Coinstar is a company that installs machines within retail locations and banking establishments to transfer coins into paper money. Coinstar machines charge as much as 9.8 percent of the amount fed into the machine to be converted.
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Coinstar machines are popular choices for converting change into dollars or gift cards. If you choose to convert your change to dollars, Coinstar charges $0.08 per dollar. There are no additional fees if you turn your change into gift cards.
Coinstar charges 8.9 percent to convert your coins to a voucher, that's transferable to cash in the U.S. They charge 9.8 percent in Canada. For more information, see