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Giveaway: Southern Women's Show tickets!

Posted March 29, 2016

Southern Women's Show

How would you like to attend the Southern Women's Show in Raleigh for FREE?

Five winners will each win a pair of tickets! AND we have a coupon code for you to use on additional ticket purchases!

The annual Southern Women’s Show is coming back to the NC State Fairgrounds in April. Shop for jewelry, handbags & clothing, watch fabulous fashion shows, attend cooking demonstrations, sample gourmet foods, get makeovers, & meet celebrity guests!

Coupon Classes

Once again, I will teaching Couponing Classes at the show and I love teaching there every year!

The classes are about 40 minutes long and they are a great introduction to couponing and saving money on non-coupon items like produce, meat, dairy and more.

The coupon classes are FREE and included in your Southern Women's Show ticket price.

Dates: Friday, April 22 - Sunday, April 24, 2016

Class Times

These times could change before the show and I will update this schedule if they do.

Friday, April 22: Class starts at 12:30 pm on the Spotlight Stage

Saturday, April 23: Class starts at 2:30 pm on the Spotlight Stage

Sunday, April 24: Class starts at 1:30 pm on the Spotlight Stage

Cost: Free and included in your Southern Women's Show ticket purchase. See below for a ticket discount coupon code.

Show Details

Dates and times:

Friday, April 22, 2016: 10 am –8 pm

Saturday, April 23, 2016: 10 am – 7 pm

Sunday, April 24, 2016: 11 am – 6 pm

Location: NC State Fairgrounds, Jim Graham Building & Exposition Center, 1025 Blue Ridge Rd., Raleigh, NC

Show Features:

Stephen “tWitch” Boss: So You Think You Can Dance All-Star, Season 12 ‘Mentor’, and favorite Stephen “tWitch” Boss will be onsite as a special guest. He is also Ellen DeGeneres’ favorite guest DJ on her hit talk show. Don’t miss tWitch on the Fashion & Entertainment Stage, Friday April 22 at 1:30 pm. You are sure to be dazzled by his slick moves!

Whitney Way Thore: Whitney from TLC’s My Big Fat Fabulous Life will be at the Southern Women’s Show on Saturday. Her viral YouTube video series, "A Fat Girl Dancing" thrust her into the spotlight and sparked a global conversation about body image.

Kendra Lynne: Kendra is on a mission to teach the joys of home canning to a new generation. She'll be at the show this year teaching us how to save money, eat healthier, and be fully stocked with convenient and nutritious homemade heat-and-eat meals year-round.

Check out exciting culinary demonstrations, food sampling & trivia games at the Food Lion Chef Challenge Stage.

Cheer on your local heroes in uniform at the Firefighter Fashion Show.

Find new fragrances & get a complimentary makeover in the Belk pavilion.

See local celebrities compete in the annual Dancing Like the Stars competition.

Taste North Carolina’s finest foods inside the Got to be NC Pavilion.

Daily workshops, hourly fashion shows and cooking demos & more!!

You can see more details about the events and special guests at

Ticket Coupon Code:

Advanced Discounted tickets: $8.00

Go online to & click on the Online Tickets field at the top right side of the screen.

Then enter the coupon code SMART16 in the Promotional Code box on the left side of the screen to purchase and print tickets for only $8.00 each.

To Enter the Giveaway:

Five winner will each win a pair of tickets to the Southern Women's Show (good on any one of the 3 days). To enter the giveaway, fill out the short form below AND leave a comment in the Comments section with your favorite part of the Southern Women's Show.

If you have never been, take a look at the website and let us know what you are looking forward to seeing most. I will randomly pick the winner on Wednesday, March 30 at 1:00 pm and will post the winning usernames that afternoon. Good luck!

You can find the Comments section by clicking the conversation bubble on the top right of this post. If you have never commented on before, you will need to sign up. It's quick and easy to sign up. One entry per person.

If you cannot see the form below on your mobile device, try entering on a PC.

Many thanks to The Southern Women's Show for donating the tickets!


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  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Mar 31, 2016

    Congratulations to all of the winners of the ticket giveaway! They are:






    I will send each of you an e-mail today to get your mailing information. Please respond by Tuesday, April 5 to claim your tickets.

    Thanks to all who entered and my thanks to the Southern Women's Show for donating the tickets! We'll have another ticket giveaway soon!

  • jenfromnc20002 Mar 30, 2016

    I love seeing all the ways I can beautify myself!

  • melissamarnold Mar 30, 2016


  • tonjablakeley2 Mar 30, 2016

    Love the southern womens show. Me and my bestie go every year together and always buy lots of good stuff. Love the different cheese dips and of course the wine slushies!

  • carolerceg2 Mar 29, 2016

    I have never been to the Southern Women's Show, so it would be nice to win tickets and have my daughter go with me and would be great to attend your Coupon Class.

  • Sparkler789 Mar 29, 2016

    I love the Freebies!

  • galesid Mar 29, 2016

    I enjoy the Southern Women's Show for all the exhibits and of course the food sampling but I have not been in about 2 years.

  • angifowler Mar 29, 2016

    Lots of fun with Fowler girls.

  • hmazzeo Mar 29, 2016

    I like the free food samples - yummy!!!

  • meredith88 Mar 29, 2016

    My favorite part of the show is the fact that I get to spend the day with all of the women in our family. My mom, my sister, myself and our two sisters-in-law always go together. Even if we don't buy a single item it is a great day with family. However, my new favorite booth is the thrift store shop set up at the back by the stage. Last year we all found some great new clothes there for less than $4 an item!