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Finances & Real Estate Coin Counting Service

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Kshi, Sep 7, 2010.

  1. Kshi

    Kshi New Member

    I was wondering if anyone knows of a business that provides a coin counting service at little to no cost.
    I have a large amount of coins that have been collected that are going to be donated to the BC SPCA, 2010 PAWS for a Cause Campaign.

    I've tried the usual suspects with the following results:

    Safeway - no longer provides a coin counting service
    Casinos - Will only count a small amount of coins (roughly a handful).
    TD - Does not currently provide the service, (though they intend to have coin counting machines available in their branches within the next year) They will however provide the paper rolls, apparently at no charge.

    Has anyone had luck elsewhere? I'd love to know. Thanks.
  2. milquetoast

    milquetoast Senior Member

    I know TD was testing out free counting machines back east 2 years ago, wonder why they haven't brought it out here.

    Try calling around to different casinos.

    If not, I think the only coin counting machine left in Vancouver proper is at the SuperValu on 1st and Commercial, but they take a hefty 10% commission fee.

    If you are a BMO customer, there is also a coin counting machine at the new Bank of Montreal (BMO) branch that just opened last month in North Vancouver at Lonsdale and Esplanade. Supposedly there's no fee for this one.

    100 Esplanade Avenue East at Lonsdale in North Vancouver

    http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=100 Esplanade Avenue East at Lonsdale in North Vancouver&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=50.02446,114.169922&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=100 Esplanade E, North Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia V7L 1A1, Canada&z=16
  3. Kshi

    Kshi New Member

    @ cheeseshredder
    Thank you very much. I've got to head out to N Van in the next few days. I'll give it a try and report back.

    Thanks again.
  4. bob dee

    bob dee Guest

    yes, This BMO has a free coin counter. Pop all your coins in and it counts it up, spits out a receipt and the teller will complete the transaction. No fee :)
  5. do you have to have an account with BMO ?
  6. APReal

    APReal Junior Member

    Anyone know of one that's not on the North Shore?
  7. mz_angel

    mz_angel Junior Member

    I know I've seen them at Wal-Marts before.. but now come to think of it, I think it might just be the ones in the states :confused:
  8. ema

    ema Full Member

    At the airport, there's a coin counting machine :)
  9. mission

    mission Full Member

    If you don't care about the amount donated, why don't you just give the coins to SPCA and let SPCA worry about the counting?
  10. Derek

    Derek Guest

    Where at the airport is this counter?
  11. v miller

    v miller Guest

  12. v miller

    v miller Guest

    are you sure that it is at 100 esplanade east, north vancouver? there is nothing listed for that address.
  13. milquetoast

    milquetoast Senior Member

  14. Richard

    Richard Guest

    Safeway on Commercial Drive and Broadway has a coin machine, not sure when they got it, looks pretty new.
  15. milquetoast

    milquetoast Senior Member

    Bump. Since 2010, BMO has expanded their coin counting service to more locations. You don't even have to be a BMO client to use the machines.

    They have 2 in North Van, 1 Vancouver, 1 Richmond, 1 Port Moody, 1 Surrey, 1 Abbotsford and 1 Victoria.

    Coin Counters
    BMO Bank of Montreal Coin Counters are a fast, convenient and free way to count and deposit loose change right into your BMO account or trade it in for cash.

    • Free – This service is completely free to both BMO and non-BMO customers
    • Fast – Our Coin Counter is one of the fastest machines available
    • Accepts USD coins – No need to sort out U.S currency, just include them with your Canadian coins and they’ll be accepted at par.
    British Columbia BMO Branches with Coin Counters (as of January 2012)

    4TH & BALSAM
    2388 WEST 4TH AVENUE
    Tel: 604 665-7148
    Branch Transit # 2713
    Open: Mon-Wed 9:30-4, Thu-Fri 9:30-6, Sat 9:30-4 Closed: Sun

    3880 NO. 3 ROAD #100
    Tel: 604 668-1388
    Branch Transit # 3877
    Open: Mon-Thu 9:30-4, Fri 9:30-5, Sat 9:30-4 Closed: Sun

    1120 MARINE DR
    Tel: 604 668-1243
    Branch Transit # 0740
    Open: Mon-Thu 9:30-5, Fri 9:30-6, Sat 9:30-4 Closed: Sun

    101-100 EAST ESPLANADE
    Tel: 604 903-2941
    Branch Transit # 3485
    Open: Mon-Wed 9-6, Thu-Fri 9-8, Sat 9-4, Sun 12-4

    SURREY, BC, V4N0Y3
    Tel: 604 592-3970
    Branch Transit # 2065
    Open: Mon-Wed 9:30-5, Thu-Fri 9:30-6, Sat 9:30-4 Closed: Sun

    Tel: 604 504-4631
    Branch Transit # 2066
    Open: Mon-Fri 9:30-5, Sat 9:30-4 Closed: Sun

    Tel: 604 668-1322
    Branch Transit # 3855
    Open: Mon-Thu 9:30-4, Fri 9:30-5, Sat 9:30-4 Closed: Sun

    101 735 GOLDSTREAM AVE
    Tel: 250 389-2485
    Branch Transit # 2704
    Open: Mon-Wed 9:30-4:30, Thu-Fri 9:30-6, Sat 9:30-4:30 Closed: Sun

    More information: http://www.bmo.com/home/personal/banking/everyday/how-to-bank-bmo/branch/coin-counter
  16. Night Of GuardianS

    Night Of GuardianS Active Member

    I was at Broadway and Commercial dr Safeway today and brand new coin machine!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Woot woot. Now I can just dump it all into the machine instead of rolling them up and bring it to the bank.
  17. Laura

    Laura Guest

    AnYone know what that machine at safeway on commercial and broadway street is charging for sorting?
    10%? or ?
    Thanks so much!
  18. BLb

    BLb Guest

    Anyone know % at commercial St Safeway?
  19. milquetoast

    milquetoast Senior Member

    Should just use the BMO machines since they don't charge a fee. You don't have to be a BMO client.
  20. Cindy

    Cindy Guest

    That's all relative to where your located as the potential cost of getting to it may be more than you'd save by it being free. If you aren't close and have to commute, your time and cost of gas or bus may outweigh the pros of it being free.

    Would be nice if someone comprised a list of all the machines in Vancouver
    & the options available, free or %s if cost. Etc

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