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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 my students a tour of his store and he had the employees in the store tell the students what their jobs were.

I taught my 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.

My 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!

My 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

Product Reviews and Reports - ConsumerSearch.com


Walmart's Savings Catcher

If a local merchant has a lower price you get the difference.


Earny app

The Dollar Stretcher


8 awesome shopping apps to save you money

Grocery iQ: Grocery Shopping Made Simple

Garage sale iphone app - Find yard sales using your iPhone

Consumer Protection

Better Business Bureau

Consumer.gov: Your resource for consumer information from the federal government

Consumer Protection - USA.gov

Consumer Protection- Federal Trade Commission

National Fraud Information Center

Privacy Rights Clearinghouse

Recalls.gov

FDA: Food and Drug Administration

U.S. Postal Inspection Service

Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

Consumer Behavior

The Psychology of Consumers: Consumer Behavior and Marketing


Association for Consumer Research