Find a penny

downnotout Posts: 606 Forumite
edited 22 June 2010 at 8:02PM in Debt-free wannabe
Walking back to my car today I found a 20p piece on the floor so I picked it up. I have seen money on the floor many times in the past and thought nothing of it. Maybe I am getting to the point of stupidity or something, but from now on I am going to pick up every coin I see. If anyone else finds some money on the floor then I urge you to do the same and post it here! I wonder just how much cash is lying on our street unclaimed!

TOTAL AT START £13606.90 27/03/2018
TOTAL CURRENT £13445.90 29/03/2018


  • Fitzer2000
    Fitzer2000 Posts: 308 Forumite
    I've always picked up pennies, and always will!!! Money is money and at the end of the day it all adds up!
  • luxor4t
    luxor4t Posts: 11,125
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    Some of us have been doing this for quite a while!
    See this thread:
    I can cook and sew, make flowers grow.
  • scattymam1
    scattymam1 Posts: 1,045 Forumite
    See a penny, pick it up and all day long you'll have good luck!

    I once saw a programme where this guy roamed the streets and collected money, he knew the places to go, like the town and taxi ranks just after the pubs and clubs shut, think he was from London, but he had collected well over a grand in a year! if I remember rightly. However this is probably not the safest of things to be doing!!!
  • Poosmate
    Poosmate Posts: 3,126 Forumite
    Yay! Check out my signature! I found £1.25 just within the last week! My total is from April this year and I think this year is going to be slow because I no longer visit one of the money finding places I used to go to.

    One of Mike's Mob, Street Found Money £1.66, Non Sealed Pot (5p,2p,1p)£6.82? (£0 banked), Online Opinions 5/50pts, Piggy points 15, Ipsos 3930pts (£25+), Valued Opinions £12.85, MutualPoints 1786, Slicethepie £0.12, Toluna 7870pts, DFD Computer says NO!
  • Fang_3
    Fang_3 Posts: 7,602 Forumite
    I know someone who (seriously) backed up a packed bus for 50p.
  • thesim
    thesim Posts: 411
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    I started doing this recently...I found £1.50 the onther day :T
  • d3mon4ngel
    d3mon4ngel Posts: 366 Forumite
    I always pick up money if I see it. Not kept a track of how much though... might start doing that :D
    ::: Total Paid Since LBM (27/05/10): £4639.85 Official Debt Gone!! :T :::
    That money talks, I don't deny, I heard it once, it said "Goodbye"
    ~ VSP2011: #104 ~
  • nephilim
    nephilim Posts: 251
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    I work in a school, and on the playground at the end of lunch, I managed to find just shy of £20 in 1p's and 2p's, with the occasional 5p - £1 etc for good measure!

    I shall now be doing this on a daily routine! lol
    • Total Debt :£190,000 - Mortgage
    • Owed: £9000 Virgin Atlantic American Express
    • Owed: £9000 Tesco Clubcard Mastercard
    • Owed: £5500 Barclaycard Platinum
    • Owed: £1800 - Car Payments
    • Debt Free Date : May 2050
  • JasX
    JasX Posts: 3,996
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    Found a £5 note blowing around in the street the other weekend, score :)
  • downnotout
    downnotout Posts: 606 Forumite
    All very good to hear! I have been a little less lucky since this thread started! Maybe a running total in my signature called Street Cred :D might change my luck?
    TOTAL AT START £13606.90 27/03/2018
    TOTAL CURRENT £13445.90 29/03/2018
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