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Upcoming coupon swaps

Posted December 6, 2011

There are a number of blog members who swap coupons every month and here is the official place to post your swap details each week!  See below for details on how to host a swap and what to do if you are planning to attend a swap.

It looks like the December swaps have picked up and there are 4 swaps taking place all over the Triangle.  If you have any other swaps scheduled in December or January, feel free to post them in the comments section below and I will add them to the main list.

Fuquay Varina Coupon Group Swap

Date: Tuesday December 6, 2011

Time: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location: Wendy's on Main Street in Fuquay, Located on Main Street across from Aldi's and Zaxby's

Please remember to bring a donation to a local food bank, one item or more, thank you!

Garner Swap and Food Drive hosted by Chick-fil-A!

The Chick-fil-A in Garner at The White Oak Shopping Center has offered to host a coupon swap in December! They are going to provide some samples of their breakfast foods as well as a couple giveaways including the 2012 Chick-fil-A calendar filled with lots of FREE product coupons! I'll be there with Nancy and we plan to have a ton of fun (and share a ton of coupons)! 

I will also be collecting food through the Lowes Foods Food Drive to donate to the Food Bank of Central and Eastern NC. Please bring an item or 2 to donate it you can.

Date: Thursday, December 8

Time: 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Location: Chick-fil-A, White Oak Shopping Center on Hwy 70 and I-40, Garner

Cary/Apex Coupon Swap

Date: Saturday December 10, 2011

Time: 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Location: Starbucks on Rt 55, 2840 NC Highway 55, Cary, NC

Monthly coupon swap for everyone in the Cary/Apex/Morrisville area. Just a reminder to have your coupons cut out and ready to swap and bring your expired coupons to donate to military families.

Durham Coupon Swap

Date: Sat. Dec. 10

Time: 2:00-3:00 p.m.

Location: Moe's near I-40 and 15/501 in Patterson Place: 5332 McFarland Rd, Durham, (919) 493-6637

North Raleigh Coupon Swap

Date: Saturday, January 14

Time: 3:00 PM

Location: Moe's at Triangle Town Center

Southeast Regional Library in Garner

The 2012 coupon swaps at the Southeast Regional Library in Garner will be held on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 1pm. The first swap is scheduled for January 11th.

If you are attending a coupon swap for the first time, here are some swap basics:

* Bring your coupons already cut out in an envelope.
* You don't need to sort them by product type unless you really want to
* The group usually site in a circle and passes around the envelopes to the person to the right. Take the coupons you want out and put the rest back in to pass on to the next person.
* Once you get your envelope back, you know you have been through all the coupons.
* In really large groups, usually folks sit in groups of 5 to 8 people to swap

If you are hosting a swap and wish to include the information here, please post the following details:

* Date of swap
* Time of swap
* Location of swap including address
* Host contact info to RSVP or ask questions. An e-mail address is fine - I don't suggest including your phone number on a public board. You may want to create a new free e-mail just for swapping from somewhere like Yahoo or Gmail.

I also recommend the local swap group, Triangle Area Coupon Swap  with addition coupon swap information.


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  • cfradeburn Dec 11, 2011

    Is there another coupon swap before January 14th. I couldn't make it to yesterday's swap and I was hoping for another one before Xmas. Any takers? Durham? North Raleigh? Cary?

  • uncleekie1 Dec 9, 2011

    heremeaj- that would be great if I can meet up w/ you sometime to drop off some coupons. My email is UNCLeekie1@hotmail.com

  • sendanotetoday Dec 8, 2011

    Think any one will still be around at 11:30am at the Garner swap this morning? I have a 9am meeting that I must attend but could get there by 11:30am for any leftover coupons.

  • heremeaj Dec 7, 2011

    I really need two Kerr Drug coupons for transfer of Rx so I can get the gift card. If anyone has extras I would be so grateful. I will be at the Garner swap tomorrow morning or could pick up otherwise. There are no more that I can find in the stores

  • Nancy Dec 7, 2011

    There are some locations in our area for dropping off the coupons for the troops, one in Cary, one in Fuquay that I see on the long list of places around the country :) You can check it out here:


  • heremeaj Dec 7, 2011

    Hi- I have been collecting coupons for coups for troops... is there someone who I can give these to? I live in N Raleigh.

    I send the military Q's directly to the family assigned to me by Coups for Troops and would be happy to include your Q's when I send mine. I am trying to send a box every 2 months or so. I'll be at the Garner CFA swap tomorrow but I live near Rex Hospital so N. Raleigh is easy enough for us to meet as needed.

  • uncleekie1 Dec 7, 2011

    Hi- I have been collecting coupons for coups for troops... is there someone who I can give these to? I live in N Raleigh.

  • Nancy Dec 6, 2011

    Sooooo, is CFA really ready for us?? LOL Sounds like we're going to have a packed house :) I'm so excited!!!

  • tbass10 Dec 6, 2011

    @nheerdt I'm thinking about starting one in my neighborhood (Hunters Mill/Twisted Oaks right off 1010) PM me your email address and I'll contact you if I get it up and going - Would like to get it started the first of the year.

  • carelesswhisper Dec 6, 2011

    nheerdt I am interested in an evening swap in the 40/42 area or even on Sat. I work full time also and can never seem to amke it.