LPT: Instead of using a Coinstar and losing 11% of your money, take your change jar when you go shopping and when it’s time to pay, use a self checkout machine and just drop change into the coin slot. It counts the change just like a Coinstar and you keep all your money

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Some banks also have these machines and don’t charge members a fee to use them.


Coinstar will let you keep all of the money if you go with a gift card option. I just added over $70 to my Steam wallet using it yesterday.


At my local supermarket there is a 20 coin limit per transaction at the self checkout. I mean you can get rid of a small chunk of change, but not the contents of a change jar.


Also check the reject bin as they reject pre-1965 silver coins. They have 90% silver which equals about $5 in silver in a quarter, about $2 in each dime, and almost $10 in half dollars