This is a sponsored post for Coinstar. All thoughts, opinions and photographs, unless otherwise noted, are completely my own.
If you’re anything like me, you’re saying to yourself: “CHRISTMAS IS WHEN???”
It kinda snuck up on me this year. With the late Thanksgiving, everything started late and I could have sworn I had more time. More time to save, more time to shop… just more time for it all. Well… here we are, just days away and I still have lots of shopping left, but not very much to shop with.
Or so I thought.
So back in the day, when I was in my early twenties, I was a waitress. My tips were often a mix of dollars and change, so I used to place all my change in a margarita shaker (don’t judge). Christmas was coming and I wanted to get my friends a few cute, inexpensive gifts before I headed home for the holidays. With all my cash already tied up, I looked at my margarita shaker and thought… well maybe I could at least get my roommate a gift cause I assumed I had about twenty bucks in there. So I grabbed my beloved shaker and headed to the nearest supermarket… and there it was….the Coinstar machine.
…and like a beautiful melody, I poured my coins in…cling-cling…cling-cling. The machine even asked for a little break, I was pouring so much in. Then I waited for my grand total.
BAM! In my not full margarita shaker, there was almost a hundred christmas gift buying dollars. Christmas was saved and my friends all got a little something from me.
So, I’m heading to my couch, and my car, and my pockets and gathering all I could to make some margarita shaker magic again. But also Christmas, my daughter wants to get a present for her cousins, which is totally cute so all the change I have gathered, I put in my upgraded shaker… the Coinstar sherpa, and gave it to my daughter.
…and now it’s her turn to make a little Coinstar music of her own.
So if you are smack in the middle of grabbing those last minute holiday deals, don’t forget to grab your
shaker change and check out what Coinstar can do for you.
Coinstar is the easy-to-use money counting kiosk found at more than 19,000 retailers. You can turn loose coins into cash vouchers or redeem coins and cash for eCertficates or gift cards at retailers like Amazon, Old Navy, Toys“R”Us, Starbucks, Nike and Southwest Airlines, without an additional fee.
Enter to win a $25 Lowe’s Gift Card. This giveaway is brought to you by me! Thanks to Coinstar for providing me with change that allowed me to be able to give this gift to one lucky reader. Ends 1/3/2014, US only, void where prohibited. GOOD LUCK!