Barbara's Beat: Convert your change into a Bi-Lo gift card with #NoFeeCoinstar #CBIAS

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Convert your change into a Bi-Lo gift card with #NoFeeCoinstar #CBIAS

My grandson, Dylan, is putting change in the Coinstar machine at Bi-Lo

We have always put our change in jars. Our grandkids have spent hours helping us count and roll coins. But, we have found an easier option and it's free - Coinstar at Bi-Lo. I've never tried Coinstar, so I was excited to see how it worked.

Since I can no longer drive, I enlisted my daughter and grandson for a trip to Bi-Lo in Rutherfordton. On the way to the store we stopped to eat at McDonald's in Icard.

Coinstar at Bi-Lo allows us to convert our change to a Bi-Lo gift card without the normal 9.8% fee. It's a win-win. We can convert the change that was sitting in a jar into a Bi-Lo gift card and buy groceries we need.

When we got to Bi-Lo, we found Coinstar in the front of the store. Dylan helped put the change in the machine. It's nice to see those pennies turn into dollars. I had no idea we had more than 1800. After getting our gift card, we were ready to get some groceries.
But, I had more change, so I gave it to my daughter and let her try the machine, too. Then, we went shopping. It was like getting free groceries since we were using money we didn't know we had.

Management at the Rutherfordton Bi-Lo was wonderful. We had a great experience. I can't wait to try Coinstar again.

On the way home, we had worked up an appetite. This time we stopped at Jack-in-the-Box.

Please check out the rest of our shopping trip.

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1 comment :

Terri said...

Sounds like a fun shopping day for the three of you! I love finding new ways to save and no fee at Coinstar certainly sounds like a convenient and promising way to go!