We have a coin cup that I throw all our spare change in. It recently got full, so we started another one. I didn't really have a plan with this money when I started it, but, I am pretty certain it will be going toward Christmas presents this year.
There are several Coinstar machines around town - Econo Foods, Wal*Mart, and Cash Wise all have these machines that will count your money. If you ask for cash back, you will be charged $0.09 to the dollar; however, you can also trade your change in for a e-certificate to a number of various vendors. Amazon, iTunes, JCPenny and more - and you won't be charged the $0.09 per dollar fee.
Now through December 6, if you take $40 worth of change to one of these machines and select to have it as a e-certificate, you will get $50!!
What a great deal!
Click HERE for Coinstar's website about the program.
Thank you to Karen for the info!