My Found Money Jar

My Found Money Jar
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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Found a Penny on the Floor at Fresh and Easy

At Fresh and Easy after I checked out, I spotted a penny on the floor! Yay! 

Today I came across this article, Cost of Pennies. It's perfect! Highly recommended for anyone's who ever pondered if picking up that penny is worth is. 


It is to me, obviously! Is it to you?

This Found Money Facts:
Denomination:  1 penny
Year:  2002

U.S. Mint:  D
Condition:  mostly shiny, just slightly tarnished
Total Found Money to Date for 2012:  $14.76

Monday, November 26, 2012

Found 5 Pennies While Running Errands

Today I had to run some errands. Here's what happened:

~ I parked in the parking lot of the Dollar Tree store then crossed the street on foot to the post office. I had to mail some earrings I sold on Etsy. On the way back to the Dollar Tree, I found a penny on the street then another penny in the parking lot in front of the store. 

~ Inside the Dollar Tree, I found 2 pennies on the floor while checking out.

~ Then as I was driving to the library, I spotted a penny on the road while I was stopped at a stop sign so got out of the car and snapped it up!

Have you found any money lately?

This Found Money Facts:
Denomination:  5 pennies
Year:  1995, 1997, 2002, 2007, 2010

U.S. Mint:  none, D, D, D, D
Condition:  range from just slightly dirty and tarnished to scratched and tarnished almost black
Total Found Money to Date for 2012:  $14.75

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving! Found a Penny at a Park

Happy Thanksgiving, to you! We had a great day. I had all my favorite people around the table!

After our big feast and (most of) the dishes were washed, we headed to a park. It was a beautiful day in Arizona with a high of 78. It felt good to walk off a little of the food. I'm still stuffed though!

While the kids played, I spotted a penny on the ground! Did you have a good Thanksgiving? I hope so.

This Found Money Facts:
Denomination:  1 penny
Year:  1977

U.S. Mint:   D
Condition:  tarnished
Total Found Money to Date for 2012:  $14.70

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Found a Penny in the Parking Lot Next to a Truck

Today I took the trash out then walked around the parking lot. I spotted a penny on the ground next to a truck's passenger side door. 

The coin is very scratched up, making me think it was there a while being driven over, over and over.

This Found Money Facts:
Denomination:  1 penny
Year:  2006

U.S. Mint:   D
Condition:  very scratched up
Total Found Money to Date for 2012:  $14.69

Friday, November 16, 2012

Found 3 Pennies at Fresh and Easy

I went to get my hair cut yesterday and afterward stopped at a different Fresh and Easy. I found these three pennies in the change tray. I think it's amazing that people leave their pennies, but I love it!

This Found Money Facts:
Denomination:  3 pennies
Year:  1985, 2003, 2012

U.S. Mint:   D, D, D
Condition:  range from shiny to tarnished and one has gouges in the side
Total Found Money to Date for 2012:  $14.68

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Found a Penny in Change Tray at Fresh and Easy

Today I went to volunteer then to Fresh and Easy. I didn't have my weekly coupon with me but didn't plan to buy a lot, but once I got there, I was sucked in by the free turkeys! If you buy $30 worth of groceries, you get a free turkey! So, I replaced my little green basket I was carrying with a grocery cart and proceeded to shop.


I needed everything I bought and got a $9 turkey for free. I tried to find the smallest one and think I did. It is a 12 pounder, but there were 21-pound turkeys in the freezer so it's really a good deal!


I spotted this penny in a change tray as I was getting my cart. Ta da! It's got a nice green patina going!

Have you found any money lately? Have you bought your turkey yet?

This Found Money Facts:
Denomination:  1 penny
Year:  1974

U.S. Mint:   none
Condition:  tarnished green
Total Found Money to Date for 2012:  $14.65

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Found a Very Scratched Penny

Today I took the trash out to the dumpster and walked around the parking lot. At the end near the other dumpsters, I found this penny. It must have been there awhile because it looks like it's been run over about a million times. It's safe and in my found money far now.

I had this Betty Crocker cook book out to write this article, Easy Sugar Cookies with Jam in the Middle. They are very easy and very delicious.

This Found Money Facts:
Denomination:  1 penny
Year:  19??

U.S. Mint:   ?
Condition:  this one is very scratched
Total Found Money to Date for 2012:  $14.64

Monday, November 12, 2012

Found 6 Pennies in the Parking Lot

Today I cruised around the parking lot looking for coins and found 6 pennies!

This Found Money Facts:
Denomination:  6 pennies
Year:  1984, 1994, 2001, 2010, 2011
, ?

U.S. Mint:  none, D, D, D, D, ?
Condition:  all are tarnished and very scratched up and/or dirty
Total Found Money to Date for 2012:  $14.63

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Found 8 Cents Today at Fresh and Easy

Today I ran to Fresh and Easy to see what deals they had in the markdown area. I got three perfectly ripe pears (usually they have to sit around 3 or more days to ripen and I can't wait and end up eating them before they're ripe enough but I had one for lunch and it was perfect!) and a big beefsteak tomato, and some frozen stuff that wasn't marked down.

As I was checking out, I looked in a couple of the change trays, and look what I found! Eight cents!

This Found Money Facts:
Denomination:  3 pennies, 1 nickel
Year:  1982, 2001, 2003, 1974

U.S. Mint:  D, D, D, none
Condition:  mostly tarnished and dirty
Total Found Money to Date for 2012:  $14.57

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Found a Penny at McDonald's

Today I had to return for a recheck for a drug study/clinical trial I'm doing. I wrote an article about it, in case you're interesting in earning some extra money by being a lab rat / guinea pig. Here's the link to my article at Squidoo:  Make Money Participating in Medical Research Studies. It's pretty fascinating!

They had to draw blood this morning, so I had to fast. No food since last night around 8. Well, I was pretty hungry, so I stopped at McDonald's and had a breakfast burrito. Not the greatest food, of course, but it was cheap and somewhat filling. While standing in line, I spotted a penny under the counter. Snagged it!

Have you ever done a clinical trial? Have you ever found money at McDonald's?

This Found Money Facts:
Denomination:  1 penny
Year:  2012

U.S. Mint:  D
Condition: shiny
Total Found Money to Date for 2012:  $14.49

Friday, November 9, 2012

Found a Nickel at Wal-Mart

Today I went to Wal-Mart to buy lead for my grandson's mechanical pencil. I couldn't find any but they did have mechanical pencils (with lead in them) so I got him a package of those. If he wants to, he can take the lead out and put it in his!


I was walking around the store because I didn't have a list and in stores like that I'm generally overwhelmed with all the stuff and can't remember if I might need something else till I get home again. Under one of the display shelves, I spotted this nickel!


Then I went over to the food area and picked out a few superfoods (sweet potato, salmon, eggs) and some not so superfoods (mozzarella cheese, bananas, tomato soup, tea). I've been reading the book The Drop 10 Diet which lists the superfoods and all but the sardines sound pretty good to me! 

This Found Money Facts:
Denomination:  1 nickel
Year:  1999

U.S. Mint:  D
Condition: shiny
Total Found Money to Date for 2012:  $14.48

Monday, November 5, 2012

Found a Penny at the 99 Cent Store

Today I ran a bunch of errands. At the 99 Cent Only Store I was cruising down an aisle when I spotted a penny. A couple of savvy shoppers (like myself, I mean, come on. Everything's 99 cents!) were standing right there beside it, so I waited till they walked away. Then I snagged the coin. Yippie!

This Found Money Facts:
Denomination:  1 penny
Year:  1966

U.S. Mint:  none
Condition: tarnished
Total Found Money to Date for 2012:  $14.43

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Found Two Dimes at Fresh and Easy

Today I went to Fresh and Easy and when I was checking out, I spotted these two dimes on the floor under a checkout lane. Woo hoo!
 
This Found Money Facts:

Denomination:  2 dimes

Year:  1998, 2001

U.S. Mint:  D, D
Condition: shiny
Total Found Money to Date for 2012:  $14.42

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