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VHS? 10-22-16 03:50 PM

Check your spare change!
 
Bank Places 100 'Lucky Pennies' Across US Worth $1,000 Each


Stopping to pick up a stray penny off the ground may not seem worth the effort, yet one bank is trying to change that mindset by placing 100 fake pennies across the country worth $1,000 apiece.

Ally Bank says it is hoping to encourage Americans to look for opportunities to save through its "Lucky Penny" promotion, which launched this week. The lucky pennies carry a copper color like real pennies, but feature the Detroit-based bank's logo instead of Abraham Lincoln's head. The flip side of the coin lists its value at 100,000 cents.

The pennies have been placed in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Washington, D.C., Miami, Denver, Detroit, San Diego, Charlotte, North Carolina, and Austin, Texas.

The coins can be redeemed online until the end of the year.
http://cdn0.wideopencountry.com/wp-c...10/penny-1.jpg

I imagine a lot of people who know if this will be sifting through their loose change. I already do for silver quarters but will not be skipping my pennies!

broadwayblue 10-22-16 08:10 PM

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I throw my pennies in the trash, so someone could get lucky.

Mrs. Danger 10-22-16 09:34 PM

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That's a stupid plan.

I'll bet they only get one or two redeemed.

CPA-ESQ. 10-22-16 09:39 PM

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meh.. I agree the will probably only have a hand full redeem.. probably placed them around schools, museums, parks, etc.

Abob Teff 10-22-16 10:03 PM

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100,000 cents? That's like ... A hundred bucks!

(This observation brought to you by the public education system.)

GoldenJCJ 10-22-16 10:19 PM

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Originally Posted by broadwayblue (Post 12928782)
I throw my pennies in the trash, so someone could get lucky.

I doubt even bums collect pennies from the trash. Unless the rats at the landfill learn to read, I'm guessing most of those pennies will never be seen again.

Troy Stiffler 10-22-16 10:23 PM

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Originally Posted by Abob Teff (Post 12928823)
100,000 cents? That's like ... A hundred bucks!

(This observation brought to you by the public education system.)

Not even that. I think it's like 60 bucks.

Abob Teff 10-22-16 11:09 PM

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Originally Posted by Troy Stiffler (Post 12928838)
Not even that. I think it's like 60 bucks.

Oh yeah, I forgot to account for the exchange rate and Daylight Saving Time ending in a few weeks.

VHS? 10-23-16 12:07 AM

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https://www.allyluckypenny.com/

Clues to where the pennies are
https://twitter.com/hashtag/AllyLuckyPenny?src=hash


A San Diego clue:
This San Diego landmark was built on moving pictures, but not words.

TomOpus 10-23-16 07:51 AM

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So they didn't put them in circulation. Just placed them at a specific location in each city.

Another San Diego clue:

San Diego knows vaudville is dead. Prohibition too. But at this venue, both were once very much alive.

stevevt 10-23-16 09:05 AM

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Originally Posted by TomOpus (Post 12928958)
So they didn't put them in circulation.

Can't imagine that would be legal.

TomOpus 10-23-16 09:14 AM

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Originally Posted by stevevt (Post 12928976)
Can't imagine that would be legal.

Ack. It was a long day. :lol:

VHS? 10-23-16 01:03 PM

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So some sort of theater that used to show Burlesque?

Shannon Nutt 10-23-16 07:20 PM

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Originally Posted by Mrs. Danger (Post 12928812)
That's a stupid plan.

I'll bet they only get one or two redeemed.

I'm guessing they're hoping they only have to redeem that many...tons of free advertising for their bank; little cost on the back-end.

TomOpus 10-23-16 08:55 PM

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Originally Posted by VHS? (Post 12929107)
So some sort of theater that used to show Burlesque?

It might've been a theater at one point. I was initially thinking Spreckels or the Balboa Theater.


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