Ever since the penny went extinct in Canada, one Montreal-area resident has been tracking his everyday transactions to see whether he was being slighted or coming out on top. It turns out, 365 cash transactions have made the man from Montreal 89 cents richer. Roger Guitar began the experiment after the Royal Canadian Mint stopped circulating the penny in early 2013 to see whether rounding would favour the buyer or the seller.
… Cash transactions are now rounded up or down to the nearest nickel — this means that $1.01 and $1.02 would be rounded down to $1, while $1.03 and $1.04 would be rounded up to $1.05.
Today is also Lucky Penny Day. So find a penny pick it up…you know the rest.