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How much for a tooth? Tooth Fairy's doling out nearly $4 a tooth, a survey says

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Days of finding a quarter under your pillow are long gone. The Tooth Fairy no longer leaves loose change. Kids this year are getting an average of $3.70 per lost tooth, a 23 per cent jump over last year's rate of $3 a tooth, according to a new survey by payment processor Visa Inc., released Friday. That's a 42 per cent spike from the $2.60 per tooth that the Tooth Fairy gave in 2011. Part of the reason for the sharp rise: Parents don't want their kids to be the ones at the playground who received the lowest amount.

How much for a tooth? Tooth Fairy's doling out nearly $4 a tooth, a survey says

NEW YORK, NY — Days of finding a quarter under your pillow are long gone. The Tooth Fairy no longer leaves loose change. Kids this year are getting an average of $3.70 per lost tooth, a 23 per cent jump over last year's rate of $3 a tooth, according to a new survey by payment processor Visa Inc., released Friday. That's a 42 per cent spike from the $2.60 per tooth that the Tooth Fairy gave in 2011. Part of the reason for the sharp rise: Parents don't want their kids to be the ones at the playground who received the lowest amount.

Tooth Fairy inflation gone wild

By Chris Taylor NEW YORK (Reuters) - Kelly Bird Pierre knew the world had changed when she heard what the Tooth Fairy was giving out these days. The 39-year-old educator from South Orange, New Jersey used to get a quarter whenever she lost one of her own baby teeth. But when her daughter Oona and son Jacques went through the same phase, reports from their schoolyard buddies swiftly got back to her: $3, $5, even $10 a tooth. Pierre was shocked. "A dollar still seems reasonable to me," she said.
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