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Steve Jobs wants your change

Apr 13, 20061 min
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Steve Jobs wants your money – even your couch change.

Apple has teamed with those nifty Coinstar lazy-man’s change-counting machines to offer the payout via an iTunes card.

Says the PR peeps: “Coinstar allows consumers to exchange their otherwise idle coins for an iTunes gift card or eCertificate at a Coinstar Center and pay no coin counting fee.”

Not sure why, but the phrase “idle coins” make us giggle. We want active change!

Actually, it’s a pretty sweet deal given Coinstar usually charges 8.9% to count the change you put into the machine. In addition to an iTunes card, the Coin to Card promotion lets you convert your metal into gift cards for Amazon, Hollywood Video, Borders and more.