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  Faye at 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

    November 1, 2014

    Cut Your Grocery Bills in Half Class and Food Drive
    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

    Register online at:

    November 8, 2014

    Cut Your Grocery Bills in Half Classes at the Pikeville,
    Goldsboro and Mt. Olive libraries!

    Pikeville class is from 10:00 am - 11:30 am
    Location: Pikeville Library, 107 W. Main Street, Pikeville, NC
    Registration: Call 919-705-1892 to register
    Cost: FREE!

    Goldsboro class is from 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
    Location: Wayne County Public Library, 1001 East Ash
    Street, Goldsboro, NC 27530
    Registration: Call 919-735-1824 to register
    Cost: FREE!

    Mt. Olive class is from 3:30 - 5:00 pm
    Location: Steele Memorial Library, 119 West Main Street,
    Mount Olive, NC
    Registration: Call 919-299-8105 and use extension 8001 to
    speak with a person.
    Cost: FREE!

    November 15

    Cut Your Grocery Bills in Half Class

    Time: 10:00 am- 1:00 pm

    Cost: $10 per person

    Location: Rawls Baptist Church, 10665 Hwy. 401 North,
    Fuquay Varina, NC  27526

    Registration: Please contact Cathy Collins at to register.

    January 17, 2015

    Cut Your Grocery Bills in Half Class

    Time: 11:00 am- 2:00 pm

    Cost: $10 per person

    Location: Asheboro, NC

    Registration and additional details will be available soon.

    January 24, 2015

    Cut Your Grocery Bills in Half Class

    Time: 10:00 am- 1:00 pm

    Cost: $15 per person

    Location: Lillington, NC

    This class is a fundraiser for Jump Rope for Heart through
    Boone Trail Elementary! A portion of the proceeds will be
    donated to support this cause.

    Registration and additional details will be available soon.

 Comments from workshop participants:

    "I wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed the
    class; thank you for an informative and
    entertaining lesson on how to save money with
    -Lavon, Garner, NC, October 10, 2012

    I recently took your 'Cut Your Grocery Bills in
    Half' class at Wake Tech in Cary (6/25) and
    although I want to say thank you, I don't know if
    that's really enough. I was amazed at how much I
    didn't know about how the whole 'coupon world'
    inside the stores really worked, although I'm a
    regular coupon clipper and always looking for the
    best deal. Your information, ideas, and
    presentation we very easy to follow and I continue
    to re-read all of the notes I took from your class, as
    well as the handout and your website(s) whenever
    possible.  I've even got my husband involved in
    searching deals and looking over coupons much-
    like he did before, but we get better deals now as
    we remain a 'money-saving team.' Oh yeah, I've
    told my friends &  too!  I just wanted to let you
    know that your willingness to share not only your
    knowledge of couponing and saving money, but
    how anyone can do it, is a real blessing to my
    family and I! I plan on sharing your business cards
    and class information with anyone and everyone
    who is willing to listen. Thank you again!  With
    tons of gratitude.
    -Carrie, Cary, NC, June 30, 2011

    "I just wanted to take a few minutes to say thank
    you for providing a very informative and enjoyable
    workshop last night.  I learned a ton more than I
    was expecting to and the workshop completely kept
    my attention the entire time.  You are great
    teacher! My girlfriend even laughed at me a little
    bit after the workshop because I told her I will most
    likely switch to the binder method of organizing
    after being so adamant about my accordion file! I
    also have a much better understanding of the Drug
    store "bucks" and "rewards" as opposed to just
    doing the Rite aid Rebates.  Thank you again
    -Jamie Madore, Raleigh, NC,  July 21, 2010

    "Good Afternoon Faye,  I just wanted to follow up
    with you and tell you what a wonderful workshop
    that you had for us on Saturday!  Everyone really
    enjoyed it and I think Kelly and I are going to start
    having a once a month fellowship with the other
    ladies in the church to swap coupons, etc.  I just
    wanted to let you know what a great job you did
    and how much we all enjoyed it and you have
    inspired us to really save, save, save!!!!  Thanks
    -Lou Ann Vasquez, Sanford, NC. June 14, 2010

    "A BIG thank you for saving a young-couple’s
    savings account. My husband and I took your
    coupon class a few months ago and I have saved us
    SOOO much money. We are eating better and
    saving money. It has been a blessing. I just wanted
    to personally thank you! I have also got a few of my
    co-workers to take your class and we talk
    coupons/ads all day at work. So it is great to have
    support all around. I also enjoy reading your blogs
    all the time, esp. Friday Freebies! Thanks again!
    You are the best! Keep us saving money!!!"
    -Vanessa Coley. Holly Springs, NC, June 10, 2010

    "Hello Faye,  Caught your workshop out in Garner
    couple of stormy nights ago and really enjoyed it
    --- thank you so much!  I’ll also take this
    opportunity to thank you for posting the deals you
    find!  I have 3 kids between 6 and 3 (each born
    with 17 months in between them) so major scouring
    of the papers for deals is difficult.  Your help here
    locally is a real blessing!  Thanks so much."
    April M., Raleigh, NC May 25, 2010

    “I wanted to say thank you for the life changing
    class that I attended last weekend at WRAL. I
    cannot believe how much money I have been
    throwing out the window by not using coupons and
    playing the game. I took a quick trip out tonight for
    a few items and ended up saving 45% on my final
    bill. All I can say is WOW. One other cool thing
    that happened while I was out shopping, three
    different people stopped to ask me about how the
    coupons I had were arranged in my binder. I think
    I spent more time explaining what I had learned
    than I did shopping. Once again, thank you for
    such a great class and I can’t wait to see how much
    money I can save in the coming months!!! Just to
    add, I've saved $50 in the last two days thanks to
    -Chris J., Raleigh, NC, April 15, 2010

    your attention? That’s what I saved last year on my
    grocery bills just using the lessons that I learned at
    one of your workshops in October of 2008 and
    reading your book. I honestly save AT LEAST 50%
    on my grocery bill and often even more. I don’t
    know if you remember me or not but I attended
    your workshop at a church in Wilson, NC. Before I
    left the workshop, I purchased your book, coupon
    organizer inserts and coupon insert pages. This
    small investment has saved me thousands on my
    grocery bill. With the down economy and slow
    work, the money that I have saved on my grocery
    bills has been used to pay other bills. It has really
    helped make ends meet. Thank You Again!!!”
    -Gwen P., Rocky Mount, NC, February 23, 2010

    “My husband and I took your class at Vance
    Granville in March. We thoroughly enjoyed it and
    have been saving tons of money. The first month I
    bought $584.00 worth of stuff for $211.00. It was
    fun and easy. It also didn't take as much time as I
    thought it would. After organizing my notebook, it
    has been a breeze. My husband has even gotten
    into it. He is my coupon cutter on Sundays. Thanks
    for all you do. I check your WRAL weblink
    -Kim C., Oxford, NC, April 16, 2010

    "I recently attended one of your workshops.  I loved
    it.  I now have my coupons all organized.  I am
    ready to go shopping."
    -Carolyn B., Raleigh, NC   May 5, 2009

    "Thank you so much for traveling to Greensboro for
    our lunch program on Tuesday.  I have received
    great feedback.  Our staff members really
    appreciated and enjoyed your program.   As you
    and I discussed, our country needs to return to a
    "frugal" mindset and I think you are clearly a
    leader!  Thanks again for your presentation."
    -Linda Bostick, Greensboro, NC  February 12, 2009

    "I just wanted to say a big Thank You!  Your class
    taught me so much, and I am figuring out more and
    more each day.  Being married to a state employee,
    December and January are lean months for us.  See
    my husband gets paid on the 15th of December and
    not again until the last day of January.  The past
    couple of years were really hard.  This year has
    been very different.  With your class I was able to
    get stocked up in November and the first of
    December, to where we did not have to worry as
    much.  Thank you so much!  My hope is that by this
    time next year, we will be able to breeze through
    December and January and not even blink an eye."
    -Merle Corbin, Raleigh, NC  January 2009

    "I'm very thankful that we found your workshop for
    many reasons.   Immediately, we saw the proof that
    Smart Spending System works.  In the longer term,
    this system will help us eat and live better, stick to
    our family budget, and become debt free.  My kids
    are enjoying learning about smart spending,
    saving, and giving.  Thanks to Smart Spending, we
    no longer have any immediate need.  Your
    information has been invaluable to my family.  
    Smart Spending is a great way to live and teach my
    children.  This is something we will continue to
    do!  Thank you again for everything.  I can never
    repay you for all that I have learned from you but if
    you ever need me for anything, please let me
    -Gwen Patricio, Rocky Mount, NC October 14,

    "First let me say what an awesome experience the
    workshop was this past Saturday.  I made my first
    trip to HT on Sunday & came home so excited.  I
    got $79 worth of groceries & pd $37.  What a
    thrill!  Thank you so much!!"
    -Liz Russell, Raleigh, NC November 4, 2008

    "My husband and I participated in your workshop
    you offered at Nashville UMC on Sept. 20.  We
    thought it was great!  You are a really great
    speaker. Thank you for sharing your coupon
    wisdom with us."
    -Gloria Liles, Nashville, NC, September 24, 2008

    "I know I've already thanked you for what I learned
    from your workshop, but I have to thank you again
    because now even my HUSBAND is hooked.   "Mr.
    I-hate-grocery-shopping" has spent the past two
    Saturdays going  to the grocery store w/our coupon
    binder and even VOLUNTEERED to go  
    again this week!  He stopped off at CVS on the way
    home and spent  $8.00 on $50.00 worth of items!  
    It's so funny - - he does this little song and dance
    thing when he gets home about how much money he
    saved - he's so proud of himself!  Ha!  It's almost
    like a game for him.    We've saved so much  
    more that we ever thought we would and are
    putting that savings into  paying off our debts and
    then into our kids college accounts.  I can't believe
    we used to pay full-price on everything!  THANK
    YOU Sooooo  much!"  
    - Toni Trone, Raleigh, NC, April 5, 2008

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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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