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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.

Conversation starters 

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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