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Pocket change, do you find there are times you have more or less?

Discussion in 'Sidewinders Bar & Grille' started by LPBlue, Jan 10, 2019.

  1. Jesse414

    Jesse414 Strat-Talker

    Age:
    48
    255
    Jan 1, 2019
    Wisconsin
    Sorry to hear that. I too lost my free coin changer. :( and coinstar takes 9 cents of every dollar :eek: I'm gonna just start using change to buy stuff at Wal-Mart lol:D
     
  2. Bodean

    Bodean Just A Simple Man Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    51
    Aug 23, 2014
    South Carolina
    Cash is still king. The change gets rolled.
     
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  3. T Bone Slort

    T Bone Slort "I have a cunning plan" Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    71
    Jan 7, 2014
    Gibsons British Columbia
    Well at least we don't have stupid pennies to deal with anymore.
     
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  4. T Bone Slort

    T Bone Slort "I have a cunning plan" Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    71
    Jan 7, 2014
    Gibsons British Columbia
    I'm the guy in line at the cash register who is annoying you by counting out change.:D
     
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  5. Wrighty

    Wrighty Senior Stratmaster

    Mar 7, 2013
    Harlow, Essex, UK
    I put all my silver coins in a large jar every evening. Soon mounts up, had 150 quid just before Christmas and some left to start again.
     
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  6. Wrighty

    Wrighty Senior Stratmaster

    Mar 7, 2013
    Harlow, Essex, UK
    Some in each pocket?
     
  7. LPBlue

    LPBlue "That Guy", again...dammit! Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    62
    Jul 19, 2012
    Canada, near the other end
    I thought that was you but just as quickly I thought "no way"! What were you doing here in Ontario? Did you bring me a couple of squadrons of "Da' boys"?:D
     
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  8. sam_in_cali

    sam_in_cali Scream for me Strat-Talk! Strat-Talk Supporter

    Feb 21, 2014
    Santa Maria, CA
    We keep a change jar at home and throw whatever we have in there. Then when we have guests over, we usually end up playing card/dice games that require a buy-in (poker, knock, screw your neighbor, etc) and use it for that. Beats having to run to the store and ask for a bunch of change.
     
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  9. Bodean

    Bodean Just A Simple Man Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    51
    Aug 23, 2014
    South Carolina
    What???? No more Canadian pennies getting mixed up in our pennies????
     
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  10. T Bone Slort

    T Bone Slort "I have a cunning plan" Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    71
    Jan 7, 2014
    Gibsons British Columbia
    Not me JR, but I hope to be in Ont. in June.
    I'll bring some of "Da Boys" with me but they have to pay for their own hotel rooms.

    I'll issue them all with one of these.

    Coin-Purse.jpg
     
  11. T Bone Slort

    T Bone Slort "I have a cunning plan" Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    71
    Jan 7, 2014
    Gibsons British Columbia
    Exactly! And vice versa :whistling:
     
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  12. JohnMac

    JohnMac Strat-Talker

    Age:
    66
    181
    Feb 5, 2018
    Front Range, Colorado
    The quarters go in a big jar for the grand daughters savings and the small stuff in a container in a cabinet. I don't know what happens to that. Maybe my wife uses it. She does tend to count out exact change at the checkout. :rolleyes:
     
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  13. newplayeroldguy

    newplayeroldguy in the wind

    May 12, 2015
    north and east
    I give my pocket change to She Who Must be Obeyed a couple of times a week. I hate change, and she uses it at the store so she can pay the exact amount at the register. Win/win
     
  14. Stratoman10

    Stratoman10 Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    Aug 24, 2015
    Va. Beach, Va
    I throw mine in a bucket until it looks like about the $100 level. Then I take it to coinstar and get smacked for 11%
     
  15. jrbirdman

    jrbirdman Senior Stratmaster

    Age:
    65
    Feb 3, 2016
    Elk Plain, Wa.
    Used to save all the coins in a old coffee can and I would let the kids/grandkids grab a hand full from time to time. Now when I ask if they want a hand full of change they just turn their pretty head and walk away. They want bills.
     
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  16. Groovey

    Groovey Most Honored Senior Member

    Nov 17, 2016
    NC. USA
    Coinstar rates have gone up. Think I'll go back to rolling.
     
  17. mjark

    mjark Senior Stratmaster

    Jul 15, 2015
    Maryland
    If I have any which is less than it used to be I throw it in a bag. Last year I gave it to my son. 2018's is still accumulating.
     
  18. circles

    circles Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    Everything is louder late at night. Last night I took my coat off, and spilled a bunch of change all over the ground. Great fun as it crashes and rolls around all over the place willy nilly making more noise than a barrel of monkeys*. It's not like it's one sound, it has to keep cascading and I have echo-ey wood floors.

    Footnote: Has anyone ever really had a barrel of monkeys? Can't be much fun, dead or alive.
     
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  19. Dadocaster

    Dadocaster Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

    None in my pockets, a lot in jars on the dresser.

    A few years ago, when the kid was still little we decided to party and cash in a jar of coins. I told him he could have the proceeds and buy what he wanted. He was speculating regarding how much was in there, I told him, "maybe thirty bucks or so." We took the jar to the machine at the grocery store, starting dumping the coins in and the numbers started spinning, he started laughing and teasing me as the it rapidly blew past twenty, thirty, and he was gleeful as it broke the fifty dollar mark and finally settled a bit over seventy bucks.

    "You said thirty dollars, Dad!!"

    "Yeah, I was sure wrong about that."

    "You said I could have the money!!"

    "Yes I did and it was a Dad Promise so the money is yours. So what are you going to get with your cash?"

    "Another cat, Dad."

    "Oh, another cat.......well Dad Promise, so let's go look at cats."
     
  20. LPBlue

    LPBlue "That Guy", again...dammit! Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    62
    Jul 19, 2012
    Canada, near the other end
    Last time I checked, cats were always free!o_O
     
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