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Which banks give out free coin wrap rolls?

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Which banks give out free coin wrap rolls?

I spotted a few piggy banks hidden in storage and was looking to deposit them ... I've been told by a colleague that banks give out coin wrap rolls upon request. Was wondering if anybody had any knowledge of which banks offer this, as it'd be counterproductive to buy the rolls for my pennies and nickels considering they aren't worth all too much. Many thanks in advance!
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I've always just used an 8.5x11" sheet of paper, cut it in half, and roll them up. Probably not as simple as rolls, but readily available. Toss them all in a drawer all rolled up and marked until I got enough to make the trip worth it.
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mr_dimsum wrote:
Jan 30th, 2011 10:18 pm
I spotted a few piggy banks hidden in storage and was looking to deposit them ... I've been told by a colleague that banks give out coin wrap rolls upon request. Was wondering if anybody had any knowledge of which banks offer this, as it'd be counterproductive to buy the rolls for my pennies and nickels considering they aren't worth all too much. Many thanks in advance!
Hmmm. Never thought about wrap rolls or used one. If you get free why not.
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I used to work for TD. We gave them away for free. It was always easier to have them rolled properly in properly labeled wrappers so we gladly gave them out to those who asked.
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I also worked for a bank and we just gave out those coin roll papers that were not tube shaped and had to be rolled up like a carpet. Partly cause they were cheap and partly to discourage people from asking since those rolling papers were a pain to use.

Get them from a dollar store. Or if you are friendly with the local corner store or restaurant, you can always ask them to save some for you.
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Find a TD that has a counting machine. I'm not sure they have any in Ottawa.

The other choice if it is mostly small change use the grocery store counting machines. They cost like 10%. I find it isn't worth it for quarters and up. But anything below.

+1 for 8.5X11. I 1/4 the paper and roll them myself.
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CIBC has given me free coin rolls when I asked - they are the tube shaped ones, so not hard to use at all. Of course, it took the teller 3-4 minutes to find some, so I'm not sure it's standard practice.
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The TD I worked at was in an area with plenty of small businesses. That being said, having coin rolls come in and go out were common. Any TD in a plaza (I would assume) should easily have tube wrappers. We had the clear ones or we had the colour coded ones. Very easy to use!
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I don't know why you'd bother with the hassle of those cheap paper rollers when you can get 25 of the plastic ones for $1 or something.
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What if you got like a 10 pound pail of pennies, seriously not rolling that.
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joe_greps wrote:
Jan 31st, 2011 7:35 pm
What if you got like a 10 pound pail of pennies, seriously not rolling that.
Make it a family activity and it goes pretty fast, haha.

As for me, I've found that the best ones are the plastic rollers from Dollarama. Sure it costs money to buy, but I'm not going to lose sleep over a couple of bucks.
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joe_greps wrote:
Jan 31st, 2011 7:35 pm
What if you got like a 10 pound pail of pennies, seriously not rolling that.

10 pounds of pennies would be 1463.20119 pennies.

If you assume it takes you 30 seconds to count out 50 and roll them, then it would take you about 15 minutes.

15 minutes of your free time and labour for 14 bucks. And this is not even including standing in line at the teller. It is not even worth it.
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