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Why saving money is important

Posted April 11, 2010

WRAL's Smart Shopper Faye Prosser held a workshop on how to cut your grocery bill in half in WRAL's Studio A on Saturday, April 10, 2010.

WRAL's Smart Shopper Faye Prosser held a workshop on how to cut your grocery bill in half in WRAL's Studio A Saturday.

WRAL Smart Shopper Faye Prosser Money-saving lifestyle starts with groceries

(See photos from the workshop.)

She gave a pep talk on why cutting down your grocery bill is important and how it can lead to a money-saving mentality and lifestyle. The talk prompted a lively question-and-answer session, with workshop participants sharing their own knowledge.

About 75 people attended the workshop and got tips and goodies, including $5 coupons to Lowes and Harris Teeter gift cards. The first 25 participants got free reusable Harris Teeter shopping bags.

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  • ma23 Apr 14, 2010

    I really did enjoy this workshop even though I didn't erally learn much - I have been living this way for the last 6 months to a year. I must say I felt really great about getting all my bargains as if I had some kind of deep secret and now.... lol!! I do wonder if you follow the same types of principles when shopping for things like clothes, shoes and things other than groceries. Let me know if you need a helper from the 'ville!

  • jrwachholz Apr 12, 2010

    It was an excellent workshop! Thanks for the great advice!

  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Apr 12, 2010

    Ladies, you are all very kind. I really appreciate your encouragement. Nancy - you are so right about folks just barely getting by. I am so thankful to be able to share my money saving thoughts on this blog every week and hope it helps a few to not have to paddle so hard!

  • Nancy Apr 12, 2010

    Reading the news of what our state legislative body is looking at in ways to raise revenue, at our expense as consumers and taxpayers, any way you can save money will help offset these increases.

    Sometimes I feel like a duck, calm on the surface and paddling like crazy below...trying to stay afloat :)

    Faye, you're going to become even more important to so many as people struggle to find ways to save and maintain status quo!

    Keep up the excellent work!

  • KLW Apr 11, 2010

    I HIGHLY recommend that anyone who's even remotely interested attend one of Faye's workshops! I'm a pretty experienced couponer, but I picked up several tips at Saturday's event. If you're new to it, Faye's class will just rock your world and you will learn so much. You'll think, "I can't believe I've been missing out on all this..." Last year I saved over $1200 at the grocery stores, and that was even before stumbling onto Faye and savvydollar.org.

  • t0tAlChA0s Apr 11, 2010

    Thank you Faye and WRAL for having this workshop. It was fun and educating.