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It's Sale Time
Vocabulary for Shopping
by Sally Jennings
Choose one of the following words or word sets for each blank in the sentences
which follow the list. Each word or word set will be used once.
ATM (Automated Teller Machine)
Robert walked away from the __________________ too soon, and the
__________________ at the cash register called after him, "Just a minute sir,
you forgot your ____________________.
Sheila like using her __________________ to make purchases, since she did not
have to pay until the statement came in the mail. Having a ___________________
was more convenient than paying ________________.
Jane always shopped at the same department store for her clothes because they
had a customer loyalty card, which gave her _______________ on her purchases.
Other stores had cards which gave _________________, but Jane liked the rewards
plan at her favorite store.
When they bought their computer, the Wilsons mailed in the _________________
______________ and received $40.00.
When Julie shops for groceries, she almost always used the _________________
she clips from magazines to get money off.
During the holiday season, there were many _________________. Jim found a very
nice knapsack _________________________ from $49.95 to $29.99, a lower price
than the __________________________ at a competing store. It was always nice to
find a reduced price.
A toddler was crying in the _________________ ______________________ behind
Sarah, but she didn't mind. She had two pairs of pants in her
_____________________. They were a great bargain at this
__________________________ price. She planned to give the second pair to her
sister. After all, they were basically free.
Billy was shopping for refrigerators. He asked the ______________________
in the appliance department for more money off the sale price of a large
______________________. The salesman told him that he could not give him any
more money off, because the fridge was already priced at
_______________________ and this was a ________________________.
The new ____________________ check-out counter had no clerk. The customers were
expected to ______________ the items themselves.
The ________________________ had not been working for three hours, but there
was no sign posted to warn customers it was broken. Person after person walked
up to it, inserted a ___________________ and did not get any
______________________ in return.
Mary always looked over the ___________________ that came folded in the morning
newspaper very carefully, since she liked to get a ___________________ when she
In Canada, a _____________________ is a charge card, and a _____________________
is a bank card. In the U.S., a some bank cards may be used as either credit
cards or debit cards. So in the U.S., a _______________________ may ask "Will
that be debit or credit?" when you present your bank card to pay for your
After Christmas, there are usually long line-ups at the
___________________________ counter. Barbara wanted a refund for the purchase
price of the sweater her brother had given her, which was too small. She knew
she could get cash, because he had given her the _________________. She was glad
he had not bought the sweater a smaller store, since smaller stores usually gave
exchanges only, not cash.
The newspaper _______________________ had the wrong price for the saucepan. It
was actually higher priced in the store. However, when customers mentioned the
ad, the store had to sell the saucepan for the advertised price until a
correction was printed in the newspaper.
When the clerk opened the ________________ after the sale, Randy asked for
change for a five dollar bill for the bus. He did not have enough
__________________ to pay the fare, since it was $2.75 to ride all the way
home through two fare zones, and the bus fare box only took exact change.
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