Well, it could save you as much as $2.

I'm hemming some new curtain panels that I bought at IKEA. The last time I did so, it became super obvious that drapery weights were sorely needed. So I checked out drapery weights, hoping to avoid lead weights.

I discovered that the non-lead drapery weights cost as much as $2 apiece! So I looked at the 1" hem I'd pinned, and I decided that a nickel might just fit there. Sure enough it did, so now my panel is weighted by evenly spaced nickels encased in the hem.

Woo hoo, did that save me money!