Sunday, January 14, 2018

2018 is Looking Up ~ See What I Found!

Well, you know how I spent most of 2017 griping about not finding any paper money (till late December that is). I won't be guilty of that this year! 


I found a dollar bill on the floor of the dollar store last week! It was just lying there next to the little candy vending machines. No one was around so I walked over and at first thought it was a piece of paper crumpled up. But when I got closer I saw it was a dollar. Woo to the hoo!!

Here's a photo of Mister Tom checking out the found money for the week.

And in addition to the dollar bill, this week I also found my first foreign money of the year. I found a coin from Tanzania!

PLUS I found another dollar and 42 cents in change! So that makes this found money total $2.42 (plus the Tanzania coin, which I don't count in my found money total).


I looked up the Tanzania money and found this info: 

100 Shilingi
1993-2015
Brass plated Steel – 9 g – ø 24.5 mm
KM# 32, Schön# 35

I checked this website and the coin is worth... wait for it... 4 cents US. But that's okay because I'll probably give it to my grandson who collects foreign coins. He can add it to his collection.

So, I was thinking about the money I've found so far this year. More than $2 each week. That means if this keeps up I'm on track to find $100 (or more) this year. Woo hoo! We'll see how long the two dollars a week holds up.

Have you found any money lately? Please let us know.

Facts About This Found Money
Denomination:  22 pennies, 2 nickels, 6 dimes, 2 quarters, 1 dollar bill, 1 coin from Tanzania
Year:  too many to mess with
U.S. Mint:  same
Condition:  shiny to tarnished
Total Found Money in 2018 to Date:  $4.52

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Starting off 2018 Finding Plenty of Money

Howdy! I hope the new year is treating you well.

I've been finding money right and left this year! haha! Sure, it's only six days in but so far I've found $2.10-1/2! Yes, I found a half a penny today!

In fact today is when I found the lion's share of this found money. $1.50-1/2 to be exact.

I first took a walk around an empty school parking lot and found a penny then a quarter, then I found a dime and a penny in a store, then the half penny in the street, 2 pennies and a nickel in a drive through lane, a penny in a parking lot, a quarter in a newspaper vending machine, a pile of coins in a vacant part of a parking lot, and I don't remember the rest but I just kept finding money. I love that.

The money on the left side is what I'd found from January 1 to yesterday and the right side is what I found today! See the penny cut in half up front in the middle?

How about you? Have you found any money yet this year?

Oh, I also found the ring in a parking lot today. It's "purty" but I'm pretty sure it's not valuable. I'll probably use it on one of my tin can men (well, a tin can woman).

Facts About This Found Money
Denomination:  25-1/2 pennies, 4 nickels, 9 dimes, 3 quarters
Year:  too many to mess with
U.S. Mint:  same
Condition:  shiny to tarnished
Total Found Money in 2018 to Date:  $2.10

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Last Found Money of 2017: I Did It! I Did It!

What did I do? Well, what have I been griping about this year? 

Anyone?

Give up?

I found paper money! The other day I was at the grocery store and while walking back to my car I spotted a dollar bill lying in an empty parking space! Woo hoo! Then I walked through a drive-through lane of a fast food place and spotted another one! In one day! Within 5 minutes of each other. 

I was shocked. 

But here's a photo to prove it! I also found 68 cents in change. Woo hoo!

So with this $2.68 that brings my 2017 found money total to $54.58. This is my second best yearly total, so I'm happy.

How about you? Did you keep track of your found money this year? If so, how much did you find?

I'd like to wish you and yours a happy new year. I am hopeful that 2018 will be less stressful. Don't forget to eat your black eyed peas tomorrow for good luck!


Facts About This Found Money
Denomination:  8 pennies, 1 nickel, 3 dimes, 1 quarter, 2 dollar bills
Year:  too many to mess with
U.S. Mint:  same
Condition:  shiny to tarnished
Total Found Money in 2017 to Date:  $54.58

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

End of the Year Found Money

Merry belated Christmas / Kwanzaa / Hanukkah / Festivus (whatever you celebrate!). I hope you've had a wonderful season and are having fun with family and friends.

This photo is my grandson and me being bell ringers at a local grocery store last week. It was fun and for such a good cause. 

I've been finding some holiday money and thought I'd share it with you today. Since my last post I've found $1.53 bringing my 2017 found money to $51.90. I'm hoping the last few days left will raise it more, more, more! 

We'll see.

But this total makes 2017 my second best year (total money found wise) so far for finding money.


And hip hip hooray! One of the pennies I found is a 1945 wheat penny! I love finding those. I also got another wheat penny in some change when I bought something. All in the same week.

Still haven't found any paper money this year though. Arrrggg.

Did you have a good holiday season? Did you find any money (in cards or envelopes)? :)

Facts About This Found Money
Denomination:  48 pennies, 3 nickels, 9 dimes
Year:  too many to mess with
U.S. Mint:  same
Condition:  shiny to tarnished
Total Found Money in 2017 to Date:  $51.90

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Mid-December Found Money and Murder on the Orient Express and Swagbucks

It's mid-December and I'm finding a few coins here and there while out running errands. Today I found a penny at the Dollar Tree, yesterday 13 cents at the grocery store and in a parking lot. 

By the way, that elusive paper money is no where to be found. Still. None all year. What the heck is up with that!? I keep thinking I'll find a dollar bill one of these days, but no.

But since my last post about a week and a half ago I've found $1.55 in change. It's out there. Are you finding money too!? 

With this money, I'm over the $50 mark for 2017. Not bad. That makes 2017 my second best year for finding money. I have a feeling it won't match 2015 though when I found $100+. Darn.

I went to see Murder on the Orient Express today with a friend. I loved the cinematography. Wow, just gorgeous scenery. Have you seen it? What did you think? And did you figure out whodunit? I didn't! And I'd seen an earlier version years ago. Oh well, that's what happens when you live to be old!

So, I was thinking today when I noticed my Swagbucks total jump when I entered a code that I should share my link with you. Why you ask? Because Swagbucks lets you earn money when you shop and you know how I earn swagbucks? I signed up for the codes and they're emailed to me so I just spend a minute each time and enter the code and get anywhere from 2 or 3 points (cents) up to 10 or 12 points or cents. Those pennies add up. 

And you know, it's a lot like finding money! Then when I hit 500 points, I redeem them for a $5.00 Amazon gift card. Very cool! 

If this sounds good to you, here's my Swagbucks affiliate link. Just sign up and start earning points for yourself. I'll get a little bonus (300 points, I think) if you sign up using my link. I'm at 228 points ($2.28) right now and imagine by the end of the month I'll be at 500. Well, if you sign up, that might be quicker!  :)

But this is not a get rich quick scheme at all, but with all the goofing off I do online, I like the Swagbucks deal because the end result is money!

Facts About This Found Money
Denomination:  15 pennies, 4 dimes, 4 quarters
Year:  too many to mess with
U.S. Mint:  same
Condition:  shiny to tarnished
Total Found Money in 2017 to Date:  $50.37

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Finding Money Around Town

This past couple of weeks have been fairly average as far as finding money goes. I've found $1.22 since my last post.

The other day I ran some errands and found coins (still no paper money found this year... grrrr) just about everywhere I went!

Today I ran several errands and what did I find? Nothing. 

How about you? Have you found any money lately?

Facts About This Found Money
Denomination:  27 pennies, 4 nickels, 5 dimes, 1 quarter
Year:  too many to mess with
U.S. Mint:  same
Condition:  shiny to tarnished
Total Found Money in 2017 to Date:  $48.82

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Found $1.11 and Happy Thanksgiving


Since I last posted, I've found $1.11 in change.

Not terribly exciting but just now, I was out running errands and I went to three stores. In the parking lots, on the floor of stores, and in a change tray of a newspaper vending machine I found 32 cents (2 each of pennies, nickels, and dimes). 

There's a lot of money just lying around out there. Have you found any lately? Please let us know and have a happy Thanksgiving!

Facts About This Found Money
Denomination:  11 pennies, 2 nickels, 4 dimes, 2 quarter
Year:  too many to mess with
U.S. Mint:  same
Condition:  shiny to tarnished
Total Found Money in 2017 to Date:  $47.60

2018 is Looking Up ~ See What I Found!

Well, you know how I spent most of 2017 griping about not finding any paper money (till late December that is). I won't be guilty of tha...