(Closed) Rounds Up, "Keeps The Change"

posted 6 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: how does this make you feel
    Hrm, I dont know. Its not a big deal : (15 votes)
    24 %
    This is ridiculous! : (28 votes)
    45 %
    I like that they do this, I prefer it! : (3 votes)
    5 %
    Who cares? why are we talking about this? Its 5 cents people!!!!! : (15 votes)
    24 %
    Other : (1 votes)
    2 %
  • Post # 3
    71 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    Pennies mean absolutely nothing to me so I’d never even notice it. I guess I can understand how some people would be pissed at being charged more (even if we’re talking such an incredibly small amount) but this is certainly not something that I would ever bother myself with.

    Post # 4
    9053 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    Our entire country is planning to discontinue the penny, so I guess we’ll all have to get used to it.  I think as long as they don’t always round up, it’ll work out fairly even in the end.  Like, 1.52 is 1.50 and 1.53 is 1.55.

    Post # 5
    743 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    Honestly, I think it is BS, especially if paying with a debit card. Maybe I just live in an area where most people pay with debit, but I rarely see people pay with cash anymore.

    I know it is ony a few pennies, but hey, those pennies due add up.  Maybe not for an individual, but i could see the company making some serious change on this.  I’d like to see how much “over” they are making.  And then have them offer more coupons and deals based on the increased profits from the pennies.  Then I’d be ok with it.

    Of course, I’d also like my own gold-plated hot-tub in my imaginary dream house, but het, you can sh*t in one hand and hope in the other…..  🙂

    Post # 6
    4348 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2018

    I was always told “look after the pennies and the pounds will look after themselves”.

    I don’t mind in cabs, or places that are cash-only. But it should be up and down, not just up!  Also: tell me!

    If something costs £4.99 or £4.75 and they’re going to round up, just tell me it costs £5.

    I agree with PP, I think most people pay by card.

    Post # 7
    1416 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    Hey I save my change! All of it! SO and I are up to 3,400 ish dollars in ALL change!

    Post # 8
    2196 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2017

    I don’t like it.

    Post # 9
    704 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2012

    I don’t care as long as it isn’t a huge stretch when rounding. I think I developed the attitude from waiting tables – I kept my own bank on me so when people needed change, I had to pull it out of my apron. The problem was we didn’t have any way to organize change so it just jangled loose in the bottom of our aprons mixed with all of our pens and pads; when I had a zillion tables that needed something and food threatening to go cold in the kitchen, I didn’t have time to calculate, dig out, and if I didn’t have it – find a manager to get change for a big group of checks so I rounded everything up or down to the nearest dollar depending on what was closer.

    People rarely complained or noticed. One or two spoke up about not getting their $0.02 but never once had anyone say anything if I gave them an extra $0.02. Go figure.

    As long as I’m not paying $5 for something that’s supposed to be $4.15, I’m fine. I realize those coins add up but…meh.

    Post # 10
    9824 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    It’s pennies but it’s still my money. Why is it ok for a company to take my pennies just because they can?

    Post # 11
    13096 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    EH – doesn’t bother me.  I kind of wish everywhere did this and we could just get rid of the pennies.  Sometimes you’d be saving a few cents and other times you’d be spending a few cents extra but it would all come out in the wash.

    Post # 12
    1769 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    That’s annoying. Every cent counts! Especially because I only use my debit card, on which I use the “keep the change” program Bank of America offers. All those pennies end up in my savings account!

    Post # 13
    7606 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    @SapphireSun:  Yep, that.  Canada is getting rid of pennies!  I don’t like it.

    Post # 14
    531 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    It’s whatever that they do this, but there should be a GIANT sign to let you know of this practice.  If a server gives me change rounded up or down I don’t care, but large businesses should not being misleading their customers like this you should be told this is their procedure. 

    Post # 15
    10588 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2011

    All places already round to the nearest penny (due to taxes).  Soon, when paying with cash places will be rounding to the nearest nickel, so I don’t think it’s a big deal.


    Post # 16
    10588 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2011

    Fun fact (I just found out and thought it was fun anyway, the spelling of ‘nickel’ was looking funny to me so I searched): Canada doesn’t officially have pennies, nickels, dimes etc.

    The official termss are just the denomination, one cent piece, 5 cent piece etc.  Yet, even our finance minister called them pennies when he announced the decision to take them out of circulation.

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