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Keep all the leftover change from cash purchases and toss it in a jar at home. You'll be amazed at how much you save up!

- Submitted by COMMELESCIEUX 3/25/2010 in Saving Money | 9 Comments
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CHELAVON 3/25/2010 3:22:00 PM

    I agree. My husband does it all the time. In no time he has cans full. He uses that money to buy his goodies for his ATV.
RODYANNE 3/12/2012 6:18:00 PM

    On March 4th of this year, I was in a drug store that had a 75% clearance table with all kinds of items on it. I saw a bank jar that automatically counts your change as you put it into it. It is run on 2 AAA batteries. I already had them. So since that Sunday until today I have saved almost $10.00 in change. I also went into a dollar store with a couple of things in mind to buy. They didn't have what I wanted so I left there buying nothing! My two friends wound up buying loads of items. They were a bit upset with me as I lured them into the store. I was grateful I didn't do impulse shopping in there. So often when I do months later I wind up pitching the items.
BETHANY6 4/9/2010 1:43:00 PM

    we just got a new tv (for the first time) using the same principle. very good stuff.
KOMAL53 3/28/2010 11:08:00 AM

    I've been doing this for years----you'll be surprised at what it sometimes adds upto!!!Besides it ensures ready change for tips to pay the Delivery boys fetching stuff to the house as well!!!
KIMMIEB 3/27/2010 2:50:00 PM

    I do that all the time. It is amazing at how much you can really save up after a while
MRSBEANS57 3/26/2010 9:05:00 AM

    My husband does this, and he'll "buy" change from me to put in the jar. Then we cash it in before we go on vacation and it's an extrs $300-$400 to spend on vacation meals out, etc.
AMYZ_HAM 3/25/2010 4:14:00 PM

    Yeah it really does work, I get cash out each week, and try not to use eftpos. Then at the end of the week I empty my wallet and put all the extra change left in one of those money tins, so I cant see how much is in there. It also stops me buying from vending machines when I dont have the coins lol
MSUE120 3/25/2010 3:39:00 PM

    My husband always saves his change and on more than one occasion, we were able to make our $400 truck payment with it!
PHONEBUG 3/25/2010 3:32:00 PM

    We do this but give the money to the kids for their bank accounts. I have my own change charge that i put a penny for every spark point i earn.

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