Last Thursday, March 8th, I had the opportunity to lead a Couponing Workshop at the Fairfax County Government Center in conjunction with Fairfax County Consumer Affairs “National Consumer Protection Week” seminars and activities. The class had a great turn-out with about 20 people taking time from their busy Thursday evenings to listen to me talk about savvy shopping strategies, couponing basics, grocery store deals and creating a (reasonable) stockpile.
I really enjoyed leading the workshop and meeting some wonderful ladies (and even 1 man in the class). I was excited to meet some “experienced couponers” in the class, who were able to share some of their own tips and favorite ways to save with beginners. One savvy saver brought along her 10-year old daughter, who is already well-versed in couponing! What a great skill to teach your children!
Here’s a short clip from the class:
I want to extend a special thanks to the following companies for their help & support in providing materials and giveaway items for this free workshop:
- Washington Examiner – provided extra copies of their Sunday newspaper complete with coupon inserts! Plus they had sign-up sheets available so that attendees could fill out a form to have the Sunday paper delivered to their own house for FREE (yes, you heard right. FREE Coupons!)
- Washington Post – provided extra copies of their Sunday newspaper inserts for class attendees.
- Q-Totes – provided one of their trendy and fashionable Q-tote coupon binders ($32-value) to giveaway to one lucky attendee, plus special flyers for attendees to take home as they considered the type of coupon organizer they wanted to use.
- Giant grocery store – provided a special $25 Giant gift card to giveaway to one lucky attendee to help him/her get a head start on grocery shopping savings!
- Money Saving Mom – provided a complimentary copy of the “The Money Saving Mom’s Budget” to giveaway to one lucky attendee!
And of course, a special thanks to Fairfax County and all the wonderful attendees who came!