6.07.2010

The Penny Jar

This fun idea was submitted by Mindi Homgren.


What is it?

Mindi says:

"It's a penny jar. Every time you "have-a-little-fun-in-the-bedroom", you put a penny in your jar. We started it with the new year and our goal is to top the number next year. There's all kinds of variations, though. If you want to put a quarter or even a dollar in you could use that money towards renting a movie or a date. It's also a good code name. i.e. "I want to put a penny in our jar. Should we put the kids to bed?" Then, no one would know what you were talking about! It was a pretty simple project to do and even my husband loves the idea!"


{Thanks, Mindi!}

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24 comments:

Lady Fromage said...

Love it! Hubby and I have a take out box we put in a dollar in every time. We figure by our 10th anniversery we'll be able to splurge on something really nice!

Chelsea said...

Haha - after a year my husband would be like why is there only 5 cents in here? haha jk

KB said...

We do something similar.....starting on our honeymoon night we have put a DOLLAR away each time :) That was over 7 years ago!! We're planning on a massive vacation for our 30th Anniversary and then we'll start again :)

KB said...

And we are waiting for our 30th so we can do HUGE everything! First class, top hotels in Europe, great souvenirs, and being gone for a month!! :)

Heidi Marie said...

LOVE IT! And some fun ideas from other comments. We'll save up for a massive and expensively fun and adventurous honeymoon. Excellent!

Heidi Marie said...

I meant Anniversary... Not honeymoon... already had one of those haha!!

Kathryn said...

LOVE this idea!!

Sal-my-gal said...

I showed this to my hubby and he thought it was funny. We figure it's gotta be something more than pennies if we're saving for date night. Even at 100 cents is only a dollar. Not much of a date!

Alison said...

Gonna have to make one of these. Maybe it will encourage hubby to get home from work before I'm already asleep!

Cher said...

hey, if you've got nothing to put aside, then pennies are perfect! If you've got a little more to spare, quarters or dollars would be great like Mindi said! :)

Jamie said...

Love it. ;)

kimi said...

our social circle does something similar for a shower gift... we have a bean jar, the bride gets a bag of beans and a jar, your first year of marriage you work to fill the jar and then second year you take a bean OUT each time and try to get rid of all the beans ;) so cute!

DaniloandBrittney said...

I loveitloveitloveit. I think we're going to work towards a night away at a downtown hotel.

Holly said...

This is such a fab idea! Must suggest to hubby tonight!
PS. Thanks for the 'sweet treats' idea recently - I have made a jar for my husband for his birthday next week!

Cher said...

You're welcome! :) I'm so glad to see some of you had traditions like this...how fun! I had never heard of an idea like this until Mindi submitted this!

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James & Jessi McCalvy said...

We did pennies our first year of marriage, nickels our second, dimes our third, now we're into quarters and I'm wondering if the bank will let me get a bunch of 50-cent pieces for next year...

katie k said...

We put M&Ms in a jar the first year we were married. I love the penny idea!

Chad and Elizabeth said...

we totally saved up quarters for our first year and used the money for our first anniversary! it was AWESOME to use quarters to pay for everything that weekend... haha

Cassie said...

haha I love it! I have a feeling the boy would forever be dropping hints like giving me a bunch of pennies or something!

{Linds} said...

LOVE this!!

Trainwreck said...

Jar could say: "Anytime you want me, you have to pay the price... And when the jar is full, I'll buy us something nice." :)

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