Are you looking for a speaker for your conference, women's
    or men's group, religious organization,
    business, or school?  Consider a Smart Spending Workshop
    offering proven techniques for lowering grocery bills and
    everyday expenses.  Please contact Faye at (919) 818-9146
    or E-mail  for more information.

    Cut Your Grocery Bills in Half Workshop Description

    Discover how to cut your grocery bills in half using the Smart
    Spending techniques. You will learn to use coupons and many other
    effective techniques to ensure you never pay full price for groceries

    You will discover how to:

  • Effectively use coupons for items you already buy
  • Use weekly sales fliers in conjunction with coupons
  • Understand store coupon & sale policies for local stores
  • Find the best promotions and how they work
  • Develop an easy to follow weekly meal plan your whole family
    will love
  • Locate coupons for the items you use
  • Organize your coupons most efficiently
  • Master many other techniques that will help you save significant
    amounts of $$

    Classes include course handout, freebies, door prizes and lots of fun!  
    Most participants EASILY save the cost of the workshop and more
    during their first grocery trip using these techniques.  This workshop
    will change the way you shop and teach you to save more than you
    ever imagined!

    2014 WORKSHOPS

    June 28, 2014

    Cut Your Grocery Bills in Half Class

    Time: 12:30 pm - 3:45 pm

    Cost: $10.00 per person

    Location: Mount Peace Baptist Church, Raleigh

    Location: Mount Peace Baptist Church, 1601 Martin Luther King
    Boulevard, Raleigh

    Register: Please contact Michelle Lassiter at or 919-333-6031
    to register

    July 26, 2014

    Cut Your Grocery Bills in Half Class

    Time: 11:00 am - 2:30 pm

    Cost: $10.00 per person

    Location:  Williams Grove Baptist Church, 735 Rock Quarry
    Road, Raleigh, NC 27610

    Registration: Please contact Talitha  at
    to register

    August 16, 2014

    Cut Your Grocery Bills in Half Class at the WRAL-TV studio

    Time: 10:00 am - 1:30 pm

    Cost: $10.00 per person and please bring one or more non-
    perishable items to donate to the Food Bank of Central and
    Eastern North Carolina. Everyone who brings a donation will
    receive an extra door prize entry!

    Location: WRAL-TV, 2619 Western Blvd, Raleigh, NC 27606

    Registration details will be available in late June


April 2010
Southern Women's Show Smart Shopper Booth

    May 2, 2009 Clark Howard Event

    Faye had the opportunity to speak at the Clark Howard Pre-Show
    Program at the Durham Performing Arts Center in Durham, NC.  Clark
    Howard (nationally syndicated radio host and consumer advocate)
    came to NC in an event hosted by Coastal Federal Credit Union.  
    Faye, Dan of and Karen of Thrifty Mommy all spoke
    about saving money in this difficult economy.

    2008 Ovarian Cancer Research Fundraiser

    On August 16, 2008 we raised over $500 for Ovarian Cancer
    Research at a Smart Spending Workshop held through Clayton Parks
    and Recreation.   My mom, Marian,  was diagnosed with ovarian
    cancer in November 2006 and received treatment at Duke University
    Medical Center until she passed away in July 2009.  For more
    information on the Duke Cancer Center and the annual Ovarian
    Awareness Walk in Raleigh, NC, click HERE.   Our team has raised
    over $8000 in the last 5 years!

    2006 Strawberry Festival
         40/42 Area, Garner, NC, April 29

    Thank you to everyone who visited our booth at The Strawberry
    Festival in April! The weather was perfect, we had a great turnout and
    I really enjoyed meeting other smart spenders! Below is a picture of
    our little booth in all its glory.


    Many of the Smart Spending classes are also food drives and
    participants bring food to donate to local food banks.

    Here are some of the donations from a class in February 2012.
    Participants donated over 200 lbs of food that day!

Comments from workshop participants:

    "I wanted to let you know that your presentation was fabulous
    and inspiring; I clipped, organized and saved oodles on noodles
    -- as well as lots of other pantry staples!
    You will be pleased to learn that I am sharing the knowledge
    with clients so they too can shop smarter and save money
    weekly.  Great information.  Great sense of humor.  Great job!"
    -G e r a l i n  T h o m a s, CPO-CD, owner of
    Metropolitan Organizing ®, Raleigh, NC October 19, 2007

    "Faye, WOW is all I can say!  What a great presentation with
    TONS of information.  You wouldn't believe how excited and
    amazed all of the participants have been since your
    presentation.  Thank you, thank you for taking the time to talk to
    -Robin M. Haynes, February 19, 2008 ((Robin hosted a workshop
    for employees at the law firm where she works)

    Esteban attended a Smart Spending workshop on December 1,
    2007. Here is what he had to say about the class and his savings
    that weekend:
    "That was he best $15 I've spent in a while.  This weekend
    grocery shopping, I've saved $16 using coupons.
    For the CVS coupon (prescription transfer coupon) you gave me,
    I used that to buy toiletries at CVS worth $20 -- I still have $5 in
    the card.  I used my doctor's discount card word $30.  Instead of
    paying $45 for my medicine I paid $15.
    I used an Amazon coupon worth $25 at Amazon, so instead of
    paying $30 for the HP inkjet cartridges I paid $5.  I got that free
    shipping Amazon prime ($75 yearly subscription) so its free
    shipping.  A total of $90 savings this weekend.  My wife and I
    love you and the work you are doing!!!"
    -Esteban Culiat, December 4, 2007

    "I have just sent out an email telling all my friends how
    wonderful your class was, so you may get some requests for your
    yahoo groups.  I am heading to Walgreens today to get a free
    Airwick air freshener thanks to all your helpful advice on
    Saturday.  Thank you so much for sharing all your knowledge on
    how to save money.  You are a true blessing."
       -Tammy Tant, Clayton, NC 7/30/07

    "I LOVED taking your class last night in Clayton.  You are such
    an inspiration!  I am going to utilize coupons more than ever
    and follow as many of your moves as I can.  I was thrilled to
    attend and can’t wait to get my binder all organized, save money
    and pay off DEBT!"
    -Laura Yates, NC, Raleigh, NC, November 2006

    "I would like to let you know that I have taken Faye Prosser’s
    class and absolutely loved it. She taught us how to save at least
    50% or more off of our grocery bill. With the money I saved, my
    husband and I were able to take our three children to Walt
    Disney World for 10 days!!!! I would put the difference of what
    the total bill was and what I actually paid in a savings account
    and in a little over a year’s time, we had enough to go for 10
    days! And yes, even then I used her ideas to save even more
    money and still enjoy ourselves while down there. I use coupons
    every week and have had several stores even have to PAY ME to
    buy the items I have purchased. I know her system works because
    thanks to her I can stay at home with my three children(one of
    whom is disabled). For that, I am very grateful to her. She is a
    great inspiration to those of us who know her!"
    -Muriel Watson, Clayton, NC, May 2006

    "My name is Melissa and I took your class a couple of weeks ago
    at JCC.  I wanted to let you know that I have only been
    couponing for three weeks and have saved $211.43.  We will be
    applying that savings towards the price of a freezer.  Thanks so
    -Melissa, Clayton, NC,  November 2006

    " I wanted to thank you for such a great class, the overload of
    info and fantastic coupons. I have been personalizing my binder
    every spare minute and can't wait to use it. I have a feeling it
    will make the whole couponing process alot easier for me. And
    to anyone that is thinking about taking the class, it is definitely
    worth it. Definitely worth it for the laughs, knowledge and
    binder :)  So thanks again Faye!"
    -Lisa Holden, Wake Forest, NC,  November 2006

    "I’ve taken Faye Prosser’s class on saving money when grocery
    shopping. I use her ideas for a coupon notebook and clip
    coupons each week. I’ve learned the importance of looking for
    the sale items on things I buy/need and using double coupons in
    conjunction with the sale. I’ve been able to save a lot of money
    through this process.  I work full-time outside the home and it is
    worth my time to use the smart-spending system that I learned in
    Faye’s class. I would recommend this method to anyone…unless
    you prefer to pay full-price for all your groceries!"
    -Darlene, NC

    "Been couponing for 3 months now since taking Faye’s class. I
    used to spend approx $200 wk for my family - now I rarely spend
    $50. I make my grocery list/meal plan by what is on sale or what
    I already have (which is a lot, since I stock up when I find a
    good deal). I spend less than an hour a week clipping,
    organizing coupons & making my list. I figure I am paying
    myself $150 an hour for this service since that is what I now
    save each week."
    -Brenda, Clayton, NC

    "I want to thank Faye. It was SO nice to meet you and you were
    just as sweet in person as you seem on TV. Thanks again for all I
    have learned. I think the binder system is just the most incredible
    way to organize coupons, and I never could figure it out until I
    ordered one. SO glad I did."
    -Detra, Spartanburg, SC

    "Before I started couponing, I always felt like I was pouring
    money down the drain at the grocery store.  Now seeing how
    much I can save is like a sport! I can't get over the fact that in
    one short month (I took Faye's class on Jan. 31), I am saving
    HUGE DOLLARS on groceries, toiletries and household
    products!  I told my husband last night after getting $123.94 in
    groceries for $63.52, that I felt like I have been wasting so much
    money for so many years! Thanks again for your willingness to
    share all you've learned about couponing and smart shopping.  I
    finally feel like I've got control over our spending."
    -Keicha Berzins, Willow Springs, NC

    "I saved 50% off on my first shop! I can't tell you how excited I
    am!  My husband scoffed at the idea of me walking around with
    this binder full of coupons when I started this adventure.  Now
    that he's seen the grocery receipts, he said he promises to never
    make another snide remark about my thriftiness again."
    -Excerpt from an article in the Cleveland Post, Garner, NC,
    November 3, 2005, by Jennifer Konkol.  Jennifer attended a
    Smart Spending Workshop the week before writing her article.

    "I just wanted to let you know that your class was so energizing
    for everyone that was there.  I have heard people talking about it
    every day since then.  It has really spread like wildfire around
    the church.  Everyone is comparing savings all the time.  My
    next goal is to set up a coupon swap sometime during the
    summer.  Your class is such a gold mine of information."
    -Chris Aman, Archer's Lodge, NC, May 22, 2008

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