Wednesday, April 22, 2009

My Coke Rewards

Yesterday I reached a milestone as I entered my 5,000th My Coke Rewards point. I've been collecting caps and box tabs for about two years now. Each has a code on it worth at least three points. The points can then be redeemed for prizes. So far I've acquired sixteen years of magazine subscriptions and 120 coupons that are good for a free 20 ounce Coke product!

Meanwhile Meg and Henry went to a children's museum in Rhode Island with some friends. It sounded like a lot of fun, despite the crowd, when I heard about it last night. Meg even tried out Henry's new restraint system (a stuffed monkey that rides on his backs, with straps for arms and legs that hug and lock around him, the tail forms a leash). Henry had fun playing with some toy trucks and a water and ball display.

I did pretty well with last night's coin searching.

4,840 quarters produced two silver Washingtons (1941, 1964D) fourteen Canadians, one Bermuda 25¢ and one Austrian 5 Schilling (1990). That's the second night in row of finding two silver quarters! The Austrian coin is a first for me. Not counting the gold coin from Austro-Hungary I've found, it is the first coin I've found from Austria.

4,100 dimes yielded ten Canadians, one Bermuda 10¢, one Swiss ½ franc and one Spanish 10 Pesetas.

1,320 nickels turned up one War Time (1943P) and eight Canadians (4 Ni). I thought there'd be more War Times in the rolls as I found a ton of pre-1960 nickels in these rolls, but it didn't happen.

7,400 pennies had quite a few Wheats in them. In all I found one hundred six Wheats, sixty-seven Canadians, two US dimes, one Netherlands Antilles 1¢ and one UK penny (1971). The Netherlands Antilles coin is a new variety for me. The Wheats were:

1914, 1925, 1929, 1940, 1941(6), 1942(5), 1942D, 1944(11), 1945(6), 1946(5), 1947, 1948(5), 1948D, 1949(3), 1950, 1951(2), 1951D, 1952(3), 1952D(6), 1953, 1953D(6), 1954D, 1955(2), 1955D, 1956(5), 1956D(7), 1957(2), 1957D(11), 1958, 1958D(3)


James (UK) said...

Nice one on the Antilles 1¢! That's a good looking design on the coin too.

5000 points! Have you decided what you'll spend them on, or are you going to keep on collecting?

kestrelia said...

I thought it was pretty cool too. This older design I found once is even cooler, I think ...

When I saw it I was hoping it was from a new country. I've been obsessed with filling in more areas of my country map.

The points ... just been spending them all along on Coke coupons. The ladies at the the two convience stores on the way to work know me as the guy with the coupons and big coins. ;)

Man said...

Coke points use to give some nice stuff over 2000 but now I got over 1200 and nothing but magazines, I did get those in-ear headphones and they were awful, painful.

Along with pennies my fellow engineering students leave bottle caps all over campus.