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  1. #1
    Maja Drouin
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    Hi group, I have a frugalsavings idea I want to share with the rest of you, in case noneof you have thought about doing the same.When I did this and took it to the bank I was totally surprised ofthe amount I had saved up.I keepa container where I everytime I have changes leftovers from buying stuff etc emtying it into this container, it got full and I took it to the bank, and I actually had $107 saved up in changes, the teller in the bank told us lots of people does that, and use it towards vacation, or you can treat the family for something nice, that you usually wouldnt do, or use it towards the kids college. Thank you and have a great day, Maja

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  2. #2
    Vicki
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    Hi

    I have started doing this as well, to save for a trip to Florida in

    the fall of 2007. I picked up a couple of banks at the Dollar store

    for this purpose. The banks are tin, and can't be opened without

    destroying the bank. I live in Northern Ontario, Canada. Our change

    includes the $1.00 and $2.00 coins. Our change can add up very

    quickly. I can't wait until the fall to see how much we have saved.

    If the trip falls thru for some reason, we can always take a trip

    within driving distance and still have a lot of fun.

    Vicki

    --- In Budget101_@yahoogroups.com, Maja Drouin <drouin_maja@...>

    wrote:

    >

    > Hi group,

    >

    > I have a frugal savings idea I want to share with the rest of

    you, in case none of you have thought about doing the same. When I

    did this and took it to the bank I was totally surprised of the

    amount I had saved up. I keep a container where I everytime I have

    changes leftovers from buying stuff etc emtying it into this

    container, it got full and I took it to the bank, and I actually had

    $107 saved up in changes, the teller in the bank told us lots of

    people does that, and use it towards vacation, or you can treat the

    family for something nice, that you usually wouldnt do, or use it

    towards the kids college.

    >

    > Thank you and have a great day,

    > Maja

    >

    >

    >








  3. #3
    Donna Gates
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    bank of america has taken this ideal of save the change and have even for the first three months will match your savings. Everytime you buy something with your debit card they round up to the next dollar amount and put that change into your savings account. They match that amount for the first three months. I don't even have to think about it, plus I always use my debit card the only time I write checks anymore is an occassional bill but always my drs visits so i have a definite record come tax time. Plus with bank of america they dont charge for a checking account if you direct deposit your payroll check or a savings if you deposit into your account direct from your checking. So in addition I have money put into my savings account without even thinking about it. I dont know what I used to do without this advantage. Works for me to save.

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  4. #4
    Maja Drouin
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    OMG Thats right, but as far as I know we just dont have any bank of america located near us, we do have creditcards with them so I suppose that it could work out anyway. Maja

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  5. #5
    herberkids3
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    I save my change up all the time. I used to just do it once in a

    while, but since February, I've started an earnest change jar. I

    stopped spending $1 bills, and all change. At the end of the day, I

    empty both $1's & change from my purse.



    I decided after I hit $100 in bills, I would go ahead and deposit it

    into my own savings account (which would need to be opened) for our

    vacation this summer.



    It didn't take me long at all to save up. I ended up with $130 in

    $1's before I had a chance to deposit it, and $69 in change (though

    I used a coin star to sort it, so I ended up with $63). I also had a

    $25 check from NetWinner, and 2 $5 checks from Pinecone that I

    deposited at the same time.



    After all of it was added up, including a few spare $1's from my

    purse, I had $220 to deposit into my account last Friday. Since

    then, I've added $20 in $1's, and almost $15 in change to the jar.



    I think since I already have a huge start in the bank, I'll go ahead

    and deposit the change jar tomorrow or early next week, and just

    keep depositing it as it builds up.



    We also set aside $500 that I deposited into the account this week

    out of our taxes, which replaced the money from our Disney account

    (and then some, by a long shot), since Disney is likely not going to

    happen for a while. Basically, we'd been saving some money here and

    there to go to Disney, but things kept coming up, and we had to keep

    dipping into that account.



    So, the Disney money was gone, but now replaced, and added to, for a

    much closer to home, and much more affordable vacation this summer

    for the family.



    Anyway, saving change can build up quickly, whether it's for a date

    night, a rainy day, a car repair, a vacation, or a new dress...

    might as well save it if you can afford to.



    I know it's not always feesible- I remember well the days of

    counting quarters, pennies, nickles, & dimes to get a loaf of bread,

    and put $2 of gas into the car to get back and forth where we needed

    to go. But, if you can do it, resist the urge to spend those coins.



    Once you get going, maybe set aside your $1 bills if you can, or

    even just half of them. It adds up quickly!





    --- In Budget101_@yahoogroups.com, Maja Drouin <drouin_maja@...>

    wrote:

    >

    > Hi group,

    >

    > I have a frugal savings idea I want to share with the rest of

    you, in case none of you have thought about doing the same. When I

    did this and took it to the bank I was totally surprised of the

    amount I had saved up. I keep a container where I everytime I have

    changes leftovers from buying stuff etc emtying it into this

    container, it got full and I took it to the bank, and I actually had

    $107 saved up in changes, the teller in the bank told us lots of

    people does that, and use it towards vacation, or you can treat the

    family for something nice, that you usually wouldnt do, or use it

    towards the kids college.

    >

    > Thank you and have a great day,

    > Maja

    >

    >

    >

    >

    >

    > Maja Drouin

    > Jerky Direct, Distributor

    > Web: www.zesty.jerkydirect.com Who wants free Jerky ? Great for

    fundraiser.

    > Phone: 651-463-4872

    > Free surveys

    > Web: WorkingParent

    >

    >

    >

    >

    > ---------------------------------

    >

    > Alt i n. F Yahoo! Mail med adressekartotek, kalender og

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    >










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    Maja Drouin
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    What is Netwinner and pinecone ? Im into getting paid for surveys, testing products etcand all that kinds of things and courious ? thanks you and happy st. patricks day to all, Maja

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  7. #7
    Vickie
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    This has been posted on here several times before. We do the same thing, we call

    it the "Kitty Jar." The money is used for a weekend getaway. It's getting about

    that time again. The change adds up fast.





    --- In Budget101_@yahoogroups.com, Maja Drouin <drouin_maja@...>

    wrote:

    >

    > Hi group,

    >

    > I have a frugal savings idea I want to share with the rest of

    you, in case none of you have thought about doing the same. When I

    did this and took it to the bank I was totally surprised of the

    amount I had saved up. I keep a container where I everytime I have

    changes leftovers from buying stuff etc emtying it into this

    container, it got full and I took it to the bank, and I actually had

    $107 saved up in changes, the teller in the bank told us lots of

    people does that, and use it towards vacation, or you can treat the

    family for something nice, that you usually wouldnt do, or use it

    towards the kids college.

    >

    > Thank you and have a great day,

    > Maja






  8. #8
    herberkids3
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    NetWinner is an online game site that you don't pay for at all, you

    don't use a credit card, it's 100% free to join, free to play, and

    free to cash out at. You play a game (unfortunatly, they only have 1

    type), and you win points when you win.



    Points are: 1000 = $1.00. It takes 25,000 points to cash out at

    $25.00.



    You redeem the points for gift card, and as of today, they have:



    Home Depot

    Best Buy

    WalMart

    Target

    Barnes & Noble

    Starbucks

    Bath & Body Works

    Victoria's Secret (This is brand new today!!)



    It can take some time to build up, but I've redeemed $250 in gift

    cards, and recieved $225 of that. My last card processed today,

    meaning it'll be sent out in the next week.



    I'm at 20,890 points currently, so I'll cash out again soon for my

    next card.



    You can also refer people and you get a 10% bonus of what they win.

    There are also cash prizes on the board to win. You can play as

    often as you like, there's no limit (some places allow 5 plays per

    day, etc). You must be 18 to play.



    http://www..com/?signupCode=gilly2878 is my sign up info,

    if you want to sign up. I would appreciate if you use it, but you

    don't have to. Just remove the ?signupCode=gilly2878 if you want to

    sign up without a referral. It costs you nothing to be under a

    referral, though.



    Pinecone is a survey site, but it's more product research. They ask

    about your shopping habits, then show you a product that's new or

    about to be released onto the market, and ask your opinions on the

    packaging, the price, the flavors, even the brand name. It's actual

    products, too, like Nabisco, Betty Crocker, Gatorade, etc.



    The only downside is they limit when people can sign up. They pay $5

    per survey, which can be sent via check (arrives in roughly a week)

    or via paypal (haven't used, not sure how quick it arrives, it's a

    new option).



    http://www.amylynn.org/home/pinecone helps you find the banner for

    when you can sign up, and gets you into the program a bit easier.

    Sometimes, they limit signup by demographics- like they are in need

    of 25-35 year old men from the southeast, or something like that, so

    you might not get in your first time signing up.



    Hope that helps some!



    --- In Budget101_@yahoogroups.com, Maja Drouin <drouin_maja@...>

    wrote:

    >

    > What is Netwinner and pinecone ? Im into getting paid for surveys,

    testing products etc and all that kinds of things and courious ?

    > thanks you and happy st. patricks day to all,

    > Maja

    >

    >

    >

    >

    >

    > Maja Drouin

    > Jerky Direct, Distributor

    > Web: www.zesty.jerkydirect.com Who wants free Jerky ? Great for

    fundraiser.

    > Phone: 651-463-4872

    > Free surveys

    > Web: WorkingParent

    >

    >

    >

    >

    > ---------------------------------

    >

    > Alt i n. F Yahoo! Mail med adressekartotek, kalender og

    notesblok.

    >










 

 
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