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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Alphabet Dollars....Have you heard?

I just have to share this with all of you.  If it is "common knowledge" and I'm the last to hear...then feel free to giggle till your hearts content.

I was chatting with a gal and she told me she is going to use her "Alphabet Dollars" to pay for something that is currently on her quilting wish list.  I had no idea what she was talking about, so I asked.

It is a way we save money in my guild to shop at shows, etc.  The us mint prints $1 bills with alphabets A through L. (I never found out why it stops at L -- if you have a $1 bill take a look on the right-hand side).  So we swap and save alphabets of our choice...I save Bs and Gs.  B for Bailey; G for GiGi which is what my granddaughters call me.  My friends saves Cs for Carrie; another friend saves A's for Annette.  I save K's for my granddaughter Kyndall and she puts them in her bank.  And we swap with each other too.  If Carrie comes across any Bs or Gs, she saves them for me and I just give the total in other cash.  So when we head out on a trip or quilt show, we have most of our spending money saved up...It might sound weird, but you would be surprised how quickly they add up and I don't miss them because I immediately put them in a compartment in my wallet and dump then in a bowl at the end of week. Last count was $150 since February.  I spend it strictly on quilty stuff. 
 Tell me this isn't clever?  I just loved it.  All this time I've been saving all of the alphabet!  LOL



  1. What a great idea! My problem is that I use a debit card and real money rarely even passes through my fingers! Sounds like fun, though!

  2. I guess that is one way to save for quilty stuff.

  3. Who knew?! I love this idea! Now what letter to start saving???

  4. Is your friend talking about the letter prefix in front of the serial number? This is the Federal Reserve bank letter, which is the same letter in the Federal Reserve seal on the left. There are twelve different Federal Reserve Banks, A-L. :) This sounds like a great idea to save spending money!

  5. I knew about the letters, but never heard saving application. And cash... what's that? When the kids smell "unauthorized" cash in my purse, it disappears...LOL!

  6. Cute idea, and am rotfl at Jean(ie)'s comment about unauthorized cash!!!!!!!!!

  7. Wow great idea!!! Guess I'm going to go with L's!!

  8. Who knew!! Does someone have a system for 5's, 10's, or 20's?

  9. I didn't know but I never have them in hand long enough to know.....

  10. What a fun idea to "collect" money without "robbing" from any other fund. Too bad I never see paper money anymore - in our house it's PayPal, debit card or credit card. And if we're at a yard sale, it's always, "honey, I'm done shopping, could you please pay the lady?" Works like a charm, EVERY time!


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