By Kristin Finney
Greene Publishing, Inc.
On July 12 at 6:30 p.m., Joyce Bethea hosted a couponing class at Lee City Hall. The class was open to the public, free of charge. The class allowed those who attended to learn about the basics of couponing and to learn about different ways to save money when shopping.
Bethea taught the group about stacking coupons by using both store coupons and manufacturers coupons. She gave the group a list of some websites that offer coupons to local stores. She also told the group which stores had coupon dispensers and sales papers.
Throughout the class, Bethea spoke of the importance of keeping shopping local. Shopping locally allows people to keep their jobs and supports the local economy. She stated, “I would love to see people shop more in Madison and keep money local.”
The two winners of the prize drawing for the coupon binders were Tammy Webb and Maryanne Wicker.
Forty-two people attended the class. Due to the high attendance, the group even discussed beginning a monthly meeting where couponers could trade coupons and discuss new sales. Trading coupons would allow people who don’t use some coupons to share them with those who need them, as well as getting some that they may need from others who don’t want them.