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Upcoming coupon swaps - new Chatham County swap on the list!

Posted October 1, 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 October 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!


October 2013 Coupon Swaps

Chatham County Coupon Swap - new swap!

Date: October 5th

Time: 10:00 a.m.

Location: Calico Quilt Antiques - Bellevue Street, Goldston.

Contact Denise at if you have any questions. You can find us on Facebook Chatham County Area - Coupon Swap.


Garner Coupon Swap (that used to be at the Garner Library)

This swap location is changing and we'll post the new swap information as soon as possible.


Durham Coupon Swap

Date: Thursday, October 17, 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 swap

Date: To be announced

Time: To be announced

Location: Moe's at Triangle Towne 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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  • vlynn Oct 6, 2013

    We still don't have a permanent location for the Garner coupon swap. We will meet this Wednesday, Oct 9th at 1pm at the picnic tables in Carolina Pines Park I-40 Exit 297 off Lake Wheeler Rd. As soon as we get a permanent location, I'll post it.

  • DianeNC Oct 2, 2013

    Are there no longer any swaps in the Cary/Raleigh/Apex area? I seem to remember that the McDonald's that many were held at are no longer hosting these swaps, unfortunately, but was wondering about the different libraries in the area that all have rooms they offer organizations to use for things like this.

    (I know for me, the ones held on weekends worked great!)

  • stephkenner Oct 2, 2013

    Yup, it is Faye! Thanks!

  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Oct 1, 2013

    Thanks Steph! I will add it to the list above. :-) Is it still at Moe's?

  • stephkenner Oct 1, 2013

    North Raleigh Swap if Saturday, Oct. 26th at 3 pm. I think the fair is over by then.

  • ddunn1956 Sep 18, 2013

    Chatham County Coupon Swap - October 5th - 10:00 a.m. at Calico Quilt Antiques - Bellevue Street, Goldston. Contact Denise at if you have any questions. You can find us on Facebook Chatham County Area - Coupon Swap.

  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Sep 17, 2013

    Thanks for the Garner swap info, vlynn! Just let us know when you have the details. :-)

  • vlynn Sep 17, 2013

    The coupon swap at the library in Garner will be changing locations starting in October. I don't know what the new location will be, yet. I'll post as soon as I find out.