Post # 1
Canadian Bee’s, random question: How many of you are STILL carrying around pennies?
I just went to my purse for some change and noticed I have a butt ton of them in there still..but I’m too embarassed to use them… haha. Guess I’ll roll them and take them to the bank.
(To non-Canadian bees: We retired the penny here a number of months ago..that’s why I’m asking 😉 )
Post # 3
@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
@urchin: I don’t have any left. I rarely carry cash, so it phased out very quickly for me.
Post # 5
I have a jar of them I need to roll up and get rid off! Probably all of $2
Post # 7
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
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
I have a lot at home, I’m cashier and I still see them a 1-3 times a day .
Post # 10
- Wedding: April 2014 - Italian Villa
In theory, those pennies will be worth money years and years from now! You should keep a few 🙂
Post # 11
@letigre: Really? the stores here still accept them. I was under the impression that they will always accept them, just won’t give any out.
Post # 12
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
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
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
@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
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.