Shhhh. Don't tell my husband. I think the kids and I might be hooked on National Geographic coupon codes. Don't look at me like that. It's not what you think.
It started quite simply, with one little book that I my eldest had purchased for my birthday. I had seen the book online and I knew how much it had cost, and that was it was a considerable expense. That night, I went into her room to thank her, but I also wanted to talk to her about spending so much money on a gift - even if it was for me. I didn't want my little girl growing up thinking that being generous was an excuse to spend money unwisely.
It turns out that my daughter was wiser than I had given her credit for. She had used a couple of National Geographic promotional codes and gotten two books at a price that was affordable, even on her allowance. I was surprised, and praised her for her spending savvy.
I'm not ashamed to say it - I think National Geographic and National Geographic Channel are some of the best things that have ever happened to media. They make it so that you don't have to travel halfway around the world to endure heat and bugs and innumerable vaccinations just to go on safari. You just have to pick up one of their little yellow magazines to read all about it, or turn on the tv.
I think I may have passed on my love for all things NGC to my kids. Luckily, I didn't even have to make my kids watch the shows - they love learning about all sorts of new things all the time. They've been bugging me to get a subscription to the magazine, but I've always reasoned that it was too pricey.
Last week, the youngest one emailed me a link to a web page with a listing of National Geographic coupon codes. I knew when I was beat - that same night, I signed us up for a two-year subscription.
I'm excited to have the kids so enthusiastic about something educational. Instead of having them talk about the latest video games at the dinner table, they discuss the possibility of growing up to dive into the frigid waters of Japan's Suruga bay to find and study the exotic creatures that live there.
The best part of all of this is that I'm able to add the fuel that their inquisitive minds crave easily, and without spending a fortune on it by using National Geographic coupons. Now, when the kids ask me to buy books, magazines, and starter science kits, turn to the world wide web to help me get them these items without busting the household budget.
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