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Old 11-10-09, 11:51 AM
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Coinstar - Get $10 extra when cashing in $40 for ecert

Ok....coinstar has run this offer in the past, and I have cashed in each time. The notice on their site tho says "participating machines only" and I don't see how to tell which machines are participating....

http://www.coinstar.com/us/html/2009Promo

Good thru 12/6/09
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Old 11-10-09, 12:56 PM
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Excellent! Thanks for posting this, OP. Great time to do this considering it's likely I'll spend at least $40 at Amazon.com with potential Black Friday deals they'll have. Might as well send off for another $10.

And by participating, I think it refers to the fact that only certain coinstar locations are set up to do the e-certificates.

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Old 11-10-09, 03:14 PM
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Good timing, as my son's piggy bank is getting damn near full.
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Old 11-11-09, 03:10 AM
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Thanks for the info -- I do this everytime it comes up!

From the location list and icons, it appears my regular coinstar location has dropped the ecertificate so I'll have to find another one.
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Old 11-11-09, 11:41 AM
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Oh, cool. if it's just that some don't do eCerts, that's fine. I know my local one does. Time to cash in on this baby!
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Re: Coinstar - Get $10 extra when cashing in $40 for ecert

Remember, you can participate in this even if you don't keep gobs of change laying around. Just go to your bank and get $40 worth of quarters. Edit to add: Just put in two $20 bills. Presto, $50 at Amazon.

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Re: Coinstar - Get $10 extra when cashing in $40 for ecert

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Remember, you can participate in this even if you don't keep gobs of change laying around. Just go to your bank and get $40 worth of quarters. Presto, $50 at Amazon.
No need to go to the bank for change.
Cash works as well in the Coinstar machines.
Last time they ran this promo, I just inserted in twenties and it worked just fine.
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Old 11-11-09, 01:25 PM
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Niiiiice! Will do this later.
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Old 11-11-09, 05:51 PM
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Re: Coinstar - Get $10 extra when cashing in $40 for ecert

i did this last night. unfortunately it's not an instant credit. you have to mail in a redemption form and they'll send you a $10 gift card in 6-8 weeks. still a good deal, just have to wait a while.
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Old 11-12-09, 11:19 AM
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i did this last night. unfortunately it's not an instant credit. you have to mail in a redemption form and they'll send you a $10 gift card in 6-8 weeks. still a good deal, just have to wait a while.
I was just about to cash in my change last week too. Glad I didn't get around to it!
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Old 11-13-09, 09:28 AM
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Re: Coinstar - Get $10 extra when cashing in $40 for ecert

Thanks OP I cashed some change in. There wasn't any notice about the extra $10 Amazon GC on any of the screens, which I thought was strange, but it printed out a form I have to mail in at the bottom of my receipt.

Just so everyone knows, the extra GC is limited to "one per household or name."
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Old 11-15-09, 12:45 AM
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Re: Coinstar - Get $10 extra when cashing in $40 for ecert

I'm too lazy to search right now, but if you check last year's thread on this topic, you'll see that the $10 Amazon goodie IS a printed form on the bottom of your receipt.

So if you're thinking about buying something at Amazon, go to Coinstar first to turn $40 into an Amazon GC, and mail in the form to get another $10 in a month or so.
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Old 12-09-09, 08:30 AM
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Wish someone had bumped this, I missed it. Just got busy and I had in my head that it was good til sometime in mid-December. Oh well. I'll have to act a little quicker next time around.
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Old 12-09-09, 09:05 AM
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Yeah, I forgot about this until Sunday night. Tried to cash in before the offer expire and tried two machines. One was out of order and the other was full.......
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Old 12-09-09, 09:11 AM
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Second year that I missed this.
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Old 12-09-09, 09:16 PM
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I'm an idiot and dumped then whole jar ($90) intot he machine at one.

I got a form to mail away for $10.


HAD I BEEN THINKING, I'd have poured in half, gotten a form. Then poured the rest and gotten a second form.

I suck at life.
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I'm an idiot and dumped then whole jar ($90) intot he machine at one.

I got a form to mail away for $10.


HAD I BEEN THINKING, I'd have poured in half, gotten a form. Then poured the rest and gotten a second form.

I suck at life.
You may not suck as bad as you think. I believe the deal was only good once per address. Now, if you had someone else's address to use (relative, friend, work, etc) for a 2nd $10 certificate, then perhaps you do suck at life.

Then again, you at least remembered to take advantage of the deal, unlike myself.
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Darn, missed it too.

Do you what would be cool? A feature to automatically bump a post on a specific date. Perhaps only applicable to the first post, and ban-worthy if over-used, but I could see it coming in handy.

Of course, one could just set an alarm or calendar event, but a thread bump could help dozens of people, not just one.
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Old 01-08-10, 11:02 AM
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Got my card with my Amazon GC code on it yesterday. WOOT!
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Mine came Tuesday and was gone on Wednesday.
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Old 01-13-10, 01:33 PM
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How does Coinstar make any money? Do they charge you a percentage of your final total (of coins)? Or is it just a free service?
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I think they take 9.5% of the total you insert. I'm too stingy to give them my money so I roll it all myself.
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How does Coinstar make any money? Do they charge you a percentage of your final total (of coins)? Or is it just a free service?
Last I recall, they charged a fee of 8.9 cents per dollar turned in. If you redeem your change for an e-certificate, there is no fee. They've gotta be doing fairly well for themselves as the machines at my store are typically pretty busy.
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How does Coinstar make any money?


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Originally Posted by masetodd View Post
How does Coinstar make any money? Do they charge you a percentage of your final total (of coins)? Or is it just a free service?
In regards to Amazon gift cards, I assume they have some sort of arrangement with Amazon where they get a percentage of the money from that as well. I never use Coinstar except during these Amazon promotions, but it could be useful as long as they offer decent gift cards like Amazon. I will NEVER pay the fee to have them count my money...
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