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Deals That Are Nifty by Sister Thrifty: Saving Change

Deals That Are Nifty by Sister Thrifty

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Monday, September 19, 2005

Saving Change

Hi gang!
Most of us have change jars all over his house, especially if you have men in the house. At the end of the day, we dump the change from our pockets into the jar. It’s a great way to save money, and it teaches kids an invaluable lesson. The problem is that some big banks are now charging to accept change or count change. It’s just another example of the arrogance of banks out there. Some credit unions don’t charge, but they are hard to find.
The good news is that Coinstar has entered alliances with four retailers that will count your change for free, plus a 9 percent commission. That’s right - you get your money plus nine percent. The only caveat is that you get a gift card in exchange to use at those retailer stores. Amazon, Starbucks, Pier 1 and Hollywood Video are the retailers involved. Find out more at
JoAnn's is having a scrapbooking extravaganza where you can save 30% on cool stuff. You can also save 50% off one item when you shop on-line. Just enter promotion code SEPER5502 when you checkout at
Motive Entertainment is sponsoring the Chronicles of Naria sneek peak all around the country. If you're in a position of leadership in a church (teacher, paster, counselor, etc.) you can get free tickets and even meet the Co-producer of the movie (step-son of C.S.Lewis!) Check out

To save big bucks on LDS books check out
USA Data Net is getting great press lately for saving customers booko bucks
on long distance. You can basically talk all you want for 99 cents! Call
1-877-499-2368 or go to They'll give you a $5 coupon
for free with coupon code #887 and another $1.99 in free phone usage for each friend you tell about the service, plus they give your friend $1.99 too! Check it out!
To file a cell phone complaint you can go to or
For free trade magazines go to
This isn't necessarily a thrifty tip, but a helpful one I wanted to pass along....
Paramedics will turn to a victim's cell phone for clues to that person's identity. You can make their job much easier with a simple idea that they are trying to get everyone to adopt: ICE.
ICE stands for 'In Case of Emergency.' If you add an entry in the contacts list in your cell phone under ICE, with the name and phone number of the person that the emergency services should call on your behalf, you can save them a lot of time and have your loved ones contacted quickly. It only takes a few moments of your time to do. Paramedics know what ICE means and they look for it immediately. ICE your cell phone NOW! You might not want to stop at just ICE. Go ahead and enter an ICE2, ICE3, etc just in case no one is home at ICE.
Alrighty then, that's it for today! Be good out there!
Sister Thrifty


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