PHOENIX, AZ. (October 3, 2012) — announced today that Valpak has signed on as a major sponsor for Savings Nation coupon classes in the region. The Savings Nation classes, powered by, are part of a nationwide movement that has empowered thousands of families to cut their grocery expenses by at least 50%. The sponsorship further demonstrates Valpak’s commitment to the community by helping consumers make smart purchasing decisions.

Savings Nation classes in Phoenix are led by Melissa Hurst, founder of the popular local money-saving website, Saving Cents With Sense. Her classes provide simple ways to save on groceries by coupon clipping, strategic shopping, and meal planning. As the major sponsor, Valpak will raise awareness for the classes via a marketing promotion to hundreds of thousands of Phoenix residents.

“At Valpak, we are committed to making a positive difference in peoples’ lives by promoting smart spending behaviors and by ending wasteful ones,” said Cindy Rash, Valpak of Phoenix franchisee. “Groceries are an area of the family budget where there is a lot of opportunity to save, and with the cost of groceries continuing to skyrocket, we really wanted to be involved. Melissa Hurst and the Savings Nation program provide phenomenal curriculum, tools and support to help achieve real results.”

“The Savings Nation coupon class is important for our communities because it changes the way consumers think about spending and saving money,” said Melissa Hurst. “I am thrilled to have Valpak on board as a sponsor. In addition to being one of the largest and most reputable brands in the industry, they also care about the community, and we have a shared goal of helping to make a difference in people’s lives. We will be able to reach more people and hold more classes thanks to Valpak.”

To celebrate the new partnership, in October the Savings Nation class will be free to all attendees who register in advance and bring two non-perishable food items. Food items will be donated to St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance. Attendees can register at

Savings Nation Phoenix
Mesa Library
Saguaro Room 64 E. First St.
Mesa, AZ 85201
Oct. 27, 2012
1 PM — 3 PM

For more information, please contact Meghan Heffernan at

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About Melissa Hurst of Saving Cents with Sense

Melissa Hurst is dedicated to helping families find quality products, store deals, and money-saving tips. Melissa worked in higher education for seven years, before she experienced a lay-off and started exclusively using coupons to cut her family grocery bill in half to avoid going into debt. Armed with the knowledge to find savings, Melissa began Saving Cents With Sense in January 2009, and continued to pursue a passion of teaching both in the classroom and through her articles to help others.

About Valpak

Valpak, one of the leading direct marketing companies in North America, is owned and operated by Cox Target Media, a subsidiary of Atlanta-based Cox Media Group. With nearly 170 franchises throughout the United States and Canada, The Blue Envelope® delivers savings and value to nearly 40 million households each month. Annually, Valpak will distribute some 20 billion offers inserted in more than 500 million envelopes. Valpak also offers digital solutions with®, an online site for printable coupons and coupon codes, which has nearly 70 million offer views each month, as well as apps for smartphone platforms. For more information, please contact 1-800-676-6878.


Marsha Strickhouser
(727) 399-3175

Meghan Heffernan
(949) 878-8104