posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: Still carrying pennies?
    Yep. : (14 votes)
    20 %
    Nope. : (13 votes)
    19 %
    I hoard them at home. : (7 votes)
    10 %
    I'm not in Canada, 1 cent coins still exist here. : (35 votes)
    51 %
  • Post # 3
    5259 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2013

    @urchin:  I hate pennies and I’m glad they are gone they are annoying in your wallet and are so full of germs its disgusting!!! I might have a few floating around at home but I got rid of all of mine asap!!

    Post # 4
    9412 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    @urchin:  I don’t have any left. I rarely carry cash, so it phased out very quickly for me.

    Post # 5
    451 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    I have a jar of them I need to roll up and get rid off! Probably all of $2 

    Post # 6
    2400 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    No more pennies?!

    Post # 7
    954 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    My DH thinks I’m funny because I kept two of each penny, that had significant years. Eg 1968 &. 1972 the years my parents came to Canada (72 is the year they got married also), then stuff like the year we were born (DH and I were born the same year, as were our older siblings), the year we met, graduated, etc. I put them in a cute box and will give them to my kids if we ever have some!  

    We rolled the rest and brought em in to the bank!

    Post # 8
    3222 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2015

    I have a ton at home. Stores stopped accepting them as soon as the penny was phased out, so I’ve been dumping mine in a change jar. Apparantly coinstar continues to accept them! 

    Post # 9
    230 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    I have a lot at home, I’m cashier and I still see them a 1-3 times a day .

    Post # 10
    2473 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2014 - Italian Villa

    In theory, those pennies will be worth money years and years from now! You should keep a few 🙂

    Post # 12
    3538 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I’m assuming things are priced differently so that you don’t need pennies for change anymore? 

    We still have pennies in the US, but I don’t use them.  All my change gets saved and eventually cashed in at Coinstar! 

    Post # 13
    1549 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    Just out of curiousity, what is your smallest coin then and did prices change so you no longer need them.

    I’m in the US and i’ve heard some people throw around the idea to retire the penny but with everything coming up to cost 1.07 with tax its kind of impossible if your actually paying with cash which i do a lot more now.



    Post # 14
    1148 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I live in the US, and I am not a fan of pennies! They add up so quickly it seems, and I don’t like paying with them, so they just collect in my purse!

    I’d be okay with doing away with pennies here, but like PP said, it’d be hard with sales tax.

    Post # 15
    4638 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    @letigre:  Oooh I didn’t know coinstar was still taking them, I also have fair sized gnome statue storing a whole slew of em.

    @Kate0558:  Prices are rounded up or down, I’ve noticed that smaller business round down whereas bigger ones round up (I think Loblaws is rounding up..) but that could just be coincidence. Truthfully, I haven’t been carrying around cash lately so I haven’t paid much attention.


    Post # 16
    10748 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2014

    I don’t. I wish places would stop saying “$10.37” or whatever is your total. Just round it up/down! Because then I give $10.40. Some places give me back my nickel, other places still give me 3 pennies. It’s weird and then I feel like an idiot who can’t count but I’m trying to avoid the people saying “ummm you owe 2 more cents”. If we abolished the penny, we should just make all things divisible by 5. I know credit cards can still pay the pennies, but oh well. Just make it simple. 

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