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Coupon Abbreviations
  • SC = Store Coupon
  • MC = Manufacturer Coupon
  • SS = Smart Source
  • RP = Red Plum
  • PG = Proctor and Gamble
Coupon Terms
  • WYB = When You Buy
  • B1G1 = Buy One Get One Free
  • .75/1 = 75 cents off one item
  • .75/3 = 75 cents off three items
  • EXP = Expiration Date

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Teach Kids to Save Piggy Bank

We work really hard to teach our girls about being smart with money.  Zulily has the financially fit Money Savvy pig in Blue, Red or Green for $10.99.  This is such a fun way to reinforce the concepts of saving, spending, donating and investing in cute Piggy Bank form!

What are some other creative ways you teach your kids about being frugal?

 (thanks Lauren!)

 

    • Michelle Womble

      I have explained to my kids about why I coupon.  I take them to the store with me so they understand the process.  I explained it by saying, the more money we save on groceries the more money we have to do fun stuff!  They like that.  Now, even the 5 year old, says, “Mama – when you have a coupon, can we get more (fill in the blank here)?
      It’s a great way for them to see that we all chip in to make it work. 
      I have also explained that we need to save as much as we can when given gifts.  I let them decide the ratios but we have to save, give to the church and spend.

    • Redoz

      we have been teaching the 3 girls about couponing. Our eldest was having some issues with substration, so the couponing has helped her. They are understanding the value of the dollar and how couponing stretches that dollar even further.  I am going to make them shirts which say, Couponers in training or something to wear when we going to the grocery store.

      • KendraTsongranis

         I love couponing, however I think it is things like this that turn people away.  Please do not put your girls in shirts that are essentially walking billboards  So many already hate us couponers due to the horrible Extreme Couponing show, I really think you should reconsider before doing shirts.  Perhaps you can go even on step further and buy them a shirt with a coupon.  When people ask about couponing, or even comment on the shirt, then your children would have the opportunity to share what they have learned… always better than being a walking billboard.  Just a suggestion… one mom to another.

    • Camille

      THanks for posting it.  My youngest turns 4 next week and I have been wanting to get her a bank like her older sister.  Her older sister has the Larry Burkett version but our church sells this one but at a higher price.  WIsh I could have gotten FREE shipping but still cheaper than what I have seen locally.  

      • Dawnbakeringram

        I was going to post this as a new post, but I’ll mention it to you–Good luck receiving this in time.  I ordered from Zulily in June of this past year, and did not receive the item until mid August.  (At least I received it, though…Totsy billed me and then never sent the item.)

    • Ckilfoyl

      About 5 years ago when I was using coupons I would give half of the savings to the child that helped me shop.  They were very diligent to make sure I did not drop or forget any coupons as they knew it effected their profit! Now with Southern Savers I have saved so much money couponing that at one point i owed my son over $300!!!!!!!!   I stopped splitting the savings but half does go in our vacation fund or allow us to pay full price for a special item with out feeling bad. 

    • Nonnie Mouse

      Our four-year-old son has a bank similar to this that he build at home depot (for free).  He is always watching for coupons and clearance prices as we shop, and and grabs a couple of blinky’s for us.  When the newspaper/magazines come he searches them for coupons and demands the scissors if he finds one.

    • Jane B

      Next Saturday, the first Saturday of the month, kids can build the “Savings Shed” at HomeDepot for free!!