BUSINESS OF THE DAY: Counting Coupons
Find a coupon book, newspaper, or piece of direct mail piece with coupons. Work together to add up the coupons to a specific dollar amount. Example: $10, $20, $50.
THE PRESENTATION SLIDE WITH TODAY'S OBJECTIVES: Why You're Doing This
- Introduce your child to a coupon – what it looks like, how you know it’s a coupon, why you cut them out or take them to a store with you.
- Show the connection between using a coupon and saving money at a store.
- Introduce briefly the concept of saving and discounting – why a store chooses to do that, why that’s important to a store’s mission or vision.
THE FAMILY CONFERENCE CALL: Questions to Talk About Together
- Are there any coupons for products our family buys and uses?
- How much is the coupon worth? (How much money do we save?)
- How many coupons did you find and/or cut out? Of that collection, pick two or three you would like to use in the grocery store this week.
Safety first. If your child uses scissors, have him or her cut out the coupons safely. Provide an envelope or folder for him or her to collect and organize coupons.