Common Cents: It's Free, But at What Cost?

In this article, the topic of free offers, BOGO free, and free with purchase items is discussed.  Suggestions are made to help kids understand that there is often a hidden cost in receiving these supposedly free items.
Grade levels: PK-2, 3-5, 6-8
Content keywords: decision-making, opportunity cost, marketing, common cents
Key Concepts: Personal Finance, Economics
Resource type: Article
Time requirement: Varies
Common Cents:  It's Free, But at What Cost?