I saw the commercials which advertised that if you take your change into a CoinStar machine, you can get free coin-changing if you get an Amazon.com gift certificate.
Today, I gathered up all of the change bowls lying around the house. There were four or five of them. I poured it all into a paper wine-bottle bag, and filled it up maybe a quarter of the way. I thought I had maybe thirty or forty dollars worth, which is enough to buy a few books.
Rejoice and be exceedingly glad! The total was $154! I did a Happy Dance right there in front of the machine, visions of huge cardboard boxes with the trademark arrows on the side winging their way to my door. People were grinning at me, because I’m sure they thought I was an idiot.
I can’t believe I had that much in change in those bowls! I just spent two hours selecting 12 “free” books. (Even better, I found some I’ve been wanting in the Bargain section! Oh, happy day!)
What an awesome, awesome promotion. Now all of my coin jars are going to be Book Savings Accounts. Go, go, Gentle Reader! Go grab those change jars and hie thee to a CoinStar machine and recieve your bounty of books. It’s the best thing I’ve done all month!