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More on pennies...

May 6th, 2006 at 02:56 pm

Maybe all the discussions lately about pennies, Nickel and Dimed, and change jars filling with found money, made this jump out at me as I was reading through Commerce Bank's annual report:

In 2005, their Penny Arcade coin machines counted a total of $350 million. That's a lot of coins--who says they don't add up!

They make it fun to take in your coins. Not only is there no fee, but you get a freebie if you've guessed the total of your coins close enough. This week I got a coin purse in the shape of their big red C logo. Previously I've gotten jelly beans in a red egg, an opener to undo CD wrappers, and a big red C spring-type paper clip. Also, the coin bank I use at home was a freebie from them, in the shape of a giant red C.

It's nice doing business with a bank who gives little goodies to existing customers, as well as new ones.

Yes, I'm a shameless shill for Commerce. Try them if you can; I'm sure you'll be happy and you'll help my stock go up, too. Wink

4 Responses to “More on pennies...”

  1. contrary1 Says:

    My bank doesn't give away anything but food. (not what I need at all)
    At least once a week, they have the kettle corn vendor set up in their parking lot ........and there are little bags inside the bank for all customers to take for snacks.

    Just what I need.........associating money with yummy smelling food. I have enough things I associate with food already!!!

    I like the gifts your bank gives out so much better!!

  2. Carolina Bound Says:

    I decided to get out of coin-saving. I read a good article about it in The Dollar Stretcher a week or two ago. The author advised spending coins but saving $1 bills. Easier to deposit and no charge. I'm going to try it when I actually have money again!

  3. PRICEPLUS Says:

    I use quarters a lot but I save the other coins. My bank is pretty cool when it comes to taking coins.

  4. jeffrey Says:

    I decided to get out of coin-saving. I read a good article about it in The Dollar Stretcher a week or two ago. The author advised spending coins but saving $1 bills. Easier to deposit and no charge. I'm going to try it when I actually have money again!
    I (the article was actually mine) advised that you need to be careful because if you do pay to exchange your coins, then you could very well be losing money rather than saving it. One option is to pend coins and save dollar bills...

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