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Would like to know if anyone has used the coinstar machines? Is it worth using since I have a whole lot of coins I would like to change into bills?

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Would like to know if anyone has used the coinstar machines? Is it worth using since I have a whole lot of coins I would like to change into bills?

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Once in a while they run promos, where if you convert your coins into Amazon or other gift certificates, they waive the 8.5% fee. According to the internets there is a way to circumvent this and get 100% cash back but I'll let you find the hack.

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Used them many times without troubles. Like said above, it takes a small fee but overall the little bit you loose is worth the savings in time spent.

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Doesn't your bank do that for free? My wife went to our bank, and I don't recall them charging her to count coins.

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Once in a while they run promos, where if you convert your coins into Amazon or other gift certificates, they waive the 8.5% fee. According to the internets there is a way to circumvent this and get 100% cash back but I'll let you find the hack.

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Doesn't your bank do that for free? My wife went to our bank, and I don't recall them charging her to count coins.

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I've used Coinstar several times - and it works well. However...it seems to be out of order a lot at the Meijer on Knapp's corner...

Also - some banks do take loose change. I know that most Chemical Bank locations do. A lot of banks will only take rolled change. If you're bank takes the loose change, you can save yourself the 8.5% fee from Coinstar.

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Depends on the bank and/or the branch. I have had different Chase branches (both here and Illinois) give completely differing answers on whether or not the coins should be rolled or loose. When in doubt, call ahead.

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