My son wants a $300 gaming chair for his birthday.
It looks like a really fancy office chair, with various types of color schemes to choose from. It also has extra padding and support in all the right places to provide maximum comfort as he sits in front of his PC playing games online with his friends.
I told him that it was more than we were planning to spend on his birthday present, but offered to pitch in a certain amount of money towards the purchase of the chair if he would pitch in the rest.
With a huge grin on his face, he agreed to split the cost of the chair.
He went to the manufacturer’s website, and selected the color he wanted. He then started filling in the purchasing information including my name and address. I then sat down and entered my payment information, but before I hit the button to complete the purchase, I opened another web browser window.
â€œWhat are you doing?â€ my son said, impatiently.
â€œJust checking something,â€ I replied.
I could almost hear his mind saying, â€œHurry up, already!â€ as I typed â€œDX Racer Coupon Codeâ€ into the Google search engine. After a few false leads, I found a coupon code for 10% off my purchase. I copied the code, and entered it into the coupon code field on the chair’s ordering page.
The coupon code reduced the bill by $30.
â€œNice!â€ I heard my son exclaim behind me, with all hints of impatience gone from his voice.
â€œNever, ever, EVER order anything online without first searching for a coupon code,â€ I said as I turned just in time to see my son nodding his head.
Saving money isn’t always a teenager’s highest priority. Sometimes my son surprises me by purchasing generic soda to conserve his funds. Other times he seems completely indifferent about how much things cost. The best I can do is just keep showing him by example how saving money is a daily part of our lives, and hope that it rubs off.
Do you search for coupon codes before purchasing things online? If so, have you passed this habit on to your kids?
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