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Upcoming coupon swaps

Posted February 5, 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 you have swaps scheduled through February, 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!

Clayton Swap (40/42 area)

Date: February 12 (2nd Tuesday of each month at 10:30am)

Time: 10:30 am

Location: Bojangles off I-40 Exit 312


Fuquay-Varina Coupon Swap

Date: Tuesday, February 12

Time: 7 pm

Location: Wendys on Main St.


Garner Coupon Swap at Library

Date: February 13 (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

North Raleigh Swap

Date: Saturday, Feb 16th

Time: 3 pm

Location: Moe's at Triangle Town Center


Cary McDonalds Coupon Swap hosted by McDonald's

Date: February 21, 2013 (occurs on the third Thursday of every month)

Time: 9:30 am

Location: 1830 Walnut Street in Cary (for the March swap, the location will be different and we will post the address soon)

Questions: E-mail info@mcdonaldsadvantage.com

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


Durham Coupon Swap

Date: Thursday, February 21, 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)

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.

Update for Durham group: For the first 3 months of 2013, the Durham group will be meeting in a smaller room but still at the same library, due to other programs requiring the larger room on our regularly scheduled third Thursday evening of each month:

January - the children’s programming room

February - Study room #2

March – Study room #2

April- back to the large meeting room


Raleigh McDonalds Coupon Swap hosted by McDonald's

Date: February 22, 2013 (occurs the 3rd Friday of every month)

Time: 1:00 pm

Location: 3810 Lake Boone Trail, Raleigh NC 27627

Questions: E-mail info@mcdonaldsadvantage.com

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


BJ's Garner Coupon Swap

Date: February 25, 2013

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.

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 saving@smartspendingresources.com with the information to make sure I see it in time to post your swap. Thanks!


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  • vlynn Feb 11, 2013

    The Lake Boone TR swap is the third Friday of each month which is February 15th NOT the 22nd as listed.

  • vlynn Feb 6, 2013

    dianeNC: I had a few other responses, but not overwhelming numbers :-) McDonalds is going to try a Sunday afternoon swap for a while to see how it goes. I'll post details soon.

  • DianeNC Feb 5, 2013

    vlynn - you had asked if there was an interest in a Sunday afternoon swap. Was there much interest besides just me?

  • vlynn Feb 5, 2013

    Clayton swappers, I won't be able to attend the swap on Tuesday, but I will be at the Garner swap on Wednesday.