Sunday, August 31, 2008


Today we got our two cents worth- two pennies- at the bowling alley after an afternoon of fun, laughter, and great food with our favorite friends! Here's to another great Labor Day!!

Total today: $0.02
Total thus far: $391.36

Saturday, August 30, 2008

No finds

No finds. Didn't go out. Boo hoo!

Friday, August 29, 2008


Today we found 19 cents- a dime and nine pennies- while shopping for last minute back-to-school items for the girls. Not much else to write today.. hopefully there'll be more exciting news to report tomorrow :)

Total today: $0.19
Total thus far: $391.34

Thursday, August 28, 2008


Found a shiny new quarter at the gym today. I guess the find was reassurance that my determination to hit the gym is on the right track!

Total today: $0.25
Total so far: $391.15

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

No Finds

No finds today. Didn't go out even though it was a beautiful day!

Tuesday, August 26, 2008


So today I found my two cents worth- literally- in front of Chuck E Cheese where I took my kids and their best friends for a farewell playdate. My daughter's newly appointed best friend goes back home to Michigan and won't be coming back until Christmas vacation... how sad.. thank goodness for the internet and unlimited long distance!

Total today: $0.02
Total thus far: $390.90

P.S. Here's a youtube video of one of my favorite songs of all time.. White Lion's Love Don't come easy- the song reminds me of my aqua net days... and my avid fascination with lead singer Mike Tramp!!

Monday, August 25, 2008


Today we found a whopping four pennies- all conveniently scattered by the Dunkin donuts parking lot! I think i've developed a new vice.... FRENCH VANILLA coffee!!

Total today: $0.04
Total thus far: $390.88

Sunday, August 24, 2008


Today we found a total of $0.24- two dimes and four pennies. It was so beautiful today- low clouds, hazy sunshine! Dime one was found across the street from my favorite nail place. Dime two was found while walking to the bus stop. The pennies were found scattered around the Staten Island mall.

Total today: $0.24
Total this year: $390.84

Saturday, August 23, 2008


Today we found a total of thirteen cents- a nickel and eight pennies. Two pennies were found during a bowling party and the other eights were found at a Dunkin Donuts drive through. I'm so happy I actually bowled a 110!! I haven't bowled since 2004 and it was nowhere near 100 lol.

Total today: $0.13
Total thus far: $390.60

Thursday, August 21, 2008


Today we found a total of $6.82- a five dollar bill, a one dollar bill, a quarter, five dimes, and seven pennies! The paper currency was found in the basketball court over by Forest Avenue where we played a few games and felt like teenagers. Hubby was extremely excited by the find because we'd been finding nothing over a dollar. He spotted the folded up bills right by a nearby grass patch. The rest of the change was found at the Staten Island mall where we did some leftover shopping for my daughter's birthday. Time to cook!!

Total today: $6.82
Total thus far: $390.47

Wednesday, August 20, 2008


Today we found a total of $0.13- a dime and three pretty beat up pennies. Hubby found the pennies during his outing and Bri found the dime in the playground close by. It's a beautiful, sunny day.. and here I am feeling rather melancholic. If we do go out and find more change later, i'll update this entry accordingly. In continuation with my current music video fascination, here is some Luther. I wonder if he wrote his own lyrics? They are pretty potent...

UPDATE: Chalk up another eleven cents for the changepot. We found a dime and a penny at Party City- where we picked up party supplies for my daughter's upcoming birthday jam.

Total today: $0.24
Total thus far: $383.65

Tuesday, August 19, 2008


Today my hubby found 11 cents- a dime and a penny while at work. I spent the majority of the day listening to 80s tunes and cleaning my home office. Here's a video from my youth dedicated to my best friend and bloodsister CandyRose- wow how time flies!!! 25 years later who'da thunk girl!

Total today: $0.11
Total thus far: $383.41


Today we found a total of $0.19- a dime and nine pennies- while picking up the last of the back-to-school items for our kiddies and running multiple pre-Labor day weekend errands. This summer came and left so quickly! Usually I have a song that reminds me of every summer that passes in my life.. I'll have to come up with one quick!
Ahh yes... Ne-Yo's 'Because of you'.

Total today: $0.19
Total thus far: $391.34

Monday, August 18, 2008


Today was full of change surprises! My first find was a nickel as I accompanied my BFF to get a haircut. The next outing provided us two dimes and five pennies while we shopped for a new Ihome (my old one died). By the time we got back home, hubby decided to go back out for some Micky D's (drive-thru) and to grab a few things at the drug store. The outing at 7pm provided us with three quarters, three dimes, one nickel and seven pennies total! Shocking! The majority of the silver coins were uncovered at the drive through and the pennies came from outside the CVS store ( a great spot for first thing in the morning change finds)

Total today: $1.47
Total thus far: $383.30

Sunday, August 17, 2008

No finds

NO finds today - didn't go out today at all (though we were tempted to!)

Saturday, August 16, 2008


Today we found $0.04- four pennies. The first two pennies were found right by the driver side door when we drove over to the gas station. $3.97 a gallon feels much better than $4.33 (the price I paid a little more than a month ago). Penny number three was discovered in the grass right by our neighborhood playground (congrats to Karen for the eagle eye find) and the last penny waited for us in front of our apartment complex. It was quite hot to the touch (guess it took some sun along the way) but that's just fine. One thing we've noticed is that our normal routines aren't producing much found change lately. Hubby wants to change course when we go out for walks to see if a different walking path will add more coinage to our jar- I believe we're doing just fine with what we've found. So far we've exceeded change find expectations by passing the $365.50 mark (surpassing year 1's total). I must say our little pot is coming of age quite nicely. After hearing our radio interview, a good friend of mine brought over an empty five gallon Poland Spring bottle 'for good measure' . As much as i'd love to change containers right now, I can't help but feel superstitious!! I'll wait until the Changepot's third birthday to start using it.

Total today: $0.04
Total this year: $381.83

Friday, August 15, 2008


Today I found a lonely moldy penny outside Stop N Shop where we purchased some goodies for tonight's sleepover. My daughters have their friends over for a night of popcorn, laughs, and plenty of Jonas Brothers music and video mayhem. Ahh I'm not looking forward to the teen years lol...

Total today: $0.01
Total thus far: $381.79

Thursday, August 14, 2008


Today we found a whopping 17 cents- a dime and seven pennies- while picking up some things at the Mall. I was quite surprised to find a dime considering the lack of 'silver' on the ground lately. I am still in shock over the events this past weekend- I went to Atlantic City (once a changepot treasure spot) and found absolutely nothing! No penny vouchers, no renegade penny, zip. I'm thinking they knew I was around and hid all the coins lol. Congrats to Bri who found the small stack of pennies in the mall parking lot today- we would have missed it since the location was on the opposite row of cars.

P.S. Got my new Blackberry today so I'll be taking pictures of the coins in the wild and hopefully upload them on here for all to enjoy :)

Total today: $0.17
Total for FY 08: $381.78

Wednesday, August 13, 2008


Today we found a total of 27 cents- a quarter outside the dentist office (my little one had a very bad cavity bout) and two pennies in front of the pharmacy where we picked up some prescriptions.


We gathered around after dinner to listen to our Sally Herships' interview on the radio. Thank you so much for the opportunity to spread the word about collecting found change. You can catch our story here Picking up loose change and for our new visitors from the Marketplace website, please feel free to comment about your own found change stories on our blog!

Happy Hunting!

Total today: $0.27
Total thus far: $381.61

Tuesday, August 12, 2008


Haven't been out much since i've been feeling under the weather but we've found a total of $0.31- two dimes, a nickel, and six cents.

Total so far: $0.31
Total thus far: $381.34

Thursday, August 07, 2008


Found a quarter today at Dunkin Donuts where I sipped on some iced coffee. Not much else to do on this lazy hazy Thursday.

Total today: $0.25
Total thus far: $381.03

Monday, August 04, 2008


Today we found a total of $0.28 in the form of a quarter and three pennies. The quarter was found on the floor at a picnic and the three pennies were scattered in the parking lot of the event. Not much else going on... lazy summer days woohoo!

Total today : $0.28
Total thus far: $380.78

Sunday, August 03, 2008


Today we found $0.28 in the form of a quarter and three pennies. The quarter was found in front of Costco and the pennies were found by Lyons pool. I'm so happy with my yanks!!

Total today: $0.28
Total thus far: $380.50

Saturday, August 02, 2008


Since Hubby took a few days off, we decided to spend our days indoors cleaning up around here. We haven't found much since Tuesday (3 pennies) but it's still something!
Tomorrow looks like we'll be heading out early- maybe some nice change will come into the equation as well.

Total today: $0.03
Total thus far: 380.22