Saturday, May 17th
Catlin Park Community Center
3349 Catlin Drive
Honolulu, HI 96818
This is not your average coupon event. There will be basic and advanced couponing classes taught by the one and only Ashley Dougherty; author of Couponing in Hawaii: Learn how to Coupon and Save Money in Paradise.
There will be three rooms – one for the Coupon Classes (attendance fee), vendor exhibit (free entrance) and coupon social (attendance fee).
Vendor Exhibit is from 9am-5pm
Coupon Classes is from 9:30am -1:00pm
Coupon Social is from 1pm-5pm (Early admission is 12pm)
The Hawaii Shopaholics Coupon Classes will occur as follows:
9:30am: Couponing 101 - Intro to coupons and couponing. (1 hour)
11:00am: Couponing 201: Learn how to coupon at stores in Hawaii. (1 hour)
12:30: Military Couponing: Learn how to coupon at the exchanges and commissary & case lot sales (30 minutes).
There will be a 30 minute break between classes to allow you to visit the vendor exhibit.
Cost for the class is $15 for Coupon 101 & 201 or $20 for all three classes. If you purchase the Coupon Class ticket you will also be able to attend the Coupon Social after with a Coupon Swap, raffles, games, pupus, beverages and more!
If you want to skip the class but would like to participate in the Coupon Social where you can meet other couponers, games, raffles and light pupus you can purchase the Coupon Social ticket! The prize list is being developed but look forward to some exciting give aways! There will be 50+ Giveaways in the Coupon Social room!
To keep ticket prices low for the Coupon Social and for permit reasons there will be no food vendors. Instead we will do pot luck style. If you bring a dish you will get 3 additional raffle tickets. There will be beverages and light snack pupus available in the Coupon Social room. For those that purchase tickets they will be given wristbands so they can enter the two Coupon Social rooms. We will have a door attendant at both rooms. The free room will be where the vendors are set up and anyone can check out the vendors. This social is about networking with others that enjoy saving money, with coupons of course!
Tickets start at just $5 with admission at 1pm – 5pm with 3 Raffle Tickets
or $10 Ticket will get your early admission at 12pm (better odds at winning a game and raffles between 12-1) with 10 Raffle Tickets
There will also be vendors present to show you the amazing products they have to offer. Vendors will include coupon specific products as well as some of the amazing home businesses. There will be 40+ Raffles in the Vendor Exhibit room from 9am-5pm. To view the vendor exhibit, it is completely free.
How to get additional Raffle Tickets:
In addition you can get more raffle tickets for the Vendor Exhibit and Coupon Social (there will be separate raffles in each room) if you bring donation items for USO Hawaii. USO Hawaii is in need of paper products (paper towels, paper plates, etc..), snacks (sunflower seeds, granola bars, fruit snacks, etc…) and hygeine items (travel or full size toothpaste, toothbrushes, body wash, razors, etc..). For every 5 items you bring to donate you will receive 1 raffle ticket.
Another way to earn raffle tickets at the Coupon Social is if you bring a giveaway item or gift basket to raffle that retail value is at least $10. You will receive 5 raffle tickets per giveaway item or gift basket you donate. This would be great if you have your own business and want free advertisement. If you want advertisement please on an index card list any sales your business may have, website etc. You can email email@example.com and let us know you want to donate and all business owners will receive a Thank You for donations on Hawaiishopaholics.com (along with the facebook page, twitter, google+ and Instagram accounts).
You will only need to purchase one package to join the fun. All packages include a raffle ticket, giveaways, games, coupon swap and viewing the Vendor Exhibit. The difference of the package is if you want early admission or attend the different coupon classes. If you wish to purchase the book, Couponing in Hawaii, you must preorder the book before the Coupon Social for $10. The Author, Ashley Dougherty, will be at the event to autograph your book!
In addition, there will be no tickets sold at the door. You must purchase in advance. Once you purchace your ticket, print your ticket to show at the door. There will be NO refunds!
There is a playground for kids. If kids wish to participate in the Coupon Social they will need to for entrance into the Coupon Social. We have to do this because we have a maximum per room that we are allowed due to fire code.
How to Purchase Tickets:
Go HERE to eventbrite.com to purchase your ticket in advance! Remember you only need to purchase one package to attend. Let your coupon buddies know of this awesome event!
If you have any questions or suggestions email firstname.lastname@example.org