My Found Money Jar

My Found Money Jar
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Digital Bank Counter

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Friday, December 28, 2012

Found a Penny on the Sidewalk

It's chilly here today (high of 57, so not as chilly as many other places), but I decided to take a little walk. As I was walking along the sidewalk, not even 5 minutes into my walk, I spotted a penny on the sidewalk! It was over by the grass and am surprised I saw it.

Then I found two aluminum cans. I've been carrying a tote bag with a plastic bag inside and picking up cans when I see them. My trunk is full of bags of cans, so it's time to head to the recycling center soon.


This Found Money Facts:
Denomination:  1 penny
Year:  2007

U.S. Mint:   D
Condition:   tarnished, dirty
Total Found Money To Date for 2012:  $15.50

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Found a Penny at Fresh and Easy

I ran to Fresh and Easy today (tons of yummy food marked down! Score!), and as I was entering the store, I spotted a penny on the floor!

This Found Money Facts:
Denomination:  1 penny
Year:  1990
 
U.S. Mint:   D
Condition:   tarnished, dirty
Total Found Money To Date for 2012:  $15.49

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Found 26 Cents at the Grocery Store

Today I ran a few errands. First I went to the post office which had just a tiny little line. Ah, the difference a few days and one major holiday make. 

Then I drove over to the library but parked in the parking lot of Fry's, just a block away and walked to the library. I forgot the DVDs on the living room floor. They weren't quite close enough to the door when I left the house. Oh well. I'll return them next time I head out, but I know people are in line for Season 1 of Boardwalk Empire (it's very good!).

After picking up a book and movie at the library, I walked back to the grocery store. I just needed a few things but kept my eyes out for money on the floor because it seems like a prime spot to find money. I had to hit the produce section then cross to the other end of the store to get cat litter and when I went to check out, I saw a penny in one checkout lane then in the next lane, I saw the quarter! Both lanes were closed so I just scooted under the little gate thingie and picked up the coins. 

Keep your eyes out. Lots of shoppers out and about reaching into pockets for keys or whatever spilling money for you to find. Oh, and isn't the cat hanger adorable! This was a present from my sister. Thanks, MarySue!

This Found Money Facts:
Denomination:  1 penny, 1 quarter
Year:  2011, 2001

U.S. Mint:  D, D
Condition:   tarnished, shiny
Total Found Money To Date for 2012:  $15.48

Monday, December 24, 2012

Found a Penny on the Floor at Big Lots

Today I did run out for a few things at Big Lots. While standing in line (forever), I spotted a shiny new penny on the floor.

This Found Money Facts:
Denomination:  1 penny
Year:  2011

U.S. Mint:  D
Condition:   new and shiny
Total Found Money To Date for 2012:  $15.22

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Found a Penny on the Sidewalk

Today I had the last recheck of my drug study. Yay! I can now drink caffeinated coffee, eat chocolate, drink alcohol, and take my vitamins and a Tylenol PM any time I want! Yes! It feels good to be done!
  
So, after they checked our vitals, drew blood, and asked us how we felt one more time, we were all free as little birds.

I went to Barnes and Noble and Target for a couple gifts. Now I'm done. Then I went to a different Fresh and Easy than I usual shop at. They had tons of great markdowns. When I was leaving, I spotted a penny on the sidewalk outside

I don't plan on getting back out much so Merry Christmas if I don't find any more money before Christmas. Hope you get everything you want this year.

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

U.S. Mint:  D
Condition:   a little tarnished
Total Found Money To Date for 2012:  $15.21

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Found a Penny in the Street

Today I took a short walk and found this penny in the street. It was really dirty and blended in with the road surface, so I was glad I spotted it!
This Found Money Facts:
Denomination:  1 penny
Year:  1971

U.S. Mint:  D
Condition:   very tarnished and dirty
Total Found Money To Date for 2012:  $15.20

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Found a Penny on the Floor at Wal-Mart

Today I ran to Wal-Mart for some rechargeable batteries and spotted a penny on the floor under a display shelf. 

This Found Money Facts:
Denomination:  1 penny
Year:  1983

U.S. Mint:  D
Condition:   tarnished
Total Found Money To Date for 2012:  $15.19

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Found a Penny at an Elementary School

Today I visited my grandson's elementary school. How fun! While checking in at the office, I spotted a penny on the floor. 

This Found Money Facts:
Denomination:  1 penny
Year:  2011

U.S. Mint:  D
Condition:   shiny, like new
Total Found Money To Date for 2012:  $15.1
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Friday, December 14, 2012

Found Two Pennies at McDonald's and a Thrift Store

Today I had another recheck at the drug study (a few more to go. Ugh.). Afterwards, I was starving since we can't eat before the blood draws, so I stopped at McDonald's for a sausage biscuit and decaf coffee. I spotted a penny on the floor. 

Then I did some Christmas shopping and then went to a thrift store in Scottsdale where I saw the other penny on the floor by the checkout register.

I brought the coins home and posed them next to the Poppin' Fresh Doughboy towel I dug out with my Christmas stuff yesterday. Yes, it's a late start but better late....

Are you ready for Christmas?

This Found Money Facts:
Denomination:  2 pennies
Year:  1990, 2007

U.S. Mint:  D, D
Condition:   tarnished, shiny
Total Found Money To Date for 2012:  $15.17

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Found a Dime -- 2012 Found Money Total Now at $15.15

I've been a little under the weather this week so haven't been out and about much. But today I'm starting to feel better and walked around the parking lot this morning. The fresh air felt great!

I was just about to head back home when I spotted a dime in a parking space. This brings my 2012 found money total to $15.15. Very fitting since yesterday was 12/12/12. 

I also finally got out a box of Christmas decorations and put out a few things. This snowman is a favorite! He has three lights inside that alternate. The blue one is lit in this photo.

This Found Money Facts:
Denomination:  1 dime
Year:  2000

U.S. Mint: P
Condition:   shiny
Total Found Money To Date for 2012:  $15.15

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Found Three Cents

Today I was feeling antsy so I took a walk. I needed to mail a bill so I walked to the closest drop box, which is about three or four blocks away, I think. I didn't count. On the way there, I found a penny.

Then I decided to check out Goodwill. I found a few vintage linens as shown in the photo:  an embroidered pillowcase and a 1980 linen calendar. It's faded but lovely! And isn't that sad that something from 1980 is considered vintage?

I didn't find any money at Goodwill but I did donate my 2 cents in change when I paid.

Then I went to Big Lots! which is right next door to Goodwill. I found 2 pennies on the floor there! I also got some delicious Krusteaz cranberry-orange muffin mix, like this one.


Where do you find money more often? Outside, on the street, sidewalk, or parking lot more or do you find it inside stores or other places inside? 
 
This Found Money Facts:
Denomination:  3 pennies
Year:  1997, 1998, 20028

U.S. Mint: all D
Condition:  tarnished but one is still shiny
Total Found Money To Date for 2012:  $15.05

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Found Five Pennies on the Floor at Fresh and Easy

Today I stopped by Fresh and Easy to see what deals they had on the mark down shelves. All I ended up getting from there was a package of focaccia dough for 75 cents (it's delicious fresh from the oven!) and a bag of white cheddar pirate's treasure (a puffed rice/corn snack) for half off. 


As I was checking out, I spotted four pennies on the floor under the next checkout register. Then I saw another penny under another register.

This puts me over $15 for this year!

This Found Money Facts:
Denomination:  5 pennies
Year:  1963, 1982, 1997, 1999, 2002

U.S. Mint: all D

Condition:  tarnished
 Total Found Money To Date for 2012:  $15.02


Thursday, December 6, 2012

Found a Dime at Arby's

Today I stopped at Arby's and went inside to order some buy one, get one free roast beef sandwiches. On the floor I spotted a dime! 

Later, two of my grandkids and I ate the sandwiches then made these fun snowmen ornaments from keys. Cute, easy, and fun.

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

U.S. Mint:  D
Condition:  shiny, like new!
Total Found Money to Date for 2012:  $14.97

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Found a Dime Saturday and a Penny Today

Saturday I went to the second part of the drug study I'm participating in to "do my time." I had to stay overnight a few nights and while walking in to the place, spotted this dime on the ground in front of my car! 

I wasn't able to post a blog entry then so I'm doing it now. 

And today, I stopped at Fry's and found this penny in the parking lot. Yay!

Have you found any money lately?


This Found Money Facts:
Denomination:  1 penny, 1 dime
Year:  2004, 2005

U.S. Mint:  D, D
Condition:  penny is tarnished and dime is dirty but still shiny
Total Found Money to Date for 2012:  $14.87

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