change - giving of candies?

candies - 
candies are sweet to your taste
@rouwel23 (1353)
Philippines
September 14, 2007 8:52pm CST
have you ever been given candies instead of change? last night I bought 2 kilos of rice and 5 eggs. the rice costs 26 pesos. the eggs cost 4.50 pesos. the total costs totaled to 74.50 pesos. I give to the store owner 100 pesos. Now they do not have a 50 centavo change, so instead they gave me a candy worth 50 centavo and 25 pesos of change. I mean I did not want to buy the candy and since they got no change they gave the candy instead. Is this legal? are store owners allowed to do this alternative or option?I mean yes, it is just 50 centavo. but if all of customers are given like these, then the store owner could benefit and earn selling his candies. have you been given change to your money like this? this is a maneuver of owners to sell small candies.
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@ctrymuziklvr (11059)
• United States
15 Sep 07
That must be something that can be done in your country legally because there's no way it could happen here in the US.
@rouwel23 (1353)
• Philippines
15 Sep 07
coins - 
coins are used for currency that is below the unit cost
I think there are laws. however the retailers and store owners are still violating these laws.
@ryanphil01 (4186)
• Philippines
15 Sep 07
The fact is that the Philippine's Bangkso Sentral ng Pilipinas has announced that we don't have any coin-shortages therefore the cashiers or retailers should be responsible enough to come up with their change ready for their customers. Giving out candies instead of coins is not fair at all.I think you have the right to tell the store cashiers or owners to have their money exchanged for loose coins. If they refuse, then you may report them to your local city or municipal hall and bring out this some kind of 'unconventional' practice.