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Upcoming coupon swaps

Posted June 25, 2013

Coupon swap in December 2012!



There are a number of blog members who swap coupons here in the Triangle area. This is the 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 there are any more July swaps scheduled, feel free to post them in the comments section below and I will add them to the main list. It helps if you can post your swap details more than a week before the swap date. Happy swapping!


July Coupon Swaps


Garner Coupon Swap at Library

Date: July 10  (usually 2nd Wednesday of each month)

Location: Southeastern Regional Library in Garner at 908 7th Ave, Garner, NC. For more information, call 662-2258.

Time: 1:00 - 3:00 pm


Durham Coupon Swap

Date: Thursday, July 18, 2013 (3rd Thursday of each month)

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

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

There is a large meeting room reserved for this 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 Coupon Swap

Date: Saturday, July 20

Time: 3:00 pm

Location: Moe's at Triangle Town Center


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.

If your swap is less than a week away and you would like it to appear on this swap post, please send me an e-mail to with the information to make sure I see it in time to post your swap. Thanks!


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  • stephkenner Jun 26, 2013

    You're welcome! :D

  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Jun 26, 2013

    Okey dokey - that's what we'll do then. Thanks for setting it up for so long. :-)

  • stephkenner Jun 26, 2013

    I'm fine w/that Faye. I think that's a good idea.

  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Jun 26, 2013

    Steph - I think we should pass on scheduling a swap that nobody is going to that we know of.

    If there is someone here on the blog who is going to the Fuquay Swap and wants it to continue, now is the time to speak up!

    If you live in Fuquay and want to start a swap at a different time, date and/or location, feel free to post the details here and I can put it on the list above.

    Are you good with that Steph?

  • stephkenner Jun 26, 2013

    I can't go to that swap, Faye. By the time I leave, it's usually 9 or later & I have to take 42 to get home (I live in Garner). 42 is a dark highway at night & it'll be after 10 by the time I get home. I have no idea who's been going to Fuquay or how many have been there

  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Jun 25, 2013

    Steph - are you still able to go to that swap? Do you know if anyone has been going to the Fuquay swaps in the recent past?

  • stephkenner Jun 25, 2013

    I'm going to set a swap for Fuquay this month. It'll be Tues, July 9th at 7 pm at Wendys on Main St. That way of there are any new people that are close & want to go to a swap, they can. I really hate to see that one disappear.

  • Istanbul Jun 25, 2013

    I am so sick and tired of that survey pop up window. I have had it pop up 5 times since yesterday. Instead of just clicking it off I'm now putting in stupid responses, like putting the Smart Shopper blog under the pets section. Annoying!

  • vlynn Jun 25, 2013

    Note: The coupon classes at the libraries are free classes that are presented as part of their money smart series. The regional libraries host a wide variety of free classes for the community on a wide variety of topics. See the schedule of upcoming classes at their website: Click on the Events tab in the middle below the pictures of books to see upcoming library events.

  • vlynn Jun 25, 2013

    There will be a series of coupon classes at the regional libraries in July, presented by the Savvy Savers Coupon Clippers who meet on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at the library in Garner to swap coupons. The classes include a short presentation about coupons, Q&A, and a coupon swap. If you've never been to a swap, here's your chance! The dates and locations are: 6:30pm WED July 10, North Regional 919-870-4000,
    7:00pm WED July 17 East Regional 919-2175300, 6:30 THU July 18 West Regional 919-463-8500, 7:00pm TUE July 23, Southeast Regional 919-662-2250, 7:00pm WED July 24 Cameron Village Regional 919-856-6710, and 6:30pm WED July 31 Eva Perry Regional 919-387-2100.
    Faye, please add these to the swap calendar, Thanks!