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View Poll Results: Do you say "You can keep the penny!"
All the time. 8 17.02%
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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 07-23-2005, 10:05 AM Thread Starter
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"You can keep the penny."

Just curious as to see how many of us say "You can keep the penny" when you are paying cash somewhere and your change would be a penny.

I sometimes do.
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post #2 of 22 (permalink) Old 07-23-2005, 10:15 AM
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I'm still in "poor grad student" mode, so I cherish every penny I can get. GIVE ME MY MONEY!
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post #3 of 22 (permalink) Old 07-23-2005, 11:09 AM
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I usually always let them keep the penny. I don't like pennies taking up space in my wallet. I sometimes say Keep the Penny but I find myself saying more "It's ok, thank you" something like that
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post #4 of 22 (permalink) Old 07-23-2005, 11:26 AM
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Sometimes, if its a place where I use the penny sometimes I will make an effort to remember to drop it in the tray, but alot of the time I mean to let them keep it and just stick it in my purse taking up space


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post #5 of 22 (permalink) Old 07-23-2005, 11:27 AM
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I almost feel cheaper telling someone to keep the penny because it's basically worthless. However, if there is a penny cup at the cash register I always put the penny in it.
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There is always a penny cup in the shops here!


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I keep it, sometimes its only a penny im short by to get something.
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I usually don't think about it and when it is handed to me with the receipt, I just dump coins, receipt and all into my purse. Later on, I dump all of the loose change into a jar. Right now, I have several jars of coins, mostly pennies because my kids rummage through and take the larger value coins (especially quarters).

I recently had a chocolate-craving attack and went to a nearby convenience store to get my fix. I had left my purse in the car, so I dumped all of the change in the "take a penny" dish. As I did so, I noticed there was a 1970 Canadian penny in it.

We live in Texas, so it came a long way! I did take that penny to give to my daughter. She collects coins not common to what we usually find, and has a Canadian penny that is smaller than this one, with geometrical edges: not round as the older Canadian pennies are. So, when I gave her this one, she thought at first it was an American penny and gave me that "why would I want this?" look.

We used to get them more often around here, but this is the first one I have gotten in change in a long time.

Anyway...I usually keep the change out of habit, but would say "keep it" if I thought about it. It isn't usually an issue though. I use my credit card for almost everything these days. It is so much easier to just 'swipe n go' than to dig for cash. Not to mention that 1% of the amount of every purchase is applied back to my insurance premium! By going this route, I get to skip a premium payment 3-4x a year. I am hoping that my mortgage company will start accepting online payments via credit card...that will add a lot of "bonus" premium! I have already added my phone; dsl; hubby's online game; and satellite tv service to this method. I would also love to add my utilites, pool service, and car payments...heck, maybe I should see if I can pay my insurance premium online via "their" visa. If I carried a balance and paid interest on my credit card, it wouldn't be worth it. But, since I am able to pay it in full every month, it works great for me. I'll bet Visa hates me!
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If there's a cup for pennies, I just put the pennies in myself. On a few occasions, if my purchase was $2.03, or something similar, the cashier told me not to bother looking for pennies, and took them out of the cup. I think it's a good idea.

If there's no cup, it just fouls up the register at the end of the day when it's checked, so I would never say, "Keep the change." It just confuses things.




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If there's a cup for pennies, I just put the pennies in myself. On a few occasions, if my purchase was $2.03, or something similar, the cashier told me not to bother looking for pennies, and took them out of the cup.
Thats what we have - I used to hate trying to sort the till out at the end of the day at my dads bar when people said keep the change and they were put in the till instead of the change jar!


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