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This is a photo of the jar with the hole already cut and the marking "NO PENNIES" on top. The reason for this marking will be explained later.
I used the screwdriver and hammer to poke the hole in a slit pattern. BE CAREFUL not to tap the screwdriver too hard! You could break the glass jar. The metal of these lids is pretty soft. If you can only find a mayo jar with a plastic lid, you could use an Exacto knife, utility knife or box cutter to cut the hole.
I used the hammer to pound down the sharp edges of the lid. Also to flatten the lid back out because the hammering of the screwdriver to cut the slit in the lid bent the lid in just a bit.
Here is how it works:
When you spend ANY cash, ONLY spend bills (Ones, Fives, Ten's, Twenties, etc.) DO NOT give a teller exact change EVER! ALWAYS work it so that you get back at least some coins for your change.
You MUST NOT "fool with" or manipulate the "Natural Distribution" of the coins you get back when breaking bills! Just empty your pocket or purse every day or every few days and put the coins you got into the jar.
NEVER spend any of the coins. ALWAYS take the change, remove the pennies into a different container and put ONLY the Nickels, Dimes and Quarters into the jar.
With the natural distribution of coins you get back in change from ONLY breaking bills, you will ALWAYS end up with between $110.00 and $140.00 in the jar when it is full.
($110.00 if you just fill the jar to the mid-point of the place where the jar narrows and $140.00 if you fill it until the coins are right to the top of the neck.)