Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Nervous..and Excited....Couponing Class!

In one month, I will be teaching a class on couponing, shopping and being frugal. I am very excited and ALSO VERY NERVOUS! If you live in Walworth County (Wisconsin) and you are interested, it will be on Monday Nights from 6pm to 7pm. January 11th, 25th, February 8th and 22nd. You can take a single class or sign up for all 4.

I have never taught before, but I am very excited to do so. I have come up with some topic ideas. Here are my ideas:

1. Shopping several stores, make a path
2. Loss Leaders and sales
3. Generic vs. Name Brand
4. Other stores beside grocery stores
5. End caps and displays
6. Price Book ( copies of my price book sheets)
7. Menus around those sales
8. Dealing with Store Rules and not friendly cashiers

1. Store coupons vs. Manufacture Coupons
2. IVCs, ECBs, RRs, Catalinas, Wine tags, Peelies, tear pads and others
3. Multiple coupons
4. double coupons
5. matching a loss leader with a coupon
6. dealing with store rules and fine print
7. coupon filing systems , binders and files
8. when is a coupon not a good deal?
9. set up seperate email accounts..why? I will explain
10. coupon karma :)

1. samples
2. free sites, the good and the bad
3.  recycling sites
4. always say yes...almost!
5. exchanges and bartering
6. seperate email accounts...why?
7. point programs
8. test drives and other offers
9. refunding

1. how to stockpile
2. What to stockpile
3. sell by dates, best if used dates, and expired items
4. once a month cooking
5. freezing
6. what to do with extras

If you were going to take a coupon class, what would you want to learn? I am working with two other areas of Wisconsin to give classes in their area too. :)


Jess said...

Looks like a GREAT class! Wish I was closer to come! Something I find interesting is that the coupons that say "do not double" but have a bar code starting with "5" will actually double on the computers but the ones with "9" will not (unless the cashier is looking at them).

Tammy said...

Hi Angie,
I would come to your class but you are a bit too far from me. What other areas will you be having them in?

Frugalmommie said...

jess...here is a great explaination on that!
Hope this helps explain that!

pennyscents said...

Definitely looks like a great class! Is there any way that you can share your price lists like you are in the class? I am also curious to know about the use of several e-mail addresses? I was using the road runner site to access a separate e-mail addy that I had, but it is so slow. I get a ton of spam on that account too. I still have that addy set up, but I barely ever check it. I have my main addy set up through outlook, and it is so much faster. I give out that addy even more than the other one, and I don't get hardly any junk mail through outlook. I also like the convenience of having it all right there. I don't mind having to hit the delete button, or unsubscribing. I have a feeling that there is more to this than what I am seeing though. Please explain whenever you get a chance.


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