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Upcoming coupon swaps

Posted September 25, 2012
Updated September 27, 2012

 

There are a number of blog members who swap coupons here in the Triangle area. This 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 swaps scheduled through October, feel free to post them in the comments section below and I will add them to the main list.  Happy swapping!


Durham Coupon Swap

Date: Thursday, September 27
Time: 7:00-8:30 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, September 29th
Time: 3 pm
Location: Moes @ Triangle Towne Center (Moes is near Barnes & Noble & Charming Charlie)

 

Clayton Swap (40/42 area)

Date: October 9 (2nd Tuesday of each month at 10:30am)
Time: 10:30 am
Location: Bojangles off I-40 Exit 312

 

Garner Coupon Swap Southeast Regional Library (location change for this month)

Date: Wednesday, October 10 from 1 - 3 at BJ's in White Oak Center in Garner
The Garner Coupon Swap (usually at the Southeast Regional Library) will be on Wednesday, October 10, 2012 from 1 - 3 pm at BJ's in the White Oak Shopping Center. This is a special swap for the library--it's a field trip! This is part of a 4 part series discussing how to save money with warehouse shopping. Everyone should meet at BJ's  - not the library for the swap. BJ's will be providing samples and refreshments for all attendees

 

Benson Coupon Swap

Date: Tuesday October 16th
Time: 6:30
Location: Benson PH Church, 407 E Church St., Benson, NC
Anyone interested can email Ashley at Awjones12001@yahoo.com

 

Cary and Raleigh McDonalds Coupon Swaps hosted by McDonald's

Date: October 18, 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.
Questions: E-mail  info@mcdonaldsadvantage.com
McDonald's will provide FREE coupon giveaways for all attendees!

 

Garner Coupon Swap hosted by BJ's

Date: Monday, October 22 (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.



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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  • vlynn Sep 27, 2012

    Faye, I just heard from McDonald's: the Lake Boone Trail coupon swap will be the 3rd Friday of the month at 1pm. For October, it will be Friday, October 19th at 1pm.

  • msgooch2000 Sep 25, 2012

    Anyone interested in starting a swap at the McD's in Cary Park Town Center by the Harris Teeter? I'm thinking every other Saturday morning, but I'm open to suggestions.

  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Sep 25, 2012

    Thanks, vlynn! Just let me know about the McD's possible change and I will change the Garner Swap details. The field trip sounds fun! Have a great time!

  • vlynn Sep 25, 2012

    Faye, here's another possible time and date change: The Raleigh Lake Boone Trail swap may move to 9:30am on a different day. I'll post as soon as I get the details from McDonalds.

  • vlynn Sep 25, 2012

    Faye, please add a note about the location change for this month: The Garner Coupon Swap usually at the Southeast Regional Library on Wednesday, October 10, 2012 will actually be held at BJ's in the White Oak Shopping Center. This is a special swap for the library--it's a field trip! This is part of a 4 part series discussing how to save money with warehouse shopping. Everyone should meet at BJ's not the library for the swap. BJ's will be providing samples and refreshments for all attendee's