January 20, 2008 at 12:15 am #241836
Now’s the time to start “Lets put all that small change in a change jar… not to be touched… set ourselfs a goal and see if it possible to reach it. Maybe a water tank, or a holiday, or even just a compost tumbler. Your goal is up to you, just make sure kids and hubby does not know about it, otherwise they might raid it while you turn your back.
Who’s going for it?:)January 20, 2008 at 12:28 am #322305
I’m up for it. I do this already but it usually gets ‘raided’ when the grandkids come to stay.They use it for treats,movies etc.Water tank sounds like a good idea or maybe for garden items.
Peggy.January 20, 2008 at 12:53 am #322306
how small is ‘small’ change? We try and put all our silver coins in – although I sometimes keep a few 50s outJanuary 20, 2008 at 12:58 am #322307
We have a big tin where I keep the spare change – have stopped putting it in recently so I’ll have to start up again. Watertank is something we’re looking at as well… along with about a million other things! But there is a perfect spot for one down the side of the house 🙂
I think I would need to go until the end of the year to be able to save enough for a tank, though. And I’m not sure we’ll make the whole amount – maybe I should match the spare change with what we have in our savings account? Like a double challenge 🙂January 20, 2008 at 1:17 am #322308
I’m in as well. We are starting the ziploc baggie method of budgeting on Feb 1 and so all the spare silver at least from each bag should go into the spare change jar – though hubby will know about it. Not sure when it will get raided, no specific project in mind at this stage, though am still really wanting a solar hot water system. But with bub arriving in April, no money for that yet.January 20, 2008 at 1:56 am #322309
Maybe the baby will share its Baby Bonus with you and you can get the hot water system when it arrives. Sebastian was very generous with his – he bought us a new washing machine! 😆 Mind you I use it to wash mostly his clothes, so I guess it’s a fair deal.
I just counted our tin – there’s $20.45 in there already, a good start! I had no idea there was so much!January 20, 2008 at 2:33 am #322310
We save change in our house. My husband saves all of his pennies in an ancient wine bottle (the thickest glass I have ever seen!), and when it is full he will spend the money on something dumb like a restaurant lunch – and a month later he won’t even remember the meal or the experience.
I keep all of my coins in a canning jar in a cabinet, and when holiday time rolls around I take the jar with us and use it for souvenirs and other special things. My nine-year-old is a tightwad at heart (just like his mother, hehe), so he and I can stretch that change out throughout just about the entire trip.January 20, 2008 at 3:30 am #322311
Hey Becca, the baby really wants to go to Canada to visit grandparents and aunts and uncles and cousins and friends, etc, etc when he/she is born, so that’s where the baby bonus will be spent! Living intercontinentally was never going to be easy or cheap…January 20, 2008 at 3:50 am #322312
Think this may have started a bit late for me .My ds just spent a few hours searching around the house and found and counted $40 in change which he claimed and went and banked .:lol:January 20, 2008 at 5:15 am #322313
I used to have a change jar. Couldn’t work out why it never filled up, turns out hubby was raiding it, probably to buy smokes :@
I won’t have one again. I tend to put my change in the till for the market. Mind you I suspect he raids that too :noapprove:January 20, 2008 at 8:56 am #322314
I buy a sealed can money tin and fill it up with all coins from hubby and me and the odd $5 note goes in as well. We just emptied our last one and it had just over $400 in it. The money is usually used to pay a big bill – car rego:rip: or used towards a holiday.
I have to go and get another one this week.
It has gotta be sealed or it just keeps being raided!:lol:January 20, 2008 at 9:07 am #322315
I’ve been keeping change in a 4lt Johnny walker bottle.. and we counted it today as we are about to move house and I didn’t want to move it again…. It contained $255.30 Not bad for small change/.// T’is going into the kids bank accounts tmw 🙂
My brother collects 5 dollar notes.. he has quite the collection..January 20, 2008 at 12:14 pm #322316
I’m starting to do this with the leftover food shopping money, saving for our big trip in July. I did really well with the shopping the last two weeks, there was $100 left :clap:January 20, 2008 at 7:34 pm #322317
Go Jaymie! :tup: I don’t think that’s ever happened to me 😆
I like the idea of the sealed money tin thanks Danielle. I think I shall try that and hop back into this challenge. I need to save for the central trip in July also 😀January 20, 2008 at 8:23 pm #322318
As I keeping a running tally of what I spend writing everything down there is no such thing as small change in my home there is only the contents of my wallet equalling the total in my notebook.
Many years ago I had a small change jar, a very nice jar that I was sorry to lose when I got burgled and the thieves took it, along with ALL the contents.
I do have a old film canister where I put NZ coins when I find them in my change but New Zealand recently changed its coins and the 5c and 10c are no longer valid so even less to spend on holiday in NZ. Just can’t win some days.
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