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Coupon Abbreviations
  • SC = Store Coupon
  • MC = Manufacturer Coupon
  • SS = Smart Source
  • RP = Red Plum
  • PG = Proctor and Gamble
Coupon Terms
  • WYB = When You Buy
  • B1G1 = Buy One Get One Free
  • .75/1 = 75 cents off one item
  • .75/3 = 75 cents off three items
  • EXP = Expiration Date

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Have you gotten your tickets for Becoming yet?  If you haven’t then close your eyes and imagine and a weekend in the Blue Ridge mountains learning about DIY Home Decor, Saving Money, Cooking and Cake Decorating.  When you aren’t learning about something fun you are sitting in a rocking chair looking out over the mountains eating cheesecake…

You know you want to be there!

We just put the finishing touches on the agenda for this years Becoming conference, so head over and took a look at all the amazing speakers and sessions.

I know your next question is cost.  If you share a room with a friend then the conference is only $103!  That includes your room and all your meals!

The Details:
Becoming 2013
Asheville NC at the Ridgecrest Conference Center
August 9th-10th

Get Registered:
Call  1-800-588-7222

This year we have added even more to the conference by creating new hands on workshops before the actual conference starts.  There are 5 different workshops all covering very different things:

  • Bring your own piece of furniture and refinish it.
  • Learn the art of cake decorating (you’ll even get to eat the cake).
  • Take a hands on crafting class with our very own trash to treasure junkie Angela.
  • Become an expert saver, with a full coupon workshop (taught by me).
  • Get professional feedback on your photography with a photo walk.

Some of these do have an added cost to cover supplies, and space is limited in some sessions so that attendees get the best instruction and feedback.  To register for an optional workshop head over and here and pick the session you would like.

A Giveaway

To get you even more excited I’m giving away 2 tickets to an optional workshops of your choice!

To Enter

Leave a comment with what workshop you would want to attend or what speaker at the main conference you want to hear.

Personally I want to attend the cake decorating class, where the supplies you get to take home after the class are worth more than the class even costs (I’m all about a deal).

This giveaway is sponsored by me… I’ll pick the winners Thursday July 11th.

    • Cynde G.

      Cake decorating!

    • Jamie Buchanan Benningfield

      Creative Inspiration and Easy Trash to Treasure Projects

    • Carlene

      Taming the Paper Tiger at Home: What To Toss and How To Find the Rest! : Barabara Hemphill

    • Carlene

      The “Youniqueness” of You: Doing the Best You Can with the Person You Were Made to Be: Rachel Van Eerden

    • Carlene

      Using Photography to Transform Your Family’s Moments into Memories: Dawn Camp

    • Carlene

      Accessorizing Your Style, Your Body, and Your Life: Courtney Brown and Brennan Lau – Cents of Style

    • Stephanie

      I’d love to go to the cake decorating class! Sounds like so much fun!

    • jodell443

      I SO want to do the cake decorating class. I signed up and paid for one years ago but a medical condition made me super shaky so everything looked like a 2 year old did it. I am on meds, no more shakes, and ready to try again!

    • Deborah

      I would SOOOOO love to attend the cake decorating class. I just LOVE to bake and do crafty things! What a great way to do both! :)

    • couponingmomof3

      Photography Walk

    • Dottie

      Looking forward to the crafting class with Angela.

    • sunny4u

      Cake decorating class! I love sweets.

    • esyke623

      The cake decorating one!

    • esyke623

      The cake decorating one!

    • sandra

      cake decorating class

    • Robin Schreiber

      Uh…hello! Couponing, of course!! ;)

    • Lisa

      Cake decorating for sure! I have lots of years of cakes ahead of me to make for my 3 kiddos!

    • Debra

      Photography walk sounds great!

    • susan

      the coupon class

    • Coutney

      I’d be all in for the photography class.

    • Jessica

      Photography! I definitely need some help in that area!

    • JGa2013

      Love the trash to treasure and cake decorating! Hope I win! Thanks for all the new workshops!

    • Monica

      I would like to participate in the cake decorating class for my daughter and to share the craft with my second graders! I could have the next SC cupcakes in my class! lol

    • amybeth4

      I would take the cake decorating class and want to sit in to hear Jenny teach her coupon skills. I have been searching the knternet trying to learn how to use fondant by next weekend for my granddaughters birthday party. Too late for this one but next year I could decorate her cake, frugal style ;)

    • srhtabor

      definately take the cake baking class, that would be so much fun

    • lisa

      I want to attend the painting class and I am excited to hear from Jenny at Southern Savers. I have invited my mom and her friend to enjoy this weekend with me. I can’t wait!

    • cruthven

      I am super excited about the furniture painting class, I really hope my daughter and I can attend!

    • Paula

      I want to take the trash to treasure as I have lots of trash…or so my husband says.. :)

    • Amanda Patterson

      I’d love to win the opportunity to attend the cake decorating class, I have a strong interest in cake decorating and would love to learn more. BUT of course my favorite speaker hand’s down is Jenny Martin! The reason I started coming 3 years ago is Southernsavers and I’ve gotten a picture with Ms Jenny 2 years now, and I’m hoping to get a 3rd this year. My Idol! Woot!

    • Vanessa

      I really want to attend the Cake Decorating class, I love to bake and really would like to take it to the next level!

    • Lucie

      Would love to spend time with my daughter “cake decorating”….but we are obsessed with “couponing”….My go to person is Jenny Martin…..thank you for all your hard work. It surely has made a difference in my household.

      God Bless You!

    • angie

      I would like to take the cake decorating class also. Learning how to do cakes can save TONS of money.

    • Patricia ragan

      I would absolutely love to go to the cake decorating class with my BFF!

    • jenelle

      I would love to take the cake decorating class.

    • Lauren

      I would love to hear the “Becoming Purposeful” talk!

    • Rebecca

      I would love to take my sister with me to do the cake decorating class. She loves to play around with cupcakes and cakes. It would give us a chance to spend some time together since she lives in another state.

    • Laura Parr

      The cake decorating would be fabulous! I attended Becoming 2012 with two of my friends last year and it was amazing!!!

    • Leslie Palmer

      I want to go to the couponing class. I’ve tried doing it on my own but I need help!

    • Anna M

      I would love to do the crafting class!

    • Anna M

      I would love to do the crafting class!

    • debcc95

      I want to attend the couponing class as I am trying but know I can do better and with more ease. Thinking Becoming will be a new annual tradition with BFF (best and frugal friend)!!!

    • debcc95

      I want to attend the couponing class as I am trying but know I can do better and with more ease. Thinking Becoming will be a new annual tradition with BFF (best and frugal friend)!!!

    • Sharon

      Tough choice! i think the trash to treasure would be fun, and my second choice would be the cake decorating.

    • Nutmeg

      I would love to attend. Asheville is so beautiful! A vacation is what I need and an extreme couponing class would top it off!

    • Susan

      I need help big time with cake decorating.

    • Joan Rickert

      wow hard to choose, definitely interested in Trash to treasure crafting, and of course extreme couponing and painting furniture..do I really need to pick just one???

    • Sarah

      I would love to go to the class about refinishing furniture. My second choice would be cake decorating. I have heard amazing things about Becoming.

    • Karen

      I want to take the Trash to Treasure course with Angela- she is so inspiring! I think this could be just the jump-start I need!

    • janet

      I have just recently gotten interested in thrift shopping especially yard sales and flea markets. I love finding pieces of furniture that can be redone to make look totally different or turning it into something for a different function. I would love to learn how to paint these old pieces from an expert. The cost of the conference is a stretch for me as I am the only one working in my household. To be able to attend this workshop for free would be such a blessing.

    • Tracey

      I would definitely want to do Trash to Treasure.

    • Jenny Snyder Nelson

      Definitely want to do the cake decorating class. But really want to do all of them :)

    • Vonda

      It has to be between the cake decorating class and the coupon class since you are teaching it. lol

    • Vonda

      It has to be between the cake decorating class and the coupon class since you are teaching it. lol

    • RRTallie

      I think either the cake decorating class or the coupon class! :)

    • Demi Wroten

      I want to attend the trash to treasure class, my bf and I are planning to build a house using recycled and repurposed materials. I think this class will give lots of good ideas.

    • becky.e

      I would like the Trash to Treasure workshop. I would love my daughter to attend with me, so we could have ideas how to furnish her first place on a budget.

    • Teresa Morgan

      I have registered to take the painting workshop. I am bringing a night stand to redo for my master bedroom. I can’t wait to learn new techniques.

    • redteapot

      i would love to attend the workshop on Accessorizing myself. I always admire these ladies who know how to put it all together.

    • redteapot

      I would love to hear more from Nancy Campbell.
      I have a new friend and maybe she would enjoy going with me or my daughter.

    • Hannah Massey

      Would LOVE to attend the cake decorating class! Learning how to roll fondant is on mine and my mothers bucket list–we would love to have a mother/daughter weekend filled with fun, laughter…and well, cake! :-)

    • Angie

      I would love love love to attend the refinishing a piece of furniture workshop. I have one of my great grand’s pieces I would love to redo and give to my mother! :)

    • jamie

      Photography and couponing!!! Hey…..I can’t pick just one!!! lol I’m a super busy mom of 3 and would love to hang out with some fun ladies who love what I love!!

    • Pattie

      I would love to attend the coupon workshop! :)

    • ckfourth

      I would love to attend and hear, Jen Schmidt of Balancing Beauty and Bedlam and Couponing 101! My husband has been unemployed since last September and we are trying to make ends meet on a teacher’s salary. I could really use some tips! Thank you.

    • Carrie Timme

      It is too hard to choose! I have been couponing for awhile so I think I would choose instead to go to the Creative Inspiration and Easy Trash to Treasure Projects taught by Angela…. I have the most creative 12 year old in the world maybe I could teach her a thing or two!

    • Rebekah

      I would love to attend the Couponing workshop! Money is tight while my husband finishes Seminary, so any money-saving tips are quite helpful :)

    • strib25

      I am all about the cake decorating class! Learning, fun and cake? What more could you ask for?

    • couponingtiger

      Cake Decorating :)

    • bjc667

      Cake decorating

    • Melanie

      Would love to paint a piece of furniture. Thanks!! Am looking forward to attending for the second year in a row!

    • Jenn

      I would love the photography class

    • Meg B

      Extreme Couponing 101 is exactly what I need! I have a hard time figuring out how to get the lowest grocery bill possible sometimes and think I’m doing really great when I only pay 50% of the original total when using coupons – and then I’ll see people at another register essentially making money, leaving with three times the amount of groceries I bought! I live in FL and shop at Publix – had no idea that kind of couponing was even possible here (florida)! What an awesome workshop – thank you for the opportunity.

    • SherryO

      My daughter and I haven’t missed a Becoming Conference! We would love to try cake decorating! A close second choice is Angela’s craft class. We think she creates the AMAZING things!

    • drfoste3

      Annie Omar’s furniture painting workshop sounds like so much fun. I love a great DIY project. And I think buying cheap stuff at yard sales and the Salvation Army, and then transforming it into something beautiful for my home, is a great way to save money!

    • abanks2

      So many great choices, either cake decorating or the crafting. And would absolutely love to hear Jenny talk about couponing and saving!!

    • Jackie Smith Merrill

      I would love the couponing and cake decorating class. I love cake decorating as it is, so to learn more would be “Icing on the cake!” :)

    • jtk8e

      I would love to attend your workshop. Cake decorating would be fun, too. It’s so nice of you to sponsor this giveaway!

    • spi_cy13

      I would love to attend the cake decorating class. This class is “right up my alley” because I love to bake! :)

    • maggiederosa

      I think the Trash to Treasure crafting workshop is the most interesting. It would be nice to get some guidance on turning worn-out or just plain-looking items into something eye-catching and trendy – for really, really cheap! (This is awesome for really, really poor people. LOL)

    • Lorraine York

      Wow!, so many lovely workshops. It would have to be either extreme couponing or Photo walk for me.

    • Seashell7272

      Sounds like an AMAZING conference! I would really like to take the couponing seminars and learn even more tips from Jenny. I would really like to learn more about saving while online shopping. I am not an online shopper but with 3 little ones, 4 dogs, a part time job, home to run and helping my husband with our business, online shopping is something that I am really interested in knowing more about.

    • lynn

      couponing would be my choice…all sounds fun

    • Kat

      I would love to attend “Youniqueness” of You Doing the Best You Can With the Person you Were Made to Be presented by Rachel Van Eerden. I feel I need a new way of looking at “me”. In addition would love to attend your seminar as you are the Queen of Couponing, Jenny, in my book.

    • Tammy Jorenby

      Now I am not just saying this because it is yours but the Extreme couponing would be my choice because it and you have helped me find my way to a more secure financial future. Your Southern Savers site has made me look at my money and how I spend it in a new light. Combing couponing, Ibotta , saving star, reward memberships and all the other great ideas on here I have cut my spending on all things annually about 75%.

    • Susan

      It’s hard to pick….but I want to take the couponing class. I’ve been teaching and have made the choice to become a full time homemaker. Money saving advice would be really beneficial as my family adjusts to a one-income household. :)

    • Jackie Lawrence

      I would like to attend the Trash to Treasure Crafting because I have enjoyed Angela’s blog and seeing the things that she makes for a long time. I also would like to attend the Cake Decorating Workshop to brush up on my cake decorating skills that I haven’t used in several years.

    • Allison Corn Morrison

      I’ve already registered our group of 4 for the craft workshop with Angela! But I’d take a refund on the 2 tickets I bought for my friends :) But really, I can’t wait to hear all the speakers! We’ve attended since the first year and it’s always a blast! Can’t wait!

    • 2filhas

      I would love to attend extreme couponing 101 and I would really want to listen to Barbara Hemphill, I soooo want to be declutter my life!

    • c_hakes

      I would love to go to the cake decorating class. I love to bake and make my own cakes. However I really need help with decorating. I have wanted to attend this conference but never seem to have the money when I need to register.

    • Aubrey

      I would love to attend the cake decorating & extreme couponing!

    • Jennifer

      I want to take the cake decorating class to learn how to make my children’s birthday cakes.

    • Michelle B.

      Couponing for workshop and Barbara Hemphill for speaker I would like to hear!

    • Anita

      I’d like to take the furniture class.

    • allie

      Photography workshop I think… but really… I want to go to EVERYTHING! After looking over the agenda its overwhelming! I don’t think I saw one speaker/topic I wouldn’t love to attend!

    • Jenifer Walter

      I want to hear Loving the 80% off Lifestyle: How living debt free can be your reality by Jen Schmidt of Balancing Beauty and Bedlam. We recently relocated and our income has decreased significantly. I am trying to learn as much as possible about frugal living and this session sounds like it would be so helpful and informative!

    • Mauimeg18

      I would love to attend the couponing or the cake decorating!!

    • tglenn0746

      I really want to become an expert saver by attending the full couponing workshop taught by you Jenny!

    • Janet

      I would love to refinish an antique vanity stool that has been 15 years in the works!

    • Eritanya

      I would love to take your couponing or the cake decorating class.

    • Allison

      Hi Jenny! I think all of these workshops sound incredible! If I had to choose, I would pick your couponing seminar and the cake decorating class!! Thank you for your consideration.

    • Sarah

      All the workshops sound like they are going to be AMAZING, so it is hard to choose just one. Since I LOVE cake and you said you get to eat cake, then I am going with the cake decorating class. I really would like to take your class also, and the others sound great too…..

    • redteapot

      All the speakers sound wonderful, but Rachel Van Erden really piqued my interest. I would love to hear some of her wisdom.

    • redteapot

      I would love to hear Rachel Van Erden. She seems fascinating in her bio.

    • Lori

      The cake one. I seem to bake a lot and my four year old daughter always wants me to use the piping bag for frosting but I just end up making a mess.