Coupon Classes: Materials For Doing Your Own

July 11, 2009


Here is the information that I promised you all on how to do your own coupon class. Now keep in mind, I’ve only done the one myself. I’m definitely not an expert by any means. But at least this will give you a starting point. Yes, please feel free to use the materials. But if you do, I ask that you credit them at some point in your packets/presentation as having come from Coupon Geek. I only ask that as it took me soo many hours to put these together. :)

Here is the order of how I set up my couponing packet:

1) Cover Sheet – Just a nice little welcome and an explanation of who you are, ex. listing your name/website, for future reference. I put a picture of my blog button so they might be familiar with my blog when they went there.

2) Coupon Lingo – I wrote up an extensive list HERE and shared it with them. I did not go over it in the class but did explain it was in there in case they needed to refer to it while I was talking. I made sure to explain what a catalina, Register Reward and ECB was right away, though.

3) Where To Find Coupons – This is so important for new couponers. They usually have no idea where to start. This will give them a few ideas of where to look for coupons. I have a list HERE you can use.

4) How To Organize Coupons – Now they’ve found their coupons, help them organize them. I wrote the top 3 ways HERE. Visual aids are so useful in this part. You can use an inexpensive shoe box w/ lid from say Target for $1.99 for the coupon box. I happened to have a zippered binder from when I tried that method so I could show them. And the coupon insert method is just an expanding file you can get for $3-5. I got a cute designer one at Target for $5. And the little ones are around $3 at Target. I actually bought an extra for a giveaway. If you wanted to have fun, you could fill an organizer with inserts for a giveaway!

5) Walgreens 101, CVS 101 & Stacking Coupons – Now that their coupons are all organized, teach them how to use them with deals and sales to make the most of those coupons. I wrote this info up HERE. I also did a quick walk-through on Jewel, since that’s where most of our area shops. I talked about how you can use coupons with the “Spend 25, Get $10″ to make great deals and how sometimes the $25 you need to spend is pre-sale prices and not on the sale prices. This segment is by far the most important one to have visual aids for. In my write-up I gave examples of toothpaste, soap, etc. and I actually brought some with to hold up with a coupon while I explained the steps. I’d highly recommend bringing a Register Reward, CVS Extra Care Buck, Catalinas and Store Coupons to show examples of. Find an example of a Store and Manufacturer’s coupon that they could stack. It really does make it easier. If you really want to help, bring the latest sales ad and show them a few deals they could get that week.

6) 31 Ways To Save On Your Grocery Budget (without coupons!) – I put this in my packet in case they decided that couponing just wasn’t for them. That way, they can still work on reducing their grocery budgets. I have these written up at this link. (Note: I only gave the header of each and referred them to my site for the details of each one. It would have taken up way too much paper to write it all out. Also, please note, these are my own work and not something I simply found online and copied into a posting.)

7) Resources – This was the last page in my packet. It listed several websites/blogs that I recommended in helping them find deals & coupons. This is a personal preference of your own favorites.

Overall, the best advice I can give you is to just be yourself. While speaking in public can be a very nervous experience, you will find partway through just how easy it is to speak about couponing, if it’s already something you are pretty good at now. I had so much fun at mine that I completely forgot I was talking in front of people. When mine was over, I handed out a bunch of freebies I collected. These were just things I picked up for free or cheap with my coupons.

In the end, your class shouldn’t break your wallet. So if you wanted to do one for FREE, keep that in mind. I was lucky enough that since I did mine for free, the library made the photocopies for me. They also picked up cookies, water and $1 coupon organizers for everyone from Michael’s. (You could make your own cookies and watch for a good deal on water/coffee.) I picked up pens for FREE at Staples. I already had my visual aids. I did do two giveaways, along with the freebies. Overall, I really didn’t spend a lot. I just gave of my time and knowledge. My class ran about 1.5 hours and then we chatted for awhile afterwards, so I’d figure about two hours.

Good luck to all of you! If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email me at coupongeek at live dot com. I should have some free time tomorrow to answer them and I am also going to email the Word Document I used to those of you that requested it. Thanks for being so patient with me while I put this posting together! I had to get a few postings up for the references.

UPDATE: Yes, by all means, if any of you just reading this would like the Word Document I used, I would be more than glad to email it to you, too! :) Just leave a comment on this posting and I’ll send it to you.

{ 823 comments… read them below or add one }

601 Marcy Reeves June 23, 2012 at 9:16 pm

Could you send me a copy of your word document for the class?
I post almost everything I do on my facebook page and all of my friends say i should do a couponing class (or they want to give me their list) and I was at target today with my binder open and a lady walked up to me and asked if it took long to shop I said not for me and she said i should have a class and she would come (I did not even know her, go figure), so I guess I will start a class.
Thank you for this site.
Marcy

602 Heather Boisot June 26, 2012 at 5:25 pm

Hello would you so kindly send me the word document you used for this presentation. thank you very much

603 Qpon Male July 4, 2012 at 8:57 am

Hello Jaycie,

I wanted to know if I could get a coupon of your Coupon word documents. I want to help out some friends on couponing who are constantly asking. I try to tell them what I know but it would be so helpful to have some structure and be more organized. Your information looks like what I need. If you can send it to my email I would greatly appreciate it! Happy 4th Of July

604 Michael Littlejohn July 8, 2012 at 3:32 pm

Hi I’d love a copy, if you could…

605 Sharline Bridges July 8, 2012 at 7:11 pm

Hi! I would love some information about your coupon class!
Thank you so much!

606 lilly July 8, 2012 at 9:18 pm

please send a copy, thnks in advance..lilly

607 coupongeek July 10, 2012 at 11:20 am

Hi Marcy,

Just sent it to you via email. Good luck with your class!

Blessings,
Jaycie

608 coupongeek July 10, 2012 at 11:20 am

Hi Heather,

Just sent it to you via email. Good luck with your class!

Blessings,
Jaycie

609 coupongeek July 10, 2012 at 11:21 am

Hi Qpon Male,

Just sent it to you via email. Good luck with your class!

Blessings,
Jaycie

610 coupongeek July 10, 2012 at 11:21 am

Hi Michael,

Just sent it to you via email. Good luck with your class!

Blessings,
Jaycie

611 coupongeek July 10, 2012 at 11:22 am

Hi Sharline,

Just sent it to you via email. Good luck with your class!

Blessings,
Jaycie

612 coupongeek July 10, 2012 at 11:22 am

Hi Lilly,

Just sent it to you via email. Good luck with your class!

Blessings,
Jaycie

613 Michelle Bobel July 10, 2012 at 1:28 pm

Yes, I would like a copy of the word document. Thank you.

Michelle

614 coupongeek July 10, 2012 at 2:51 pm

Hi Michelle,

Just sent it to you via email. Good luck with your class!

Blessings,
Jaycie

615 Shannon Flora July 13, 2012 at 7:05 pm

I would greatly appreciate a copy as well! I’m so happy I came accross your blog today! I can’t stop reading your different posts! I look forward to coming back often!
Thanks
shannpf1977 @ yahoo dot com

616 coupongeek July 16, 2012 at 12:37 pm

Hi Shannon,

Just sent it to you via email. Good luck with your class! :)

Blessings,
Jaycie

617 Allison July 16, 2012 at 3:36 pm

Could you send me the Word file also please?

Thank you for having such great resources available!

618 coupongeek July 18, 2012 at 11:49 am

Hi Allison,

Just sent it to you via email. Good luck with your class!

Blessings,
Jaycie

619 Mary Morgan July 21, 2012 at 7:44 pm

I would greatly appreciate a copy of the word document of your tips. You are so well orgaized and well written.

620 Kristyn July 27, 2012 at 9:24 am

Could I get a copy of your word document too, please??? Thank you SO much for this helpful post so I can help others too :-)

Kristyn

621 Amber July 27, 2012 at 4:49 pm

Can you email it to me to please

622 Joy Dillon July 28, 2012 at 8:23 pm

Could you send me a copy of your word document for the class?
I have a coupon group on FB and would love to teach a class.
Thanks,
Joy

623 Elaine July 31, 2012 at 1:34 pm

I would love a copy. Thanks. And of course everyone should give credit where credit is due!

624 Joanne August 1, 2012 at 8:42 am

Thank you so much for the info!!! I wanted to start a class but had no clue how to organize it. Do you mind sending me the Word Doc.?
Thank you for blessing my family!!!
~*~Joanne~*~

625 Joanne August 1, 2012 at 11:36 am

P.S. I just requested the word doc. and i was wondering – Do you charge for your classes? and if so, how do you determine what to charge?
Thank you so much
~*~Joanne~*~

626 coupongeek August 1, 2012 at 4:04 pm

Hi Mary,

Just sent it to you via email. Good Luck with your class!

Blessings,
Jaycie

627 coupongeek August 1, 2012 at 4:04 pm

Hi Kristyn,

Just sent it to you via email. Good Luck with your class!

Blessings,
Jaycie

628 coupongeek August 1, 2012 at 4:04 pm

Hi Amber,

Just sent it to you via email. Good Luck with your class!

Blessings,
Jaycie

629 coupongeek August 1, 2012 at 4:04 pm

Hi Joy,

Just sent it to you via email. Good Luck with your class!

Blessings,
Jaycie

630 coupongeek August 1, 2012 at 4:05 pm

Hi Elaine,

Just sent it to you via email. Good Luck with your class!

Blessings,
Jaycie

631 coupongeek August 1, 2012 at 4:05 pm

Hi Joanne,

Just sent it to you via email. Good Luck with your class! I don’t charge as I only do coupon classes for our local library and charities.

Blessings,
Jaycie

632 Kim G. August 4, 2012 at 8:46 am

Hi, just found this site and would love it if you could send me a copy of your Word Document used for this presentation. Thank you so much for such helpful information.
Kim G.

633 Mary Lou August 5, 2012 at 12:04 am

Hi Jaycie,
Could you please send me the word doc?
Thank you so much in advance :)

634 Jeannette Sparr August 11, 2012 at 1:05 pm

May I have a copy please? Teaching my first class in 2 weeks. Did you charge for your class? If so, how much? I thought I’d charge $5 per person, then give them a folder with a month’s worth of complete inserts. Does that sound fair? Thanks so much.

635 coupongeek August 13, 2012 at 3:05 pm

Hi Kim,

Just sent it to you via email. Good luck with your coupon class!

Jaycie

636 coupongeek August 13, 2012 at 3:06 pm

Hi Mary Lou,

Just sent it to you via email. Good luck with your class!

Jaycie

637 coupongeek August 13, 2012 at 3:07 pm

Hi Jeannette,

Just sent it to you via email. Good luck with your class!

I don’t charge for my classes as I only teach them to the local library patrons and charities. I would definitely pay $5 if I knew I’d get a month worth of inserts, though. :)

Jaycie

638 Deneka August 15, 2012 at 8:02 pm

Hello!

Planning my first couponing workshop. So many people wonder how I can save 25-50% on each of my transactions and I would like to teach them how. your information would be great to use for my free classes.

Dee

639 shelly August 17, 2012 at 3:48 pm

I would greatly appreciate a copy as well. I’m so happy I came accross your blog today! The ladies at my church have asked me if I would teach a class. I know the information, but putting it together is more difficult than I thought. This would be very helpful. And most definitley give you credit for this. Thanks!!!

640 Heather M. August 22, 2012 at 1:40 pm

If you still see this would you pretty please email me the word docs. I’m getting ready to have my first class! /thanks so much!

641 Debra Zanella August 23, 2012 at 1:37 am

I would greatly appreciate if you could send me a copy of your Word Document used for this presentation also. Thank you so much for your help.
Thank you,
Debra

642 Cassandra August 26, 2012 at 8:38 pm

I would LOVE the word doc!!! I am thinking about trying to hold some classes for my friends at first then possible locally in the area!! Would love to start organizing and planning !!

643 Violet August 30, 2012 at 8:59 pm

I would love to have a copy. I’m not doing a class I’m just meeting with a couple of friends who would like to know what it is that I do when I go coupon shopping. It would be nice to have something to show them since I have no idea how to put together all the coupon info that is out there.
TIA :)

644 Tiffany P September 3, 2012 at 12:19 am

Could you send the word doc. as well please thank you

645 Lillian September 7, 2012 at 9:51 am

Hi! Could you please send me the word document?
Thanks for the help! =)

646 coupongeek September 7, 2012 at 12:01 pm

Hi Deneka,

Just sent it to you via email. Good luck with your class!

Blessings,
Jaycie

647 coupongeek September 7, 2012 at 12:01 pm

Hi Shelly,

Just sent it to you via email. Good luck with your class!

Blessings,
Jaycie

648 coupongeek September 7, 2012 at 12:02 pm

Hi Heather,

Just sent it to you via email. Good luck with your class!

Blessings,
Jaycie

649 coupongeek September 7, 2012 at 12:02 pm

Hi Debra,

Just sent it to you via email. Good luck with your class!

Blessings,
Jaycie

650 coupongeek September 7, 2012 at 12:02 pm

Hi Cassandra,

Just sent it to you via email. Good luck with your class!

Blessings,
Jaycie

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