Last month I lugged 22.9 pounds of change to the local Coinstar counter.
The signage gives the impression it will count it all for free.
It lies. Of course it lies.
It does count the change but only after you choose from three options.
One, you can get cash but a service fee applies.
(Of course it does.)
Two, you can get a gift card and no service fee is deducted.
Or you can give it all to charity.
(Is Coinstar a registered charity?)
We took the gift card.
But you have to decide before you know what the actual total is.
Had I opted for the almost 10% service fee we’d have lost $26 bucks!
Gift card FTW!