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Million Dollar Baby?

9/27/2006 1:42 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Hilary SwankApparently actress Hilary Swank watches every penny... like a hawk! The Oscar-winning leading lady was recently out shopping for CDs at Virgin Megastore in Los Angeles. Our source, who was in the store at the time, said Hilary was very excited when it came time to pay because she had a gift certificate for $100.

Luckily for Hil, she didn't have to shell out any of her own money since the total balance due was $99.58. After the cashier rung Swank's sale up he handed her back a gift certificate now worth 42¢. Hilary asked that she be given the actual coins rather than the card. The manager had to be called to open the register and Hilary proceeded to complain about the inconvenience this was causing her.

As much of a time constraint she says she was on, she seemed more than willing to wait for 42¢.

Guess every penny really does count!

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sherri    

i dont see this as bad news. i would not want a gift card for 42cents either. that is lame.anything under $1.00 should be given in cash.

2759 days ago
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leogirl809    

It's her money. I'd want the change back too.

2759 days ago
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Dark Knight    

You can take the girl out of the trailer park, but you can't take the trailer park out of the girl!

2759 days ago
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nicole    

that is how rich people stay rich they count and save every penny.....

2759 days ago
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tara    

Oh please...is it really worth standing there to wait for 42 cents?
she is such a bitch

2759 days ago
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moretocome    

How lame TMZ, just because she has money she shouldn’t be using gift certificates? Bull hoc-kin do! With most gift certificate anything under $5 is given back in cash. Good for her for sticking up for herself.

2759 days ago
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We, are not amused.    

If you watch the pennies, the dollars will follow. Stupid store should have given her money in change, instead of grief.

2759 days ago
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Jenn    

I was in the store yesterday while she was in there, and she is the ugliest person up close. total horse face!

2759 days ago
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Sandra    

Saying she is ugly is bad, but saying she has a horse face????? HARSH!!!!

2759 days ago
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Iowa Girl    

Normally they don't give back the change, and it's silly. I wouldn't want a card worth $0.42 either, but she shouldn't have been a snot about it. Im sure the clerk didn't want to have to call the manager for help...but she didn't need to make the clerk feel badly. It's not like she has an 8-5 where she's on a lunch hour.

2759 days ago
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angie    

42 cents? I wouldn't wait for 42 cents and I'm broke. Does she not have anything better to do than wait on some change?

2759 days ago
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Ellen    

a cheap B--tch, and I love her acting, but lets call a spade a spade

2759 days ago
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Tyler    

If she would wait around for 42 cents I would like to see what she would do for 100 bucks. . . Oh la' la'.

2759 days ago
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Laurie    

is she worried she might have to pitch in to help her lover w/a divorce lawyer???? or maybe help him w/some child support???? she's a homewrecker and a loser for volunteering up chad lowe's past substance abuse problems. let's all hear it for getting laid in the workplace, right hil?

2759 days ago
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kathleen    

I think that she is pretty SLEAZY for leaving Chad behind in her dust.

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