I was at a Petco the other day buying some cat litter and before the cashier took my $20 bill, she said "your total is $17.86, would you like to donate the 14 cents change to the county humane society?" I not only said yes, but emphatically so. I hate carrying around change (especially pointless amounts like 14 cents), I like animals and donating to good causes, but I'm also incredibly lazy, so it was the best idea I've ever heard. It was as if a group was assembled to figure out how to make my day better while also helping out a charity that features cute puppies and kittens, and they came up with this.

I wouldn't be surprised if more specialty stores do it, and I wouldn't be surprised if I willingly give away more change in the future this way.