Anyone else out there have friends begging you to teach them your couponing ways? Are your neighbors google-eyed and jaw dropped when looking at your stockpile? Then maybe it’s time you thought about having your very own couponing class. This is something that I had personally considered doing for months, but could I pull it off? I mean, I’d only been couponing myself for 6 months. Could I really teach others how to be successful?

I finally decided that since I was already answering their couponing questions then I might as well teach a class. So I did.

Here are some tips on how to make it happen:

1. Get an idea of who’s interested. Start by spreading the news about your plan. I asked around at church and sent out a Facebook message wondering who would be interested.  I got a handful of yeses.  The last thing you want is a class with only two people that show up. EPIC FAIL!

2. Pick a venue and send invites. If your home isn’t big enough consider asking to use a church or school multi-purpose room. These are also great places to hand out flyers/invites to your class.

3. Know your stuff. This class can only be successful if you know what you’re talking about. I personally used the book Pick Another Checkout Lane, Honey! along with The Krazy Coupon Lady’s beginner page as a guide for my class.

4. Make a list or flashcards of your topics/bullet points. Plan, plan, plan. Don’t just get in front of your guests and “wing it.” Know ahead of time every area you want to address. For example: Where to Find Coupons, How to Organize a Binder, How to Understand Coupon Lingo, etc.

5. Have a few examples. Your teaching will really have an impact when guests are able to see firsthand how you coupon. Walk through a start to finish transaction (or two) so they can get the idea. Visuals are great, so bring the actual product(s) and the receipt(s). (You know that some of those receipts you’ve been considering framing will speak a thousand words!)

6. Leave time for questions. Many will have questions once you are done sharing. Make sure you plan for this, and don’t make the class too long: short and sweet makes for happy students!

All right! Get to planning, and go out there and create some couponing monsters. If you do it right, they should be better than you before you know it.

This has been a guest post by Audrey from Oceanside, CA
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30 thoughts on “Pass it On: 6 Steps to Teaching Your Own Krazy Coupon Class”

  1. Amy Nolte says:

    my time is so precious and i have sooo many people asking me to help them with this, i read an ad for a large group in a neighboring town that did charge, and found it appropriate

  2. deborah naves says:

    I have taught this class 3x now for different groups of women and all have loved it. I can’t stress how important it is to know your material beforehand. I also brought in my reciepts to validate that it is possible to save and stockplile

  3. Luis Chavez says:

    If anyone decides to have a class in Dallas, TX I would love to be included. I was recently unemployed and I have all the time in the world and then some.

  4. I’ve had so many women in my community ask me to give a class, and don’t intend to charge anyone, but I would like to turn my couponing into a business. Its definitely a mix between my obsession and my hobby and I consider myself adept at it by this point. Does anyone have any ideas about how to make money with coupons (aside from at the register).

    • Anonymous says:

      Many people turn their stockpiles into garage sales. Some people find it unethical but I say why not. Your not hurting anyone and it’s yours to do with as you please. You’d be surprised at the things people will buy at a garage sale. And your most of your neighbors would rather get things at a low price from you than take the time to coupon and get it for free themselves.

      • Anonymous says:

        …but then there’s Uncle Sam. I’d advise checking your local laws about selling “goods” without a license. Did you know that selling medication can be against the law?

  5. Anonymous says:

    I’m looking for a coupon buddy in MS. If any1 is interested pls let me know.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Everyone who knows I coupon wants me to teach a class! I’m so busy so idk if it’ll happen! Thanks for posting!

  7. I wouldn’t know what to charge for a coupon class. The raffles are a good idea for a binder filled with coupons. I don’t have enough people interested in learning anyways, and where I live in a middle class neighborhood all the shelves are bare from those who dont work during the day by the time i get off work to shop there is nothing left for me. I’m sure my area is chock full of couponers!

  8. Anonymous says:

    I tell my friends and family about what I’m doing and how I save a lot of money. My friends are only mildly interested at best. My sister does what she can when she has time. I would love to share my knowledge if there was anyone that really wanted to learn it – would be nice to have a couponing buddy too!

    • Anonymous says:

      My friends are not interested at all!! My Daughter was impressed, so she has starting couponing too. I do have a coupon buddy now!

    • Anonymous says:

      I empathize with you. It would be great to have a coupon buddy. I’m more than happy to share what I’ve learned along the way. Some seem interested, but when given the opportunity to learn, they decline. Maybe they want to learn but don’t want to work for it?

  9. I am planning on giving a class myself in the near future… this article was just the boost I needed. I love the binder give-a-way idea

  10. I think it is just the best when one of them call me and tell me how their transactions went and the excitment in their voice makes it all worth while. I teach them the fundamentals and let them do it how they want. I really spend a lot of time on being ethical and how much they can help not only their families but their community as well.

  11. I teach coupon classes and have been doing so for some time now. I make mine fun and designed a power point presentation and I play a game with my product and they get to take that home. I do not charge for my classes. The way I see it is pay it forward. I teach my guys and girls how couponing is being a good steward with God’s money, time, and talent. I do a devotional at the begining. We have so much fun. I have met a lot of wonderful ladies.

    • Anonymous says:

      I agree 100% I don’t charge and do door prizes with pieces of the stockpile! I love these classes ALWAYS have fun and learn something myself!

    • Where do live ?? I’m in some need of help in learning how to use the coupons. Do you live in the North Georgia area?? If not do you know any who does??

  12. Anonymous says:

    Short and sweet is good but make sure you are giving them more than what they can read on the KCL site on their own. When I teach I tell them to read the beginners section first so that we have the basics under our belt. That way we can focus on putting it all to action with our local stores and their policies…just another suggestion :)

  13. And you would do this for——-FREE? I am sure many would be more than happy to compensate you for your time.

    • Anonymous says:

      HI, I wrote the article and I don’t think it’s a good idea to charge. It’s not my job to decide this for other people though. Do what you feel is right. I wasn’t charged to learn so I won’t charge anyone else. I did do a raffle though. I raffled off a new binder already organized and filled with coupons.

      • Anonymous says:

        I’m actually in the process of having my second class. Last time I helped a military family that was on hard times. This time around it’s a family affair. I’ll be giving away items I’ve aquired for free or as moneymakers. It will be a lot of fun for everyone involved AND will make quite an impression when they get to SEE what I got for free rather than tell. I’m blessed to have learned how to coupon so charging, IMHO, is out of the question. I’m happy to help others for the shear joy of helping others. Teach a man to fish, right?

  14. this is a get article i have so many friends asking me how to and if i would show them, but at the same time we are 2 hours away.. half the time i just say buy the book its great. so thank you again i think i might have to do this as a glass for the spouses here on base thanks again:)

    • TY for doing this for military families, it is a bit different b/c sometimes it is a better deal to go to the commissary and some ppl think it is the other way around, I have found some websites that print for military only and the coupons say for only military use….when ppl ask me that are in the military I always tell them about these other sites…I also like that u can look at the Commissary’s website and get the sale price before you go in so u can make your list and have everything rdy