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Upcoming coupon swaps - New Cary swap!

Posted January 7, 2014

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 January 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!

January Coupon Swaps

Cary/Southeast Raleigh swap

Date: January 8, 2014

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.


North Raleigh Coupon Swap

Date: January 11th

Time: 3 pm

Location: Moes @ Triangle Towne Center


Garner/Raleigh Swap

Date: Wednesday, January 15th 

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 hyperbabe71@hotmail.com to let her know you are planning to come. It will help her get a headcount on approximately how many to expect.


Cary Coupon Swap - NEW!

Date: Wednesday,  Jan 15, 2014

Time of swap:  5:30pm

Location: Cary Town Mall Food court- look for 1-2 balloons tied to Rebecca's chair for visibility

Contact Rebecca at couponbec777gmail.com if you have any questions about this swap.


Durham Coupon Swap

Date: Thursday, January 16, 2014 (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.


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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  • stephkenner Jan 7, 2014

    I'll be at the N Raleigh swap. Don't worry about not having a lot of coupons. We always have plenty to share. :)

  • quemaster Jan 7, 2014

    Don't forget to bring scissors! Hope to make it to the NR swap if football games allow.

  • libbyk Jan 7, 2014

    I am planning to go to the North Raleigh swap this Saturday. Is anyone else from here going? Besides my cut out coupons, I have some extra Redplum and P&G inserts to share.

  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Jan 7, 2014

    superturfguy - no - that swap has been inactive for a while. Sorry.

  • superturfguy Jan 7, 2014

    Is there still a Bojangles 40-42 swap meeting?