They scream, throw tantrums in the aisles, and beg for every sugary thing in site. While many moms avoid taking their kids to the grocery store, it can be a rewarding experience that can actually help save you money.
Stephanie Vozza, founder of The Organized Parent, and parenting expert, says one of the best ways to keep kids busy AND keep your grocery bill low is to teach them about coupons. "I recently took my 13 year old to the grocery store with me when I was matching coupons to store sales. We purchased $125 worth of groceries for $42 and as he was helping me load the food into our car he said, "Mom that was fun! Can I help you again?" I felt glad I had taken the time to tell him about coupons, and I've noticed he is paying more attention to our grocery store circulars", she says.
Stephanie encourages parents to teach children about using coupons with these 4 simple strategies:
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