Coinstar has recently created a promotion where they are taking away the fees for using their coin-counting kiosks when you take a gift card or e-certificate instead of cash.
Now you can exchange your coins for FREE when you load the value onto a card or eCertificate for big name brands. That’s right, there is no coin counting fee when you choose this option. So grab your coin jar and change your coins into something you love.
They have partnered with major brands such as Amazon, Borders, iTunes, Cabela’s, Lowe’s, Starbucks, Old Navy and others. [full list here]
While I see this as a great way to drive more use of their coin-counting machines, and creating a win for consumers and partners, a very important brand is missing from the list – Redbox.
As I have mentioned before, it only makes sense for Coinstar to drive more traffic to Redbox, and this is an easy way to do it. How about letting consumers print promo codes in lieu of cash?
Do you use Coinstar’s coin-counting services? Would you use it more if you could turn spare change into Redbox rentals without paying the usual fees?