Trade in Your Change For Free

How to get change counted without the feeHave you noticed that even BANKS are charging a “surcharge” to accept large quantities of change these days? (It’s not the ONLY way they are charging you to accept your money.) The “counting” machine kiosks in stores charge a hefty percentage as well.

As a result, I’ve not done much with my big basket of change. It just sits there and grows. I have made an effort to use the change that floats around in the bottom of my purse as I go, so less change is going in… but nothing is really happening to convert the change I have to the bills I need because I hate handing a cashier an overflow of change. It upsets the checker, it slows down the line and it makes me look pathetic. There I said it.

But, I had a new idea… a way to use the change without putting a store employee to any test of patience and without losing a percentage of my perfectly good money to an automated system.

I’m going to be taking change when I go to the grocery store or any other place I shop that offers a self-checkout aisle. Those machines not only accept the change, they count it and don’t take a portion of it for the trouble. SCORE.

I may not whittle down the basket quickly, but I’m going to be doing it… just as soon as I decide for sure whether or not I’ll be breaking the law by using the old copper pennies as a way to cover my kitchen cabinets (any non-copper pennies will be fed into the machine). :)

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Writing online since 1999. Visit her at Angela specializes in real estate topics for brokers, agents, and homeowners. She also writes articles for small business owners and entrepreneurs to help them succeed in their businesses and online. Visit her blog at WickedBlog and Follow her on Google+
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