CoinStar machines can count your change


Tuesday, September 26th 2000, 12:00 am
By: News On 6


Do you have loose change sitting around? There's a new option in town to help you cash in your coins. If you're like most folks, you may have a jar or jars full of coins. You can take the change to your bank, although some require you to roll it up first. Now there’s an easier way. There's a new machine that counts coins for you. It’s called Coinstar.

There are 35 Coinstar machines at area Homeland, and Albertson's Stores throughout Tulsa and several surrounding cities. The machine sorts and counts loose change, handling about 600 coins per minute.
To match that number, you would have to wrap 12 rolls of pennies in one minute. The machine then prints a voucher that you can exchange for cash or groceries when you checkout. Coinstar has been in local stores for about 2 weeks. "Since day one that we had it installed, people have just loved it,” said Albertson’s Stores spokesperson and manager Reggie Hardy. “The only thing we ask, as it says in the instructions, is make sure the money is clean, because a buildup of dirt makes the machine stop."

Remember don’t bring in coins with a lot of dirt or gum stuck to them. The machine won't work. You do have to pay for Coinstar's convenience. The company charges 8.9 per cent. As an example, to count $10.00 worth of coins, you would pay an 89 cent fee. The following is a list of CoinStar Centers around northeastern Oklahoma.

Bartlesville

Albertson's
2501 SE Washington Blvd

Homeland
915 S Madison

Homeland
811 E Frank Phillips


Bixby

Homeland
12011 S Memorial Dr


Broken Arrow

Albertson's
3612 S Elm PI

Homeland
2351E Kenosha

Homeland
708 S Aspen


Catoosa

Homeland
19302 E Admiral Blvd


Henryetta

Homeland
310 W Trudgeon


Muskogee

Albertson's
2410 Chandler Rd

Homeland
3115 W Okmulgee St

Homeland
800 E. Okmulgee

Homeland
6 E. Shawnee


Owasso

Albertson's
12912 E 86th St N

Homeland
501 E 2nd St


Pryor

Homeland
504 E Graham


Sand Springs

Homeland
400 Plaza Ct

Homeland
4001 S 97th Hwy


Sapulpa

Homeland
715 S Main


Tulsa

Albertson's
1939 S Memorial Dr

Albertson's
3328 E 51st St

Albertson's
4818 E 80th St S

Albertson's
7990 E 51st St

Albertson's
11333 31 st St

Albertson's
3915 S Peoria Ave

Albertson's
10122 S Memorial Dr

Albertson's
11214 E 71st S

Homeland
8922 S Memorial Dr

Homeland
3948 S Peoria

Homeland
2235 E 61 st

Homeland
1110 S Denver

Homeland
12572 E 21st

Homeland
6402 E Pine St

Homeland
575 N Gilcrease Museum Road

Homeland
3139 5 Harvard