In this week’s Living Out Loud column in CityBeat, I talk a little bit about what I do with my spare change when I empty my pockets at night.
That spare change goes into a Waterford Crystal bowl. When that bowl starts to fill up, I take that change to one of those coin machines (usually Kroger) and turn the change into dollars. To read “Dollars and Sense,” click here.
After I wrote the column, I took a look at my Waterford bowl and decided it ended a little emptying. I emptied about half the coins in it into a leather bag and headed off to the Kroger in Westwood.
I wish I could have kept the receipt that you get after you wrap up dumping all that change into the tray. I remember I had over 700 pennies and close to 200 nickels.
In total, I got close to fifty bucks which more than paid for my groceries. Hell, I even got some change back which, of course, went into my Waterford Crystal bowl.
See? That spare change really does add up.
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