6th March 2020
TESCO has opened a new store in London that’s entirely cash-free.
Keep those pennies in your pocket! Tesco’s new London store will only accept cards or mobile payments.
The supermarket joins a number of market stalls and shops in the UK to go completely cash-free.
Don’t expect to see other Tesco supermarkets go cashless, however, as the company says that the London store is specifically designed to be aimed at speedy shoppers looking for a quick take-out meal.
The store’s opening has led to a bigger discussion about how a cashless society might work, and warnings that without notes or coins, millions of older or more vulnerable people may struggle.
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Unless the law changed (I think), it would be extremely hard for kids to buy anything themselves!
First to comment! I voted for having cash because what if you are young and don't have a credit card? What would you pay with?
I think its better to keep cash so younger people can pay without having to worry about cards, and things like 2 penny machines in arcades are fun and i don't want to lose them.
I think we should keep coins and pennies in our lives as if the world went cash free older may struggle.
Some people might not have or like to use cards. I think there should be an option.
I voted no because even though it would be better for the environment, I don’t have a credit card or a debit card and because I go to Tesco’s after school I wouldn’t be able to buy anything from there if it went all cash free.
How would you spend your pocket money
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I would like to keep coins and notes because children don't have bank cards so they can't buy anything if there is no cash.
If we went cash free, it would be really hard for homeless people to live. You can't give a homeless person a credit card so it would be hard for them to get money at all if they loose it.
I think we should use cash forever.
Cash is better because some people may not like to use technology to pay for their items. People may just want to stick to cash as it may be more handy and helpful for them.
what will the people who forget their pins do
If you are a kid, and you want to buy something from the corner store, or whatever, how will you do it! I definitely don't have my own card
I think that it would be sad if we stopped using cash, penny machines are fun. It would also mean children wouldn't be happy as they won't be able to by things for themselves. Cards can get easily lost and stolen. It is better to store money in a purse than online.
I may be old fashioned but I quite like cash as well as card
I agree with mahooha123 it would be very hard for kids to buy anything’s
I agree with mahooha123!
I think we should go cash free because then people won't lose there money and hold up the queues searching for cash
Only if I get a kids card!!
I think there is an excitement for any kid in collecting money (like 1p+2p) and then at the end you can go and get it all switched out for notes (if you have collected enough).
No, I like to go to the corner shop and get sweets or something. Also older people might not know about online money if they don't have a mobile phone. I don't have a mobile phone or card so what if I wanted to get a birthday present for my mum or dad. I couldn't just go up to them and say can I borrow your card.
No, but it might save time?
If you don’t have a card yet, how do you buy things
It would be easy for people to take more money than they’re supposed to in shops.
I know a ex-country threat doesn't use money, the government were thugs. 😐
I'm 11 and I have a debit card along with some of my friends however, I also have friends who, when we go shopping, have to pay in cash because they don't have a debit card so I know it could be VERY difficult for them!
I think it is a good idea. Notes have plastic in them which can sometimes be hard to brake down. However, if they do this then they will have to make sure that all little kids have credit cards. I don't think they would be responsible with them. The age you have to be to get them is 11. I'm sure they'd figure out a way so I voted cash free!
I don't have a credit card and it would be difficult to get one for me at the moment so I think cash is great as it is.
The way I get pocket money is by getting cash! £
It was hard because I think yes and no but in the end I put no.
Germs could be one coins and notes.
When you give the coins to a cashier they could get ill.
Even though cash uses paper, older people or under 17s may struggle to buy items. Also, using cash is influenced by how older eras traded - we trade goods for cash, they trade spices for clothes (that's a random example!)
We kids would have to use our parents or guardians cards and then when we have cards we will feel bad that we haven’t paid back to our parents
I think we should keep cash. I think this because we need to be aware of those who only have notes and coins. This is a problem because we should look out for all our world not just only the people that think they matter more than everyone else. Everyone in the world has a right and we are as special as each one of us. #Keep Notes
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No because some poor people have to rely on notes and coins for money!
Nlo because most children get pocket money in pounds and notes they don't just get a credict (or debit) card too put the money on
How would kids buy there own things?
Guys I like coins but if it's faster to spread the virus the no but i said I want the to stay on the vote.
what if you loved lemons then you converted all of you're money to cash then afterwards heard about a new lemon shop and then went inside and discovered it only took card. sad
If we didn’t have cash and coins because it would be hard for kids to understand money, spend it and learn to spend wisely. If young kids get pocket money, they probably wouldn’t understand and be able to use a card.
I use cash as my pocket money, cos I don’t have a phone or card yet
I like cash and plus it would be hard for older kids to practice buying stuff for themselves if they can’t have a card! Unless you have a gohenry! 😂 lol
We would never be able to buy anything ourselves!
all children don't have cards so there would be no chores to get pocket money and no point in piggy banks and also where would all the money we already have go they can't force us to give them our money keep cash.
I’ve got all my pocket money in cash so I wouldn’t be able to spend any of that
I think that they should stick with cash because if you are homeless you can't buy anything from the shops. Children couldn't spend their pocket money either and if they wanted to be able to then they have to have a bank account?
Cash and pennies teach children to save money and learn how to use money in the future. Also, when kids do chores to help parents or have pocket money, how will parents pay them? If they have a credit card they couldn’t reward children on the spot which is very unfair. Another point is that every shop must have a credit card machine with a PIN number. Some little shops on the side of a road or something can’t afford to get a credit card machine so they can’t get paid. Finally, my last point is that donating to charity would be harder. Normally in shops there will be a little box you can slip pound coins into or notes but if we went completely cash free, there would be less charity which is awful.
I think that it’s safer then cash. Plus it reduces spread of COVID-19 and other viruses because money goes through 100s of people and transmits germs. Although I do except that many do not have a credit card but when you turn 11 you can have a card. Or younger then that you can get a specific child card
I am a child and I have a Credit Card. It’s not at Go Henry. If you are eleven or older then you can have one. 😀
NO!! Money is an important icon in daily life!