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Old 05-09-2022, 06:18 PM
 
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No, I would not like to round it up.
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Old 05-09-2022, 08:43 PM
 
Location: Military City, USA.
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Yes, exactly. Our “rounding up” is a fairly new development. I used to ask, “would you like to donate in addition to your purchase? It all goes to the organization.”

I’ve never ever “shamed” anyone, nor have I ever been told I could afford it, or been made to feel “less than” when I said “no” to a donation request. And I say no regularly, it’s not a big deal.

In my job, I’m obligated to ask. You, as the customer, are not obligated to say yes. I think if saying no makes you feel ashamed, it’s your own issue, not the asker’s.


And I disagree with what you think. I don't like having to say "no", it makes me look like a cheapskate or someone who doesn't care about the kids, the animals, the "fill in the blank" to the cashier and to those around who hear the exchange. I don't feel "ashamed", but I do feel annoyed. And it is the asker's issue, not mine. I don't feel it is up to the business/nonprofit/charity organization and the like to ask me, IMO a form of begging, for donations. Leave a container there on the counter marked "donations" or what not and let me drop my change or bills into it of my own accord. I do not want to be harrassed into donating when I go shopping in any store.
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Old 05-10-2022, 06:19 AM
 
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It's not "overwhelming" if you make it a policy to just say no, which I do. But one does feel a bit Scrooge-ish.
nope...........easy no for me.

I came to support your business, if you like the charity then you give them your money!
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Old 05-10-2022, 06:35 AM
 
Location: Somewhere on the Moon.
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There is a business in the Dominican Republic which is a chain of supermarkets called Bravo that got rid of using coins. Everything they sell is already "round up," no need to ask. It's funny that prices are never "round down." lol I think companies in general are going to move in that direction.
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Old 05-10-2022, 07:02 AM
 
Location: Knoxville, TN
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CVS is the only place I ever see this.
CVS
Staples
Panda Express
Lyft
Taco Bell
PetSmart
The Habit burger chain
KFC
Macy's department store
Various grocery stores, too numerous to list.
Various department stores, too numerous to list

I could go on and on. There are many.

Corporations are sheep. If one major business does something, the rest all have to play follow the leader, like rewards card programs. I HATE rewards card programs. Every single store asks for a card or phone number or if I want to join. Rewards card programs are 100 times as annoying as the charity round up programs. Both make me furious though. I am there to buy a product or service, not to be prodded, soliticited, tracked, and monitored.
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Old 05-10-2022, 07:27 AM
 
Location: In The South
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And I disagree with what you think. I don't like having to say "no", it makes me look like a cheapskate or someone who doesn't care about the kids, the animals, the "fill in the blank" to the cashier and to those around who hear the exchange. I don't feel "ashamed", but I do feel annoyed. And it is the asker's issue, not mine. I don't feel it is up to the business/nonprofit/charity organization and the like to ask me, IMO a form of begging, for donations. Leave a container there on the counter marked "donations" or what not and let me drop my change or bills into it of my own accord. I do not want to be harrassed into donating when I go shopping in any store.
I hear you. I hate saying no, too. But I disagree with you that it makes one look like a cheapskate. I also say no to cashiers asking for donations, and if they disapprove, tough cookies to them. However, they, like me, are just doing their job. If they are doing it in a harrassing way, they’re doing it wrong.

And, lol, we also have donation containers on the cashier station.

I do think it’s a tiny bit different if it’s a non-profit retail store than if it’s a container seeking donations for “hunger” or “animals” or some such. As someone upthread said, who knows where that $$ is going?
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Old 05-10-2022, 12:15 PM
 
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I am polite about it....but I have no problem saying nope, each and every time.
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Old 05-10-2022, 09:20 PM
 
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I hate saying no, too. But I disagree with you that it makes one look like a cheapskate. I also say no to cashiers asking for donations, and if they disapprove, tough cookies to them. However, they, like me, are just doing their job.
I don't know about you, but I have FB "friends" who regularly go online to brag about giving money to panhandlers on the street (to "inspire" others). If they overheard me saying no, they'd definitely judge me harshly. In fact, the question appears on the thingy, requiring you to hit "yes" or "no"; there's really no reason for them to ask you out loud except to exert social pressure to comply, which doesn't work with me.
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Old 05-11-2022, 05:42 AM
 
Location: Wooster, Ohio
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CVS
Staples
Panda Express
Lyft
Taco Bell
PetSmart
The Habit burger chain
KFC
Macy's department store
Various grocery stores, too numerous to list.
Various department stores, too numerous to list

I could go on and on. There are many.

Corporations are sheep. If one major business does something, the rest all have to play follow the leader, like rewards card programs. I HATE rewards card programs. Every single store asks for a card or phone number or if I want to join. Rewards card programs are 100 times as annoying as the charity round up programs. Both make me furious though. I am there to buy a product or service, not to be prodded, soliticited, tracked, and monitored.

I consider requests for donations and requests to sign up for rewards cards to be minor nuisances. I just say "No thanks". That's one of the things I liked about the local grocery store: no requests for donations, no requests to sign up for a rewards card. Unfortunately, they closed prior to the great COVID shutdown when the owner was ready to retire.
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Old 05-11-2022, 09:07 AM
 
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Some rewards cards really do save you money, although they're a pain to deal with. I use one at my grocery store and two more at different gas stations. Discounts and free stuff... It's worth it to me to carry a card or fob and scan it. Not at all the same thing as "round it up." In fact, the opposite.
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