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Upcoming coupon swaps - Need feedback on holiday blog coupon swap

Posted October 29, 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 November or December 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!

Need your feedback: If you are interested in coming to a holiday coupon swap/food drive/dessert exchange at WRAL, I need your feedback on the date we are considering. 

How many of you would be able to attend a holiday coupon and dessert swap (and food drive) on Sunday November 17 from 2 pm - 4 pm? 

Most Saturdays are out because of activities at the studio or other issues like parades. Nights and daytimes are too busy at WRAL for us to have the swap there.

Our other option is to have the holiday swap at a local fast food restaurant in the 40/42 area as we have done for the past couple years. That would probably be on Thursday , December 5th from 9:30 am - 11:30 am.

So - which option works better for you:

Sunday, November 17 from 2 pm - 4 pm at WRAL in Raleigh or

Thursday, December 5 from 9:30 am - 11:30 am in the 40/42 area or

None of the above


November 2013 Coupon Swaps

Chatham County Coupon Swap

Date: November 2

Time: 10:00 a.m.

Location: Calico Quilt Antiques - Bellevue Street, Goldston.

For more information, call 919-548-3458.


Garner/Raleigh Swap - NEW SWAP!

Date: Wednesday, November 6

Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Location: Barwell Road Community Center, 3935 Barwell Road, Raleigh, NC 27610

If you plan to attend this new swap, please contact the swap coordinator, Dawn at to let her know you are planning to come. It will help her get a headcount on approximately how many to expect. If this time (1 - 3 pm) does not work for you, but you would like to attend a swap at this location, you can also contact Dawn to let her know and maybe the swap time will change so more folks can attend.


Cary/Southwest Raleigh swap

Date: November 13

Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Location: Carolina Pines Community Center, 2305 Lake Wheeler Rd, Raleigh NC, I-40 Exit 297 Lake Wheeler Rd (Farmer's Mkt).

Phone: 919-831-6435.

This swap is always the 2nd Wed of the month.


Durham Coupon Swap

Date: Thursday, November 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)

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: Saturday, Nov 23rd

Time: 3:00 pm

Location: Moes 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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  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Oct 30, 2013

    Cheesecake AND cream puffs?? I'm gonna need to sit down..... :-)

    terr19 - I was hoping you could make the Sunday swap! We can't mess with our annual holiday swap tradition.

    shrnhghs1 - I do not know of any at this time, but you could always ask your friends and here on the blog to see if anyone would be interested in starting a Fayetteville swap.

    meredith88 - sorry that neither date works for you. There were just no Saturdays available and evenings don't work well with kids activities/dinner/homework/etc.

    Maybe we can plan a Saturday swap for next spring. :-)

  • pwrrn Oct 30, 2013

    Sunday is better !

  • jdouglas13 Oct 30, 2013

    I think a cheesecake or two could be arranged :) I've kind of been in the mood for chocolate dipped cream puffs lately, so they might make an appearance as well. We'll see...

  • shrnhghs1 Oct 29, 2013

    Does anyone know if there is a coupon swap in Fayetteville? Thanks. :)

  • terr19 Oct 29, 2013

    I like taking a vacation day in December for the holiday coupon swap. It was becoming a tradition for me. LOL I can try to make the Sunday swap. Thanks.

  • FlyingUnderTheRadar Oct 29, 2013

    Sunday - due to my work schedule...thx!

  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Oct 29, 2013

    Adding it now, vlynn. Honestly, it was just an oversight. No harm intended. And you have my e-mail so feel free to e-mail if you think I missed something in the future. :-)

    Thanks steph. Will add it now.

  • stephkenner Oct 29, 2013

    North Raleigh Swap is Saturday, Nov 23rd @ Moes at Triangle Towne Center. 3 pm. Thanks Faye!

  • meredith88 Oct 29, 2013

    A holiday coupon swap sounds like fun but sadly neither date works for me. Church on Sundays and work during the week. Hopefully I can make the next one :)

  • vlynn Oct 29, 2013

    Hey Faye! Are you leaving out the original Garner coupon swap on purpose :-) I've posted the details in each of the last 2 upcoming swap items, but you never add us back in! What gives?
    Garner/Cary/Southwest Raleigh swap. Carolina Pines Community Center, 2305 Lake Wheeler Rd, Raleigh NC, I-40 Exit 297 Lake Wheeler Rd (Farmer's Mkt). Phone: 919-831-6435. It's always the 2nd Wed of the month which is Nov 13 for next month. Thanks.