Tomorrow I am starting another leg of my "Give America Most of my Tourist Dollars (Bangerz)" tour. Orlando, here we come!

Anyway, I gotta ask: what's the deal with rejecting Canadian coins? Now, before anyone gets huffy, I know you are perfectly within your rights to demand US currency 100% of the time. BUT when I worked retail if someone used some American coins to pay it was no big deal. We just took the face value. So a penny is a penny, who cares whose face is on it?

That... Has not been my experience shopping states side. Maybe I've just some very bad (and hopefully mostly rare?) occasions where clerks and cashiers were *offended* that the change I was giving them had some Canadian pennies or nickels or dimes or whatnot. NOT the majority of the change, but occasionally.

For those of you who worked retail, is the no-Canadian coins thing a directive from HQ? Do your banks give you a hassle if you deposit some Cdn coins? I'm trying to determine the reason for, well, some of the vitriol I and my friends have received in the past.


I work at bank. When people give me rolls of coins and I see a few US ones in there, I just shrug. And when I get coins from our supplier that have some US coins, we shrug. It all evens out in the end.

Bonus question: why doesn't Orlando have a Piggly Wiggly? Straight talk: for a long time I didn't think PWs were real. I thought they were a "fake brand" that movies and tv shows use, like numbers starting with 555. Until a coworker went to Kentucky to visit her in laws and bright me back a PW bag and flyer. Now it is my life's mission (ok, one of my missions) to go to a Piggly Wiggly in person. Because it's a store called Piggly Wiggly. PIGGLY. WIGGLY. I need to go there.