In the middle of an across the country coin lack, some merchants are requesting clients to utilize precise modification, if possible, or perhaps much better, utilize a credit or debit card for payment.


If you have at least $10 in extra modification, a Chick-fil-A in Virginia will use you totally free food for them.

Amid the country’s coronavirus-caused coin lack, franchise owners in the city of Lynchburg are running an unique on Wednesday. The chicken dining establishment is providing a totally free meal coupon to clients who exchange $10 of rolled coins for $10 in paper money. 

The Chick-fil-A is running the unique in between 9 a.m. and midday, and once again from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. The area revealed the news on Facebook Sunday. 

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“We require coins and you can assist!” the shop stated. The shop will run the promo up until its coin requirement is satisfied, and coin toters are restricted to 10 discount coupons.

The reward isn’t across the country, Chick-fil-An informed USA TODAY.

“Due to the decline in coin flow nationwide, some dining establishments might select to use rewards like this one to guarantee they preserve enough coins to offer visitors correct modification, need to they select to pay with money,” Chick-fil-A stated in a declaration to USA TODAY. 

Customers can purchase and pay for meals on the chain’s mobile app in addition to with money, credit and debit cards, Google Pay and Apple Pay, the company said.

Chick-fil-A’s annual Cow Appreciation Day was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. (Photo: Chick-fil-A)

Still, the location in Virginia isn’t the first business to incentivize customers to bring in change. 

Select 7-Eleven stores have started offering a free Slurpee to those who trade $5 in change for $5 in money. Others are encouraging clients to pay with exact modification. 

Since the start of the pandemic, many companies and medical experts have encouraged people to cut back on using physical money because it can transport germs. Instead, they advised using more contactless payment methods in a bid to curb infections. 

That has contributed to America’s current COVID-19 shortage of pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters. 

Last week, the Mint, which manufactures the nation’s coin supply, issued a statement encouraging consumers to “start spending their coins, depositing them, or exchanging them for currency at financial institutions or taking them to a coin redemption kiosk.”

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Contributing: Kelly Tyko

Follow Dalvin Brown on Twitter: @Dalvin_Brown. 

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