If you're interested in learning how to save big money at the grocery store, here's your chance.
There are just a few spots left in my half-day class on couponing scheduled for this Saturday, Sept. 24.
I'll be covering basic and advanced coupon techniques, including:
- finding, organizing and using coupons for the items you already buy.
- matching your coupons with the weekly grocery ads to maximize your savings.
- maximizing your savings using digital coupons.
- the ins and outs of local grocery coupon policies and rebate programs.
- meal planning and other tips to cut your grocery budget.
The class runs from 9 a.m. to noon at The News & Observer's downtown Raleigh offices. The cost of the class is $15 and includes convenient free parking, free breakfast, a class handout and a very nice goodie bag. We'll also do a drawing for prizes. Bring a donation to the Food Bank of Eastern and Central North Carolina and get a second chance to win.
If you need coupon organizer supplies, Mindy Weschler will be on hand selling her Coupon Organizer Pro binders, do-it-yourself kits, dividers and extra pages.
Weschler, an Apex mom turned entrepreneur, took her passion for coupons to the next level and turned it into a money-making venture. You can check out her website here. Prices range from $50 for a fully loaded 3-inch Coupon Pro binder to $5 for a set of 10 coupon pages. (Tax included.) At the class, she will accept cash, checks and credit cards.
After class, I'll stick around for an extra hour to answer your questions and swap coupons with all who wish to stay. So bring your questions and bring an envelope filled with your extra clipped coupons to swap.
Go to the N&O Zone page to register. The class is open to N&O subscribers and is limited to 50 participants.