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  1. This information is great. I didn’t realize there are so many ways to avoid the fee and receive a gift card for places like Amazon. Thank you for this post.

    • Your welcome! I’m glad you found it helpful.

  2. The site name is deceptive. Except for going to a bank or giving to charity, which isn’t exchanging your coins for cash, there’s only stores that have Coinstar, and they’re not cheap or free.

    • It depends on your definition of cheap, I suppose. Thanks for your comments and opinion.

  3. It’s a great idea and I don’t mind the fee. Had a lot of change around my place.

    • Glad you had some success!

  4. I have n R5 coin of 2018. How much is the value of it?

    • Check out some of the links in the article on ways you can find the value of your coin! You can also seek out an appraiser or go to a pawn shop to see if they can find the value of it as well!

  5. It is absurd to call Coinstar cheap, it is almost 12%, Very misleading headline.

    • That is a big percentage! However, there are many different options for cashing in coins in this article. Also, many people who have a vast number of coins that they just want to get rid of don’t mind the fee!

    • I agree. Coinstar WAY overcharges.

  6. Thank for all the information! I can’t afford Coinstar’s fee, but it’s great to know both the fee percentage and the choices for the gift cards and charities. I also appreciate the information on taking the money to a bank. My bank has been unhelpful in the past but it’s worth trying again.

    • I hope you can find something that works for you! Glad this article could help. Best of luck!

  7. Hi there – Update. I followed this advice and went to my bank. I’m in Arizona. Both my bank Chase and then Wells Fargo said they do not have coin counters.

    • If your bank doesn’t have any coin counters, then check out some of the other options in this article. Many Walmarts have a coinstar, and there are lots of other options! Best of luck!

  8. Some grocery stores have self checkout for cash. You can pay with all coins and no fee, as long as you pay within the time limit. I can put 5 bucks worth of quarters in easily. Every Tuesday, I go to one and get a couple small items. I stuff in the week’s change, and problem solved.

    • That’s good to know! Thanks for the idea!

  9. That’s a great idea!!! Thanks for the share.

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