How Many of You Use Coinstar for iTunes Credit?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by W1MRK, Apr 19, 2011.


Do you use Coinstar machines for iTunes credits?

Poll closed Aug 17, 2011.
  1. Yes

    1 vote(s)
  2. No

    6 vote(s)
  3. Every now and then

    1 vote(s)
  4. Never knew it existed

    9 vote(s)
  1. W1MRK macrumors 6502

    Dec 9, 2010
    Hello all. Curious as to how many members utilize Coinstar coin counting machines for iTunes credit? A few posts about them already but I was interested in percentage of use.

    I like them more for the fact that if I give it $8.65 in change it gives me the $8.65 in a itunes redemption code for no fee. Great way to get rid of loose change.

    Just curious so I added a Poll Thanks

    Mike ( I have no connection with coinstar, just seems like a awesome idea )
  2. Le Big Mac macrumors 68030

    Le Big Mac

    Jan 7, 2003
    Washington, DC
    I'm pretty good about using my coins (although it baffles most cashiers why I would give them 4 pennies when the bill is, say, $8.59. So I don't have lots of spare change.

    But my wife does. And I read about coinstar's cross promotion with iTunes and others to offer gift cards for full credit instead of the 10% haircut they take (or whatever). Seems like a pretty good deal so long as you actually use the gift card.
  3. Dmac77 macrumors 68020


    Jan 2, 2008
    I didn't even know that was an option for coinstar. Whenever I use the coinstar at my local bank branch, I just automatically deposit the money into my savings account.

  4. tobefirst macrumors 68040


    Jan 24, 2005
    St. Louis, MO
    I have before. It's a nice option. Lately, though, I haven't had much need to deposit change...I usually end up using it at parking meters.
  5. R94N macrumors 68020


    May 30, 2010
  6. W1MRK thread starter macrumors 6502

    Dec 9, 2010
    I was in the same boat. One of the reasons I wanted to do this poll was to find out. The nice part is you can go in with any amount of change over 5 dollars and you get exactly that in a redeemable code for itunes. Beats having to buy a 15 dollar gift card if you only want 6 dollars worth of apps.
  7. ender land macrumors 6502a

    Oct 26, 2010
    lol! I normally do this too but have been using a credit card now for almost all my purchases so I hardly ever have to face the "wtf?! I don't know why you gave me $11.16 for something that cost $5.91 instead of just $10" type of problem. Or giving them 11$ in that same situation. oh man.

    I didn't realize it didn't charge a fee though for giftcards, might have to check that out.
  8. Alaerian Guest


    Jan 6, 2005
    A barstool, Innis & Gunn in hand
    Word of warning about Coinstar machines:

    DO NOT use them for simple coin-counting. They take a 7% cut of whatever they count (excluding apparently gift cards, iTunes, etc). 7% = 7 cents of every dollar, you lose.

    It's usually completely free to get coins counted at your bank. Please, go there instead of Coinstar.
  9. OutThere macrumors 603


    Dec 19, 2002
    I empty the coins from my pockets every night and save them in a coffee can so I can get a $100 iTunes card from the coinstar every now and again (with no commission!). Feels like free money. Assorted change generally runs ~$60 per US pint, for anyone interested.
  10. Rodimus Prime macrumors G4

    Rodimus Prime

    Oct 9, 2006
    nope. My bank will take loose coins and deposit them in my account for free.
  11. Fuzzy14 macrumors 65816


    Nov 19, 2006
    Renfrew, Scotland
    Does this apply in the UK?

    I don't use the machines personally. Most banks in the UK will charge for cashing in coins but you'll find most Post Offices will be glad to take the change off you if you are a good customer and it's presorted into bags.

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