Comments on: How to Cash in Your Change For Free with a CoinStar Machine http://yourpfpro.com/how-to-cash-in-your-change-for-free-with-a-coinstar-machine/ Personal Finance for Young Professionals Sun, 18 Feb 2018 20:18:01 +0000 hourly 1 By: L.R. Cabais http://yourpfpro.com/how-to-cash-in-your-change-for-free-with-a-coinstar-machine/#comment-19711 Fri, 11 Sep 2015 04:34:21 +0000 http://yourPFpro.com/?p=2029#comment-19711 Hi Maria, thanks for the info! We live in San Diego and there are also several Indian Casinos in the county. They may or may not charge, depending on the casino. I don’t see why they would turn down the chance to win the money. I have used the c******r machines, but only when the banks were closed. I would only cash the small coins i.e. pennies and nickels and save the quarters and dimes to reduce the fee.

LR

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By: Maria De Los Santos http://yourpfpro.com/how-to-cash-in-your-change-for-free-with-a-coinstar-machine/#comment-19709 Thu, 03 Sep 2015 08:15:12 +0000 http://yourPFpro.com/?p=2029#comment-19709 Hey sorry I know this is an old post just wanted to say even though casino slot machines no longer take coin the cashiers probably do…I work at a tribal casino in WA and see people cash in their jars of coins all the time at no fee..a players card may be required but that’s free as well

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By: Harry Campbell http://yourpfpro.com/how-to-cash-in-your-change-for-free-with-a-coinstar-machine/#comment-19321 Mon, 02 Feb 2015 18:18:58 +0000 http://yourPFpro.com/?p=2029#comment-19321 Haha awesome Raul, thanks for checking it out!

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By: Raul Valdez http://yourpfpro.com/how-to-cash-in-your-change-for-free-with-a-coinstar-machine/#comment-19320 Mon, 02 Feb 2015 17:49:50 +0000 http://yourPFpro.com/?p=2029#comment-19320 Hi, Harry, well I have finally come over to check out your Finance Site, and I have to say, brother, I am very impressed. Just starting to discover what you have hear. You create tons of value. For that I say, thanks brother! Anyways, I wanted to comment, I have utilized the Amazon gift cards, on several occasions, its a good deal. Heck, you are going to buy stuff on Amazon anyways, right?

I actually learned this from my teenage son, he was doing this for awhile with the extra change I was giving.

Again, thanks for the tips Harry! Look forward to exploring this site.

Raul

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By: Claudio Coinbags. http://yourpfpro.com/how-to-cash-in-your-change-for-free-with-a-coinstar-machine/#comment-19234 Mon, 15 Dec 2014 13:01:45 +0000 http://yourPFpro.com/?p=2029#comment-19234 I get quarters all the time when I service the laundry room machines in the bldg. I take care of, and somehow image to collect a decent amount of coins throughout the year. In a pinch, I’d bitten the bullet and cashed in my coins for straight out cash at the coin star machines if I happened to be a bit ahort of dough for a bill or any other emergency.
But I prefer Amazon about 9 out of 10 times, with iTunes fur the rest. We’re talking a minimum of 55 and up to 165 dollars on each trip. ( I either take one full small coin bag or take a filled to capacity bigger bag).
But here’s another “trick”. Since these machines here in Massachusetts can only be found at a couple of rival supermarket chains, every now and then I simply get a store card. I then use such card to pay for groceries. I believe that is the closest thing to straight no-fee cashing in that one can go on a coin star machine. Also, this is an excellent choice for those that have reservations regarding choosing outlets like Amazon over local brick and mortar retail.
Best of luck!

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By: Low-Roller http://yourpfpro.com/how-to-cash-in-your-change-for-free-with-a-coinstar-machine/#comment-18653 Mon, 18 Aug 2014 14:37:48 +0000 http://yourPFpro.com/?p=2029#comment-18653 hi jose,

i used to belong to a local bank that for years advertised on TV they wud cash your coins for free. after cashing my coins about 5 times, i decided to open one of their free checking accounts. this was about 5 years ago. about a yr ago, my local bank got bought-out by another bank. they then took out the coin changing machines. one month ago, i rc’d a letter fm the bank that on aug 1st, they they were getting rid of their free checking accts, unless u had a $500 minimum balance. i closed my acct on july 31st. LR

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By: Harry Campbell http://yourpfpro.com/how-to-cash-in-your-change-for-free-with-a-coinstar-machine/#comment-18228 Tue, 27 May 2014 22:27:55 +0000 http://yourPFpro.com/?p=2029#comment-18228 Ah that’s pretty cool. Yea I heard a PM Podcast the other day about some guy who is hoarding pennies for that reason haha

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By: Luke http://yourpfpro.com/how-to-cash-in-your-change-for-free-with-a-coinstar-machine/#comment-18227 Tue, 27 May 2014 21:58:45 +0000 http://yourPFpro.com/?p=2029#comment-18227 My bank now has a coin counter which prints out a slip that you hand to the teller, it’s even made out of clear plastic so you can see the machine do it’s work.. I always look at my change for silver, copper, or key dates on coins and keep those.. on a good day you can actually make 30% more by going through change and selling the collectables

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By: Harry Campbell http://yourpfpro.com/how-to-cash-in-your-change-for-free-with-a-coinstar-machine/#comment-18226 Tue, 27 May 2014 20:58:20 +0000 http://yourPFpro.com/?p=2029#comment-18226 Interesting, I’ve never heard of that type of service but thanks for the heads up. I honestly don’t accumulate that much change anymore since I try to pay for everything with credit cards but this is definitely a good option if you want cash.

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By: Jeff http://yourpfpro.com/how-to-cash-in-your-change-for-free-with-a-coinstar-machine/#comment-18225 Tue, 27 May 2014 20:45:48 +0000 http://yourPFpro.com/?p=2029#comment-18225 I called both BofA and Chase here is Southern California, and both banks offered an offsite service that would count and deposit the funds into an account held with the bank. After picking up bags at the bank, you just dump in your coins, return the bags of coins to the bank, they ship them out to their counting service, and then in a about 10 days the funds are deposited into your account.
If you’re not interested in Gift Cards, nor do you want to roll your own coins, this seems like a nice way to go. Best of all, it’s 100% free…as long as you have a checking/savings account with the bank.

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By: Harry Campbell http://yourpfpro.com/how-to-cash-in-your-change-for-free-with-a-coinstar-machine/#comment-18024 Tue, 22 Apr 2014 05:37:32 +0000 http://yourPFpro.com/?p=2029#comment-18024 Well thank you for counting all those coins haha, it’s amazing what technology can do. Now that I get Prime for free again(fiancee is in med school) Amazon gift cards are as good as cash to me. Nothing like coming home to a ginormous box of cheap paper towels 🙂

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By: Filmteknik http://yourpfpro.com/how-to-cash-in-your-change-for-free-with-a-coinstar-machine/#comment-18020 Tue, 22 Apr 2014 02:30:06 +0000 http://yourPFpro.com/?p=2029#comment-18020 I just turned in nearly US$300 at a Coinstar machine and like you I cashed out via Amazon.

I had been diligently rolling them with intent to *someday* take them to the bank. But my bank informed me that while they might accept a few rolls, bulk coinage needed to be loose for them to count. I figured, if I have to break up my rolls I might as well have some fun with Coinstar. Yes, the bank will give me cash or deposit the money but I do shop at Amazon regularly so it’s all good.

Plus, by keeping a close tally with my bags of coins, I could really put the Coinstar machine to the test. My one other use showed it to be 100% accurate. And it was again this time. The known amount involved 5,860 pennies, nickels, and dimes. It rejected a Canadian dime but the count still came out even so either it was off by 1 or I was. I tend to think the latter. But out of nearly 6000 coins, my being off by 1 is, I think a pretty good track record for me.

So with the machine — at least this one — being proved flawless, I will have no qualms about dumping in change of unknown amounts and trusting the results in the future.

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