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Do You Keep A Jar Full of Change?

Do You Have a Grown-Up Piggy Bank?

There's a pretty jar on my kitchen counter that my fiancé uses to hold his loose change. Really it's just a grown-up piggy bank, but he doesn't use the built-up change at Toys 'R Us! In fact, I'd be curious to see how much is actually in that heavy jar. Do you have one of these?


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enSue enSue 9 years
Yes, we use a large plastic jar for change. My husband hates carrying around loose change so it accumulates in that jar until I sort and roll up the coins to take to the bank. When I was a child I would use a very old burnished bronze Model-T coin bank that was my father's. It is very beautiful and detailed, and very cherished.
Cooties-Bootie Cooties-Bootie 9 years
HEck ya! I got a really cute one from Old Navy, its a little black big with an Sombraro(hat) on... its super cute and I'v saved enough money for us to go to Vegas last year, We had a great time and the money I didnt end up spending I up back into the pig and am saving for our next vacation!
Martini-Rossi Martini-Rossi 9 years
Yea I do that. I have one at home and one at work (all pennies). Every month I cash out the one and home and its averages around $50.
ElleJay ElleJay 9 years
Me and my Fiance' do this. We saved up for a little over a year and had around $800 in change and $1's!
ER1008 ER1008 9 years
My boyfriend and I throw all our change into a big jug, once it gets full (and quite heavy) we take it to the coin machine at the's always exciting when it adds up to a couple hundred bucks!
Weremuffin Weremuffin 9 years
Money's money. Every penny counts.
verily verily 9 years
I saved my pennies for fun while I was in college, but I haven't really bothered as an adult. I spend my pennies when I have them. I still need to run those pennies through Coinstar and see if I have enough to buy a latte. ;)
MandyJoBo MandyJoBo 9 years
I just put change in the car and use it to keep from breaking bills. A real grown-up piggy bank is what we use at our bank. They round up and save the extra. Example: If something is $1.75, they 'take out' $2.00 and put $.25 into savings.
msgolitelee msgolitelee 9 years
I have two. A small that I put all my loose change in and a large one that I put bills and coins in. I have saved so much money this way!!
Cassandra57 Cassandra57 9 years
I hate carrying change, especially pennies, so I try to use it up as soon as possible. Except quarters, those to into the ash tray in the car for bus fare for the kids. That way I'm sure I always have plenty.
heineken67 heineken67 9 years
My change all stays in my coin purse, but I had to get a container for the boyfriend so he would stop leaving change all over the bathroom counter. Now he has one small jar for quarters (laundry!) and one big jar for smaller change.
no1treesmkr no1treesmkr 9 years
Yeah, I do it's called a savings account know now though. Just kidding, I have a big water jug where all my spare change ends up. I recently caugt my daughter dipping in to buy her candy.
Renees3 Renees3 9 years
We have a big pasta jar that we fill up. Just throw anything in it, then when it's full take it and use it for groceries. I WISH my bank had a coin counting machine. That's be awesome
PinkNC PinkNC 9 years
I keep a jar for small change because I don't like handling a lot of loose change.
murdock99tx murdock99tx 9 years
I throw my change into a a wide-mouthed plastic bowl in my kitchen drawer. I'll use it for McMuffins now & then. Mmmm....McMuffin...mmmm....
mshoney18 mshoney18 9 years
my father saves his change all year and when it's time for his annual vacation he uses the total for spending money. i thought this was a great idea, so i started a jar of my own. i haven't decided on what to use it for but i'm anxious to see how much i've saved when it's full.
klynnmorton klynnmorton 9 years
There is one that me and hubby use to dump out pocket or wallet change into when it gets too heavy,and then there is my cute pig that says Facelift Fund, I got it for my 30th birthday...and I stash money for my splurges there!
juliem juliem 9 years
It's sort of anal-retentive, but my change goes in three places: *Quarters get saved for laundry *Other silver stuff goes into my car for meters *pennies are tossed into a small handmade basket. Full, it holds ~$2.50. I'll roll them when I'm watching TV and feel the need to multi-task. When I have ~$10, I take the rolls to a store or bank and exchange them for paper money.
kissmesteph kissmesteph 9 years
Sort of! I have three bank accounts - a chequing account for all of my regular expenses, a savings account for major things like a house, and then a special account that I call my 'splurge' fund that I squirrel away all of my extra cash and monetary gifts for a rainy day treat. It's my little hi-tech piggy bank.
ginandsugar ginandsugar 9 years
We have an old glass milk jug that we keep our change in. When it fills up I take it to the Coinstar machine at the grocery store and turn it into something fun like amazon credit or a starbucks card. They have lots of options now that won't charge you a processing fee if you turn it into a gift card! It is also a great way to buy people christmas presents without having it show up on your credit card. It just takes a little work to make it to a common gift dollar amount so you don't give that $32.73 gift card.
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
I do. Ha.
ptotheenguin ptotheenguin 9 years
Not a grown-up piggy bank, but the same Miss Piggy bank that I've had since I was a kid. All of my loose change goes into it. I cash out at the end of the year. Last year I had about 150 dollars, I think. Pretty nice!
piesecki piesecki 9 years
Well it's that or carry the pennies around in my already-overflowing-with-change purse!
classysassy classysassy 9 years
i actually don't have a grown-up piggy bank but now that i think about all the loose change i have in my wallet, i think i might start one.
sisilia sisilia 9 years
I actually do. It's a black piggy with a nose ring! Ha. I think my kid brother stole it and all the change that was in it as well. Sad.
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