What Do You Do With The Change You Get While On Shopping?

A K Rao By A K Rao, 17th Jul 2012 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/3le7-xiu/
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Shopping always leave us with a lot of change accumulated at the end of the day! Can you suggest any ways to get rid of this change?

Change We Get While On Shopping Spree!


It is natural to get some change when we are on our shopping spree!

Normally I don't carry a wallet and keep my cash and plastic cards in my pocket!

It becomes difficult for me to accommodate change in my pocket so either I keep it on my Car’s dash board, so that the same can be given to some poor and actually needy people like crippled or old ones who often are seen at the signal crossings!

My Wife Collects It In A Container!


In spite of that a lot of change is left with me, which I hand it to my wife which she collects in a container! Initially we had a small container and this has grown into pretty big now!

Since we are not staying in any township it is not possible for use this change for daily chores like buying vegetables, milk etc.

Now we don't have any kids also with us so that these coins can be used as pocket money for them!

How To Get Rid Of It?


Some times I try to pick up coins of big denomination from this container and use it for fetching my cigarettes which I have done quite a few times!

A couple of times I have given a change of thousand rupees to my bakery man as he expressed his wish to have it when I talked about it!

So in nutshell I really see no way I can get rid of this change easily and effortlessly under given circumstances!

Your Experience Please!


What do you do with the change you are getting while you are on your shopping spree?

Could you kindly respond so that I can have some know how about your experience too? Thanks!

PS: Pictures used have been taken from Google Search.

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Change, Chores, Coins, Needy, Pocket Money, Wallet

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author avatar stevetheblogger
17th Jul 2012 (#)

Rao wonderful funny article really enjoyed. If you do have some spare change though I would love to take it of your hands.
Best Wishes
Steve

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author avatar A K Rao
18th Jul 2012 (#)

Ha Ha Ha...Thanks ! I think I will have to pay more for courior servicesthan the actual worth of the Chng'e if I think of sending the same to you! Thanks for the lovely comment!

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author avatar Zhi Han Chew
17th Jul 2012 (#)

Thanks for sharing! Before that, I never value the change back. Now I will.

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author avatar A K Rao
18th Jul 2012 (#)

Thanks dear Zhi Han Chew for the comment!

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author avatar Ramalingam
18th Jul 2012 (#)

In India, where ever you go by bus, or train or by auto or tempo traveler or purchasing vegetables it requires change.Hence, even for purchasing groceries and vegetables, I combine their purchase, so that it reaches a considerable amount ,say in hundreds.I mean I purchase groceries and vegetables in the same departmental store by using my debit card and thereby avoid the problem of tendering exact change.Besides, I pay telephone bills, EB bills etc either by on line or using debit cards.Banks encourage debit card purchase by providing bonus points and cash back offer.By using these methods, I mostly avoid coin problems.Thank you for sharing an article on practical issue.

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author avatar A K Rao
18th Jul 2012 (#)

Yes,mostly people are using plastic money now a days so the problem of coins is not faced by them! Thanks for your elaborate answer dear friend!

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author avatar jkalwaye
18th Jul 2012 (#)

A simple thought but it is relevant in our daily life .I spend my change mostly during bus journey and picking cigarettes .Funny but interesting .Thank you for sharing .jk

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author avatar A K Rao
18th Jul 2012 (#)

Thanks dear jkalwave for your comment! As mentioned I also some times use this change for fetching some cigarettes! Thanks !

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
18th Jul 2012 (#)

Though I regularly contribute to charity through bank deductions, I don't give away coins. I always have some with me which I use to buy various items whenever I can - siva

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author avatar A K Rao
18th Jul 2012 (#)

That is so nice of to donate something for charity! First I must appreciate that and nice to know that you always keep change for future use! Thanks for responding dear Siva sir!

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author avatar Denise O
18th Jul 2012 (#)

I must have at least 4 change jars in my home, we all contribute to it in my household. The money is also fair game for all in the household, so if they need just a few coins, as it is close to payday and we will not touch our account but we need a few bucks, we then dip into it. Now saying that...
I have put a stop to it, as I am saving all 'our' change for my daughters wedding reception we hope to give to her and her husband in the spring of next year. They were married June 1 of this year but, we were not able to make it, as they live too far away. As a mother it was just awful I was not there, we sent them money so to help with their preparations but, it just does not seem enough. So, I am saving the change to add to my pot so I am able to throw her and her hubby a wonderful reception. Yes, I will be doing the majority of the decoration and food, as to cut cost but, this added change will help me get a few extras and for this Mama, that is a good thing. Nice read. I would like to thank you for taking the time to read some of my work and also thank you for writing me personally, it means a lot and I will be writing you back at some point today. You really touched my heart with your kind words. Thank you for sharing.:)

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author avatar A K Rao
18th Jul 2012 (#)

I am really impressed with your plans and wish you all the best for hosting a wonderful Wedding Reception of your daughter! May God bless you all ! Thanks a lot for every thing!

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author avatar siddhinfo
18th Jul 2012 (#)

Most of the time my son take it as he required to give it at his college canteen

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author avatar A K Rao
18th Jul 2012 (#)

That is a nice way I must say! My son is grown up now, instead of using the change hefurther adds to the existing one! Thanks for commenting1

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author avatar A K Rao
18th Jul 2012 (#)

That is a nice thing ! My son is grown up now!Instaed of spending the change he adds moe to the existing one! Thanks !

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author avatar jennyreeve
18th Jul 2012 (#)

I always save all my spare change in a big sweet jar, then cash it in when it is full :-)

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author avatar A K Rao
18th Jul 2012 (#)

That is nice way of utilising the change in a constructive way! Thanks dear jennyreeve for responding!

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author avatar Madan G Singh
19th Jul 2012 (#)

Excellent post AK. Nice points high-lighted

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author avatar A K Rao
19th Jul 2012 (#)

Thanks for the comment dear Madan!

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author avatar yugasini
21st Jul 2012 (#)

hi A K Rao,
very nice article,when you have lot of readers and comment, i do not know that you are also in this site, i am not regular to this site, if i have seen your articles, i may comment them then itself,have a nice day

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author avatar A K Rao
21st Jul 2012 (#)

Thanks a lot dear friend! I am very happy to know that you have noticed me now! Thanks !

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author avatar Delicia Powers
22nd Jul 2012 (#)

Great and clever article A K...

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author avatar A K Rao
22nd Jul 2012 (#)

Thansk Dear Delicia for your lvely comment! Thanks !

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author avatar Retired
1st Aug 2012 (#)

Lovely and fun.

I use card mostly...but we had a money jar which we empty once a year maybe twice of needed!

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author avatar A K Rao
1st Aug 2012 (#)

Nice to know about it! Thanks for your lovely comment dear Adam !

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author avatar Ptrikha
3rd Aug 2012 (#)

Yes, it is difficult at times to think of ways of utilizing change. Too much of it, and we do not know what to do. Too little of it, and we have big notes to give for small expenses, and being uneasy with the shopkeepers.

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author avatar A K Rao
17th Aug 2012 (#)

Yes, dear Ptrikha, I agree with you! This situation is frequently encountered! Thanks for the lovely comment! Thanks !

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author avatar yugasini
17th Aug 2012 (#)

hi A K Rao,

very nice blog on remaining change lying in your pocket,have a nice day.

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author avatar A K Rao
17th Aug 2012 (#)

Thank you dear Yugasini for your lovely cmment!

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