Applications Being Accepted for 2013/2014 Kids First Coupon Book

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Applications are being accepted from area businesses for the 2013/2014 edition of the Kids First Coupon Book. Now in its 26th year, the Kids First book features nearly 200 pages of offers for discounts and free items from local restaurants, retailers, attractions, and service providers.  

The $10 books are sold through the Hamilton County elementary schools during a two-week period in September, and the proceeds are used to pay for things like technology upgrades, instructional materials, field trips, playground equipment and other school improvements.

This year marks a development in the Kids First program, with the addition of a digital option. Customers will now have the choice of purchasing the traditional printed coupon book or a digital version that can be downloaded to a computer or smart phone.

All participating businesses will be listed on a flier distributed to students and featured in a full-page newspaper ad, as well as the Kids First website. The application form and more information can be found at www.KidsFirstCouponBook.com. Inquiries may also be sent to humber_k@hcde.org or by calling 209-5450. The deadline to submit an application is May 1.


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