MAKING HEADS OR TAILS OF LOOSE CHANGE

MAKING HEADS OR TAILS OF LOOSE CHANGE

(NAPS) - We all have it. Loose change. It accumulates in our pockets, purses, dresser drawers, between sofa cushions, and in coin jars. In fact, the latest estimates indicate that $10.5 billion in change is sitting idle in American homes-that


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BELLEVUE, Wash.–(HISPANIC PR WIRE)–Feb. 11, 2003–To help consumers gauge how much money they might have, a coin counting company called Coinstar has added a feature to its Web site (http://www.coinstar.com) to help consumers estimate the value of their change based on the size of their container and an average coin mix. For example, a 16 ounce coin jar contains an estimated value of $20.12 in coins.

Once you have an idea of how much you have, you’ll likely want to cash it in. An easy way to do so is to take your change with you on your next trip to the supermarket, where Coinstar’s high-speed coin counting machines can count up your stash and print out a voucher good for cash or groceries. The machines charge an 8.9 percent service fee, but the time you save is well worth it.

For store locations near you, call 1-800-928-CASH or visit http://www.findcoinstar.com.

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CONTACT:

Coinstar Inc.

George White, (425) 943-8181.

or

M. Silver Associates

Jessica Taylor, (305) 533-1111

or

M. Silver Associates

Rosalie Huerta, (305) 533-1111

MAKING HEADS OR TAILS OF LOOSE CHANGE