Shop the Sales
You don’t have to be a genuine Coupon Queen to save money on groceries. Teach your kids how to shop the sales and use coupons in the best way possible.
This month’s goal: Show your kids how much money you can save by shopping sales and using coupons.
Pointers to cover:
- Basic couponizing guidelines.
- Creating a weekly menu and shopping list around sale items.
- How sales can really trim your grocery bill.
- When sales aren’t as great as they’re made out to be.
- Common pitfalls of shopping sales.
For kids under age 9:
Use several weekly circulars for these conversations.
- Can you find the best place to buy _____ (shampoo, detergent, soda, pasta, etc.) this week?
- How much money do you think you can save by creating a dinner menu around sale items?
- Does it make sense to buy anything just because it’s on sale? Why or why not?
For kids over age 9:
- Do sales always mean better deals?
- Does it always make sense to stock up on sale items? Explain your answer.
- How much money do you think you can trim off a weekly grocery bill by shopping the sales?
- In your opinion, how much saved money would make it worth it to drive to four different stores around town for getting the best-priced items?
- Have you ever regretted purchasing an item that is on sale?
Your Turn: Are your kids now sale-savvy? Share your conversation highlights with us in the comments!
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