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How do you carry coins?

post #1 of 34
Thread Starter 
I'm living in Chile now and the CLP has a lot of coins.

I've been putting them in my wallet and it's been bulging and they fall out all the time. It's also beating up my wallet.

So, far all of you living in a country where you have to use a lot of coins, how do you carry them?
post #2 of 34
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Originally Posted by musicguy View Post

I'm living in Chile now and the CLP has a lot of coins.

I've been putting them in my wallet and it's been bulging and they fall out all the time. It's also beating up my wallet.

So, far all of you living in a country where you have to use a lot of coins, how do you carry them?

vest pockets or in jeans (of course I don't wear both together). I get rid of the coins as quickly as possible though usually by putting them in a jar at home.
post #3 of 34
(what a lot of others think immediately when reading this thread):

I don't.
post #4 of 34
I smoke cigarettes. I have had $6 in my wallet (the approximate price of smokes) for about two weeks now because I refuse to use it in order to avoid change.

Sorry this doesn't help, but I feel your hate of change.
post #5 of 34
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Originally Posted by atila View Post

(what a lot of others think immediately when reading this thread):

I don't.

+1

I HATE carrying change. I give it away whenever possible. There is nothing worse then a guy jingling and jangling all over the damn place.


Debit cards all the way baby!
post #6 of 34
Thread Starter 
Like I said, this is intended for those living in a country where coins are used frequently (i.e. not in the US). Coins are important in Chile. I had no problems with this in the US. 1000CLP (smallest bill) = around 2USD, so you can imagine I have to carry coins everyday when I buy items.cant use credit cards in taxis and many places.
post #7 of 34
I always pay with cash (when I use it) and take the change home and put it in a jar/basket. I never pay with change.

At the end of any given month the jar/basket will total about $30-$40 in change and will be used to pay a bill.
post #8 of 34
"Roo sack"
post #9 of 34
I used to think it was ridiculous to use a wallet without a coin section. Then I moved to America and my wallet got slimmer and slimmer. Change went in the front pocket of my jeans and I got rid of it when I got home. Sometimes when I don't feel like carrying change I just stick it in the tip jar.

But that's America. I understand OP's pain and it's a whole different world out there in some other countries. In Hong Kong some of the buses (including one that I ride a lot) don't take an Octopus card (a card with $) and I have to pay with change, and it's a lot easier looking at some type of coin wallet and looking at your coins instead of jamming your hand in your pocket and taking all the coins out and trying to pick through them while dropping a few in the process.

Yes OP. I understand your pain, but I don't have a solution. If you are in the market for a new wallet, there are definitely options out there for nice looking wallets that have a coin section.
post #10 of 34
^ +1
In some country they really use coins. Get a coin wallet. smile.gif
post #11 of 34
I'm in the UK and I'm trying to move to a coinless system. Its not easy; smallest note is £5 ($7) so I end upp giving away at least £9 in change to homeless people every day.
post #12 of 34
For many years I've used one of those little leather pouches, with a flexible opening that you squeeze on either side. They hold a fair number of coins without the pouch getting too bulky. This sort of thing:
500

I put it into the bottom insde pocket of my jacket; it's best not to let it get too heavy.

I also have one like this which I use in my jeans pocket:

500

Both stop wear and tear on pockets and prevent a ridiculously overstuffed wallet.

I'm not really a fan of debit cards for everything and not that happy about the growth of electronic money.
post #13 of 34
Inside ticket pocket of a coat or right back pocket of trousers/jeans. However I do minimise it as best I can and when out top of a small reserve of coins in mt car for meters and car parks which obviates most of the problem The only real need is if you visit an office where the only coffee comes out of a machine.
post #14 of 34
Coins go in the pocket, in a jar - not in a purse. Drives me up the wall when I'm standing in a queue for coffee and some guy is fumbling through a purse for coins.
I'm in a grumpy mood for a Friday shog[1].gif
post #15 of 34
I avoid using cash whenever I can, because change is always too annoying to fuss with. "Please, keep the change", tip, or homeless people pretty much cover all my bases when I am forced to use cash though. Always pray for a tip jar or homeless dude. I always feel crude/douchey saying "keep the change", as if I think I'm too rich for the haypenny I'm about to recieve and decided to unload my burden on the poverty stricken masses.

EDIT: meant for countries where the actually use change....

Keep a girlfriend with a purse? Inside coat pocket with one of those pouches Crusty posted would be my personal choice if the GF option doesn't quite pan out, as it so rarely does for myself.
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