I mentioned in a previous post how I like to save up all my change throughout the year and cash it in at my local Coinstar machine for gift cards in December. Well, I found out today that Coinstar has a special promotion going on this month!
If you cash in $40.00 in change at a Coinstar machine, you can get a extra $10.00 in a gift card from the same merchant. The promotion is valid until 12/31/2010, except for Amazon. Participating merchants are:
Amazon (offer expires 12/22/2010)
Rixty (online game card)
However, the bonus $10.00 is not available to you right away. You will be given a promo code at the bottom of your receipt when you turn in your change, and you enter that promo code at Coinstar.com. The $10.00 gift card will then be mailed to you in a week or two.
What a great way to get a 25 percent return on your spare change! Also, remember that when coins are redeemed for gift cards using a Coinstar machine, there is not a transaction fee. If you turn in $15.99 in change, you get a gift card for $15.99.
Happy Shopping! Also, keep this in mind for next year, in case this promotion rolls around again!