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I give my children special slips of paper as a reward for good behavior (a "token economy"). They can collect these slips of paper and use them to "buy" rewards such as toys, treats, or fun activities.

Do these reward tokens have the halachic properties of money? For example, are they muktzeh on Shabbos? Could I reward my kids with them on Shabbos? Could they trade them in for prizes on Shabbos? Do they theoretically have a value that makes it possible to use them in any kind of kinyan or redemption?

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is there a difference between tickets established as reward tokens before shabbos and those used on shabbos as retward tickets in shuls? Just asking. I like this question. – Danno Mar 4 '13 at 21:34

Be'er Moshe 6:100 says it is permitted to play with fake paper money on Shabbos, however he says not to play with fake coins. Ohr L'Tziyon 2:42:5 note 5 says it is permitted to play Monopoly on Shabbos since the fake money is only a toy.

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It may be different here since the question is not about fake money but tokens which are actually redeemable for something. – Michoel Mar 4 '13 at 22:02
@Michoel Exactly. How is the money in the question fake? – Double AA Mar 4 '13 at 23:14

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