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#412792 - 07/30/11 03:44 AM Stores not taking pennys [1 Cent Coins]
MustGetOutMore Offline
What is it with stores [A & R on middle street and a local store on middle street] not taking 1 cent coins? Twice today a store asked me if I had the correct change, I gave them 5 x 1 cent coins and they said “We don’t take these!!”

Are they illegal tender here now?

#412820 - 07/30/11 04:03 PM Re: Stores not taking pennys [1 Cent Coins] [Re: MustGetOutMore]
JZB Offline
I find most stores will either round up or round down the change to exclude 1 cent peices. Sausage factory is probably the only place I shop that still accepts and gives them as change.

#412839 - 07/30/11 08:20 PM Re: Stores not taking pennys [1 Cent Coins] [Re: JZB]
Loansum-Al K Offline
Last time I shopped at Super Buy they were giving them as change...I throw them away, they're a nuisance.
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#412842 - 07/30/11 09:06 PM Re: Stores not taking pennys [1 Cent Coins] [Re: MustGetOutMore]
SimonB Offline
I throw them all in a big jar along with 5c and 10c and the when it's full I just give them to one charity or another. Better than throwing them away, they're valuable to someone.

#412843 - 07/30/11 09:08 PM Re: Stores not taking pennys [1 Cent Coins] [Re: MustGetOutMore]
Judyann H. Offline
Yes, Simon...great idea! We do the same, it adds up fast.
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#412847 - 07/30/11 09:37 PM Re: Stores not taking pennys [1 Cent Coins] [Re: Judyann H.]
ron Offline
I' ve been doing this for years. A couple years ago I gave a 5 gallon water jug full of penny's to the local school for their penny drive. Needed a hand truck to move it.

#412855 - 07/30/11 11:33 PM Re: Stores not taking pennys [1 Cent Coins] [Re: SimonB]
Loansum-Al K Offline
Simon, thanks for the good tip......we forget sometime what is meaningless to some is very meaningful to others...
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#412861 - 07/31/11 01:52 AM Re: Stores not taking pennys [1 Cent Coins] [Re: MustGetOutMore]
elbert Offline
Honduras has just totally disregarded all their coins.
Its something like 1 lempira to 10cents bz, so coins worth less than a lempira are truly less than worthless because of the expense to manufacture them..
We're luck to have a healthy economy.
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#412869 - 07/31/11 03:13 AM Re: Stores not taking pennys [1 Cent Coins] [Re: MustGetOutMore]
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Sometimes I fill a bag with smaller coins and a few bigger ones and leave it somewhere for someone to find. Gets rid of our small change and hopefully makes some kid happy they found a big bag of change.
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#412921 - 07/31/11 06:49 PM Re: Stores not taking pennys [1 Cent Coins] [Re: tacogirl]
MustGetOutMore Offline
Think thats my way forward when in San Pedro, leave all the small stuff for someone that would enjoy it.


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