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Registration now open for WRAL couponing workshop on April 16!

Posted March 14, 2011

Our next "Cut Your Grocery Bills in Half class" at the WRAL studios is April 16th and registration is now open. Click HERE to register. I'll be chatting about couponing, store promotions, drug store deals and meal planning. I hope you can join us!

Whether you are a beginner or have been couponing for years, if you are not saving at least 50% off your grocery bill, these workshops will give you the tools and techniques you need to get to the next level!


For the full 2011 workshop schedule, click HERE . I add classes to the schedule frequently and if you are interested in having me teach a class for your business, church or other group, just send me an e-mail at

Class details:

Cut Your Grocery Bills in Half Workshop AND Food Drive!
WRAL Studio, Raleigh
Open to the Public

Date: Saturday, April 16, 2011

Time: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Cost: $15.00 and 2 non-perishable items to donate to the Food Bank of Eastern and Central North Carolina. This is a tough time for many people struggling to make ends meet and put food on the table. Feel to bring more than 2 items to donate, if you have them to spare.

Location: 2619 Western Blvd., Raleigh, NC 27606

Registration:  Click HERE to register online. Seating is limited.

Workshop Description:

Discover how to cut your grocery bills in half using coupons and never pay full price for groceries again!

You will learn how to:

Buy free and almost free products your family already uses
Effectively use coupons for items you already buy
Understand store coupon policies for local grocery and drug stores
Locate coupons for the items you use
Organize your coupons most efficiently
Decipher the drug store reward programs
Develop an easy to follow weekly meal plan your whole family will love

Course includes course handout, resource directory, freebies, and lots of fun! Most participants EASILY save the cost of the workshop and more during their first grocery trip using these smart shopping techniques. This workshop will change the way you shop and teach you to save more than you ever imagined!


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  • KLW Mar 15, 2011

    I'm going to possibly attend and I'm trying to get some coworkers to come too. I started an e-mail list of coworkers who wanted me to send them deal info and teach them via e-mail (one of them told me today that she is excited to see an e-mail from me pop up), and I just sent them a notice of this workshop.

  • Nancy Mar 14, 2011

    LOL - what? No check coming in the mail? Dang! Just kidding Faye.

    But what I said is the truth - the way to save is not as intuitive and natural as some might think, there is more than one way to use coupons :) And that requires putting all the pieces together and knowing store policies and procedures to make that happen to the maximum level of saving.

    But man oh man, for the pittance you charge, they get a return they can't fathom! And the people who have taken your class can attest to that!

  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Mar 14, 2011

    Thanks Nancy and RCC. Very nice of you to weigh in on the value of the class. And RCC - you crack me up - there are no masters here - only students, me included. (I'm trying to channel my inner zen these days).

    I promise, I didn't pay them to say those kind things! LOL

  • Nancy Mar 14, 2011

    Although many use coupons and think saving money is intuitive and simple, in the policy differences one store to another, it's not.

    Getting a basic understanding of each store's policies can ramp up your savings in a big way! Taking a class from Faye can finally give you the "aha!" moment you've missed that will find you headed down the Extreme Couponer Road to savings you never thought possible!

    Within a couple months of learning from Faye, following her recommendations, you will be saving enough money to fill your gas tank at today's prices and never feel it in your budget!

    Think of it that way - saving money on things you're already going to buy, and where that savings can relieve pressure on your necessary expenses!

    Saving money is much easier than earning it, and saving money isn't taxed by the local or federal governments :)

  • Oxymoron02 Mar 14, 2011

    I don't consider myself a novice saver, and I haven't considered myself a beginning couponer for several months. I attended Faye's workshop at Heartfields in Cary.

    I'll be honest, I went to reinforce a lot of what I already know, and brought a friend I thought could use "professional help." And, let's be honest, to kneel at the feet of the master.

    I was surprised to pick up a few pointers and tricks of the trade I did not already know. I've gotten pretty good at this couponing thing, but since taking Faye's class I've saved a little more money than I otherwise would have.

    If you're starting out, or even at an intermediate level, Faye's got a lot to teach. The class is very much worth the money.

    The class I took was free, but I made back the cost of the gas I used getting there the first week using her tips. :) Hard to beleive I could kick my drugstore savings up much higher, but I did.