Coinstar coin counting is free when you turn your coins into a gift card or eCert. Now through December 6th when you cash in $40 or more, Coinstar will send you a holiday bonus worth $10.
To take advantage of this offer, take $40 or more in coins to a Coinstar machine and choose a pre-paid gift card in lieu of cash. Afterwards, mail in the bottom portion of your receipt, and Coinstar will mail you a $10 gift card for the same brand you originally cashed in for. Offer ends 12/06/2009.
Gift cards include Amazon.com, Eddie Bauer, iTunes, Borders, JC Penney, CVS, Lowe’s, Regal Entertainment, and Starbucks.
If you swap your coins for cash, the fee is 8.9%, and you get no holiday bonus.
Coinstar locations here.
Every week through December 13, create, add to, or share an Amazon Wish List, and you’ll receive an email inviting you to enter Amazon’s Wish List 10th Anniversary Sweepstakes. You’ll have to enter anew each week the sweepstakes runs to be considered for that week’s prizes. Amazon Wish List
Starbucks will merge its two rewards programs, Starbucks Card Rewards and Starbucks Gold, into a single program, My Starbucks Rewards. The new program, which requires more interactions before the benefits kick in than the current programs, will debut 12/26.
My Starbucks Rewards cherry picks from both previous programs. All of the schemes are based off stored-value cards. Similar to the Starbucks Gold program, participants are given a free birthday beverage when the card is registered. And like the soon-to-be-phased-out Starbucks Card Rewards, My Starbucks Rewards will not have an annual fee.