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Consumer Education

Caveat Emptor - Let the buyer beware.

Cybrary Man: How I Taught....Consumerism

There are many learning opportunities to explore at the local grocery store or supermarket.

I developed a good relationship with the local grocery store manager in the area where I taught. He used to provide me with class sets of weekly advertising specials. He also enjoyed giving students a tour of his store and he had the employees in the store tell the students what their jobs were.

I taught students about making shopping lists, coupons, sales, BOGO (Buy One and Get One) comparison shopping, unit pricing, sales tax, how to read food labels, freshness codes, advertising, name-brand, store brand and the generic alternative. They also learned about product placement.

Money and Budgets page

Have your students learn about all the job opportunities associated with supermarkets (many of which are behind the scenes). Practice filling out job applications.

Grocery Store Jobs Online
Supermarket Jobs & Applications

We also read articles about items that were rated by Consumer Reports magazine

Show students how to be environmentally conscious by using reusable bags when shopping.

25 Reasons to Go Reusable!

Environment page

Consumer Price Index

Cost Helper

Consumer Jungle - Students

Consumer Reports

Consumer World

USPS Postage Rate Calculator

Catalog Choice - Eliminate unwanted catalogs you receive in the mail

Charity Navigator

PackTrack - track packages

Consumer Protection

Better Business Bureau Your resource for consumer information from the federal government

Consumer Protection- Federal Trade Commission

National Fraud Information Center

Privacy Rights Clearinghouse

FDA: Food and Drug Administration

Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

Buyer Beware - 21 Things4Students - 21 Things 4 Students - REMC Home

Consumer Behavior

The Psychology of Consumers: Consumer Behavior and Marketing

Association for Consumer Research

Product Reviews and Reports -

Grocery iQ: Grocery Shopping Made Simple

Garage sale iphone app - Find yard sales using your iPhone

The Dollar Stretcher