laughinggravy · 10/06/2013 14:48
Long time lurker, raising my head above the parapet.
Just been to my local supermarket and asked at the checkout if I would like to donate £1 to X Charity - they scan the charity thing and it gets added to your bill.
I do several small shops through the week and this was the third time I've been asked in four days!
I declined. The checkout woman was polite, but I still felt like a meany.
I do give to charities (of my choosing) but I hate being under pressure to increase my shopping bill every time I go through the checkout.
Does anyone else feel like this, or AIBU?
ItsYonliMe · 10/06/2013 15:03
That's awful gravy. What supermarket was it? I think it's really bad form and I certainly wouldn't donate in those circumstances.
I'd just say "no thank you" and wouldn't feel bothered about it at all but I do think it would put certain customers under pressure. Horrible.
BrokenBanana · 10/06/2013 15:22
Jeez, if you had to give money to every charity person that asks then so far today I'd be spending £4 a month on an adopted animal, £3 on saving some kids in Africa, £5 for some charity I can't remember now, never mind all the buskers, people with charity boxes, cub scouts helping pack the shopping bags, and that's all from one day!
You just can't give to everyone who asks!
Sunnywithshowers · 10/06/2013 16:30
Roary it's unlikely that Tesco will take a cut, and they probably aren't charging for this either. If this is part of their 'charity of the year' promotion, it's all about them getting positive publicity from supporting charity.
If they took a cut from the cash they would have to declare it.
KansasCityOctopus · 10/06/2013 16:36
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CloudsAndTrees · 10/06/2013 16:41
Yanbu. It is an intrusion that completely goes against that charity should be about IMO. I appreciate that charities have to make their money somehow, but they could promote in a less blatant way.
Saying that, I support the charity Tesco are currently working with so I'd have said yes.
I'm the person who has sent my Pizza Hut bill back and asked for the 15p for a cup of rice to be removed from it, so usually these things irritate me a lot!
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