Stretch Your Holiday Budget Further with Coinstar

Disclaimer: I have teamed up with Coinstar in support of this campaign. We received compensation for participation in this campaign. However, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

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There’s no denying the jingle bells are now fully jingling this holiday shopping season, and if you’re like me, that means you’re busy running from store to store or website to website making sure your gift list for family and friends is all checked off. The holidays are always a wonderful time to spend time with (and a little extra money on) the ones you love, but it can often stretch your budget pretty thin. Creating DIY presents or giving gifts that are heavy on sentiment and light on the checkbook are great ways to keep holiday costs low, but what about stretching your budget with money you probably don’t realize you already have?

A recent Coinstar survey found that, on average, consumers estimate they have a little more than $26 in spare change, but according to Coinstar’s nationwide kiosk data, the average amount that customers convert to a NO FEE eCertificate and/or gift card when they cash in their coins is $56 – more than double what survey respondents think they have hidden away at home! So get the kids involved and search high and low for spare change – under the couch, in your car’s cup holder, on the laundry room floor – and I promise you’ll be able to buy an extra gift or two in no time. With all of the running around us moms do around the holidays, cashing in on your extra change might even be the perfect way to treat yourself to that special something you’ve been eyeing in the shop window.

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