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    • Lokolo
    • By Lokolo 26th Mar 09, 10:30 PM
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    • #2
    • 26th Mar 09, 10:30 PM
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    • 26th Mar 09, 10:30 PM
    Coinstar charge 7.9p for every £1 which are available in most supermarkets. Not sure where you got the 20p from.

    If you are a HSBC customer a number of their branches have coin counting machines. Although not a lot.

    Other than that, coin bags are the answer.
  • TomCon
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    • 27th Mar 09, 12:26 AM
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    • 27th Mar 09, 12:26 AM
    If you could bag them up yourself and take them to the post office they can change them for you. I wouldn't do it all at once though as they might not like that.
    • antispam246
    • By antispam246 27th Mar 09, 2:13 AM
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    • 27th Mar 09, 2:13 AM
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    • 27th Mar 09, 2:13 AM
    Barclays have them to, I'm assuming they're free, as it was suggested I use one next time when i turned up at a counter with several bags of coins. They still processed them at the counter however.

  • rb10
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    • 27th Mar 09, 8:52 AM
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    • 27th Mar 09, 8:52 AM
    Although when faced with a lot of coin it looks like it'll be a mammoth task to sort it all out, if you do it one rainy evening (maybe get a couple of friends to help), you can get through a massive amount of coin in a very short time. I managed to do £500 with a couple of people helping me in about an hour recently. In terms of celebrations tins, I'd say this was about 2-3 tins' worth.
    • Farway
    • By Farway 27th Mar 09, 11:16 AM
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    • 27th Mar 09, 11:16 AM
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    • 27th Mar 09, 11:16 AM
    My local Morison's has a self service checkout, scan your own items

    On these checkouts there is a facility to pay cash as well as plastic

    You can just bung all the change into the funnel & it sorts & counts for you, then uses it to pay for your shopping, without any fee, so £10 is still £10

    I have done this with my loose change so know it works
  • rb10
    • #7
    • 27th Mar 09, 11:32 AM
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    • 27th Mar 09, 11:32 AM
    My local Morison's has a self service checkout, scan your own items

    On these checkouts there is a facility to pay cash as well as plastic

    You can just bung all the change into the funnel & it sorts & counts for you, then uses it to pay for your shopping, without any fee, so £10 is still £10

    I have done this with my loose change so know it works
    Originally posted by Farway
    That is an amazing idea!
  • jimbobboi
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    • 27th Mar 09, 6:42 PM
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    • 27th Mar 09, 6:42 PM
    HSBC have counters, they are free and it gets deposited into your bank account. If you don't have an HSBC account then do what I did and find a friend, they let me put the money in their account and then transferred it to my account.
  • withnell
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    • 27th Mar 09, 7:52 PM
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    • 27th Mar 09, 7:52 PM
    Can First Direct customers use the HSBC coin counting machines?
  • 456789
    Can First Direct customers use the HSBC coin counting machines?
    Originally posted by withnell
    according to this yes - http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.html?p=3199599&highlight=first+direct+c oinstar#post3199599
    • Cook_County
    • By Cook_County 28th Mar 09, 7:53 AM
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    I would suggest self-service machines at Morrisons, Tesco's etc...
    • isofa
    • By isofa 28th Mar 09, 11:13 AM
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    We have a box in the house for coppers, and each year I bag it up and pay into our bank, so hassle no loss of money on "coin machines", usually bank £2 to £5 in coppers each year, which is a decent amount in weight!
    • savetilibleed
    • By savetilibleed 28th Mar 09, 4:44 PM
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    We have a box in the house for coppers, and each year I bag it up and pay into our bank, so hassle no loss of money on "coin machines", usually bank £2 to £5 in coppers each year, which is a decent amount in weight!
    Originally posted by isofa
    Exactly what I do. I have a box (for a charity) that I use to collect coppers and 5p's. When the box is full to bursting, I count it out into bank bags, then send a cheque (maybe adding a bit to make it worthwhile) to the charity.
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