Coupon Tutoring Open For October 2014

Coupon Questions

 

Probably three or four days a week I get an e-mail asking when the next coupon class is going to be and if I do one on one tutoring.  I have taught just over 600 coupon classes in the last five years (my record was 3 in one day) and 95% of them have been classes that are not open to the public.

This year I have done 8 classes open to the public one of which had over 350 people.  I was hoping this would help get everyone in but I still get requests all the time!

Also in 2014 I stopped doing one on one coupon tutoring.  I could not justify the amount of time it was taking with the amount I felt comfortable charging you all for my time.

So many of you have asked that for the month of October I am going to open up 10 coupon tutoring sessions- they will be filled on a first come first served basis.

The cost for the two hour class will be $50 and it is taught on Battlefield Blvd in Chesapeake, VA.  If you and a friend would like to split it the cost is $75.

There are plenty of ways for you to learn to coupon without paying for a class.  My youtube channel is full of videos that can help.  If you have friends who coupon they may be more than willing to meet you at the store when they shop.

But for those of you who think that the one on one time is what you need to really succeed this is your chance!  Just contact me and we can get a date on the books!

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Coupon Classes Open To The Public: Portsmouth, VA

Ready for some hands on learning?

There will be a one hour (shortened version) of my coupon class free and open to the public in Portsmouth, VA three times in Portsmouth, VA during the month of July.

Each class will be identical- this is not a three part series.

These classes are sponsored by the Portsmouth Public Library.  You do not have to be a resident of Portsmouth to attend the programs.

Here are the dates and times:

Saturday, July 12 12-1 p.m. at the Cradock Branch of the Portsmouth Public Library

Saturday, July 19 12-1 p.m. at the Portsmouth Main Library.

Wednesday, July 23 6-7 p.m. at Churchland Branch of the Portsmouth Public Library

Immediately following each class there will also be a “Build Your Own Coupon Binder” session.

They will provide the materials (you can bring some of your own of course) and learn from everyone around you.  When you leave you will be ready to start shopping!

Click HERE to find the information to sign up!

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Raincheck Meaning

Raincheck Meaning

“What is a raincheck?”- I get asked this question all the time in my coupon classes.

A rain check is a slip of paper from a specific store that allows the buyer to return at a later date and buy a currently out of stock item at the sale price.

Have you ever seen a GREAT sale in a flyer, made a special trip to the store and they are out of stock?  It happens to people who coupon quite a bit but it can happen on normal deals as well.

To make sure you NEED a raincheck:

1.  Find an employee and double check that the item is out of stock.  It could be on an end-cap or in the back of the store.  If they have it that saves you from having to get the rain check and return to the store later.

2.  Make sure it is not a special promotion affecting the price.  For example if an item is only free because the store is having a triple coupon event, your rain check is not going to extend that event.  It is only for the price.

3.  Make sure the item is in the sales flyer- you can not get rain checks on clearance items or special sales like Doorbusters, Black Friday deals etc.

If both of those conditions are met it means you need a rain check.

Rain checks will vary a little bit from store to store.  At some stores, like Target, the rainchecks are processed through the cash registers and will print out on receipt sized papers.   In the bulk of stores they will be hand written by an employee.

As you go to check out let your cashier know that you want to get a raincheck.  This way the cashier can let you know if he/she can write the raincheck or if you need to go to customer service.This varies greatly by store.

The employee will fill out the slip of paper, including the product, its description, and the quantity (which will vary by store). Most stores in my area do not have expiration dates on their rainchecks but some stores will add them.  They can vary from 10 days (which honestly isn’t terribly helpful) to 90 days.  To make things easier have the store ad with you opened to the page with the item.

If they are STILL out of the item when your raincheck expires just get another raincheck!

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Coupon Class Open To The Public: Portsmouth, VA

There will be a one hour (shortened version) of my coupon class free and open to the public in Portsmouth, VA on April 5th.

The class is sponsored by the Portsmouth Public Library.  You do not have to be a resident of Portsmouth to attend the program.

Here are the details:

April 5th from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Portsmouth Public Library- Churchland Branch
4934 High Street W
Portsmouth, VA 23703

To reserve a spot click HERE and sign up!

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FREE Coupon Class Open To The Public In Chesapeake, VA

I am trying VERY hard to e-mail back all 350 people who have confirmed the class.  Some of the e-mails are going into spam folders and some people gave me incorrect e-mail addresses so you are not going to receive a confirmation.  We can seat about 500 people so if you signed up and don’t receive a confirmation please come!  We know you are on your way!

If you have been waiting to get into A Frugal Chick’s coupon class we have a rare opportunity for you in Chesapeake!

The class will be held at River Oak Church (255 Great Bridge Blvd. Chesapeake, VA 23320) on January 25, 2014.  It will begin promptly at 10 a.m. and should conclude around 12 p.m.

Each class participant receives a workbook and will have the ability to ask all the questions they have ever wanted about how to save!  All you need to bring with you is an ink pen and if you have one your coupon binder!

Here are some of the topics we discuss:

Sources for Coupons
Coupon Organization
Coupon Policies
Price Book
Meal Planning
Shopping Preparation
Drug Store Deals
Uses for Expired Coupons
… and much more!

Childcare will be provided at a cost of $3 per child. This must be paid when you register for the class and is not refundable in the event you choose not attend.  When the confirmation page for your registration pops up the Paypal address to pay for childcare will show up.

The class will be free but there will be a basket at the back of the classroom.  Please consider bringing a few dollars to help us cover costs and my time!

You can use the form below to register.

DO NOT call the church if you have questions- they won’t be able to help you. Just leave questions in the comments below and I or one of my amazing readers will answer them!

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January 2014 Coupon Class Availability

For those of you who would like to book a coupon class I do have a few dates available in January.  Please note these are not dates that classes are scheduled- these are dates if you want to BOOK a class:

January 10th, 18th, 23rd, 30th and 31st.

The classes take roughly 2 hours and as long as there are 6 or more people, the cost is $10 per person (8 people = $80).  If less than 6 attend the host is expected to make up the financial difference.  I can teach at a kitchen table or in front of 100 people in a lecture hall.   I have taught classes for MOPS groups, military associates, fraternal groups and congregations.

If you are an organization and would like to talk about a discount for a large class contact me and we will see what we can do!

There is an additional fee for mileage if you are more than 30 miles round trip from my home.  The rate is $.50 per mile.  When you e-mail to book the class I will give you a firm number.  As a host you can decide to pass the cost along to the people attending or pay it yourself.

Don’t forget I have a class FREE and open to the public on January 25, 2013 in Chesapeake, VA.

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FULL: Coupon Class Open To The Public April 7, 2014

It might surprise you to know that some of my coupon classes are booked a year in advance!

I wanted to let you know about this one since I think this will give you plenty of time to find a babysitter.

The class will be held at the Norfolk Public Library Little Creek Branch at 7853 Tarpon Place in Norfolk, VA on April 7, 2014.

It will begin at 5:45 p.m and last until 7 p.m.  This is a shortened version of my full two hour class but is full of great information.

If you would like to attend you will need to call 757.441.1751 to reserve your spot.

I will remind you about this class closer to the date.

 

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