I woke up this morning with the urge to do something crazy. We have been collecting our spare change for over a year now for no real reason. I dig into the change when I want to go to the bakery or buy a smoothie. Well, I decided today to cash it in. I know, crazy.
I called Erik at work and asked him how he felt about it. He said it was probably worth $20 and to go to lunch with the money. I guessed that the value was closer to $40. Either way, we agreed that the money would all be mine... all mine! [Insert evil laugh.] Are you ready for this?
Buttons - 3
Dollars - 2
Half-Dollars - 0
Quarters - 235
Dimes - 455
Nickels - 325
Pennies - 1275
GRAND TOTAL - $135.25!
I got it all in an Amazon.com gift certificate so I wouldn't have to pay 9% to Coinstar. Now I get to decide what to buy. I'm having trouble deciding between a microwave* or an air mattress. These are tough decisions.
One fear, however, is that if I continue to frequent the Coinstar machine, I may turn the kids and I into slot machine fanatics. Let me tell you, the sound of those coins falling into the machine is rather addictive.
*No, I haven't been drinking. It is true. I have been anti-microwave for years, but lately I've been thinking it might not be so bad to have one to heat up our leftovers more quickly. No one says I have to pass my weird microwave issues on to my children.