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Upcoming coupon swaps

Posted April 30, 2013
Updated May 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 May 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!


May 2013 SWAPS


Garner Coupon Swap at Library

Date: May 8 (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


Knightdale Coupon Swap

Date: Saturday, May 11

Time: 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Location: East Regional Library in Knightdale 


North Raleigh Swap

Date: Saturday, May 11th

Time: 3:00 pm

Location: Moe's at Triangle Towne Center


Clayton Swap (40/42 area)

Date: May 14, 2013 (usually 2nd Tuesday of each month)

Time: 10:30 am

Location: Bojangles off I-40 Exit 312


Fuquay's Swap

Date: Tuesday, May 14th

Time: 7:00 pm

Location: Wendy's on Main St.


Cary McDonalds Coupon Swap hosted by McDonald's

Date: Thursday, May 16, 2013 (3rd Thursday of each month)

Time: 10:00 am

Location: 1299 Kildaire Farm Road, Cary, NC in the Saltbox Village shopping center.

Questions: E-mail info@mcdonaldsadvantage.com

McDonald's will provide FREE coupon giveaways for all attendees! (One set per family)


Durham Coupon Swap

Date: Thursday, May 16, 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.


Raleigh McDonalds Coupon Swap hosted by McDonald's

Date: May 17, 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! (One set per family)


New Cary McDonalds Coupon Swap hosted by McDonald's

Date: May 19, 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! (One set per family)

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 May 5, 2013

    Just a heads up for all the coupon swappers. I just heard today that all of the McDonald's coupon swaps are being put on hold while they reorganize their marketing events. I do not know if we will be allowed to hold the May swaps, yet. As soon as I hear, I'll post the news.

  • stylewcoupons13 May 2, 2013

    Coupon swap in knightdale Saturday may 11 at 2:30 to 4:30pm!!! Hope you can come!!!

  • vlynn May 1, 2013

    Just a reminder, the McDonalds that host coupon swaps listed above (Saltbox Village, Millpond Village, and Lake Boone Trail) all accept donations at their stores. Just ask for the manager and tell them you have a donation for the coupon box in their office.

  • barbiedoll1967 Apr 30, 2013

    I have alot of coupons that I am not going to be using and I cannot make it to any of the swaps. I could send them to someone who could share them at a swap. Please email me at jeancook1445@yahoo.com with your address and I'll be happy to mail them.

  • DianeNC Apr 30, 2013

    JustMe - there's also the new swap in Cary on a Sunday, as well. Hopefully, you can make either that one or the one at Moes on a Saturday.

  • nakabi Apr 30, 2013

    justme-come to the one at Moes!!!

  • JustMe83 Apr 30, 2013

    to bad most of these are in the middle of the day...

  • nakabi Apr 30, 2013

    Anyone else going to the swap at Moes on the 11th?