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Upcoming coupon swaps

Posted March 13, 2012

 

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.

If you have any other swaps scheduled in March or April, feel free to post them in the comments section below and I will add them to the main list.

Knightdale Coupon Swap

Date: Tuesday March 13, 2012

Time: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location: Knightdale Krispy Kreme

Garner Coupon Swap Southeast Regional Library

Date: Wednesday March 14, 2012

Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Location: 908 7th Ave, Garner

For more information, call 662-2258. The address of the library is 908 7th Avenue, Garner, NC 27529.

North Raleigh Coupon Swap

Date: Saturday March 17th

Time: 3.00 PM

Location: Moe's at Triangle Towne Center, 3721 Sumner Boulevard Raleigh, NC 27616

Moe's is near Barnes & Noble & Charming Charlie. We had a really great turn out last time so please come & join us!

Durham Coupon Swap

Date: Thursday, March 22nd

Time: 7:00-8:00 p.m.

Location: Durham County Library - Southwest Regional (3605 Shannon Road, Durham, North Carolina 27707, 919-560-8590)

We have a study room reserved for our group. Inquire at the Information Desk when you arrive and they will let you know which room we are in.

Please bring non-expired coupons you do not want or need in an envelope or baggie; preferably already clipped, but still OK if not clipped.

You may also bring coupons that have already expired in a separate bag or envelope so they may be donated to the military.

McDonald's Hosted Coupon Swaps in Cary and Raleigh

These swaps are organized and hosted by McDonald's and they will have goody bags for all participants, and will raffle off movie tickets from Crossroads 20 and Happy Meals!

Date: Thursday, March 22nd

Time: 9:30am-10:30am 

Locations: Raleigh McDonald's at 3508 Millbrook Road, Raleigh and Cary McDonald's at 1830 Walnut Street Cary. They will have goody bags for all participants, and will raffle off movie tickets from Crossroads 20 and Happy Meals.

SE Cary Coupon Swap

Date: Tuesday March 27, 2012

Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Location: Chick-fil-A at Cary Crossroads (1815 Walnut St Cary, NC 27518)

Don't forget to bring:
1) Your non-expired coupons clipped and ready to swap.
2) Your expired coupons for military overseas (preferably clipped but if not, no problem!)
3) Your Boxtops for Education and Labels for Education - if you don't already have someone to donate these too, we'll gladly take them for our schools. Any donated at the swap will be divided among those at the swap who would like them.

Questions? Contact HazelsCoupons at gmail dot com

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 additional coupon swap information.

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  • vlynn Mar 14, 2012

    Faye, the May 9th Coupon Swap at the Southeast Regional Library in Garner has been changed because of a scheduling conflict. This month, the swap will be on the 3rd Wednesday which is May 16th instead of the 2nd Wednesday as it usually is held. The Triangle Yahoo Group calendar has been updated, but I wanted to make sure you knew about the date change for that month. Thanks.

  • hiyufed2 Mar 14, 2012

    Thank you Faye and Nancy for the input and support~!!!

  • Nancy Mar 13, 2012

    Mimi - it just took place on the 6th, once a month. Next one is scheduled for April 10th, to see many of the scheduled dates/locations for swaps you can check here too:

    http://finance.groups.yahoo.com/group/TriangleAreaCouponSwap/

    Just click on the "calendar" link in the left column.

  • delarosaconsulting Mar 13, 2012

    Hiyufed2: Saturday mornings! Let me know! Leesville public community library as a possible site?

  • Mimi_Harley_Goddess Mar 13, 2012

    I don't see the one for Fuquay listed. When is their swap?

  • Nancy Mar 13, 2012

    I'll try posting this response one more time, but something is off :(

    Faye, we have the Clayton swap in the morning (10:30am) and that works for SAHM as they can bring their little ones with them. The FV swap is in the evening at 7pm because it's after dinner and generally the women come without little ones, as Dad is usually home or an older sibling to take care of wee ones.

    And if a Mom has no one to watch the little ones in the evening, perhaps a friend? Since the swap can be done in an hours time, it's not a huge imposition once a month to find someone to fill in for Mom for that time :)

  • Nancy Mar 13, 2012

    Ok, trying to post a reply, doesn't show up, try to paste it in again and says the post is too similar.

    Glitchy today? :)

  • Nancy Mar 13, 2012

    Faye, we have the Clayton swap in the morning (10:30am) and that works for SAHM as they can bring their little ones with them. The FV swap is in the evening at 7pm because it's after dinner and generally the women come without little ones, as Dad is usually home or an older sibling to take care of wee ones.

    And if a Mom has no one to watch the little ones in the evening, perhaps a friend? Since the swap can be done in an hours time, it's not a huge imposition once a month to find someone to fill in for Mom for that time :)

  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Mar 13, 2012

    hiyufed - it's really nice of you to try to work out a time that fits the schedules of folks working outside the home and at home moms! Not sure if there is really one time that works best, though. We do get requests for more evening swaps from folks who work outside their homes. But, those with little ones need to be home for bedtime routines, unless they have a spouse that can handle it.

    Nancy - what do hear at your swaps about best times for folks?

    Anyoen else want to weigh in on this one? :-)

  • hiyufed2 Mar 13, 2012

    Faye-
    I am working on setting up a N.Raleigh/Brier Creek Coupon Swap and have a question. I am an at home mom but also have a FT Job M-F. In thinking about the mom's in my daughters Elementary school, about 1/2 work full time and the other are at home mom's. What have you or the other coupon swap organizers found to be the best day/time to accommodate both types of moms/households?
    Thank you!!