Would you keep the cash?MoneySaving Poll Results

Poll Started 28 August 2007:

Would you keep the cash?

You’ve just paid for your shopping in a busy supermarket, and by mistake you’re handed an extra £20 note in the change. You only notice as you’re walking out of the store pushing a heavy trolley.

Now, be honest about what you’d do – not what you hope you’d do… Which of these is nearest your reaction?


A. Keep the cash. It’s too late, too much hassle & their mistake.4,694 votes (75 %)
B. Give half to charity. It’s too much hassle to return it but I’d only keep half.116 votes (2 %)
C. It’s theft. Go straight to the cashier and hand the money back.1,466 votes (23 %)

                   6,276 votes received.

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