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Since, I first saw an iPod two years ago, I decided I wanted one, I figured I could earn one in two years if I put about .37 cents away, a day for two years I would earn 270, (which is how much my Ipod cost, student discount). And most of this .37 didn't come from me, I would always check in vending machines, to see if people forgot change (they ALWAYS do).An Ipod isn't the only thing you can do this with, you can do it with ANY luxury/want item. Start small (under 500) and break it up into small chunks of savings.
I would mange to find about 2.80 every week in change at laundry-mats, school, parking lots, vending machines, pay-phones, counters, cans i saw laying around, and extra change I got from cashiers. I made at point, that I would get this iPod for free by collecting change, and it worked I am now a proud owner of a 30gb color video ipod, all from collected change. (and some times dollar bills!)
Think about this, beyond the 7 little hacks I wrote previously, if you save 1¢ a day for a year you have $3.65, 10¢ a day = 36.50, 25¢ a day = $91.25, $1 a day = $365.00 and so on. All possible ways to save for something fun.