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Kroger Stores To Stop Giving Coins As Change

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INDIANAPOLIS — Kroger customers paying with cash will not be getting coins handed back in change starting Monday or Tuesday.

A nationwide shortage of coins during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the Federal Reserve, is partly behind the grocer’s decision that was announced Friday.

Kroger spokesman Eric Halvorson told 13 News, “Until the shortage abates, customers paying with cash will have two easy options.

Cashiers will advise them that, instead of returning coins as change, the amount will be added to (their) loyalty card and will automatically be applied to the customers’ next Kroger purchase.”… 

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