Coinstar wants to give you an Amazon certificate

By Mir
October 1, 2007
Category Hot Hot Hot!

I told you a while back that you can use Coinstar machines for free if you take your payout in the form of a gift certificate to various merchants. And now you can get a free $10 Amazon certificate when you count at least $30 with them. Why? I don’t know. Maybe they’re hoping you’ll come for the free gift certificate and find yourself hopeless hooked on the magic that is watching the Coinstar machine count your change. Who knows.

But if you’ve been waiting for the right time to bring your change in, this might be it.


  1. OK, this is worth going to the bank to get three rolls of quarters. HA!

  2. I love hearing the clink clink clink of those machines. It’s like playing slots in reverse. I’ll have to scrounge around for change and go turn them all in!

  3. This might work. Our change jar is full. We usually take it to Chevy Chase Bank b/c they have a counting machine that anyone can use for no fee and you just get the cash. But, an extra $10 for Amazon would be nice!

  4. Hey, man, we just DID our change. Bummer.

  5. I have a jar half full (like that optimism there?) of change. The last time we took it to coinstar we had over $200. But I can just see myself getting there and having all the change counted and I only have 29.99 or something (maybe it’s mostly pennies), and only being a penny short of a free Amazon gift certificate. Ok, I need to get on this. I will count up my change to be sure and take it this afternoon.

    Hey! If I have $60, I can split it up and get TWO $10 gift certificates! Woo hoo!

  6. Ok, I’ll just say my experience trying to do this today was SOOO not worth it! I dumped my change in the machine the way I was supposed to. MOST of my change came right back out the reject chute. SO, I sat there trying to re-enter it, one or two quarters at a time, while my son sat at the bottom and caught the quarters as they spewed back out the bottom…over and over again! He was getting a little irritated and kept asking “How long am I going to have to do this, mom?” I finally got to $23 and some odd cents. It would not take any more of my money. So I flagged down a store employee. It ended up rejecting my whole order, and giving me a claim voucher to get my cash (without a fee, because it had messed up) so I came out with $23 paper money and about $7 in quarters. Ugh!! I tried!

  7. It’s also important to read the fine print here…this is a mail in offer. I’ve been burned on rebates before, so I’m skeptical of this…

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