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Re: Interesting sign at the Kroger checkout....

Does anyone remember starting out where every penny counted?  And you didn't have a credit card?  There have got to be a lot of people like this.  As a student, I can remember having to add up my groceries as I shopped because I had to stay below $5 or $10.  I could not have afforded to give up change.  I've often read about people on social security who can't even afford their prescriptions.  Hopefully, they have a credit card because they can't afford to give away change either.  

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Re: Interesting sign at the Kroger checkout....

Our store asked if I wanted to round up to the next dollar for a certain charity.  In one case it was only a penny.  Now I get it.

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Re: Interesting sign at the Kroger checkout....


@depglass wrote:

Our store asked if I wanted to round up to the next dollar for a certain charity.  In one case it was only a penny.  Now I get it.


Occasionally Shoprite will ask if we want to round up, when they do that the round up goes to a local food bank

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Re: Interesting sign at the Kroger checkout....

Guess we will hang on to our penny jar and our quarter jar!
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Re: Interesting sign at the Kroger checkout....


@Sheila P-Burg wrote:

 

 

Great. A shortage in coins and a shortage in aluminum cans. What is next?


Toilet Paper,lol?

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Re: Interesting sign at the Kroger checkout....


@VaBelle35 wrote:

@DiAnne wrote:

I thought I heard something a while ago that stores did not want cash because it is dirty.  


 

Chick Fil A asks that you not use cash for safety reasons


@VaBelle35 

 

There are lots of stores that stopped accepting cash way back months ago because of COVID-19 risks. I made a decision in March to stop using cash and haven’t used any since. It surprises me a bit to hear so many people are using cash right now. 

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Re: Interesting sign at the Kroger checkout....


@depglass wrote:

Our store asked if I wanted to round up to the next dollar for a certain charity.  In one case it was only a penny.  Now I get it.


@depglass 

 

That isn’t really anything new. Stores have offered that kind of option for years.

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Re: Interesting sign at the Kroger checkout....

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The round up amount in the stores in my area all go to charity (they are posted). I like it and wish it would continue. It's an easy way to help others, and if we all contribute a few cents it adds up to a meaningful amount.

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Re: Interesting sign at the Kroger checkout....

Shouldn't they round down ?

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Re: Interesting sign at the Kroger checkout....

I like using a credit card.  Hubby loves to use cash and coin and always, I mean always carries enough coin to hand over EXACT change.  Drives me crazy.  Takes longer.  Just easier to use the card.