I went to the local grocery store and made arrangements with the manager to do a “Supermarket Sweep” type activity. If you haven’t seen the show, the basic concept is that teams of 2 have a set amount of time to spend as much money as they can in the grocery store.
However, in order to qualify for the actual shopping spree, I had all the teams that signed up answer questions about the prices of random products from the market. The top three teams got to come with me to the supermarket and do the spree. I gave them 2 minutes and both teams spent over $450!!
Submitted by Erica Abrahamsen, Resident Assistant, Worcester Polytechnic Institute