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Loose change

February 28th, 2010 at 12:45 pm

I've never been one to search out loose change on the ground, and I'm amazed at how much money you all seem to find. I guess it has to do with actually looking for money instead of going through your day in a distracted daze, like me.

Anyway, i thought i would share with you a place to find spare change that none of you has ever mentioned, surprisingly.

I walked to the supermarket to see if they had Pert Plus for Men with the special "Try Me Free" sticker on it. They did indeed, so I went to purchase a bottle becus they have a free after rebate deal. (Download the form from their website.)

I went to the self check-out line, which I rarely do, but i had only the one item. I fed a $10 bill into the machine and was supposed to get back $6.24 in change, meaning a $5 bill, a $1 bill and .24 in coins. There was actually .96 in coins in the little coin slot; someone else apparently didn't care about getting their change, or forgot.

I kinda felt like I'd just hit the jackpot at a pinball machine.

After that, i walked to the library and read my local paper. Then i met my mother to catch It's Complicated at our $2 movie theater. We loved it, Couldn't decide who I like best, Steve Martin or Alec Baldwin. (I'm thinking Steve, only becus i didn't like what I heard about Alex Baldwin a ways back when he was fighting with his daughter...he sounded disturbed, although i must admit he was very appealing in this movie.)And Meryl Streep is, of course, incomparable. I've never seen an actress who can smile and laugh for as long and as naturally as she can. It was nice to see a type of love story with older actors, for a change.

I had some Trader Joe's pumpkin pancakes for breakfast this morning (yum) and I'm only now starting to get a wee bit hungry, at nearly 4 pm!

2 Responses to “Loose change”

  1. Ima saver Says:

    I got a little extra change in one of those self check outs also. It was only about 9 cents, but I loved it!

  2. baselle Says:

    That is a jackpot! I got two pennies from a change cup next to the cashier (so not in the self checkout). Over last summer, I also nabbed a couple of coins under the outdoor vending machine and around the Coinstar machine - both cousins of the self checkout.

    You can also be too alert for change, though. I've been in a couple of situations where I looked a tad too intently under a bench and was asked, "did you lose something?" Also, staring at your feet all the time doesn't do much for posture. Smile

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