This is what I noticed about spending $2 bills (United States). Most
cash registers have 5 bill slots and 5 coin slots. Many stores have the
bill slots designated like this: Checks, 20, 10, 5, 1. Large bills get
slipped under the cash tray.
I have seen cashiers take my $2 bills and slip them under the tray, with
the big bills. Do you think they get them back out to make change?
Nope! They probably get hoarded in the safe, waiting to make a full
strap for return to the bank.
On other occasions I think I have seen the $2's put on top of the
checks, possibly to be used as change.
Actually I have no idea where the $2's end up, and would be interested
to see postings from managers and cashiers about how you handle them.
> Based on what I've read here before, I think you
> would be surprised how few of the $2 bills get
> circulated back to you. Try putting a small mark
> on all the $2 bills you spend and then check for
> the mark from the next batch you pick up and
> repeat. It's been reported that you will probably
> get about 1% back.
> >About every six months I get a box of "golden"
> >dollars and a couple of straps of $2 bills at the
> >bank. I spend them all over this small town and
> >NEVER get one back in change. Where the hell do
> >they go? I guess I'm just circulating them round
> >and round through the bank.