<< Back to all Blogs
Login or Create your own free blog
Home > YouData, Loose Change,

YouData, Loose Change,

May 29th, 2009 at 10:55 pm

Friday's spending:

$40.99 dog food
$130.00 plumber

The dog food should last about 3 weeks - we have two Chows.

The plumber was a budgeted expense and not an emergency. We needed to get hot water plumbed to the laundry room. A one time expense - thankfully!


I signed up for

Text is YouData and Link is http://www.youdata.com/join/pottersclay
YouData last month. Basically, they pay people to view ads. YouData deposits money into your Paypal account every Friday, paying you for the ads you viewed during the week. (I spend less than 5 minutes a day clicking on the ads.)

Being the last "payday" of the month, I just transferred my "earnings" of $2.33 from Paypal to my Bank account. That's a whole month of viewing ads at YouData. It's definitely nothing to brag about, but I do it anyways. Guess I could click on more ads in June! Smile

Total Added to Savings: $2.33


Like just about everyone else, I toss my change into a jar at the end of the day. Usually, I bring my change to the local
Text is CoinStar and Link is http://www.coinstar.com/us/html/a-home
CoinStar machine and dump the change in and listen to that wonderful sound of money sorting. It's like being in Las Vegas and winning at the slot machines.

But the CoinStar machines in my area charge a coin counting fee of 8.9 cents per dollar. In the past, I avoid the fee by opting for an e-certificate to Amazon.com which waives the fee. But this isn't really saving me any money. I'm forever shopping on Amazon to find out what I can spend my e-certificates on. (I still have a balance of $9.04 at Amazon just waiting to be spent.)

Today, I stopped into my bank and asked their policy on depositing coins into my savings account. I discovered they only take rolled coins and I can bring them in whenever I want. And she even gave me some coin rollers.

Even though my change jar has a lot of coins, I was only able to roll $11 worth of coins. And that $11 is in my savings account as I type.... Smile

Total added to savings: $11.00


I also listed a bunch of books on Craigs List. Hopefully they will sell and I can add to my savings.

4 Responses to “YouData, Loose Change,”

  1. HouseHopeful Says:

    I use the bank to do my change too! They will provide you with wrappers and its very easy to roll the change while watching tv Smile

  2. creditcardfree Says:

    If your books don't sell on craigslist, try half.com, used books stores that buy books, or cash4books.net. There are also other sites that pay you cash.

  3. lizajane Says:

    I usually roll mine to deposit also at the bank in my small town. When I went to the same bank in a bigger city on my lunch hour one day, they told me I'd wasted my time rolling it and they were required to run it thru the coin machine there. 20 minutes later they were done. I think it was $35 tops. 20 minutes!!! I made a mental note to take any further coin deposits to the local branch.

  4. PottersClay Says:

    cash4books.net was great! I started keying in the ISBNs and I'm finding I can get cash for about 1/4 of the books. I'll definitely go that route if no response from Craig's List. Half.com looks interesting too. Thanks for the tips.

    Rolling the coins was definitely easy to do - and now I don't feel like I have to shop at Amazon. I can deposit the coins directly into my savings.

Leave a Reply

(Note: If you were logged in, we could automatically fill in these fields for you.)
Will not be published.

* Please spell out the number 4.  [ Why? ]

vB Code: You can use these tags: [b] [i] [u] [url] [email]