Tip 81: Keep the Change for Black Friday

There are 81 days until Black Friday 2011 and we’re counting them down with money saving and holiday shopping tips.

Today’s Tip:

Found Money: Save Your Change!

I cashed in over $200 last year in coins we’d saved off and on over the summer and fall leading up to the Holidays! With two of our kids’ birthdays falling between Thanksgiving and Christmas, and 5 family Christmas celebrations, we were hunting down every extra dime we could find. :)

I keep a box in the laundry room when I’m checking pockets and a bowl where we drop your keys and mail every night after work.

If you make a habit of saving your change whenever you pay cash, you’ll have a nice little boost to your black Friday spending money! (Send the kids on a spare change scavenger hunt in the car and sofa cushions too, while you’re at it!)

80 Tips to Go! :) Please feel free to share any black Friday countdown ideas you have and any topics you’d like me to touch upon in the comments below. :)

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