LOOSE CHANGE = AMAZON GIFT CARD
I finally filled up a bucket of coins (without having to dip into the savings for some unexpected bill).
I didn’t feel like putting them in coin rolls. The pile was intimidating, and I’d rather put my time into writing.
It turns out you can turn your coins into an Amazon gift card.
With no fee!
For years, I had avoided using Coin Star because I had heard that it charges you a fee.
But it only charges you a fee if you want to trade your coins in for dollars.
I went into my local grocery store with my bucket of change and used Coin Star for the first time.
Then I noticed that I could get an Amazon (or other brand) gift card.
My daughter pointed out that there was no fee if I used the gift card option.
So we came home with an empty bucket and a receipt with a gift card code for Amazon printed on it.
The code worked. And it’s easy to find things you need at Amazon (and even easier to find things you want).
Hey! You can empty your couch and use the coins to buy a book.
Coins = reading.
Write Happy, Be Happy
Author of the Improve Your Math Fluency series of math workbooks and self-publishing guides