March 7, 2004





Do you save up your spare change and if so, do you spend it on something special/what do you do with it?

I do. There is no designated purpose for the accumulation. When the jar is filled, I cash it in.

Felicia, 38
Lowell, MA USA

I toss the change that ends up in the laundry in a pile. When there's a significant pile of it, I use the money-counter thing at the grocery store and use it for buying groceries.

Laura, 39
Lowell, MA USA

My approach is more hoarding than saving. After all one never knows when you'll need a quarter for the Laundromat or a shilling for the meter--and I've had a washing machine for longer than Great Britain has had metric money.

Jill, 61
Saylorsburg, PA USA

I've got a money box for coppers... when I can't cram any more in I take it to the bank and pay it off my credit card. I'm boring!

Alice, 23
Wincehster UK

No. I try to keep my spare change to a small amount, and use it as I go.

Ryan, 29
Riedlingen GERMANY

Sometimes I spend it on parking meters. Sometimes my change container will fill up (but that hasn't happened in a long time) and I'll take it to the bank & put it in savings.

Karen, 23
Ames, IA USA

I don't save my spare change. I search for state quarters that my friend and I are still looking for,
and then make a conscious effort to spend the change so my purse doesn't get too heavy.

Cathie, 54
Novi, MI USA

I only accumulate enough change to use in soda machines and the like.

Jane, 63
West Linn, OR USA

I just kind of have my spare change laying around in different places. I don't save it up for anything. Usually I just end up giving it to my son.


Our family saves our change sin one of those big water jugs. We save it for vacation.

Janet, 46
E. Brunswick, NJ USA

It isn't that I save it, I just don't like carrying it. We'll drop it in the Coinstar when the jar's full.

Alias Irrlevante

I save my change to use when I deliver pizzas. It comes in handy for giving change to customers. Also I save it to wash my car.

Melodi, 19
Gahanna, OH USA

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