Today I thought I’d do a post all about some easy holiday solutions. With the winter holiday season comes the excitement of giving presents but many people find that its not easy to stick to budgets and end up overspending so I wanted to introduce you to Coinstar®. How many of you have ever found loose change lying around the house in couch cushions, purses, cup holders, and junk drawers? I know I have. The green Coinstar kiosk makes it easy to convert these coins into cash or no fee eGift cards to retailers like Amazon, Starbucks, Toys R Us/Babies R Us, Home Depot and more so you can buy what you really want. Or you can donate the coins directly to a charity. You can head to their website at www.coinstar.com to learn more, or visit here to find the kiosk closest to you.
Now it’s also no secret during this time we all receive lot of gift cards and some of which we might not be too excited about. Then that usually leads us to holding onto a lot of plastic that you KNOW you will never use. The yellow Coinstar™ Exchange kiosks all around the country allow you to trade in your gift cards in exchange for cash.
Now, for someone like me this comes as music to my ears because I can’t even explain to you all how many gift cards I’ve lost over the years. Coinstar Exchange offers you the option to instantly exchange gift cards for cash at any Coinstar Exchange kiosk! It’s seriously as simple as that. You can head to their website here and enter your zip code in to see where your nearest kiosk is!
Coinstar Exchange accepts gift cards from more than 150 stores and restaurants and you can sell more than one card at a time.
The only thing I would suggest doing is verify that your gift card is accepted at the kiosk. You can do so by heading here and browsing the list of accepted retailers/restaurants. Now you don’t even have an excuse to let those gift cards pile up and even get lost like me! Just exchange them for cash and buy yourself something you REALLY want.