The Unrepentant Individual

...just hanging around until Dec 21, 2012


June 25, 2006


Coinstar Makes Life Better

I’m a Coinstar user. I realize they take about 9% of every dollar they count for me, but I’m lazier than I am cheap, and I’d rather take that deal than roll my own change…

But now they’ve pulled out that 9% fee, as long as you take your money as a gift card to one of the below retailers:

amazon.com
iTunes
Virgin Digital
Starbucks
Borders
Pier 1
Linen’s & Things
Hollywood Video

So this makes me very happy. This gives me the full value of my change, which appeals to my cheap side. And it forces me to buy things for myself, which satiates my consumer need. All this without giving up my laziness!

Thank you, Coinstar!

Posted By: Brad Warbiany @ 4:47 pm || Permalink || Comments (1) || Trackback URL || Categories: Economics, News, Personal Life, Technology

1 Comment

  1. Hopefully you frequent some of those establishments.

    Comment by Lucy Stern — June 25, 2006 @ 9:38 pm

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