My excitement of the day was going to the Coinstar machine at our local Kroger and cashing in my coins for money. I’ve always avoided these machines before because they charged a fee, while you could use your bank for free. But the bank is a hassle and can only be accessed during the day or early weekend. (Note: I DID use the Coinstar during bank hours.)
But the cool thing is: Coinstar now has a no fee option, just so long as you get the money in the form of a gift certificate. Fortunately for me, they have Amazon as one of the featured retailers. I pretty much ignored the others, except for maybe Amazon MP3, which is separate. But considering I might have near $50, I thought that was too much for Amazon MP3, though I know I would have no problem spending it.
Given that I really could use the cash, it’s much more fun to get the money in the form of a gift certificate. In this case, it came to $36.88. And it’s not like I cannot put it towards something useful. I always buy printer cartridges through them, as well as other “boring” items. Or perhaps a gift for my lady? Or the children? Nah….another board game sounds perfect. 🙂