Mar 25, 2013
from 06:00 PM to 07:00 PM
|Where||Decorah Public Library|
|Contact Name||Kristin Torresdal|
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Come to Decorah Public Library at 6 p.m. Monday March 25 to learn about “The Science, the Savings, and the Stories Behind America’s Extreme Coupon Obsession” with presenter Mary Potter Kenyon. The program, which is free and open to the public, is funded through the “Smart investing @ your library”® program, which promotes investor education in and around the Decorah community.
It all started innocently enough in 1969, when 10 year old Mary Potter spied an offer for a free Super Ball on the back of a Cheerios cereal box. Before long, she was clipping the Sunday coupons and foraging in her mother’s cabinets for labels to send in for cash. When she started her own family in 1980, Mary Potter Kenyon began honing her couponing skills to become a local Coupon Queen.
In addition to her work as a couponer, Kenyon has worked as a freelance writer for twenty years and has had over 200 articles and essays about parenting, saving money, couponing and homeschooling published in newspapers, magazines, and anthologies, including four “Chicken Soup” books. She writes a weekly couponing column for the Dubuque Telegraph Herald.
Kenyon is currently working with her agent on an ethnographic research of the cultural phenomenon of extreme couponing. She also presents couponing workshops throughout the state.
The March 25 program is offered thanks to a grant from the American Library Association (ALA) and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Investor Education Foundation as part of the “Smart investing @ your library®” program.
Call Decorah Public Library at 563-382-3717 for more information.