I have been accumulating change in the ashtray of my car for about a year and a half now. The ashtray was completely filled so I needed to empty it out. Since I had been hearing how Coinstar is free when you redeem your coins for a gift card or eCertificate I decided to check it out. When we were at the grocery store Saturday I took all the coins from my ashtray in and cashed them in. I was amazed that I had over $11.00 in change in there. It has now been redeemed onto a Starbucks gift card. The procedure was quick and painless and now I have the funds for a few more outings with Little Bob.
This week I also received an email from Coinstar stating that they’re running a promotion where you can earn a $10.00 holiday bonus. All you have to do is mail in the bottom part of your Coinstar receipt and they will send you a $10 gift card or eCertificate for the same place you redeemed your $40 in change to. This promotion ends December 7, 2008. For more details, click here.
I have a jar of change at home that I can cash in. For a 25% return on my money I will definitely be taking advantage of this offer. Since the holiday bonus certificate takes 6-8 weeks to arrive it won’t be here for the holiday shopping season, but I’m sure it will still come in handy.