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The 10 Best Things You Can Do With Your Pocket Change

Every little bit adds up! Pocket change can be pretty annoying, as it weighs down your pockets and you never really know what to do with it. But instead of losing track of it, here are some cool things you can do to make your change count!

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1. Save it up, so you can cash out later.

Little by little, day by day, you just might end up with quite the windfall if you do it right!

2. Paying with exact change is always a really cool feeling.


Preserve those dollar bills with everything you've got!

3. Give someone a penny for their thoughts. Literally.

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It's a cute way to start a conversation. Well, what are you waiting for?

4. Keep in your car for parking meters and tolls.

Or, if you see someone with an expired meter, pay it forward and save them from getting a ticket!

5. Use for the ice cream truck.


Who doesn't love ice cream, right?

6. Create an emergency fund.

To be used for whatever purposes you deem the most necessary. Like chocolate.

7. Loose change can make your flowers last longer!

The copper from a penny adds nutrients to the water to make your flower last longer. Combine this with a cube of sugar, which acts as a preservative, and your flowers will shine all the longer.

8. Save up for laundry day.


Because nothing is more frustrating than not having change when you need clean clothes.

9. Pay it forward and leave a tip for your barista to make their day.


Nothing makes a good day better than sharing the love!

10. Buy yourself a lemonade or two at a neighborhood lemonade stand.

Can't hurt to support the entrepreneurs of tomorrow by treating yourself to a refreshing drink!
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Can't hurt to support the entrepreneurs of tomorrow by treating yourself to a refreshing drink!

And it’s not just your loose change that adds up. Box Tops do too! Each one is worth 10 cents for your child’s school.

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So save those Box Tops and watch those dimes in disguise add up!