I come from a country that has four main coins that you can find in a person's wallet at any given time. And of these four coins, the biggest value is 25cents (1,25 kroner) so if you pay for something with coins in the US, it MUST be cheap.
Well that kind of thinking has really set me up for trouble in Denmark.
Yes, Denmark is ridiculously expensive. That is a fact.
However, I just had a reality check about how this "paying with coins = bargain" can really get you!
We drove to Germany today to go grocery shopping (AKA: to make a beer/soda run) and just before we crossed the border, we stopped at a Shell Gas Station to fill up. I went inside to buy us each a soda... knowing full well that there was a chance that I was going to have to walk across the street to the McDonald's because I bet Mads that the Shell station would NOT have ICE... and sure enough, they did not!
So I went across the street---ordered 2 cokes (with EXTRA ice because in DK you only get 3 pieces! LOL), paid for them with some coins in my wallet and then walked back across the street to the Shell station where Mads was finishing up.
Then it hit me.
I asked Mads to guess what I just paid for the 2 cokes.
Of course he guessed right IN KRONER (42) and then I said, "DO YOU REALIZED THAT I JUST PAID OVER EIGHT U.S. DOLLARS FOR 2 COKES AT MCDONALDS?!!!"
Seriously. I have done it before, but never really thought about it because "it's just coins"......
So be careful.
Those coins will get you every time!