Cashier gives you your change - What do you do change?

United States
April 28, 2016 12:23am CST
When I am ordering food at a restaurant (to-go/cafeteria style) I always feel obligated to put my spare change into the *tip* jar when I receive change back from the cashier. How about you? What do you do with your spare change? Today, I donated my spare change into a charity box for a children's organization. I did not read the details of the organization though. And in the automatic spare change dispenser had more change from previous customers, so I donated their change also. No one was ahead of me or around so I couldn't flag down the owners change.
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@shaggin (32947)
• United States
28 Apr 16
I put the change back into my wallet to use for future purchases. I never feel obligated to donate my money.
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• United States
29 Apr 16
You go girl! I am going to try to be like that too! I know if the change is quarters I keep them though.
@Mike197602 (13395)
• Worcester, England
28 Apr 16
There are no tip jars here but there are a variety of charity boxes at the tills and I generally get rid of the spare change there as long as it's a charity I like. If there isn't a box I just put it in a pot at home.
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• United States
29 Apr 16
I have a little change jar at home too! How are you doing @Mike197602 Long time no see
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@Mike197602 (13395)
• Worcester, England
29 Apr 16
@infatuatedbby I've seen you over at blogjob Although I don't post there I see everything
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• United States
29 Apr 16
@Mike197602 Hahahaha. Why don't you add me? Or did you??? I didn't see you!
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@shshiju (9837)
• Cochin, India
28 Apr 16
If it is necessary then you can donate.
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• United States
29 Apr 16
Not necessary, just by choice. Sometimes the cashiers ask if you'd like to donate though.
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@shshiju (9837)
• Cochin, India
29 Apr 16
@infatuatedbby But you must know for what purpose you donate.
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• United States
29 Apr 16
@shshiju Oh yes - it was for children but I didn't look at the organization, I should next time though.
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@DianneN (66873)
• United States
28 Apr 16
I never have change. I always use my credit cards.
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• United States
29 Apr 16
I often use credit card or debit also. Lately I have been using cash. One reason why I don't like cash is the change lol. Makes my purse get heavy quicker.
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@DianneN (66873)
• United States
29 Apr 16
@infatuatedbby Lol! True!!!!
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@LdeL0318 (6481)
• Philippines
28 Apr 16
I usually use my credit card because I am after the reward points. But if in case I am paying with cash, and I still have some change, I also drop it to the dontaion boxes.
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• United States
29 Apr 16
I do prefer to use credit cards to earn reward / cash back also.
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@LdeL0318 (6481)
• Philippines
29 Apr 16
@infatuatedbby yeah because in that way I can maximize the benefits of having a credit card.
@youless (87735)
• Guangzhou, China
29 Apr 16
Since most of the time I pay by credit card, so I will not touch cash and have the change. Besides, here the charity box is not so common and many people have lost the trust to it. As they think the donated money will not be spent in the people who are in need. So it is more like a display only.
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• United States
29 Apr 16
I don't often use cash just lately I have. I understand what you mean for the donation boxes, they can be for scam now a days. I only trust a few, not all places. And, places that I do donate, I hope they do go to the cause.
@SIMPLYD (76526)
• Philippines
29 Apr 16
I do that also if there's one at the cashier's both .
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• United States
29 Apr 16
Nice to know!
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@rina110383 (24224)
28 Apr 16
I keep it. I use it as fare when I commute.
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• United States
29 Apr 16
That is useful! I tend to keep the change if it's like quarters, I like quarters
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@ricki_911 (18308)
• Toronto, Ontario
28 Apr 16
I will give a tip if its good service, but not in charity. 90% of the time the money actually doesn't go to the charity.
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• United States
29 Apr 16
I hope the places I've donated - do go to charity. But I have heard that also!
@marlina (66836)
• Canada
28 Apr 16
I keep my change, why should I give it away?
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• United States
29 Apr 16
Great point! I will try that
@teamfreak16 (38137)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
28 Apr 16
Sometimes I do, sometimes I don't.
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• United States
29 Apr 16
Yes same!
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@boiboing (12248)
• Northampton, England
28 Apr 16
Why would you tip 'service' in a self-service restaurant?
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• United States
29 Apr 16
I didn't self service myself though - I ordered and they served my food / scoop it..
28 Apr 16
Sometimes I put spare change into the donation box whenever I got from them.
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• United States
29 Apr 16
Me too!
@TRBRocks420 (66951)
• Banks, Oregon
28 Apr 16
I always donate my change and, give a tip too. Well almost always.
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• United States
28 Apr 16
Yay - glad I'm not the only one.
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@mlot123 (122)
• Australia
28 Apr 16
Generally, I'll lose the spare change if paying with cash, but these days I tend to use the credit card for almost everything. More Frequent Flyer Miles for me ;-)
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• United States
28 Apr 16
Ah yes - I don't typically carry change either. I use my credit card to earn cash back. But when I do have change - I feel obligated to drop it in the tip or charity bin. How about yourself?
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@hereandthere (26090)
• Philippines
29 Apr 16
i guess it depends. in some places, tipping seems to be expected. i remember when i started working and met with friends to eat, one told me to start checking the bill if there's already a service charge.