The cool thing about it is that the kids love it so much I've probably already made my money back! I had to empty out the change twice already. It take anything from a penny to a quarter and my kids are desperate enough to spend their quarters on it. This whole thing has been a good learning lesson for Tucker and Penelope. I didn't realize it would teach them about money when I got it but it totally has. They are now concerned about having money and saving it. I even heard Tucker say "I wish I didn't spend all my money on it yesterday." If I can teach them to save their money now when the stakes are small that will save them a lot of heartache when they get older.
Scarlett and Leon don't get an allowance so I make sure to sneak them jelly beans from time to time and I let them keep any money they find around the house.