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Super Saver classes now offered in PW

Looking for a way to save money on groceries without extreme couponing or spending hours of time each week?

Check out the Super Saver class offered by Teresa Raiford of Pueblo West.

Her next class is tonight at 6:30 p.m., and more classes will be offered in the future.

Raiford pulls from her own personal experience in wanting to lower her family’s grocery bill without too much time or work to get there.

“I started out at an extreme couponing course, and I looked at it and kind of gave it a try, but it just wasn’t what I needed,” she said.

“I didn’t need 50 tubes of toothpaste. So I paired it down to more applicable shopping for my family, using the websites and stores and personalized deals and all kinds of things.”

Raiford said her savings system allows her to feed a family of five and purchase toiletries and other necessities for about $500-550 a month.

“It just seems to work for me, and I’d been sharing my ideas with some friends and also with my church.

They suggested I do a class,” Raiford said.

At the Super Saver class, she will have examples of her shopping, what she’s paid for things like cereal, condiments, yogurt and other popular items. She will provide a few information sheets about the different websites and tactics to use.

“Some people buy five or six newspapers and take the coupons out, and that works for some people, but I’m trying to do this on a limited budget, reasonably, where you can still get good prices, what me and the kids call a ‘super saver price,’” Raiford said.

She estimated a person might start by putting about 30 minutes a week into the “work” of prepping for shopping, and noted it will get quicker and “become instinctive” with more experience.

The Super Saver class will be at 6:30 p.m. tonight at Peak Church, 694 E. Spaulding.

No registration is necessary, just come and learn how to save some extra money.

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