I usually prefer to pay by credit card when possible to avoid carrying loose change in my pockets. But once in a while I cannot avoid it and receive loose change from paying change. I normally empty my pockets when I get home and store all the loose changes in a jar. I only store coins less than a quarter. I find it easy to spend quarters so I keep quarters outside the jar.
I also have a coin box on my desk at work. I leave the quarters outside the box and use them to buy breakfast. Sometimes when I have a huge stack of quarters, my coworkers would exchange them for bills. They need the quarters for laundry.
I use to like counting coins when I was a kid. Now, I’m past that stage, and I think it’s a waste of time. I would need to use the Coinstar machines when my coin jars are full. I remember during last winter Coinstar had a deal where you can exchange the full value of your coins for an Amazon certificate. That would be a nice deal.