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On Tuesday, July 24th, from 6:30-8:30pm, I’ll be leading a free coupon workshop titled “Save Your Summer” at the Richmond Times Dispatch production plant in Hanover (8460 Times Dispatch Boulevard, Mechanicsville).
As the name suggests, the class will cover a smorgasbord of money-saving topics related to summer, including free summer activities for kids, cheap staycations and daytrips, dining out discounts, and grocery coupons. I won’t cover back-to-school topics in depth because there is another class coming on that at the end of August, but I will offer a few ideas for school supply discounts and consignment sale shopping to get you started.
There will also be a coupon swap at the end, so bring coupons you don’t need and even recently expired coupons that can be sent to military families.
Please come! You’ll need to register online here.
(Coupon in May 13 RTD)
Being a holiday weekend, Sunday’s Times-Dispatch won’t contain any manufacturer coupons. The front cover wrap will have coupons for a number of local businesses:
I don’t know the coupon details for this week, but when the paper ran a similar cover a few weeks ago, the India K’Raja coupon was “buy one entree, get one free,” and the Habitat for Humanity ReStore was for 50% off your entire purchase!
Since I have grocery coupons on the brain from teaching a number of couponing classes in the past week, I thought I would pass along three suggestions for paying less for Sunday papers with the coupon inserts (Sunday Times-Dispatch sticker price = $2):
Get a different paper – If you live on the eastern side of Richmond, you might be close to the coverage areas of smaller, cheaper newspapers that carry the weekly inserts. More Bang for Your Buck on NBC12 recently featured some nearby alternatives, such as the Virginia Gazette (Williamsburg) and the Tidewater Review (West Point, King William, King & Queen and New Kent).
Take advantage of new subscriber specials – Not a new Times-Dispatch subscriber? How about The Washington Post? In my zip code I can sign up for 52 weeks of Sunday Washington Post delivery for $.99 a week. The coupons will vary slightly.
Obviously, if you have sources like friends and family to give you their extra inserts for free, that’s even better!
Alright, Coupon Braintrust, what did I miss?