I have been reading about this happening, and how it could be leading us into the “cashless society” that we have heard about happening , for as many years as I can remember. One version says that we are suddenly “short of change”, and the other version says that it is “dangerous for the people to touch money that has been handled by another person”. Some stores are only accepting credit or debit cards now, too. Apparently Whole Foods has signs to that effect. Here is a picture of a receipt from a Kroger store. Because the person spent a little over $2 for milk, the store added the cost of the milk, and the tax for the sale, and then charged the customer a change shortage amount to make the sales come out to an even dollar amount. They “rounded-up” the transaction sales cost to the next whole dollar, which meant that the person actually paid about $3 for their gallon of milk instead of the $2+ that the price actually was supposed to be. What happens to that extra money ? It is not a tax, so it does not go to the government, and it seems to me that the store would just pocket this extra money that they charge. Basically, they have arbitrarily raised the price on the milk, while not actually showing that they did on their income for that day, because they would only show the income for the listed price of the milk.