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    • POSSETTE
    • By POSSETTE 13th Jan 08, 10:22 AM
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    I Challenge You..save Money You Find On Street..1yr
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    • 13th Jan 08, 10:22 AM
    I Challenge You..save Money You Find On Street..1yr 13th Jan 08 at 10:22 AM
    Pretty obvious challenge really..when your out and about,walking dogs,at work,shopping...pick up any money you find on street or elsewhere,and save it in a separate pot all year...lets see who has the most at end of year!!:confused:

    So far whilst walking dogs DH has found £1.12 just this week!!
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    • 13th Jan 08, 10:29 AM
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    • 13th Jan 08, 10:29 AM
    My son is always finding money!!

    I'll start keeping my my eyes peeled !
    • robpw2
    • By robpw2 13th Jan 08, 10:30 AM
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    lol .. good challenge but know there wont be any for me to find now


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    • POSSETTE
    • By POSSETTE 13th Jan 08, 10:33 AM
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    eyes down folks!!
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    • 98sidney
    • By 98sidney 13th Jan 08, 10:34 AM
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    • 13th Jan 08, 10:34 AM
    Nice one I am always amazed how much money is dropped and not picked up. My daughter who is 5 shounted to me in a shop mummy I have found a coin, everybody was like aah bless her, when I looked at it it was a £2 coin the peoples faces in the shop dropped.
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    • By ringo_24601 13th Jan 08, 10:37 AM
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    • 13th Jan 08, 10:37 AM
    My OH's dad found 75 quid whilst walking the dog... he regularly finds money near the local pub.. there's a good place to start looking
    • debrag
    • By debrag 13th Jan 08, 10:39 AM
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    yeah i wouldn't pick up anything below £1
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    Always pick up coins off the street no matter how little it is.
    • oscar52
    • By oscar52 13th Jan 08, 10:57 AM
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    • 13th Jan 08, 10:57 AM
    I used to do this in school - other people used to throw away all their "shrapnel" - i used to find around £1 - £2 a day in lose change, sometimes found a few pound coins into the mix as well - made me upwards of £10 a week
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    • Shineyhappy
    • By Shineyhappy 13th Jan 08, 11:30 AM
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    I have heard that the best time/place for finding money is Saturday/Sunday mornings in pub/nightclub car parks.

    Dont know how true this is as I am not an early riser, but I saw a friends coin collection from the Xscape car park in Milton Keynes and he used to get about £5 on a good morning walk!
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  • zipzap
    We often go past Tescos and the chippy at lunch time and the amount of change the school kids drop is STARTLING - just coppers usually but my 5 year old has a great time running round spotting them!!
    • kizzykizzywizzy
    • By kizzykizzywizzy 13th Jan 08, 12:13 PM
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    Glad I'm not the only one who is going to develop a humped back, I scour the pavements all the time, started saving it on our "finders keepers pot" ( saving it for a treat for the kids ) in December. We already have £6.50, & most of that was just 1ps & 2ps, also I had a great day when I found £3 left in trolleys!!!
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    • Spendaholic Chick
    • By Spendaholic Chick 13th Jan 08, 12:40 PM
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    I never find anything above a 2p! If I'm with my son, he normally claims it anyway! He found a pound coin a couple of weeks ago.
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  • ltm07
    I did this last year & the total i found was £12.63! So far this year i've found 36p. It certainly all adds up!
  • be focused
    What amount would you hand in to the police? If I found £100 I probably would, probably even £30... not sure about anything less...

    I think I once did hand in £20 and after a set amount of time you are suppose to be given if it hasn't been claimed, but it was (or apparently was!)

    When I was a teenager you were called names for picking up money. Anyway I saw a 2p piece on the ground and pointed at it with my foot. I ended up falling backwards, breaking one arm and crimping the other!!!

    Now I'll pick up any money, no matter how small!

    Good topic of conversation Possette!
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    • kizzykizzywizzy
    • By kizzykizzywizzy 13th Jan 08, 2:28 PM
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    Just reminded me of quite a few years back when I saw 10p on the ground, was really broke ( what's new ), so tried to pick it up & someone had superglued it to the pavement!!!! a group of boys were looking out of the window laughing & jeering at me
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  • gillypen
    me and the hubby do this when out

    i also do it at work in the vending machines its amazing what people leave behind

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  • red74
    I always pick up pennies if I see them just because I'm hugely superstitious:rolleyes: but otherwise I wouldn't normally bother for less than 50p - doesn't that make me sound posh - "No darling, I won't consider bending down for less than 50p!"
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  • Adrasteia01
    I pick up coins I see most of the time - they're quite common around train stations and parking meters. However, sometimes I'll see a 2 or 5c and not bother.

    Also, in Dublin on the buses they give you refund tickets instead of change (there's only one place in the city you can change them!), so people leave them laying around on the seats and floors of buses. I don't go scouring for them, but I picked up a 60c refund ticket on my bus seat one day that someone had just left behind. If it was cash I'm sure they would've taken it with them.
    • POSSETTE
    • By POSSETTE 13th Jan 08, 3:38 PM
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    WOW.This response is great..i will take on board your comments about pub carparks at weekends..funnily enough the £1 coin we found was outside our local!!
    i find in swimming bath changing rooms people leave thier 20p coins in lockers a lot..got 3 in one visit one day!
    dont know what my limit would be before handing it in to police tho..reckon they would keep it and say it was claimed??
    afterall if someone lost £1000 cash,did they deserve to have it in first place?? i know i cling to my bag like velcro when i take a lot to bank..doesnt happen much tho!
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