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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!

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  • 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.
    emoticon - by CHELAVON
  • 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.
    - by RODYANNE
  • we just got a new tv (for the first time) using the same principle. very good stuff. - by BETHANY6
  • 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!!! - by KOMAL53
  • I do that all the time. It is amazing at how much you can really save up after a while - by KIMMIEB
  • MRSBEANS57
    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. - by MRSBEANS57
  • 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 - by AMYZ_HAM
  • My husband always saves his change and on more than one occasion, we were able to make our $400 truck payment with it! - by MSUE120
  • 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. - by PHONEBUG

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