Time For Change

Just under four months ago I responded to an Indie Travel Challenge by Bootsnall: See a Penny, Pick It Up. In brief, I set myself the task of emptying my purse of any change under €2 every Friday for the forseeable future. Dear reader, it wasn’t all talk. I actually did it!

Last Sunday I decided it was about time to count out the two jars of change that I had accumulated.


It took me a while but I managed. I managed in typical obsessive compulsive Hannah fashion. In particular, the €5 made up entirely of 5c coins appeased my penchant for multiples of five to no end.

Top left: a rogue penny

Turns out I saved enough money to do one of the following:

  • Adopt an orangutan for a year
  • Get a return flight to the UK (on one of Ryanair’s good days)
  • Go zorbing 3 times
  • Buy a decent sleeping bag
  • Have little fish munch on my feet for over an hour
  • Watch the awesome Foo Fighters and The Black Keys live in concert

That’s right: I was a few cents short of €50! Go me 🙂 I’ve already paid for most of the things on that list so I think I’m going to be sensible and get the sleeping bag I actually need.

So there you have it – if you’ve already cut back on the unnecessary expenses, there are still ways to save money if you need to.

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1 Response

  1. allaboutg says:

    That's brilliant! I used to do that when I was younger and had once bought all my Christmas presents with what I saved (not very expensive presents but when you're 10 it's acceptable)

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