News: Coupon class teaches soldiers, families how to save
FORT EUSTIS, Va. — As food prices rise and budgets become tighter, couponing has become a skill that many Americans have tried to master.
Recently, Fort Eustis' Army Community Service began offering a class as part of their Hearts Apart program to teach service members and their families how to save money by using the coupons found in newspapers. Kate Dunbar is one of two instructors for the class.
"I feel that the class gives people who may be interested in saving money a glimpse inside the 'world of coupons,' and how to save money," Dunbar said. "We explain the purpose of couponing, how to get started, different methods of organizing, and lots of hints and tips that you learn as you get more involved."
Dunbar explained that many companies offer significant coupons in newspapers when they launch a new product. Most of the time, coupon-savvy consumers can get big discounts, or even end up getting the product for free by using the coupons.
The class, which is offered at least twice every quarter, is open to anyone with installation access.
"I always run into folks showing me their coupon books or asking for tips on saving money," said Dani Gebski, the second instructor. "The class is available to active duty, spouses, DOD civilians, retirees and their friends."
According the Gebski, spending just a couple hours a week can save you shoppers up to 65 percent on groceries and other basic-need items.
Itching to start clipping coupons and saving money? Contact the Hearts Apart Program at 878-3638.
Date Posted:06.13.2012 11:48
Location:FORT EUSTIS, VA, US
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