(Closed) Collecting change

posted 7 years ago in Money
Post # 3
600 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

we dont really spend cash…. which is a pretty much a requirement for getting the change to begin with lol

seems like a pretty neat idea though…. good luck!

Post # 4
1109 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

We cleaned our living room and got over $60!! We didn’t put it towards wedding planning though, we needed it for groceries because the wedding is sucking us dry haha

When I was a kid my dad gave me a jar of pocket change he accumulated from when he emptied his pockets at night. It ended up being $200… he was piiiissed Tongue out

Change is good!

Post # 6
5667 posts
Bee Keeper

I hardly ever use cash. Fiance does though. Whenever either of us have any change it goes straight into… our pigs! The first one is pretty much full and we’re about to move onto the second. I bought the pink one when we were furnishing our apartment because I thought it would be a cute way to collect change. The second was a gift from FI’s sister. It’s a nutcracker and she got it for him because he used to be a professional ballet dancer and had to do the Nutcracker every year. The third is the “Shoe Fund” pig. She’s actually wearing high heels. I have a shoe obsession and picked her up at Target as soon as I saw her!

My plan is to put it all towards the wedding fund once we fill them up and/or get close to the wedding. I have no idea what’s in there but I’m hoping it’s a couple hundred bucks when we’re done!

Post # 7
4824 posts
Honey bee

We have a large vase in the bedroom we collect change in periodically as well as spare dollars from the washing machine etc. We havent counted it though.

I used to do this religiously in the pst when I was a bartender and put a small portion of my earnings away in a box. It was amazing how much you amass!

Post # 8
14656 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I almost never spend cash so I cant collect change, but I guess my equivalent would be credit card rewards.  I hadn’t redeemed them in a few years, but when I finally needed to, it was about 1k!

Post # 9
7291 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

I’m a change collecting addict, and shameless. I will go through peoples houses and floors, on the lookout for a nickel! LOL

It adds up! and its very rewarding!

Post # 11
135 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Fiance and I have a change jar, I bet right now if we dumped it out and counted we would probably have about $150-$200. We also have a cash cup that I just started. Its for our honeymoon. Everyweek I pull out $10 or $20 for me to spend however I please, what I dont use (Which sometimes its the amount that I originally pull out) I put it in our Cash Cup. I know have my Fiance doing the same thing. We just started that and I bet we have about $50 in there.

Fiance had a change cup in his old car and one time he had $40 just laying in there. That to me is a rediculous amount to just have sitting in your car.

Post # 13
10600 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

Darling Husband has had a change sorter for years.  When I first saw it I got so excited.  As a kid I loved to count my change.  I still enjoy rolling change and then totalling it up.  The sorter just makes it that much more fun.

Every few months, I roll the change and take it to the bank.  The thing I love even more than change is seeing the interest payments on our savings every month.

The change sorter is not a savings method, it’s just where we dump our loose change, it gets too heavy in my purse and Darling Husband rarely keeps much on him.  I don’t really get keeping loose change around as savings.  The value (unless it’s a rare coin or something) actually decreases over time.

Post # 14
2584 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I’ve always tossed my change in a jar and when it fills up, it goes to the bank. Fiance tosses his change anywhere and everywhere and probably loses a ton of it, so I’ve started making him toss his coins in a jar too, or if I find loose change I do it for him. Yeah, we’ve saved up quite a bit- I don’t think he realized how much money he was losing by not keeping track of change!

Post # 15
198 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

we collect our change in a cute silver pail. the last time i redeemed it into my wedding account i had 49 dollars.  not too shabby! 

Post # 16
500 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I reciently rolled all of my Future Mother-In-Law change and she had just over $900.00 in coins. 

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