I'm not going to go through them until the jar is FULL. Then I'll cash them in. I also have a similar jar for dimes.
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If someone here cashed in a bunch of pennies and knew what size container they had, I would be interested in knowing how many pennies would fit in a gallon, or whatever you have.
Google shows around 6000 pennies per gallon.
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Google shows around 6000 pennies per gallon.
...suggesting the OP is talking almost a gallon and a half of pennies!
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yayyy cashed in all my pennies. super heavy and embarrassing bring it into the bank lol
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I was going to have eight dollar coins to add to my jar today, except the stupid VTA train ticket machine didn't give me change for my $10 bill. Grr.
So is THAT how the VTA plans on making money now? Stealing change from poor innocent customers? Ingenious.
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I was going to have eight dollar coins to add to my jar today, except the stupid VTA train ticket machine didn't give me change for my $10 bill. Grr.
so does x136 translate to Charlie in your native tongue?


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I was going to have eight dollar coins to add to my jar today, except the stupid VTA train ticket machine didn't give me change for my $10 bill. Grr.
File a complaint and they'll probably give you a refund. I've received refunds after the commuter train ticket machines screwed up down here.
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