October 5, 2013
Cut Your Grocery Bills in Half workshop
Date: Saturday, October 5, 2013
Time: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Cost: $15.00 per person
Location: Franklinton- Living Springs Church of God, 607
Winston Street, Franklinton, NC 27525
Register: To register, contact Lajean at 919-801-1125 or
Pre-registration is required.
October 26, 2013
WRAL couponing workshop and Food Drive!
How to Cut Your Grocery Bills in Half class
Date: October 26, 2013
Time: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Fee: $15 per person
Location: WRAL Studio, 2619 Western Blvd, Raleigh, NC
Registration: Sign up for the class HERE
Please bring a can or two to donate to the Food Bank of
Eastern and Central North Carolina! Everyone who brings a
donation gets an extra door prize entry.
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.
Discover how to cut your grocery bills in half using the Smart
Spending System. You will learn to use coupons and many other
effective techniques to ensure you never pay full price for
You will discover how to:
Course includes resource directory, course handout, freebies, and
lots of fun! Most participants EASILY save the cost of the
workshop and more during their first grocery trip using the Smart
Spending System. This workshop will change the way you shop
and teach you to save more than you ever imagined!
Comments from Workshop Participants:
thank you for an informative and entertaining lesson on how
to save money with coupons."
-Lavon, Garner, NC, October 10, 2012
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
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 again!!!"
-Lou Ann Vasquez, Sanford, NC. June 14, 2010
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
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
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 you!”
-Chris J., Raleigh, NC, April 15, 2010
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 everyday.”
-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
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
-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 know."
-Gwen Patricio, Rocky Mount, NC October 14, 2008
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
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
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
-Chris Aman, Archer's Lodge, NC, May 22, 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
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
-G e r a l i n T h o m a s, CPO-CD, owner of
Metropolitan Organizing ®, Raleigh, NC October 19, 2007
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 us."
-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
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."
"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 much."
-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!"
"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
-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.
|It's Your Money - Spend It Wisely!