Recession Turns Tooth Fairy Cheap
Kids are getting 40 cents less than they were last year
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Jul 27, 2011 11:57 AM CDT
Sorry, kid, you'll have to make do with less money from the tooth fairy.   (©cambodia4kidsorg)

(Newser) – The Tooth Fairy has been hit by the recession. Kids are getting an average of 40 cents less under their pillows this year compared to last year, according to a recent survey by Visa. The new going rate: $2.60, though the amount varies according to region. Children in the West get a whopping $2.80 on average, while those in the East must make do with $2.10. How are real children affected by this turn of events? One fourth-grader hadn't noticed, the Denver Post reports. "But," she says, "I haven't lost a tooth for a while." (Check out some hilarious Tooth Fairy correspondence here and here.)

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Jul 27, 2011 8:20 PM CDT
I think I'd get a dollar and I was fine with it. That average means somewhere someone's giving their kid 10 bucks for a biological process. Such an odd tradition
Jul 27, 2011 4:30 PM CDT
The word 'recession' is easily the most overused and incorrectly used word since, well, ever.
Jul 27, 2011 2:03 PM CDT
If it is damaged goods (any cavities) my kids get even less.