Our children don't get pocket money. Husband and I figure that since we have to work to get a paycheck so should they. Thus, they get paid for the odd job here and there. Sweeping the stairway and the sidewalk might result in a $1, washing the car or piling the leaves might get them 1 Euro.
However, son found out fairly early on that there are other ways of getting money. Visiting Oma is one of them. Going to Italy on vacation is another one. There, my blue eyed children with their lovely round cheeks don't seem to need money at all. All they need to do is smile and let people pinch their cheeks and off they go with their free conettis.
Son is the most successful, however, when we are in the States. Here, it seems the streets are littered with pennies, nickels and dimes and son is there to collect them. I don't know if people drop them by accident and find they are not worth picking up but on a good day son will end up with a dollar in change.
I wonder if now, that people are starting to hold on to their money more, he will have to come up with another way to finance his Yu-Gi-Oh cards.