BELLEVUE, Wash. -- Coinstar here and Amazon.com last week announced a program that makes it possible for supermarket customers to exchange coins and bills at Coinstar machines -- with no transaction fee -- for a gift certificate redeemable at Amazon.com. Coinstar said the program launched Sept. 13 in 3,500 of the 12,100 supermarkets that have Coinstar machines, which are typically used by consumers to convert loose change into cash or store credits for a 8.9% transaction fee. Coinstar ...

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