Free Coinstar, no fee at Raley's in Sacramento, CA
I just got back from Raley's on the corner of Walnut Ave and Fair Oaks Blvd. (map )
I originally wanted to get an Amazon.com eCertificate to avoid the service fee, but it turns out because they're remodeling the store, the Coinstar machine's modem isn't hooked up. Consequently, the machine printed out a cash voucher for the full value of the coins the machine counted.
Be sure to select any eCertificate at the beginning of the counting process
When the machine is done counting, confirm that you want an eCertificate
The machine will attempt to dial out to issue an eCertificate, but won't connect. This may take up to a minute.
The machine will say it was not able to issue an eCertificate and due to the inconvenience the machine will issue you a cash voucher redeemable for the full value of the coins the machines counted.
They've been remodeling the store for the past 6 weeks now, who knows how much longer the machine won't be hooked up. I'll pop in at least once a week and update the thread if the machine get's connected.