Change Pot Tuesday is a weekly recap of finding money that other people have lost. However, it is more than just picking up pennies and collecting lost change. For those readers and followers who have begun following the Change Pot midway, Change Pot Tuesday is about charity. When the Change Pot reaches $100, it will be donated to charity and the process will be started all over again. Loyal readers and followers will have an opportunity to help me choose which charity will receive the money accumulated in the Change Pot. While, I don't expect to change the world with the Change Pot, I do hope to help a charity in some small way.
The Change Pot had its best week ever thanks to Lori finding $15 on Monday evening. That find alone was twice the amount we had found all year, tripling the current total in the Change Pot. Here is this week's breakdwon:
Thursday - $0.03. Because we were going to be traveling on Friday to Pittsburgh, we made Thursday evening our weekly "pizza" night and decided to try out Jerry's Pizza and Subs near our apartment. (For what it is worth, the pizza wasn't that great - limp crust and extremely greasy.) We found three pennies at Jerry's. The first two were in the parking lot as we got out of the car. The third was on the counter inside one of those paper tri-fold/triangular signs advertising some menu item.
Monday - $15.00. Yes, that's right! Lori found $15 on Monday in the most unlikely of places - and old birthday card from her mom and dad. Lori was unpacking from our move and came across the birthday card when she found the money inside. While this may not seem like a true find because it was Lori's money to begin with, the card was about 15 years old! This means the $15 Lori found was truly lost and therefore qualifies. No, I will not make Lori donate her birthday money to the cause, but I will add $15 to the change pot for the find.
Tuesday - $0.01. I don't exactly remember where we found this penny, but it was most likely one of three places we went Tuesday evening. We stopped at Verizon to get new cell phones and I think this is where I found the penny. However, since I am not sure, it could also have been at IKEA or the Burger King near the White Marsh (Baltimore suburb) Town Center (a shopping mall).
Weekly Total: $15.04
YTD Total: $22.54
8 years ago