Thursday, October 15, 2009

Happy 4th Birthday Changepot!!

Happy Belated birthday to our little pot- who is as of today approximately 150 dollars richer (number to be determined tomorrow at TD Bank- tune in for details). Though we haven't had much luck this year, the journey is all the more sweeter knowing we've opened America's eyes to being a bit more frugal by enjoying long walks with family, finding coins and putting them away to donate to charity.

How much have you found?

4 comments:

Steve Lazar said...

Our family enjoys your blog! We started a money finding blog a few months ago. It's a lot of fun.

goldsheet (Bob) said...

Congratulations !

I have not found much change, but I do pick up all I find, especially the pennies, which reminds me of my dad (he used to pick them up)

Steve Lazar said...

Hello New York City Changepot,
Congrats and Happy 4th Birthday!

We started a blog a couple of months ago and had our first actual tracking money find back on July 12, 2009. Our first day we found $.38 camping. Our total finds to date is $22.26. We look forward to reading your blog. Thanks from The Lincoln Penny Project

Marcus Emmanuel Barnes said...

Your story definitely got me interested in keeping track of lucky pennies I find. I started recording my finds on January 19, 2009, after I read about your story. I decided to test to see if I could reproduce your family's success.

My friend sent me a link to an interview with you after I reported some amazing finds due to 'heat-holes' as the snow began to melt after a rare bad snow storm here in Vancouver, BC, at the beginning of 2009. For more details, please see my blog post on 'heat-holes' and how you can use these to find a lot of loose change as snow begins to melt.

My total so far (as of December 27, 2009) for 2009 since recording is $23.69. Not bad :) The total would be between $12-$18 more had I properly recorded the finds at the beginning of January 2009. So assuming that you have a family of 4 who each find the same amount over the course of the year (i.e., $150/4 = $37.50), I'm not that far off. Interesting.

Anyway, I hope 2010 provides you with more loose change finds!

Wishing you health, success, and happiness!

Yours truly,

M.E.B.