Coinstar sweepstakes to celebrate one billionth transaction

Coinstar announced it will soon celebrate its one billionth transaction. To date, Coinstar said it has processed 649,963,558,659 coins, weighing approximately 4,633,773,919 pounds. To put this in perspective, if the average car weighs 4,000 pounds, over the past 20-plus years, Coinstar has processed the weight equivalent of more than one million cars.

To mark this occasion, Coinstar launched "#CoinstarBillionth," a sweepstakes to encourage people to guess the location of the one billionth transaction for a chance to win $1,000. The sweepstakes runs from May 30 until June 13.

In addition to the sweepstakes, Coinstar will make a $10,000 donation to Seattle-based Childhaven, a nonprofit that works to transform the lives of those in need. Childhaven's mission is to forever end the cycle of child abuse and neglect by healing its youngest victims with scientifically proven therapeutic care, preparing them to be successful learners, supporting their families and laying the foundation for lifelong loving relationships.

"We have spent more than two decades helping people transform what they have into what they want," said Jim Gaherity, president of Coinstar. "We're proud to celebrate this milestone by supporting the mission of Childhaven, and are looking forward to continuing to help people, coin by coin."

Topics: Bill Payment Kiosks, Kiosks / Self-Service, Marketing

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