Hello! My name is Leslie Merritt, and I will be your instructor through your process of learning how to coupon. I love couponing! I'm passionate about savings and passionate about teaching others to save! I work very hard to provide you with current couponing information. From configuring hot weekly deals to researching the latest coupon practices and down to the legalities of store coupon policies, I utilize most of my time researching, testing, and sharing new information. I've tested my couponing methods for several years, and can honestly say that they are proven and effective! I am pleased to pass the information on to my students! I began teaching coupon classes in the fall of 2018 and have been asked to carry on and teach others. I'm happy to announce that I will be offering several courses this year; however, there may be a waiting list depending on response. Best way to add you to the waiting list is to contact me through email by clicking here.
What I invest during a course period:
Class is offered 4 times a week 1.5 hours each class on different days and times to allow as many students as I can per week comfortably, and I'm actively teaching and demonstrating coursework during those hours.
Days before class begins, I'm perfecting my lesson plans and make sure I'm offering current tried and true knowledge to my classroom, which at times leads me to the stores to test scenarios and deals before offering the information to my students.
I'm on-call to answer questions through my online bootcamp forum that is provided upon sign-up and offered even after classes are over. I'm eager to help answer questions long after the bootcamp has ended to ensure all my students have extended assistance beyond the classroom. With an average of 30 students per month, my question and answer times can become lengthy, so please understand that not only are you paying me for the course hours you experience, but your money ensures you will have help extended past classroom hours if you find yourself needing help before the next class begins.
There will be occasions throughout a course that I offer optional store meets, where I introduce you to staff members at local retailers and offer assistance to walk you through your deals. I offer up to 30 hours of this service in combined total between my students for the month. The equivalent of 1 hour per person in total of dedicated 1 on 1 help in store.
The mother before the instructor:
I'm a mother of 3 quirky children who always keep me hopping. I had been a single mother for over 12 years and have had my share of ups and downs. There was a long time period in my life that raising 3 young children single handed became a financial struggle. I found myself struggling to keep up the demands of laundry soap, basic toiletries and cleaning supplies. Checking the couch cushions and rolling pennies became a weekly past-time in order to buy what was most pressing at the moment. Oh what how I wish I knew then... What I know now! Thankfully the tables have turned for me and am able to keep enough laundry soap to last us a year at a time! I haven't paid full price for deodorant, toothpaste, body wash, shampoo, and well... basically anything for over 2 years now. My hope is that through this course I can reach out to others with similar situations and make this class a life changing wealth of knowledge to each student!
Give credit where credit is due:
1st and foremost, I'm a strong believer that God takes our weaknesses and turns them into our strengths. I'm thankful that I had years of struggle in order to learn what I have to date. I thank Him for His blessings that still shock me today!
To my kids who help sort my inserts weekly in order to prepare for clips... Thank you! I love y'all! You save me tons of time and show your support each week. Big thanks to you three for helping with large car unloads and shelf sorting events as well!
To my sweet love, my rock, my honey.... (my husband) I love you so very much for all your love and support. The mess can be real with large hauls coming in weekly and you are patient with me. Thank you also for giving what little time you have after your long days and helping me with my work. I know sorting coupons aren't your thang, but you make it your priority to keep me happy and I'm so deeply grateful for your love!