Several weeks ago I made a post about how I think Sonic car hops don’t like the debit/credit card machines because if customers don’t pay with cash but with a credit/debit card, the likelyhood that they would receive a tip from the change isÂ greatly diminished.
I thought of this again as I was leavingÂ Wal-Mart and walked past the Salvation Army bell ringer with no change or bills to donate.Â I can’t recall the last time I paid for something with cash at Wal-Mart or the grocery store, which makes me wonder if donations for the Salvation Army are going to be down if more folks start to pay with plastic?Â
Here’s another thought for ya . . . if paying with plastic just gets to become the norm, I wonder if eventually the Salvation Army willÂ arrange something with Wal-Mart to allow an oportunity for the customer to donate at the end of the debit/credit card transaction?Â So if your total isÂ $9.25, you can have the option ofÂ rounding your transaction to the nearestÂ dollarÂ ($10.00) and the change ($0.75) going to charity.Â
Update:Â I decided to email the Salvation Army about this idea.Â