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I Raided My Penny Jar

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    Don't Count It!

    I saved all my changed in a large 5 gallon water bottle for well over a year. My kids often wondered, "How much money is in there?" When the bottle finally filled up, I agreed to let them count it. It took the three of them half a day to count and roll nearly $300 in change...
    AlternateSource AlternateSource 46-50, M 1 Response Jan 31, 2010

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    I Had Too

    I used to keep a jar full of loose change but now it's all in an old quality street tin as I had no room left. I had to raid it just ow to get enough for a take away LOL, I'm going to be so embarressed handing over all this loose change to the delivery person ha ha!! I...
    AWUK AWUK 26-30, F 2 Responses Feb 19, 2008

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    Penny Sock

    Just like my Grandmother, I have an old sock in my undies drawer filled with change. Yes, it's nearing the end of the week, (paycheck week), I'm on "E" with the purse funds, and I found myself digging through the hidden sock last night! Those Ol' Lincolns sure...
    emerald emerald 36-40, F 3 Responses Apr 23, 2008

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    One Last Time

    One last time,Raided my penny jar,Now,It's time to save,Change,No more,I'm movin' on,Makin' progress,Goin' forwards,Not back,The penny jar,Raided no more,I'm gonna save.
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket 46-50, M Mar 16, 2012

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    Freddo Needed Me

    It had to be done. The pennies were being used for a desperate mission that involved them deeply. I wanted a Freddo. A froggie shapped chocolate snack that is now totally overpriced. It went from 10p to a huge 16p!!! I needed more pennies and the only thing that could save me was...
    Luangi Luangi 18-21, F Feb 19, 2008

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