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Interesting Coinstar $10 bonus promo

Posted December 6, 2010 1:29 p.m. EST

Coinstar is offering an intriguing promotion: Cash in $40 in coins and get $50 back when you choose to receive your money in the form of a gift card from one of a number of choices. AND, you get full value on your money.

You have probably seen the Coinstar machines in grocery stores. You bring in your loose change and the machine counts it. Then you get a receipt (minus their surcharge to count it) and you take it to customer service to get your money. Usually they charge a 9.8% processing fee to count it (unless you cash out for participating gift cards and then it is free), BUT when you get the gift card deal, you get full value back. They do not take a surcharge, AND you earn an additional $10 gift card that you get back my mail.

Participating retailers include Lowe's Home Improvement, Borders books, Regal Entertainment, iTunes and rixty. Amazon will join in the promotion on December 9.

Click the link in the box above for all the details. If you have $40 in loose change hanging around, now is the time to cash it in!