Post # 1
Have any of you ever received (or started) a Where’s George bill?
I got my first one a little over a month ago as change from a local Chinese restaurant. I was first person to receive it after the initial log-in. Today, I got an email saying someone else had logged it in… to a donation basket at an AA meeting 8 miles away. Crazy!
Tell me your Where’s George stories! How did you get them, where were they before you got them, and where did they go after you spent them?
Post # 3
I got one once but never logged it, wish I had!
Post # 4
I have seen them before especially since I worked as a teller at a bank. Never logged in or anything before. Technically we are suppose to send them back to the Federal Reserve since it is considered contaminated/defaced.
Post # 5
@Omgbunnies: Aww, maybe next time!
@vttp926: I wondered about that too. Here’s what their FAQ says about it:
#8 Is it legal to write on or mark currency?
Where’s George? does not encourage the defacement of U.S. Currency. The law defines ‘illegal’ defacement as defacement that renders bills unfit to be re-issued. For the legal details from the U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing, please Click Here
Post # 6
I got one once and you can log ones that haven’t been “defaced” too. I was on vacation and logged it in but I never checked up on it and now I can’t I would have loved to know where that dollar went. 🙁
Post # 7
@Regina Phalange: It just depends. I had some where there was more then 1 stamp on it before. But if it was a newer bill I wouldn’t really do much to it. But older bills I do have to send it in for defacement since they are usually so old that it is torn and looks pretty gross.
Post # 8
I love it! I have a stamp and everything. I was actually just stamping some this morning. I don’t use cash a lot, but whenever I have some I always stamp it. I work at a theme park, too. So whenever I get some in my till I always log them.
My weirdest story is the one that I logged and had an old note saying the person thought they got it from a “crackhead” because of how beat up it was.
Post # 9
I had to google to remember what our equivalent was called. I have never seen a Where’s Willy bill. Is it only for $5 or is it on any bill?
Post # 10
@AB Bride: I think it can be any bill. The one I got was a $1 bill.