Saturday, September 4, 2010
September is National Coupon Month
Did you know that September is National Coupon Month!
Here are some fun facts: (Thanks, Jill!)
**The first hand-written coupons, for free fountain drinks promoting Coca-Cola, were given out in 1894 (see the cute coupon pictured above).
**Coupons soon spread to local grocery stores eventually becoming their own industry during the late 1950's (We love you Harris Teeter and your triple and doubles!).
**The first National Coupon Month was in 1998--in 2000 the program expanded to help parents teach children about the importance of saving money (Is it time you teach your kids how to save money?)
**In 2008, 89% of consumers used coupons to save money--giving them about $2.3 BILLION in savings! (Are you one of those consumers saving big?)
Join the coupon craze and sign up for one of our classes. If you have already attended a class and are saving big (or find a great deal), let us know about it!