This morning, Gizmodo HQ ended up in a conversation over the utility of pennies. We all agree that they're pretty useless. For the most part, they just end up in pockets and drawers and jars. It costs more than a penny to produce a penny. And trying to pay for something in pennies will net you a ticket. Ugh.
Did you know Coinstar charges a 9% fee for sorting your cash if you're not redeeming it for a gift card? Well, if you've got a huge sense of entitlement, here's a way to bypass the 9% fee.
Coinstar, the company's whose coin counting machines transform loose change into cold hard cash at grocery stores across the country, recently introduced a program that allows patrons to cash their coins in exchange for gift cards and eCertificates redeemable at various retailers, including Apple's iTunes Music Store.…