Coinstar, Inc. is an American company. The firm's original focus was the conversion of loose change into paper currency, donations or gift cards via coin counter kiosks. Coinstar deducts a fee for conversion of coins to banknotes and charitable donations, but not for gift cards. The company has more than 60,000 locations including a variety of services in the US, UK, Ireland, Canada, Puerto Rico and Mexico. Coinstar aims to create a presence in the front end of stores (between the cash registers and the exit/entrance). The foremost example is their ownership of the Redbox DVD rental service. Coinstar also produces machines that provide prepaid credit cards and cellular phone cards as well as e-payment kiosks.
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