November 07, 2011

Free ‘School of Savings’ workshop set for Dec. 1

by Christi Mathis

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- There’s been a change in name and date for an upcoming workshop at Southern Illinois University Carbondale but the intent is still the same -- to give you important advice on saving a lot of money when you go shopping.

School of Savings is now set for 6 to 8 p.m. on Dec. 1 in the Mississippi Room at the Student Center.  The free workshop is open to the University community and the public.

Rachel Taylor, a graduate student in Workforce Education and Development who has extensive experience as a “supersaver,” will lead the workshop.  She will offer tips and techniques to help you get groceries, toiletries and other items for less, perhaps even free, by learning how to best shop sales and utilize coupons and rebates.  Organizers say this evening workshop could well result in a lifetime of savings for participants.

There is no cost to attend but seating is limited so be sure and register soon.  To reserve a spot, email or call 618/536-3636.  For more information, look online at

Sponsors of the School of Savings extreme couponing workshop are the Student Center Craft Shop and The Southern Illinoisan.