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May 14, 2012 7:41 AM Subscribe
How long will it take me to feed a couple gallons worth of coins into a Coinstar machine?
posted by bondcliff to work & money (30 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I kind of feel like this is a wasted question but the closest I can find when I Google it refers to how long it takes a coin to get through your digestive system, so here goes...
I have about two gallons worth of loose change at home, what I estimate to be a couple hundred dollars. I would like to cash in. I don't want to roll it up myself and bring it to a bank. From my research my local bank(s) will not count it for me, at least not for free. Mostly I hate going into banks for any reason at all.
If I take it in to Coinstar machine am I going to be there for an hour? Is this a ten minute task? A two hour task? Is this a lot of money for a Coinstar machine or can it do this much with its eyes closed?
Any other tips for dealing with a Coinstar machine will be appreciated. Things like "A stray Canadian nickle will cause the machine to lock up" or "don't feed too much at once."
I am aware of the percentage Coinstar takes but I will take the Amazon gift card instead. I'm sure I can find a way to spend the money.