Wednesday, January 7, 2009

A Fortuitous Night

Last night I had some good luck. After cashing in some tybottles and cans at a liquor store I walked over (50 feet) to a nearby grocery store's recycling machines to see if I could find any Coke caps. Boy did I! I found $4.80 in cans and bottles and forty-three Coke caps (equal to five free 20 ounce Cokes). Someone had left a whole cart load there because the grocery store's machines were broken, but didn't realize that the liquor store had the same machines just next door. Oh well.

I also searched some quarters. 4,000 quarters produced nine Canadians, one US nickel, one UK 10 pence and one Hungary 10 Forint. That's a new foreign type for me and a new country.

My final redemption numbers for 2008 are now in. The total was slightly down from last year.

Found: 2 pennies (at Shaw's), 1 dime (at Supercuts), 1 quarter (at Sovereign Bank), 1 foreign coin (a Canadian penny at Sovereign Bank)

Redeemed (2008): $6.45

Redeemed (2009): $4.75


James (UK) said...

That's a good find as $4.80 is not to be sneezed at!