Teach kids how to handle their expenses and buy their own meal
I have read a financial book before that if you want your kids to learn how to value their money, they need to experience how to budget and save. What I remembered from that book is that the author gave his 3 kids 100 pesos each every time they go out and that the kids need to use that money to buy for their food plus they can use the remaining money to buy whatever they want afterwards.
After some time, the 2 older kids were already used to their dad’s rule which made them wiser in spending their money. They try to choose food which will make them full and it must be affordable as well. That is because they want to have some money left to spent in other thing such as the arcade or to be able to buy things that they want.
Unfortunately, I can’t remember the title of the book, so I can’t give proper credit, I just read it at National Bookstore kasi.
For me, I thought that what he is doing is a nice idea and I would also want to try it out when the time comes.
…. and since Ren is already 6 years old, I thought that maybe I should start teaching him how to handle money or how money comes around. I know it will take a while before he will understand it but I believe it is better to start early than later on.
To help me do that, I am glad that Jollibee gave us a Happyplus Card.
Through this reloadable card, Ren can order his meal on his own without the need of real cash. I can use this as a starting point on teaching him how to order and have control of his expenses.
This Jollibee Happyplus Card makes dining out hassle-free and what makes it awesome is the rewards that comes with it with every order that you made. Guess what, you can also use this card not only at Jollibee but also at Chowking, Red Ribbon and Greenwich as well.
You might want to ask, how can you get reward points? For every P50 purchase at any of the 4 participating store chains (nationwide), you will get 1 point. You can exchange the reward points for free food.
And aside from cash points, members can also become eligible to join Happyplus raffles, where you can win exciting prizes such as P100,000 grand cash prize every month (awesome, right?!)
If you have a car, you can also earn extra points in your happyplus cards by purchasing fuel products from Caltex. You can get 1 point for every P100 Gasoline or Diesel Fuel purchase at any participating Caltex stations to be credited within 48 hours from transaction. A complete list of participating stations can be found at caltex.com.ph
To sign up for the cashless payment system, you only need to fill up a form and get a membership kit at any Happyplus activated store in Metro Manila for only P100.
For more information visit www.happyplus.com.ph
Mitch Lalic says
Nice way of teaching our kids to be wise when it comes to money. I also avail the happyplus card since my daughter loves to eat at jollibee.
Marinela Diaz says
When me and my younger sister we’re in high school, my mom used to give us our allowances that will last for the whole week. It was for our snacks and jeepney fares (in my case). Whatever’s left will be spent however way we want. Being the responsible ate that I am, I told my sister that we should keep the money so that we can buy the things we need/want eventually. That way, we won’t bother our parents anymore.
Speaking of jollibee happy Plus Card, my hubby availed one last March. I think it’s convenient and makes every transaction kinda fast. And we also won P500 last month in their monthly draw. Isn’t that great? Happy ang tummy ng son ko talaga. Hihi!
Mommy Levy says
thank you for sharing your story Marinela. You are such a very responsible ate in terms of handling your finances. Congratulations for winning the HappyPlus card. Enjoy earning points 🙂
kristine domingo says
it is the best way to teach your kid to manage their money for their expenses and be more independent on buying things on their own money.
sherry ann gole cruz says
nice way to teach our kids to be more independent ,thanks for the tip!
This is great for our children so they can learn how to manage money on their own expenses. Happy Plus card is great for our children.. Love it.. 🙂 Manage time and cost
Joan Jose says
Hmmm very nice idea po Mommy Levy, i aapply ko nga ito the next time na magpunta kami sa mall, ung mga kids ko kasi turo dito , turo duon ang ginagawa…very very nice idea. Thank you po.
Mommy Levy says
yes try it 🙂