Are you too posh to pick up money?

When you see a bit of loose change on the street do you walk on by or do you pick it up? How much would need to be on the floor for you to pick it up?
I pick it all up, even if it is just a penny and since May 12th I’ve picked up £56.87 in loose change.

British coins

I don’t just plonk it into my purse, I have a separate little bag for my ‘finds’ so I can collect it together and then dump it in my piggy bank at the end of the week and only count it once I struggle to lift the piggy bank. I’m saving up this money for Mr Thrifty’s 30th in a few months time.

What about you? Do you pick up loose change in the street? Even pennies?

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P.S. What is your limit for handing in the cash? Anything more than a couple of pound I will ask if it belongs to anyone. Anything more than £20 I’ll take it to the police station.

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Comments

  1. Where do you find it? :O I never have any luck :( x

  2. I’ll pick up anything more than 50p, and I’d probably turn in anything over £20.

  3. I do :) but if there isnt any way of finding the owner, I always give the money to charity. Even if its only a penny. I dont know why. I never feel right keeping the money for myself.

  4. No, I don’t do the picking up the odd penny, but my youngest boy does. He has had this treasure seeking instinct since he was about 4/5yrs old and he is a dab hand at it. Quite regularly finds pound coins on the car park at our local Co Op or even walking round the shop. He loves charity shops and when we took him to Vintage in Manchester, he was in heaven, having a root and fell in love with the choppers.

  5. I always pick up change if it’s on the ground! I do the same thing that you do, I have a little jar and I collect it all and then I put it towards paying off my student loans. So I am literally paying off my loans using pennies :)

  6. I’ll pick up change on the street quite happily! Every little helps, and goes into my small change box (it’s a Mr T bobble head one!). I agree, £20 is probably the most I wouldn’t hand in. My boyfriend’s found two tenners (seperately) in a day before, he seems to be lucky with it! x

  7. Where I live people throw small change away because it is beneath their dignity to use it. Anything less than 20 cents is discarded. Who does this? Indigenous people. Young people who are attempting to be sophisticated. People with no purse. People who wish to claim help from a charity. Unbelievable but true. Do I do this? No, because I know the value of every cent.

  8. oh you would get on so well with my mum. She picks up 1p while I stand and tut ‘oh mother!’. She’s even shoved me flying to swoop down on a penny!

    She does the same as you, stashes it away in a jar.
    I don’t pick up pennies, but if I see 50p or £1 looking sad on the ground, then I’ll snaffle it. Even better if it’s a £5 floating around, but that’s too rare these days!

    so to answer your q. No, but if it’s a quality coin then yep, certainly do!

  9. Where do you live that you find £20s lying about? Ha ha. Yes I pick up cash but have never thought to bag it seperately. Another great idea that I will be nabbing thanks Mrs T x

  10. No I’m not too posh to pick up change but it depends on where it is. If it is in a doorway and I will cause a pile up behind me I will leave it if it is copper.

    My hairdresser’s mum and her friend used to save it all up and go out for a meal at Christmas time with it.

    As for handing money back, again it all depends on the situation. If there is some way of tracing it’s owner then I would make every effort to. The problem is if you pick up a fiver and say ‘has anyone lost this?’ there are going to be several unscrupulous people who ‘admit’ they have lost it.

    I once bought a handbag in a charity shop for £3 and found a thin wallet down the side with £100 in it. There was a receipt in the wallet from a hotel 85 miles away. The receipt had a surname on and was 10 years old! I rang the charity shop to see if they could trace where the goodies had come from but no they couldn’t. I rang the hotel to see if there was any way of tracing the person but no there wasn’t. So I put half the money in my sponsor fund as I was doing a charity bike ride, £20 went on a reward for two teenagers who re-united my daughter with her new phone which she had lost on a walk and £30 I used as a treat for myself and the family.

  11. Oooh I do often pick up the odd penny and say to myself, “find a penny pick it up and all the day you’ll have good luck” Heehee think this is something I was taught as a child. I used to love finding money as a child a £1 seemed like so much. Brilliant idea of keeping it separate and then adding it all up! Its mad to think you saved £56.87 since May! I agree about anything over £20 going to the police station.

    As always loving your blog and your tips

    Gems xx

  12. I pick up the odd coin, but my kids squirm when I do it. So I have stopped when I am with them, all they say is that I look like a tramp and that a dog could have peed on it!!! But were we live many a time I have walked the dog and found tenners!!! Old men from the social club drop them. they dont turn their noses up then!!
    But on the other hand I handed money into the police station, only to get a phone call a short time later to say its yours!!
    One policeman friend told me, sometimes its too much hastle to do all the paper work and to keep it to the person! So you are stuck whatever you do!! I tend to keep it now!

  13. I do pick up coins but just shove them in my pocket and I’d estimate about 40p a year! I need to be more eagle eyed!

    Have you ever fallen foul of the Glued to the Pavement coin?

    I have several times, it’s usually a 50p!

  14. Hi,

    Yeah, I would pick up street change. My kids do. I should start putting in separate jar to see how much!

    When I was a student in Manc on a bad week
    that would be how I got my bus money!

    There’s less street money where I live now. Everyone looks after their pennies more and I don’t blame them.

    One day at school event I had my hands full and baby in carrier etc. I had a bag of loose change for the kids to play on stalls. I dropped the change and found it quite hard to bend to pick it up. A lady came over and started picking it up (I assumed to help me) then she gets up says the money is hers and walks away!

    For me all notes get handed in.

    When I was little I always had a special purse on me to collect the old can ring pulls for competitions and promotions! Remember them?

    Love

    Clairex

  15. Yes,I’ve picked up the odd pound in the street.Perhaps I should start collecting the pennies when I see them,they soon add up don’t they?
    One morning I discovered a bit more than loose change. £100 in rolled up notes in my front garden! There had been a lot of noise and shouting outside the night before…we live opposite a pub.Anyway I handed it in to the local police station and they said if it wasn’t claimed within 6 weeks,I could keep it.I had all these plans in my head as to what I would do with the money.I’d blow half on a treat for us,and the other half would go to charity.
    Needless to say it was claimed. :0(
    It got me wondering.How many people would have just kept it and said nothing?

  16. My husband always picks up cash, pennies, pounds and sometimes even notes, I must admit I seldom spot any, but he is No 1 cash spotter!

  17. I pick up pennies too! Years ago I was meeting a friend for coffee, walking back to her house I picked up a £1 she said I saw that earlier but dismissed it – she thought it only a penny!!
    Julie xxxxxx

  18. I have a Nana who is exactly like you. Ever since I can remember she’s always been able to spot every single coin on the floor, and she puts them in a “rainy day” bag. She really does have an eye for it. I don’t walk around like she does, constantly looking for them, but if I find something I will pick it up.

    A few years ago I was lucky enough to find a £10 on the floor…man, those days don’t come around often enough ;)

    I’ve seen people throwing away coppers before, and I’ve found a load of them thrown on the floor of the bus before, because people seem to hate change, but I always put coppers in a jar, save them up and then change them at the bank :D

  19. I pick up money all the time, loads of people throw receipts way with the change left in them, if their not going to keep it then donate it to charity otherwise its a complete waste,
    Love coco xxx
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  20. My mother always encouraged me pick up the odd penny, followed by ‘Find a penny, pick it up, all the day you’ll have good luck’ I have passed this onto my son, although he comes across a lot more ‘luck’ than I used to as people (mainly teenagers) seem to just chuck copper change on the floor.

  21. When I was younger I was really lucky with finding coins when I was out and about – I was always so excited and pleased with myself when I found a pound coin, because I only got £2 or £3 pocket money at that age so adding £1 to it made it go so much further. My best place to find money was buried in the wood chips on the floor of the children’s playground at the park – once someone dropped money in there it pretty much disappeared until a little magpie like me caught sight of it!

    My mum loves telling the story of the time we went to Windsor Castle when I was about 4 years old – I found a 5p coin at some point before we got to the castle, and I was absolutely desperate to get round the castle so I could get to the gift shop and spend it. When we got to the gift shop I hurried round, found a packet of colouring pencils that I wanted, walked up to the cash desk and proudly slapped down my packet of pencils and my 5p as payment. Needless to say it wasn’t enough, but at that age money didn’t have any value and I felt so proud of myself with the idea that I could pay for something!

    I don’t seem to be as lucky with finding money now as I was when I was younger – I don’t know whether I am actually finding less money or whether it’s just because there’s not as big a sense of achievement from finding small change. I think I’ll try your idea of keeping my finds separate from the rest of my money so I can see how much money I’m actually finding :).

    My best recent find was on my 21st birthday last year – I found a £20 note at the bus stop, and after looking around to see if anyone looked like they’d lost something I decided to keep it and use it to treat myself to some extra birthday drinks. Although I did feel bad about keeping it, if I tried to ask around to see if anyone had lost it I knew I would get loads of people trying to claim it as theirs…

    Izzy
    http://ataleofnewcities.blogspot.com

  22. When I was younger I was really lucky with finding coins when I was out and about – I was always so excited and pleased with myself when I found a pound coin, because I only got £2 or £3 pocket money at that age so adding £1 to it made it go so much further. My best place to find money was buried in the wood chips on the floor of the children’s playground at the park – once someone dropped money in there it pretty much disappeared until a little magpie like me caught sight of it!

    My mum loves telling the story of the time we went to Windsor Castle when I was about 4 years old – I found a 5p coin at some point before we got to the castle, and I was absolutely desperate to get round the castle so I could get to the gift shop and spend it. When we got to the gift shop I hurried round, found a packet of colouring pencils that I wanted, walked up to the cash desk and proudly slapped down my packet of pencils and my 5p as payment. Needless to say it wasn’t enough, but at that age money didn’t have any value and I felt so proud of myself with the idea that I could pay for something!

    I don’t seem to be as lucky with finding money now as I was when I was younger – I don’t know whether I am actually finding less money or whether it’s just because there’s not as big a sense of achievement from finding small change. I think I’ll try your idea of keeping my finds separate from the rest of my money so I can see how much money I’m actually finding :).

    My best recent find was on my 21st birthday last year – I found a £20 note at the bus stop, and after looking around to see if anyone looked like they’d lost something I decided to keep it and use it to treat myself to some extra birthday drinks. Although I did feel bad about keeping it, if I tried to ask around to see if anyone had lost it I knew I would get loads of people trying to claim it as theirs…

    Izzy
    http://ataleofnewcities.blogspot.com

  23. Me and my boyfriend of the time were out for dinner once, and he spotted some notes on the floor just by the table, it ended up being about £50, so he asked the people on the table next to us if it were theirs, and the guy clamined. Then 5 minutes later a young girl that had been on the table behind us came back in, looking all round the floor, clearly looking for the money she’d lost.
    The guy who had claimed the money as his said nothing.
    Me and my partner were apalled that someone had fully taken advantage of his kindness/honesty. when he could of easily pocketed it himself.
    And the girl was only young, so that was probably her pocket money or her saturday job wages. It was really sad :(

    But, i do pick up change. I made a fortune one glastonbury, picking up dropped 50p’s where people didnt realise/didn’t want to pick them out of the mud.
    great post
    xx

  24. I honestly cannot remember the last time I saw coins on the ground, or no more than a penny anyway. Perhaps I’m not eagle-eyed enough. Mind you, I live in Yorkshire and folk don’t let their money out of their sight in these parts. You’re more likely to find the key to someone’s wallet padlock than any money floating about!

  25. If it’s in town I crouch down and pretend to reorganise my handbag or do up my shoe laces or something then pick it up lol.

    I don’t think I’ve found anything more than £1. It would be nice to find more but doesn’t always happen lol.

    Then again I like it when you go back to an old handbag and find £10 in there. That’s good

  26. My boyfriend always laughs at me because I always keep one eye on the ground for money. Well he wasn’t laughing the time I found £150 at the airport (I took it to the desk but the woman told me if I handed it in she’d keep it so I should keep it myself), I found a total of around £70 at the end of my old road outside the pub (it’s amazing how much money drunk people drop), and recently £10 which I took us for lunch at wetherspoons with. Not laughing now hey.

  27. Like Layla, I treat ‘found’ coins as destined for the next charity box. I taught my children to do that too.
    £20 or more I would hand in to the police station. I handed in £10 once – and got it back unclaimed months later – just when I was in real need of it.

    If it is found coins inside my own home [in the floor, in pockets of clothes going to be washed etc] THEY go into a pot on the dressing table for a holiday treat.

    blessings xx

  28. I’ve picked up the odd coin here and there but I don’t intentionally go out to go searching for loose change. I once found a £20 note under a bus but I was a naive teenager and just kept it…didn’t realise then I should have taken it to the police station!

    http://www.thoughtfulsunday.blogspot.co.uk/

    xx

  29. I rarely find anything more than a pound, though to be fair I probably wouldn’t pick up anything under 20p. I don’t really look though, I’d probably fall over or walk into something if I did!

    I remember YEARS ago on a day out with some family, my cousin found £10 on the floor and my aunty made him share it with me!

  30. That’s fantastic! I don’t pick up pennies etc, because I remember how happy I was as a little kid finding them so I leave it for others. £1 and upwards I’d pick up though :-) Infuriates me when people put their penny change in the bin! Keep it or give it to charity, don’t be so wasteful.

    I’ve been told that by law you’re meant to hand anything more than £2 into the police station but even authorities accept that it’s ridiculous to do that. You’re £20 rule sounds spot on :-)

  31. That’s fantastic! I don’t pick up pennies etc, because I remember how happy I was as a little kid finding them so I leave it for others. £1 and upwards I’d pick up though :-) Infuriates me when people put their penny change in the bin! Keep it or give it to charity, don’t be so wasteful.

    I’ve been told that by law you’re meant to hand anything more than £2 into the police station but even authorities accept that it’s ridiculous to do that. You’re £20 rule sounds spot on :-)

  32. I always pick up money, in our house every penny counts! Have been stung by the old glue the money to the pavement trick though, very annoying! I’m not sure how much I’ve collected over the years but it must be a fair bit. It’s such a thrill to find anything, even if it’s only a penny, as I put all my pennies, 2ps and 5ps in a piggy bank and put it in the bank when there’s enough.

    I did find a £20 note in a car park once, next to a car, so I put it under the car windscreen wipers. I hope it was still there when the owners came back, but even if it wasn’t, I did my best!

    I heard that bus stops are the best place to find change, as apparently school kids throw change at each other while waiting for the bus. Also car parks seem to be a good place.

  33. I’m gonna be honest and say I would keep any amount of money I found for myself! I know that’s really bad citizenship but it doesn’t happen all that often anyway.

  34. See a penny, pick it up, all day long you’ll have good luck!

    See a fiver pick it up… treat yourself to lunch or a couple of new nail polishes!

  35. See a penny; pick it up, all day long you’ll have good luck!

    See a fiver; pick it up, you’re fit for lunch or a couple of new nail varnishes!

    If I see some money on the floor that isn’t a penny or similar small change, I’ll look and ask around. If nobody owns up, I take it. Sometimes I’ll donate it to charity, dependent on how desperate I am for the dinero.

  36. I’ve always picked it up, at school people used to throw pennies on the floor in the yard, and I would collect those up daily.
    Then, when I used to work at a nightclub, there’d always be money all over the floor, which you were allowed by management to keep if you found it. A good incentive for cleaning thoroughly I guess.
    I’d always keep my eyes open when I walked home from the nightclub after a shift as well, it’s the other side of town and there would very often be coins on the pavement around kebab shops etc. It made the pittance I earnt there a little more worth it.

    • People used to throw pennies around on our school yard to!
      Until our head teacher did an assembely on starving children in africa, and what ‘that penny you just lobbed at your mate’ could do.
      and it did actually stop after that. x

  37. I always pick up money even small amounts, almost like lucky money. At our local station once, I saw someone drop a pile of notes on the platform and a very canny woman just went and picked them up and put them in her pocket. I think if I”d picked them up I would have felt obliged to hand them in, it was probably someone’s holiday money, but I would have hoped it hadn’t been claimed (being honest). I just know how I would have felt if I’d lost money it had taken me weeks to earn and someone just took it.

  38. Throw pennies in the bin?! ….. “Pennies make pounds”?

    I collect pennies to save up and exchange for pounds! I’m not ashamed of that in the slightest. I would only ever pick up coins, if I picked up a note I’d feel guilty I think.

    Still can’t believe some people could throw pennies in the bin.

    http://thriftoclock.blogspot.co.uk/

  39. No I love finding money! I have found just over £20 from coppers on the floor when I was at college all my friends used to just throw 5 pence pieces on the floor so i used to go pick them up I had a few dirty looks but hey I was picking up money why would they throw it away?? But at the end of the day they are just making my savings flourish so I encourage them to throw more away so I can find it :P

  40. My Dad is amazing at finding treasures. He & my mum were at the end of a holiday in Switzerland in their younger years, having run out of funds and hungry. He found the equivalent of £50 on the ground and it paid for their food for the last few days. My mum teased him about it and told him to find her some jewelry instead. ‘OK then’ said my eagle-eyed Dad, bent down (in the snow at the top of a mountain), and picked up an engraved gold wedding ring that had fallen off someones finger! They handed that piece of treasure into the local police station….

  41. Wow over fifty pound since May! I have found a few pence here and there. How much is my limit to hand in firstly any in a wallet would obviously be handed in money on its own depends where it was anything over 20 quid but would someone really be able to identify it.? I think the police keep it a while and then return it to the finder if not claimed.

    Where do people find all this money I live in town and I hardly ever see it!!??

  42. I am amazed at how many people chuck their loose change! I hate carrying around fiddly bits of change, so I have regular emptyings of my purse, and anything smaller than a 20p goes in a money box. When that’s full, I take it to one of those CoinStar machines they have in supermarket foyers and get it switched for notes. The machines do charge but it’s a lot quicker and easier than counting it all yourself. Coinstar have a website where you can see where your nearest machine is.
    In fact, I took all my change to the machine last night, and got £20 out of it, which paid for my grocery shop.
    My mum’s a cleaner and she and the woman she works with find LOADS of loose change lying about. They put it all in a jar in their cupboard, and take themselves out to lunch with it when it’s full.

    • Just remembered my boyfriend’s uni flatmate, who pretty much funded his nights out with dropped change on bar floors!

      Once, at my old work, I found a sunglasses case STUFFED with twenty pound notes on the floor in a cubicle in the ladies’ loo. I’d picked it up, assuming someone had dropped their glasses and was rather stunned when I realised what I’d found. I gave it to my manager who stashed it in the safe. The rightful owner did turn up to claim it later that day. There must have been hundreds in there; can you imagine the panic when they’d realised it had gone?

  43. I don’t tend to see much change on the floor but when I do, I sometimes pick it up. If I’m on a night out, I will definitely pick it up – it’s amazing how much change drunk people drop, ha ha :) x

  44. Do you know what – no I don’t. But I will now! I would probably hand in a £50 note.

  45. Over £50 in two months, that’s crazy! Generally if it’s shiny I’ll pick it up, unless it’s somewhere crowded like the tube where I’m likely to make people fall over me. I’ve found the odd note in my life (particularly appriciated in undergrad student days). I’d always turn in something that had some chance of getting back to the owner, like a camera, phone or wallet (and have done in the past), but I feel like the chances of an annonymous tenner actually get back to its original owner is so slim it’s not worth it. I figure it’s all money karma anyway – I’ve definitely lost money myself a few times, the worst being when I left £40 at a cash machine because I wasn’t paying attention (/was a little tipsy).

  46. I don’t tend to pick up coppers but I do save my own in a jar. My best place for finding money is definitely at the bar in clubs and at takeaways afterwards! I once found two fivers at opposite end of the counter in a kebab shop before. Although is it wrong to take advantage of drunk people? I’ve found money at food stalls at festivals before as well. I once asked if anybody had dropped a tenner and two people tried to claim it! You don’t know who to believe in that situation.
    The most I’ve ever found is £30 on Canal Street just in the middle of the road. Anything £100 and over I’d hand in. I’d never think to go to the police station if I’d lost £20.

  47. I have dealt with many tears over lost ‘small’ change from small kids at work… so I always push it somewhere sheltered-but-if-you-looked-you’d-see-it with my foot just in case the dropper was a kid on their way to the sweet shop or something! I suppose like many would hand in a tenner… to a little kid 50p or a quid might be their pocket money!

  48. strewth – where do you live ? I never find any money at all.
    Vanessa – what were you doing under a bus ?

  49. Once found £9 in pound coins on Bridlington beach, someone had a hole in their pocket as there was a trail!!! :) I also found £20 once but I rarely spot any cash on the ground except 10ps and pennies in my own house that my other half leaves!! I wouldnt hand money in if I found it, 99% sure whoever you hand it in to will snaffle it anyway! Use it for good!!

  50. Where on earth do you find that much change? I’m in Hampshire and i swear all I find are 5 and 10 pence pieces! xxx

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  52. Im one of thoses teenagers that will pick up silver but i will happily throw coppers away, dont have a reason why just do. Think its because i dont normally carry a bag. Think reading the post and the comments i might hold onto them now
    Thanks

  53. I do sometimes pick change up off the floor but I don’t see it too often. However, I do save my coppers and 5ps from change and put them in a jar.. I saved up £60 recently!

  54. My eight year old has the eyes of a hawk! She always has her eyes to the ground to spot a coin and she has found a fair few!! She saves them up in her little purse and then uses them for tuck shop at school!

  55. I always pick it up because in my house we have a penny jar and once we get enough saved we use it to buy ice-cream for the kids at family parties in the Philippines :)

    xxx

  56. One of my friends found a 50 euro note on some steps which led down to a couple of shops and a bar on holiday last year and I went round and asked everyone if they had lost any money (not saying how much) everyone checked and noone had. All I could think was that could be all someone had left for their holiday etc and I wouldnt have been able to relax otherwise, I always check as I would hope that someone would do the same for me :) xxx

  57. Find a penny, pick it up, all day long you’ll have good luck – my mum taught me well :]

  58. We have 2 change jars in the kitchen, a glass tea jar for coppers and a sealed tin thing for silvers. Last time we counted them both we had over £150, I empty my change in there weekly so my purse isnt weighed down. Its very rare I see money on the floor though, the people of Leeds must get to it before me :)

  59. I will pick up any money even a penny, but will always give it a nudge with my foot to make sure it’s not glued to the floor:)
    But I’ve known my son, now in his twenties, to throw coppers in his bin. It must be a generation thing.

    He’s going to Uni’ in Manchester soon so you might be finding a few more coppers yet.

  60. I don’t see many pennies to pick up, but I see notes all the time. I’ve never found more than £20, and there’s usually no one around when I find it (in the street or an empty shop) so I will probably take it. It’s karma :D

  61. I do pick up money but purely out of superstition rather than being thrifty

  62. I rarely find anything on the floor! Maybe us scousers are tighter and hold on to all our money? ;-) I do look after all my pennies though, I am forever finding them in the couch when they fall out of scott’s pocket. I have numerous money boxes I collect them all in and a regular clear out of my purse of slummy helps too. I am a bit strange and love counting out change.

  63. Great post(what great luck you have)and also fascinating comments! Here in France I’ve found much less money than I ever did in England. Is it a cultural thing to be careless, I wonder? And like other commenters, I remember a 50p stuck to the pavement in Leeds – grrrr….

  64. Once I found the cutest thing: a trail of cleverly hidden pennies leading to a note wishing me a nice day! Warmed my heart!

  65. I never find money – once my friend found a tenner in a car park and she bought us all chips – we were poor students and a tenner was like a hundred quid!!!!! I’d always hand it in – I’ve lost my wallet three times now and every time it’s been found it’s never been touched.

  66. As a poor (now-ex) student I always pick up money =P. I found £30 in notes in the street once, I felt rather guilty picking it up but I didn’t see anyone around to ask if they’d lost it and Manchester isn’t known for dry weather.

  67. wow… that’s a lot of dosh! I do pick up money but just chuck it in my purse…. I think I’m going to pop it in a money box now & count it up :) My dad always picks up money, although as he gets older it’s a bit of a fuss to get down!! x

  68. Yes I have a friend who used to throw away the coppers. Marriage soon changed that attitude.

    I once found quite a hoard of £1 coins in the reject tray at a car park. Someone obviously had had trouble and didn’t realise their coins were coming out again.

  69. I will always pick up change if I see it but I just don’t see it very often! I have a friend who ‘hates’ pennies and always gives me her 1 and 2p’s if she ever gets them in her change! Maddness!
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  70. Wowzer, that’s a heck of a lot of finds – you lucky devil. I once kept a tally of all the money I found in the street for a year – it amounted to 14p!!!! I’d still pick up money if I came across it but I never seem to.

  71. Yes I pick up, not so much now as in the past but I should get back to it as in the past I have collected quite an amount. But not as much as you! (I need to move maybe!?)
    Catherine

  72. I always pick pennies up when I see them but lately there hasn’t been any anywhere D: I remember last year though I found £20s walking to school I knocked on the house door and asked wether it was theirs the old lady said no. So I kept it. Later that day I found a £2 coin on the floor in a car park. I needed a new dress for my friends birthday party. The dress I bought cost me £22′s how weird. It was free haha!

  73. 2 occasions spring to mind my middle son found £20 in the post office and handed it in….12 weeks later he got a phone call saying no one had claimed it and he could come and collect it – pleased as punch he split it with his brother …..on the friday another call from the post office -he was really worried thinking that he would have to pay it back – the staff so pleased with his honesty had had a collection another £20!!!!!for him.

    The second when on holiday the rep came to our chalet and asked if she could just look on top of the units ,,,,,on top was a huge wallet full of money and some house deeds that someone had left behind!!!

  74. I probably do pick up pennies etc but not as much as I should. Going to start doing it now.

  75. Theres never much money on the floor to pick up! xxx

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  76. After reading this and all the interesting comments, our family started on a hunt yesterday. We got 28p! (a 20+5+2+1 in different places. We have now allocated a piggy bank for our finds, thanks for the idea.

  77. My Mum has always looked for free money on the pavement. Now 92 she’s seeing it everywhere- except I have to tell her its chewing gum!

  78. My Mum has always looked for money on the floor. Now 92 she sees it everywhere- except I have to tell her its chewing gum!

  79. My Mum has always looked for free money on the pavement. Now 92 she’s seeing it everywhere- except I have to tell her its chewing gum!

  80. I’m so shocked you can find this much money on the floor! Wow! xx

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  81. Wow, that’s an amazing find! I never spot any money anywhere! Boo!

    My son (nearly 10) picks up what he finds, the most he found was £1.25 in one go in a carpark in the town. But it’s usually just 1p or 2p coins.

    Saying that, I think over the summer I will get them to trail the streets for cash! Haha.

  82. If I see money on the street, I usually do bend over to pick it up… Though, I sometimes skip over the pennies.

  83. Where oh where do you find all this change?! I never ever see more than 1p and 2p pieces. I pick them up but I swear I’d never find more than about 30p for the whole year.

  84. i always pick it up what ever it is… iv never found more than £10 so what id do quite if it was bigger im not sure… but the £10 and £5′s iv found i shared with my housemates in the form of drinks :D
    what really shocked me in college was one of my teachers once walked into his class room to find 2 lads just chucking all the pennies and 2 p’s out of their pockets in the bin because they just got heavy and they never spent them :| so he started to send round a tin for people to put any change they didnt want in and he’d give it to charity :D we bought a goat :D!
    x

  85. Right, I’ve been doing this since I read this post 10 days ago. I have the grand total of 4p and have come to the conclusion that I live in a particularly tightass part of the country.

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