As a little girl, I remember how happy and excited I was to find pennies on the sidewalk. I would collect them and keep them in my little piggy bank. I still remember the day when my piggy bank was filled up and my mom and I counted all the coins together. We then went to the bank to trade in the pennies for cash and as a treat, my mom took me to the ice cream shop. Happy times!
Childhood memories always bring a smile to my face especially this one because it reminded me how valuable the penny still is. Even as adult, you can still find ways to make a penny worth it. A big department store like JCPenney is making the penny worth something again. They sent me this awesome gumball machine that only take pennies and a wave of nostalgia came over me. I’ll definitely be putting this to good use and I can already see my nieces and nephews all over this machine when they visit which is pretty often.
JCPenny definitely knows the power of the penny. The store has launched promotional offers called “Penney Days.” Penney Days includes BOGOs or “buy one, get one” specials available in store and on jcp.com. The first week-long Penney Day BOGO event will start Feb. 28 to March 5, allowing customers to purchase any item from the Company’s The Original Arizona Jean Co.® and purchase another Arizona item for just one penny (excluding footwear).
Oh but there’s more exciting news! JCPenney will be running more “Penney Days” promotions throughout the year, including one-day-only specials that feature a unique in-store item for just a penny with no additional purchase required.
With spring approaching, what better time to save money on spring clothes. I love a good deal and a new pair of jeans is on my spring shopping list so I’m stopping by JCPenney today.
Did the penny ever lose its luster? Well according to a penny focused survey conducted by JCPenney, the results found that the penny may be tiny, but mighty! 95 million Americans (2 in 5) say they usually wouldn’t even pick up a penny if they saw it on the sidewalk. But that doesn’t mean Americans think the penny is worthless. In fact, quite the opposite. Nearly nine in ten Americans still keep pennies around either in their home, a piggy bank or their purse (89%) and say that pennies can come in handy (88%). Almost three-quarters of Americans (73%) say the penny is an important part of our currency and should not be eliminated.
I hope you found pennies more valuable after reading this post. And be sure to stop by the BOGO sale at JCPenney. It ends in a few days so don’t miss out!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of JCPenney. The opinions and text are all mine.