Next month, Canada is set to eliminate the penny from our legal tender. We can still empty our penny banks and use them to purchase stuff (up to 25 cents I believe), but they will no longer be given out as change. All transactions are going to be rounded up or down to the .05 increment. "The 2012 federal budget states: "The government expects that businesses will apply rounding for cash transactions in a fair and transparent manner." The rounding will not be done on single items but on the total bill of sale. If the price ends in a one, two, six, or seven it gets rounded down to 0 or 5; and rounded up if it ends in three, four, eight or nine." Cheques, credit and debit cards and electronic transactions will continue to be settled to the cent. However, all cash transactions will be now adjusted. As of lately, I've been doing mostly cash transactions. I'm going to be one of many individuals affected by this change. Poop! Any other places doing this yet, or are we the first?