A couponing class can be a great way to take your savings skills to the next level.
Of course, you can certainly learn a lot about couponing from blogs and books. In fact, I hope that this blog provides you with enough helpful information that you are already confident in your grocery coupon skills.
Nevertheless, you can always learn more. Grocery coupon classes and workshops allow you to get insider information. Moreover, you can ask questions that are unique to your situation.
Most importantly, perhaps, you’ll have the opportunity to connect with people who also care about using coupons to save money on groceries. That network can provide you with support, inspiration, and assistance through your own money-saving journey.
Grocery Couponing Classes Build Confidence
I think one of the most valuable things about taking grocery coupon classes is simply the act of doing them. Even if you’re already a savvy couponer, you might sometimes doubt yourself. You might wonder if you’re really doing all that you can to make the most of your couponing. Taking a class can boost your confidence in this area.
Additionally, committing to the class is a way of committing to the act of saving. If you only clip coupons sometimes, then you could use that tangible commitment. Even if you coupon regularly, taking classes can inspire you to try new things to save money on groceries. We get stuck in our routines, so a class can shake us out of that and give us that new perspective.
Types of Grocery Coupon Classes and Workshops
You might be surprised to learn that there are even grocery coupon classes for you to take. If that’s the case, then you are going to be particularly surprised to discover that you have a lot of different options. There are in-person classes as well as classes that you can take online. With online classes, some are self-paced while others stick to a more specific schedule. Some classes meet weekly, just like a regular college class. On the other hand, you can attend a workshop that only lasts for a weekend, a day, or even part of a day.
Of course, grocery coupon classes don’t just vary in format. They also vary in content. You can take a Couponing 101 or basics class. On the other hand, you can take an advanced course in extreme couponing. If you follow a couponing blogger or podcaster that you love, find out if they offer any workshops or webinars. On the other hand, you can look locally for grocery coupon classes. They may be offered through colleges, adult learning centers, local recreation centers, grocery stores, shopping malls, and libraries.
2019 Grocery Coupon Classes and Workshops
WRAL-TV has several upcoming grocery coupon classes:
- March 2nd: Cut Your Grocery Bills in Half Class at in Raleigh
- March 23rd: Cut Your Grocery Bills in Half Class in Roanoke Rapids, NC
- April 5-7: Couponing 101 classes at the Fairgrounds Southern Ideal Home Show
- April 12: Couponing 101 class at the Southern Women’s Show at N.C. State Fairgrounds in Raleigh
Delly’s Deals and Dotted Line Divas both have mid-February coupon classes on the books. They’ll likely offer more dates later in the year so pay attention to those sites.
Additionally, Southern Savers is planning some workshops. Check with them for updates on dates and locations or contact them if you want to set something up. Likewise, Living Almost Free offers couponing classes in various cities; dates TBD. Similarly, The Chronicle newspapers (including the Houston Chronicle and the San Diego Chronicle) periodically advertise coupon classes through Eventbrite, so bookmark that as a resource.
Furthermore, there are online courses that don’t have specific time frames. For example, check out free online class or videos from True Couponing University, Passion for Savings, and Fancher Education.
- Tips from Extreme Couponers
- Lazy Couponing: A Guide for the Rest of Us
- Organizing Coupons on a Tiny Budget