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December 17, 2013

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October 19, 2009

Coinstar Expands Prepaid Solutions

Coinstar E-Payment Services has announced that it is expanding its Pay As You Go product offerings including a new Amazon MP3-branded Gift Card, a GoCash Game Card for prepaid online gaming offerings, and two new nFinanSe Discover® branded cards in the reloadable prepaid and gift card categories. READ MORE »

June 02, 2009

Coinstar Adds Prepaid Online Gaming Cards

Coinstar E-Payment Services has announced that it will launch a line of digital entertainment products in U.S. retail locations. According to the company, it has "partnered with leading online game companies including Aeria Games, Rixty Inc., Spare Change and Wild Tangent, to offer more than 15 products that provide consumers flexible online spending options. The new prepaid offerings are expected to be available at more than 500 Cumberland Farms retail locations this summer, and Coinstar plans to roll out the program to additional retailers later this year." READ MORE »

August 31, 2007

Coinstar Partners with PayPoint in UK

Coinstar E-Payment Services Limited and PayPoint have announced an agreement to team and to make available a gift card program for PayPoint retailers at more than 17,000 outlets in the United Kingdom.


June 13, 2007

CVS/pharmacy Offer Own Gift Card via Coinstar Coin to Card

Coinstar has announced that CVS/pharmacy is expected to have gift cards available in more than 360 Coinstar Center kiosks in CVS/pharmacy stores this summer. The Coin to Card service allows consumers to convert their loose change to a CVS card at the Coinstar kiosk and pay no coin-counting fee.


May 14, 2007

Coinstar to Offer Money Network Pay Card Through Coinstar Kiosks

Coinstar and First Data Corp. have announced an agreement between Money Network Financial LLC, a First Data company, and Coinstar E-Payment Services Inc., a Coinstar company, to offer the Money Network Pay Card through select Coinstar kiosks.


November 22, 2006

Coinstar Signs UK Retailer WHSmith For Gift Card Mall

Coinstar has announced that its subsidiary Coinstar Limited has signed U.K. retailer WHSmith to its Gift Card Mall program - the first major retailer in the United Kingdom to deliver a Gift Card Mall program.


October 26, 2006

Coinstar Announces Financial Institutions Solutions, FDC/Star Agreement

Coinstar has announced a new Coinstar Direct Coin Deposit service that will allow bank and credit union customers to electronically transfer coin into their personal accounts. In addition, Coinstar’s making available a new "Madison" coin-counting kiosk specifically designed for retail financial institution branches.


August 23, 2006

More On West Coast Bank, Coinstar

As mentioned yesterday, West Coast Bank is now offering its banking customers the Coinstar line of gift card, prepaid wireless, cash card, and phone card products. According to a press release issued this afternoon, included in the products being offered are gift cards from food, entertainment and retail businesses including Chili's, Borders, Starbucks, Circuit City, AMC Theatres, KB Toys, and Timberland along with Green Dot prepaid debit cards.


August 22, 2006

West Coast Bank, Coinstar Team Up On Gift Card Project

The Portland Business Journal reports that West Coast Bank has announced a deal with Coinstar to offer prepaid gift cards through jointly administered kiosks in West Coast's branches. According to the article, "Lake Oswego-based West Coast Bank will join Coinstar, of Bellevue, as it becomes one of the country's first banks to offer cards from numerous merchants within its branches."

July 25, 2006

Coinstar, Eddie Bauer Offer Consumers Free Coin Counting

Coinstar has announced Eddie Bauer as the latest addition to its Coin to Card program. Consumers pay no coin-counting fee when converting their loose change to a variety of nationally-branded gift cards and eCertificates at Coinstar Centers. Eddie Bauer is the first apparel eCertificate in the Coin to Card program and it is currently available at more than 6,500 Coinstar supermarket and drug store locations across the United States.


July 07, 2006

A Look At Coinstar’s Cards for Coins

Mark Mahorney writes on the blog Seeking Alpha about Coinstar's prepaid cards for coins program - saying "I know it’s not very logical, but I think I’m a lot more likely to toss my coins into their machine if I can get a card for some free coffee or a free book."

May 18, 2006

Coinstar Expands Gift Card Mall Program Into UK

Coinstar has announced the expansion of its gift card mall program into the United Kingdom. Coinstar says its gift card mall consists of a display rack of leading dining, clothing, entertainment, book, home and service gift cards strategically placed in-store for shopper convenience.


May 05, 2006

Coinstar To Acquire Travelex Money Transfer

Coinstar has announced signing a definitive agreement to purchase Travelex Money Transfer Ltd. for approximately $27 million in cash. TMT is the third largest money transfer network in terms of agent locations and countries in which they do business. Currently TMT operates an agent network in over 17,000 locations in 138 countries.


February 21, 2006

Coinstar Corners The Supermarket

Clayton Park reports for the King County Journal (WA) on Coinstar, the Bellevue, Washington-based company perhaps best known for their coin counting machines in supermarkets (which, by the way, count about $2 billion in coins a year).


September 13, 2005

Cash Goes in, Gift Certificate Comes Out -- Coinstar Now Offering Gift Certificates Redeemable At With No Transaction Fee

Coinstar and have announced the two companies will team to provide a convenient new way for consumers to use cash to make online purchases. The Coinstar and Amazon agreement makes it possible for customers to exchange coins and also bills at Coinstar Centers -- with no transaction fee -- for a gift certificate redeemable at


June 09, 2005

Stored Value Systems and Coinstar Open New Gift Card Distribution Channels

Stored Value Systems has announced an agreement with Coinstar to enable consumers to redeem coins for retail gift cards ("Coin to Card") at Coinstar Centers at selected merchant locations along with a "gift card mall" program that makes multiple retail gift cards available at a single merchant's point of sale.


February 24, 2005

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