"A penny saved is a penny earned." Benjamin Franklin
Pennies really do add up. About a year ago we decided to start saving up our pennies. We started in a mason jar, then graduated to a butter bowl, then we moved to a sand bucket. It wasn't something that we were doing for a reason, other than my husband hates to have pennies "weighing his pockets down" and the coke machine doesn't take pennies.
So we hid the bucket in the corner and whenever I cleaned his pile of pennies off the bathroom counter I threw them in the bucket. Not a major chore, it became a habit. So after about a year, the bucket was about to overflow.
If you have ever had to roll a bucket of pennies, you would know it is a HUGE chore. My local Kroger has a Coinstar machine, so I figured that 9% was worth my time, especially with pennies.
I toted my sand bucket to Kroger, dumped it all in, and walked out with $36. The little price I had to pay was less than $4, and it would have taken me HOURS to roll all those pennies.
Coinstar soooooo works for me! For more Works for Me Wednesday tips, roll on over to see Shannon at Rocks in My Dryer.