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Reminder: New Coupon Classes Scheduled

 

I know many of you have been waiting for me to schedule couponing classes.

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New Coupon Classes Scheduled

 

I know many of you have been waiting for me to schedule couponing classes.

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How To Save Money with eCoupons

 

Yesterday, I taped a segment for the news show Connecticut Style out of WTNH New Haven.

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How to Find Coupons for Natural, Organic, and Gluten Free Products

One of the questions I frequently get in my couponing classes is how to find coupons for natural, organic and gluten free products. Although coupons for these products aren’t super common, they are still out there.

If you haven’t done so already, sign up for the Mambo Sprouts newsletter. Not only does Mambo Sprouts have a good number of coupons for natural, organic and gluten free products, they also send out periodic emails with additional coupons and information about these products. You can find recipes, contests, and product reviews all focused on healthy and green eating.

Another place to find coupons for natural, organic and gluten free products is Whole Foods, which bills itself as a natural and organic grocery store. Whole Foods publishes it’s own store coupons. Whole Foods coupons can be combined with Mambo Sprouts coupons, which are manufacturer’s coupons. For instance, if Whole Foods has a coupon for San-J tamari sauce and you find a coupon on Mambo Sprouts for the same product, you can use BOTH coupons on the San-J tamari. This is called stacking.

Visiting company websites or emailing companies that manufacture natural, organic and gluten free foods is another way to find the coupons you need. For example, both Earthbound Farms and Food for Life will send you coupons if you email them and ask. Just like any other company, companies that sell natural, organic and gluten free foods want you to try their products. They are usually more than happy to send you a coupon or two.

Coupons for natural, organic, and gluten free foods can also be found by using both the regular coupon database and the Organic Coupon database on my website. Both are free to use and very easy. Simply type the product you are looking fore in the search box. If there is a coupon for that product, a list will pop up with where to find that specific coupon.

Because I know many of you love these types of coupons, I’m always on the lookout for them. Therefore, I would also add Gina’s Kokopelli to your list of where you can find natural, organic, and gluten free coupons. I’ve recently added two new categories you can find under the “good deals” tab on the top of my website: Gluten Free and Natural/Organic. Be on the lookout for more and more coupons and deals in these categories.

Please let me know if you have other sources for natural, organic, and gluten free coupons. I would love to add to my list!

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New Couponing Classes Scheduled

As part of my goal to help as many people as I can save money, I teach couponing classes. I highly recommend attending a class if you can. I cover everything from how to use coupons effectively, to how to work grocery and drug store deals, and everything else in between. The class runs for about two hours and gives you the basics of how to get started. I’ve had every type of person – male and female – in my classes from the very experienced couponer to the complete novice. I’ve never had anyone leave saying they didn’t learn something. Plus, I really pride myself in being engaging and entertaining – I am a teacher after all!

  • I suggest calling ahead to reserve a spot.
  • Classes at Asnuntuck Community College and any adult ed sites require you to be pre-registered and require a fee for participation.
  • All Classes, unless otherwise indicated, are 2 hours long.
  • Classes held at libraries are free because the libraries pay my fee and do not pass the cost on to participants. Classes at other venues are priced according to the venue’s discretion.

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March 14th – 6:30 PM – New Britain Public Library – New Britain, CT 860-224-3155

March 15th – 6:30 PM – North Haven Adult Ed – North Haven, CT (203) 239-1641 ext. 1913

March 19th – 6:30 PM – Terryville Library – Terryville, CT 860-583-4467

March 22nd – 6:00 PM – Linda Gordon Beardsley Library – Winsted, CT 860.379.6043

March 29th – 6:30 PM – Portland Library – Portland, CT – 860-342-6770

April 5th – 7:00 PM – Durham Public Library – Durham, CT – 860-349-9544

April 11th – 6:00 PM – Windsor Locks Library – Windsor Locks, CT – 860-627-1495

April 12th – 6:30 PM – Elmwood Community Center – West Hartford, CT 860-561-8180 (Cost is $12)

  • Pre-registration is required. Call or sign up online (Registration opens on 3/19)

April 18th – 7:00 PM – Prudential CT Realty, 860 North Main St. Ext., Wallingford, CT 860-621-6821 (Cost is $5. All proceeds benefit Sunshine Kids national charity, which benefits kids with cancer and other life-threatening illnesses.)

  • Pre-registration is recommended. Walk-ins will be taken only if space available.

April 26th – 6:00 PM – Asnuntuck Community College – Enfield, CT 860-253-3066/3034

May 9th – 6:00 PM – Valley Regional Adult Education – Shelton, CT 203-924-6651

May 10th – 7:00 PM – Clinton – Location TBA

May 16th – 3 PM – The Hospital of Saint Raphael, CareCard Program, – New Haven, CT 203-789-3275 for registration.

May 31st – 6 PM – Beacon Falls Library – Beacon Falls, CT 203-729-1441

June 6th – 6:00 PM – Prosser Public Library -Bloomfield, CT 860-769-3558

July 16th – 6 PM – Wilson Branch Library – Windsor, CT 860-285-1931 (1.5 hours)

September 13th – 6:30 PM Southington Library – Southington, CT 860-628-0947

October 4th – 6:30 PM Brookfield Library – Brookfield, CT 203-775-6241 HOLIDAY CLASS

October 11th – 7:00 PM Windsor Library – Windsor, CT 860-285-1925 HOLIDAY CLASS

 

If you don’t see a class near you, please contact your local library or community center and ask them to contact me about a class. I can be reach at ginaskokopelli@yahoo.com or through the Connecticut Library Consortium. Just click on “performers catalog” and then search for “couponing”.

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Save Your Expired Coupons for Military Families

 

Did you know you can send your expired coupons to military families overseas?

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Couponing 101: What Items are Good Deals at Big Box Stores?

 

One question I always get asked when I teach couponing classes is about big box stores like B.J.’s and Costco.

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Couponing 101: What are eCoupons and How Do I Use Them?

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Couponing 101: Stacking Coupons

 

Stacking coupons is a wonderful way to get a great deal.

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Couponing 101: Counterfeit Coupons

Because coupon fraud has become such a HUGE business, many grocery stores are now refusing to take Internet Printed (IP)

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