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Coupon Tip: The Coupon Exchange

by Freebies4Mom on December 7, 2007 11:30 am

This is what your kitchen table will look like if you join the Coupon Exchange! Over 100 coupons for me to pick and choose from, then I put new coupons in the envelope and mail it off to the next person in this round robin coupon train I belong to.

The Coupon Exchange is a great way to have access to a wider variety of coupons while sharing the coupons you don’t need with others. It is a Yahoo Group that is free to join and participate in and it functions similar to a “coupon train”, except that you keep going round and round so it is a “round robin coupon train”. This group is for the serious couponer, you need to actively participate or you will be removed from the group. I’ve been participating in the Coupon Exchange since October, and I have found it to be an easy way to expand the coupons available for my use and to share coupons I don’t need with people who can use them. Each group of coupon exchangers is small, and there is more than one envelope circulating, so you usually get about 2 envelopes each month of coupons to pick from.

 

If you are interested in joining, please go to http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Coupon_Exchange/ to sign-up. You will be on a waiting list until a group can be formed or you can join an existing group (the groups are small so that the envelope of coupons can go around in a few weeks).

 

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K&E'sMama December 7, 2007 at 11:56 am

Thanks Heather!I think we have a great group of people exchanging coupons.I try to put people in a group with others who do not live nearby so you can get a good assortment of coupons.I have been able to save a lot with the coupons I receive, from baby to food items, and pass on the rest to others who can also benefit.Hope we get some new members!~Nicole

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Homemaker of the 21st Century December 8, 2007 at 5:50 am

Wow! This is a reallly neat program 🙂 I joined in!

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Heather December 8, 2007 at 7:42 am

I hope it will fit your needs Homemaker of the 21st Century! I have found it to be the perfect fit for my coupon needs. And I must say that Nicole does an excellent job of keeping track of everything and keeping the group actively swapping coupons. Enjoy!

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Megan December 8, 2007 at 8:35 am

I just joined as well & it looks like Nicole has everything set up very well. I think all the communication that is required is a great idea, just so everyone knows what’s going on.

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K&E'sMama December 8, 2007 at 9:37 am

Thanks everyone!I try to keep up the best I can with a 5 month old and a spirited 4 year old boy!You’re right Megan, communication is the key and keeping the envelopes moving through your group.You typically get 2 envelopes a month that contain a whole bunch of coupons each.You spend a few stamps a month, say $2. You would only need to use a few coupons to make your money back. I can usually find 10 coupons each envelope that I can use.This works even better if you have a store that doubles like Stop & Shop where I shopped when I lived in the North.

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