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Upcoming coupon swaps

Posted February 26, 2013
Updated March 2, 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 March 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!



Clayton Swap (40/42 area)

Date: March 12, 2013 (2nd Tuesday of each month at 10:30am)

Time: 10:30 am

Location: Bojangles off I-40 Exit 312


Garner Coupon Swap at Library

Date: March 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

Raleigh McDonalds Coupon Swap hosted by McDonald's

Date: March 15, 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!


North Raleigh Swap

Date: Saturday, March 16th

Time: 3:00

Location: Moes at Triangle Towne Center. Only 2 people showed up this last Sat b/c of the weather. I hope we have a bigger turn out in March.


New Cary McDonalds Coupon Swap hosted by McDonald's (this swap location is new for March)

Date: March 17, 2013 (occurs the 3rd Sunday of every month)

Time: 3:00 pm

Location: 3494 Kildaire Farm Road, Cary, NC at the Millpond Village location

Questions: E-mail info@mcdonaldsadvantage.com

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


Cary McDonalds Coupon Swap hosted by McDonald's

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

Time: 10:00 am

Location: 1299 Kildaire Farm Road, Cary, NC

Questions: E-mail info@mcdonaldsadvantage.com

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

Durham Coupon Swap

Date: Thursday, March 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


BJ's coupon swaps in Garner are cancelled

BJ's will not be hosting coupon swaps anymore. The last swap was in February. Thanks to vlynn for the information.

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 Mar 2, 2013

    I have confirmed that BJ's is not hosting coupon swaps anymore. The February swap was the last one. Faye, please take them off the upcoming coupon swap listings. Sad to see them go, but there are plenty more swaps around the triangle, so I guess we will survive :-)

  • vlynn Feb 26, 2013

    Hey Faye, I think I'm losing my power! Just heard from BJ's that they are going to discontinue the Garner coupon swap! I'm waiting for more details from BJ's and I'll post as soon as I get them.

  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Feb 26, 2013

    Will do most awesome Coupon Swap QUEEN! :-)

  • vlynn Feb 26, 2013

    Faye, add a note to the BJ's swap saying, "Open to the public. You do not have to be a BJ's member to attend."

  • FlyingUnderTheRadar Feb 26, 2013

    Actually I showed up at the Feb North Raleigh swap at Moes...I did not see anyone there, so I assumed it got canceled & I left :(...no worries, should be there in March :)