Each Team was given 1 of 10 real-world scenarios (on an index card) and asked to find the best deal they could, given the budget they were given. Some of the tasks included coupons (paper-clipped to the index card) that they could use if it proved to be the best price (sometimes the coupon was not beneficial). I tried to create scenarios that sent them throughout the store, from one area to another. I also encouraged them to think outside the box and use some of the savvy shopping information I shared with them. They received bonus points if they could figure out what items were taxed and how much it would affect the overall price. Once the team completed the task they had to report back to me and tell me how much they spent and I would critique their finds and make suggestions like: "Did you ever think to look for an inexpensive plastic bowl from kitchenware, rather than a real dog bowl? Would that have been cheaper?" It was really interesting to watch the girls improve with each task. Sometimes I would hand them the card and they would say, "There is no way possible I can buy all this stuff with so little money." And then they would return surprised that they had $10 left over!
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Examples of Coupons