Looking for a Coinstar near you to turn your coins into cash?
Did you know that not all Coinstar locations near you offer the same services?
In this article, we’ll show you what you can expect when you visit a kiosk location near you and how to find the best one for your needs.
If you’d rather go directly to the best Coinstar near you, scroll down to the end of this post to our one-click finder, just before the FAQs.
How can I find a Coinstar near me?
Coinstar has thousands of locations throughout the US, so if you live in an urban area, chances are there’s one near you. Finding the nearest Coinstar location quickly is easy with our one-click tool.
Scroll to the bottom of this article and click the Find A Coinstar Near Me button. But before you do, ask yourself the following question:
Is your nearest Coinstar location the best one for you?
Before you go and turn your coins into cash, learn which Coinstar service is most valuable to you.
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What is a Coinstar kiosk?
Coinstar owns and operates the largest network of automated coin-counting kiosks distributed throughout the US and other international locations. They have more than 21,000 kiosks and provide counting services to:
- Grocery stores
- Drug stores
- Financial institutions
- Mass merchants
You can easily cash your loose change at a Coinstar location. It’s quite simple: just add your coins to the tray, lift the handle and let them do the rest.
How do their kiosks work?
All Coinstar kiosks offer a coins-to-cash service. In addition, each location may offer other coin-counting services including turning your coins into:
- No-fee gift cards
- Charity donations
These services vary by location, so it’s best to look up the kiosk of your choice to make sure it has the service you need.
The following image provides an example of the services available at a random Coinstar location in the Midwest. Your nearest location may offer different services.
1. Cash vouchers
If you choose to turn your coins into cash, the Coinstar machine will print out a cash voucher. All you need to do to get your money is take the voucher to the store’s cashier to cash it.
This receipt is as good as cash, so cash it as soon as you get it. If you lose it, you won’t be able to get a refund.
2. Electronic gift cards
You can convert your coins into a no-fee electronic gift card, which Coinstar calls eGift Cards. The card is printed out on paper, just like a receipt, and comes with a unique code printed at the top.
Use this printed code whenever you want to shop at the store, restaurant or online merchant you selected for your gift card.
3. Charity donations
You can donate your coins to get a tax deduction for yourself and help others in need. What’s more, you won’t be charged a fee when you choose to donate your change.
No amount of change is too small. Coinstar will accept any donation.
They’ve partnered with several nonprofit charities, including:
- American Red Cross
- Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals®
- Feeding America
- Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
- The Humane Society of the United States
- The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)
- United Way
- World Wildlife Fund
It’s a nice list, but not all the charities are available on every Coinstar location. So if you have a preference, look up the kiosk near you before you go.
If you decide to make a charitable donation, Coinstar will provide you with a receipt for your records. Save it for the next tax season, since you donation is tax-deductible.
How to find a no-fee Coinstar location
Coinstar will charge you an up to 11.9% processing fee to turn your coins into cash. To put it into perspective, if you have $150 worth of change, you’ll pay a service fee close to $18.
That’s a high fee, but Coinstar knows that you don’t know exactly how much change you have with you. That’s why you’re searching for a kiosk near you in the first place, right? You won’t know your actual dollar cost until after you’ve poured in you coins.
But why hand over that money when you can easily avoid the fee?
The rub, though, is that not all Coinstar locations offer gift cards.
So it’s best to do a little research on the kiosks near you to make sure you choose a location offering a gift card option.
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Coinstar gift cards
You’ll avoid Conistar’s fee and keep every penny to yourself when you choose to cash in your coins for an electronic gift card.
Coinstar has plenty of gift card choices. You can cash your coins for an Amazon gift card or a gift card from one of the other participating merchants as per the table below.
Electronic gift card options and card limits
|Brand||Minimum Amount||Maximum Amount|
|Chuck E. Cheese||$5||$250|
|The Home Depot||$5||$2,000|
Additional available services
In addition to turning your coins into cash, Coinstar offers the following additional services:
- Buy Bitcoin
- Add cash to your Amazon balance
If you’re interested in buying Bitcoin, you can do so at select kiosk locations near you. You’ll need to insert paper money, since it doesn’t take change. And you’ll receive a printed Bitcoin redemption code to claim your Bitcoin online.
If you want to shop at Amazon without a credit or debit card, you can add cash to your Amazon balance at select kiosk locations. There’s no fees and you can add up to $500.
Find the best Coinstar near you quickly
To find the best Coinstar near you, simply click on the button below. It’ll open a new tab with a map of kiosk locations in your ZIP code. Next, click on the location of your choice to display its available services (cash, egift card, charity donation or other services).
After you’ve chosen a location, give them a call to make sure their kiosk is operating and isn’t down for maintenance, for example.
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Coinstar’s kiosks do the sorting and counting for your so you don’t. Just make sure the coins are free of debris.
Your voucher is like cash and should always be redeemed at the store where it was printed.
Coinstar is unable to exchange issued electronic gift cards for cash.
You can go to the retailer’s website for balance information and other customer service assistance.