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.

{ 822 comments… read them below or add one }

651 coupongeek September 7, 2012 at 12:03 pm

Hi Tiffany,

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

Blessings,
Jaycie

652 coupongeek September 7, 2012 at 12:03 pm

Hi Lillian,

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

Blessings,
Jaycie

653 coupongeek September 7, 2012 at 12:04 pm

Hi Violet,

Just sent it to you via email. Have fun sharing about coupons with your friends!

Blessings,
Jaycie

654 Tana September 7, 2012 at 2:00 pm

Hi there, could you please E-mail me the Word Document you used for your class? I’m going to try and give a class a whirl, I am hopong to teach others how I do what I do on a weekly basis. Just trying to find the best way to present all the information to them hoping they don’t get too confused.

Thank-you
Tana

655 Quita September 7, 2012 at 7:26 pm

Hello, would you please send me the word doc? Thanks for such helpful info too! :)

656 Nicole Sparhawk September 16, 2012 at 5:39 pm

I would love to have this in word, finally taking the plunge and teaching some classes…any help would be greatly appreciated!!!!

Thanks,
Nicole

657 Keri September 18, 2012 at 12:37 am

Hi there, thank you for all of your hard work. I definitely could use the info on the Word document for sure. Thank you again and God Bless You!

658 beatrice September 18, 2012 at 2:37 pm

i would love the word document! thanks for all that you do!

659 Robin September 18, 2012 at 11:49 pm

Please send me a copy of your materails, and thank you sooo much in advance.

660 Michelle Braun September 21, 2012 at 1:52 pm

I would love to have the word copy if you don’t mind. And thank you for sharing :)

661 Chrys September 25, 2012 at 9:23 am

Can I have a word copy? Thanks

662 Rhonda September 27, 2012 at 4:49 am

Please, I would like the word document you used. I appreciate all of your hard work and sharing your knowledge!

663 nicole October 7, 2012 at 11:59 am

id love to help my fellow couponers learn more

664 Lora C October 8, 2012 at 2:57 pm

Could you please send me the Word document? Thanks!!

665 Vicky Mancil October 13, 2012 at 11:05 am

Hi Jaycie..

I would love to have the WP docs for your couponing class emailed to me. I have been thinking of holding a class for my friends and family to give them informative info on couponing, but just didn’t know where to start. Your outline is awesome. Thank you for sharing with us. Now maybe I’ll be able to explain the process to them and this will make it soooo much easier.

666 Michelle N October 14, 2012 at 4:38 pm

Hello! What a great resource I came upon! I am teaching my first coupon class at church in a week and would love your word document if you can email it to me. I will be teaching outside and will just be making a handout/packet for everyone.
Thanks, Michelle

667 coupongeek October 16, 2012 at 8:22 am

Hi Nicole,

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

Blessings,
Jaycie

668 coupongeek October 16, 2012 at 8:22 am

Hi Keri,

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

Blessings,
Jaycie

669 coupongeek October 16, 2012 at 1:23 pm

Hi Beatrice,

Just sent via email. Good luck with your class!

Blessings,
Jaycie

670 coupongeek October 16, 2012 at 1:27 pm

Hi Robin,

Just sent via email. Good luck with your class!

Blessings,
Jaycie

671 coupongeek October 16, 2012 at 1:31 pm

Hi Chrys,

Just sent via email. Good luck with your class!

Blessings,
Jaycie

672 coupongeek October 16, 2012 at 1:31 pm

Hi Rhonda,

Just sent via email. Good luck with your class!

Blessings,
Jaycie

673 coupongeek October 16, 2012 at 1:34 pm

Hi Nicole,

Just sent via email. Good luck with your class!

Blessings,
Jaycie

674 coupongeek October 16, 2012 at 1:38 pm

Hi Lora,

Just sent via email. Good luck with your class!

Blessings,
Jaycie

675 coupongeek October 16, 2012 at 1:41 pm

Hi Vicky,

Just sent via email. Good luck with your class.

Blessings,
Jaycie

676 coupongeek October 16, 2012 at 1:41 pm

Hi Michelle,

Just sent via email. Good luck with your class. :)

Blessings,
Jaycie

677 Amy Moncrief October 18, 2012 at 2:58 pm

I would love the word document on couponing classes please.Any and all information would be greatly appreciated since I know the hows and whys but I was asked if I would be interested in doing a class up to share what I know and happened across your blog on it.Thank you

678 coupongeek October 18, 2012 at 3:14 pm

Hi Amy,

Just sent it via email. Thank you for sharing the knowledge of coupons with others! Good luck with your classes.

Blessings,
Jaycie

679 Samantha October 20, 2012 at 10:19 pm

I would like to teach my family and friends so they can save money i would also appreciation if you could send me a word document on couponing. Thank you very much.

680 amanda October 21, 2012 at 6:02 pm

hi iv been interested in becoming a couponer dont know where to strart and howto! can u help me please?

681 coupongeek October 21, 2012 at 8:02 pm

Hi Amanda,

I just sent you my coupon class document. It should be a great way to learn how to coupon.

Blessings,
Jaycie

682 Massiel October 24, 2012 at 8:33 pm

Hi…would love to get the word document…doing my first class fr the famili and need a start…

683 coupongeek October 27, 2012 at 8:43 am

Hi Massiel,

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

Blessings,
Jaycie

684 Kathy October 29, 2012 at 12:33 pm

Could you please send me a copy of your class! I am trying to start teaching classes and need a guide to run by..
Thanks!!

685 Brenda November 1, 2012 at 4:36 pm

A word document would be GREAT! Thanks

686 coupongeek November 2, 2012 at 12:14 pm

Hi Kathy,

Just sent via email. Good luck with your class!

Blessings,
Jaycie

687 coupongeek November 2, 2012 at 12:15 pm

Hi Brenda,

Just sent via email. Good luck with your class, if you teach one!

Blessings,
Jaycie

688 Sierra Lieser November 16, 2012 at 4:51 pm

What a nice thing for you to do! We are also locally holding classes for coupon starters! Could we please also get the word documents that you used?

689 Bob November 26, 2012 at 11:24 am

I would like to get the word document for the class. I am trying to plan a class here in the next month.

Thanks.

690 cindy December 1, 2012 at 12:06 am

Hi! Just found your site, and I am so excited! My friends and I are getting together to get into saving (we are college seniors and on a tight budget!). Can we get your word doc still? Thanks for putting your wisdom on here for all to see!! :D

691 Bev December 4, 2012 at 2:31 pm

I would love to have the word document. I am in the process of learning all I can about couponing so that I can give my own classes. I am in Canada so some of the information does not apply.

692 coupongeek December 7, 2012 at 3:40 pm

Hi Sierra,

Just sent it to you via email.

Good luck with your class!

Blessings,
Jaycie

693 coupongeek December 7, 2012 at 3:40 pm

Hi Bob,

Just sent it to you via email.

Good luck with your class!

Blessings,
Jaycie

694 coupongeek December 7, 2012 at 3:41 pm

Hi Cindy,

Just sent it to you via email.

Good luck with your class!

Blessings,
Jaycie

695 coupongeek December 7, 2012 at 3:41 pm

Hi Bev,

Just sent it to you via email.

Good luck with your class!

Blessings,
Jaycie

696 Kim Cox December 10, 2012 at 6:35 pm

I am so embarrassed, can you send me the coupon class doc again. You emailed it to me within the last week and I must have accidentally deleted it from my email. I can not find it anywhere. Thanks so much!

697 coupongeek December 11, 2012 at 10:01 pm

It’s OK. :) I just emailed it again.

698 alison December 13, 2012 at 8:55 pm

Please send me the Word doc. Thanks!

699 coupongeek December 14, 2012 at 7:43 am

Hi Alison,

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

Blessings,
Jaycie

700 Celeste December 15, 2012 at 2:22 pm

Can I have the word Doc plz??

Thank you,
Celeste

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