Where’s George Makes Geo-Tracking Money Fun

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Have you ever received a dollar bill with a stamp that said “Track me at www.wheresgeorge.com“? One of the dollar bills that my stepdaughter got for losing a tooth had that stamp on it, so the first thing we did this morning was check to see what the site Where’s George was all about.

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We clicked the option on the left, “I found a Where’s George? bill, and I want to see where it has been.”

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We were asked to enter the bill’s serial number, verify that Kelsey had the bill in her possession, and enter our zip code.

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After verifying that the bill was in their database, Where’s George asked for a short note about where it had been found and its condition, we were also given the option of receiving future notifications should the bill enter the system again.

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The last screen was a history of where the bill had previously been; on September 9 it was entered into the system in San Angelo, Texas as bill #383,831, and 41 days later it is showing in Eldorado, Texas as a gift from the “tooth fairy”.

Pretty cool, right?

I think it would be fun to get a rubber stamp made for tracking bills we spend, but I don’t handle enough of them to make it worthwhile; I’m all about debit cards these days. =)


Have you ever received a “Where’s George?” bill? Are you a “Georger”?

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Judie Lipsett Stanford
Judie is the co-owner and Editor-in-Chief of Gear Diary, which she founded in September 2006. She started in 1999 writing software reviews at the now-defunct smaller.com; from mid-2000 through 2006, she wrote hardware reviews for and co-edited at The Gadgeteer. A recipient of the Sigma Kappa Colby Award for Technology, Judie is best known for her device-agnostic approach, deep-dive reviews, and enjoyment of exploring the latest tech, gadgets, and gear.