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Upcoming coupon swaps

Posted August 21, 2012
Updated August 24, 2012


There are a number of blog members who swap coupons here in the Triangle area and here is the official place to post your swap dates and locations 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 through September, feel free to post them in the comments section below and I will add them to the main list.

Durham Coupon Swap

Date: Thursday, August 23rd

Time: 7:00-8:45 p.m.

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

We have a large meeting room reserved for our group, so feel free to invite your friends, family, neighbors, co-workers, or anyone interested in exchanging coupons! If there is no notice posted in the library entrance area, inquire at the Information Desk when you arrive and they will let you know which meeting room we are in for the evening.

Please bring non-expired coupons you do not want or need in an envelope or baggie; it's best if they are already clipped.

You may also bring coupons that have already expired, again preferably already cut out of the inserts, in a separate bag or envelope so they may be donated to the military. 


North Raleigh Swap

Date: Saturday, August 25th

Time: 3 pm-4 pm

Location: Moes @ Triangle Towne Center, 3721 Sumner Boulevard Raleigh, NC 27616 (Moes is near Barnes & Noble & Charming Charlie)


Brier Creek Swap

Date: Sunday, August 26th

Time: 7pm

Location: Starbucks


Garner Coupon Swap hosted by BJ's

Date: Monday August 27th (4th Monday of the month)

Time: 1:00 pm

Location: BJ's in Garner at White Oak Shopping Center

They will be held the 4th Monday of every month at 1pm. BJ's will provide light refreshments.

Clayton Swap

Date: September 11  (2nd Tuesday of each month at 10:30am)

Time: 10:30 am

Location: Bojangles off I-40 Exit 312


Fuquay-Varina Swap

Date: September 11

Time:  7 pm 

Location: Wendy's


Garner Coupon Swap Southeast Regional Library

Date: Wednesday, September 12, 2012 (they occur the 2nd Wednesday of each month)

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.


Cary and Raleigh McDonalds Coupon Swaps hosted by McDonald's

Date: September 20, 2012 (they occur on the third Thursday of every month)

Time: 9:30am for the  Cary Swap and 2:00 pm for the Lake Boone Trail Swap

Locations: Two locations to choose from: 1830 Walnut Street in Cary and Lake Boone Trail in Raleigh.


McDonald's will provide FREE coupon giveaways for all attendees!


Garner Swap hosted by BJ's

Date: September 24

Time: 1 pm

 Location: BJ's in Garner at White Oak Shopping Center

They will be held the 4th Monday of every month at 1pm. BJ's will provide light refreshments.


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 if at all possible. It really helps to move the swap along if folks are not waiting for you to go through your coupons and cut them out at the table.
* You don't need to sort them by product type unless you really want to
* The group usually sits 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, couponers often 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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  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Aug 24, 2012

    Thanks vlynn and everyone else for confirming their swaps.

  • vlynn Aug 24, 2012

    Hey Faye, I just got confirmation from McDonalds marketing: the Lake Boone Trail coupon swap will be on the third Thursday of each month at 2pm.

  • stephkenner Aug 22, 2012

    The Fuquay swap is the same day as the Clayton swap at 7 pm at Wendy's.

  • vlynn Aug 22, 2012

    Here's a partial repost from the Triangle Coupon Swap Yahoo group about calendar issues in that group's swap calendar:
    I've noticed that the swaps are showing up in the calendar in this group on the wrong day or time or even disappearing from the calendar totally. This means that the e-mail reminder that are sent automatically can be WRONG!!! Some swaps are always at the same time each month, while other swaps change the
    time and/or date each month. The following swaps have pretty regular times:
    2nd Tuesday of the month
    Clayton swap 10:30am I-40 Exit 312 & Fuquay swap 7pm Wendys

    2nd Wednesday of the month
    Garner swap 1pm Southeast Regional Library

    3rd Thursday of the month
    McDonalds swap Crossroads Cary 9:30am Lake Boon Trail Raleigh 2 or 2:30 (time isn't fixed yet will post when it is)

    4th Monday of the month BJ's in Garner 1pm

    Later Saturday in the month Moe's swap Triangle Town Center on Capital Blvd 3pm (the date for this one can change, it is always on a Saturday near the end

  • vlynn Aug 22, 2012

    The Clayton swap is the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 10:30am at the Bojangles off I-40 Exit 312. For September, it's on the 11th. For some reason, it's not showing up in the triangle coupon swap yahoo calendar!

  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Aug 22, 2012

    Just added your swap, Erin. Thanks!

  • pss3 Aug 21, 2012

    It has been a while since I went to a the Clayton group no longer meeting? I always thought we had a big crowd?

  • affyme Aug 21, 2012

    Would anyone be interested in purchasing the 2013 CitiPass Entertainment Coupon Book? I picked up some extras during a recent school fund raiser and have 2 left at $25 each. It has hundreds of BOGO and other type of offers for Triangle area merchants as well as sporting events, kids activities, spas and cultural affairs. I may try to bring them to BJ's on Monday unless someone has an interest sooner.

  • erinlikescoupons Aug 21, 2012

    Will you please add a swap? Brier Creek, Starbucks, Sunday August 26th at 7pm. Thanks!

  • mhdeland Aug 21, 2012

    I'm looking to swap coupons for Huggies .50 cent qs. Please email me if you have those q's and what you're looking for. Thanks!