Sunday, November 13, 2005
Mild-mannered bank by day...
I've been feeding pennies into my Superman bank since I got it in '98 (or maybe it was '97). When I heard that Coinstar had a promotion where they waive the counting fee if you took your money in the form of an Amazon.com gift certificate, I thought it was about time to cash in. My brother and sister each have a birthday this month and that would help. Plus, I'm already engaged in one tedious activity (two if you count my temp job) to roll all of my pennies, label the rolls with my address and take them to the bank. So I went to the Coinstar kiosk this evening with my 15 lb. son of Jor-El: 2820 pennies, 4 dimes, 2 nickels. I also threw in a Sacagawea dollar that I acquired somewhere along the away. In all, I got $29.70 out of the deal. Not too shabby.