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 step-daughter got for losing a tooth had that stamped on there, 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 serial number on the bill, then we had to verify that Kelsey had the bill in her possession, and then we entered 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 the bill 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?

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

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About the Author

Judie Lipsett Stanford
I've had a fascination with all types of gadgets and gizmos since I was a child, beginning with the toy robot that my grandmother gave my brother - which I promptly "relieved him of" in 1973. I'm a self-confessed gadget magpie. I can't tell you how everything works, but I'm known world-wide for using a product until I have a full understanding of what it does, what its limitations are, and if it excels in any given area ... or not.

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