Half a croissant, on a plate, with a sign in front of it saying '50c'
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PiggyClock

Put Away Money While You Sleep
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An alarm clock with a coin operated snooze button, so that if you don't get up, you at least do something useful with the loose change you dumped out of your pocket last night.
theircompetitor, Aug 30 2008

(?) P-J's visualisation http://picasaweb.go...5240408939031326194
Interpretation of PiggyClock idea [pjtaylor, Aug 30 2008]

(?) Alarm clock sends embarassing tweets if you snooze http://www.psfk.com...asses-snoozers.html
[theircompetitor, Sep 21 2011]

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       Brilliant!   

       I know someone with an alarm set for 4:45am, who routinely shuts it off and snoozes on 'til 6:30am.   

       Wait a minute. Just imagine the effort to offer this device with a straight face! Well worth developing this.
pjtaylor, Aug 30 2008
  

       +
blissmiss, Aug 30 2008
  

       Time for a change.   

       //the focus required to post a coin probably exceeds that critical point where you can't get back to sleep// I would imagine that that is the point of this idea.   

       Even more of a bun if you make it multidenominational, ie. insert 8x (given that most currencies operate 1x, 2x, 5x, denominations). This would require you to scrounge around, and wake up a bit.   

       Although sleep-a-holics, such as myself, would sequester the necessary funds prior to slumber, and place them in an appropriate locality.
4whom, Aug 31 2008
  

       The insomniac autoboner strikes :)
theircompetitor, Aug 31 2008
  

       This idea is real good, genius.
zeno, Aug 31 2008
  

       Charities could give these out. That way, you "buy" a few more minutes sleep by donating. When it's full, take it to the charity and they empty it.   

       [+]
8th of 7, Aug 31 2008
  

       Heh!   

       If only juke boxes had snooze buttons. +
skinflaps, Aug 31 2008
  

       Great for children instead of piggy banks...
xxobot, Sep 01 2008
  

       If you've got no money left to sleep in, you need to get up and go get yo'self a jawb!   

       [+]
theleopard, Sep 21 2011
  

       [+] oink
xandram, Sep 21 2011
  

       [+] snort
swimswim, Sep 21 2011
  

       Prisoner: No! Not the Sessame Street song again!
Interrogator: Give us three more names, and we'll let you sleep for half an hour.
mouseposture, Sep 21 2011
  

       [+] does it accept debit cards?
Alterother, Sep 22 2011
  
      
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