A coupon swap can be a great way for couponers to get the coupons they need without having to go to extremes (like dumpster diving, etc.). The reason is works so well is each person has coupons they're looking for and ones they don't need. Being able to swap coupons allows everyone to stock their cabinets as much as they want.
If you're interested n doing a coupon swap, here's how to set one up.
1. Contact Friends That Also Use Coupons
Chances are you have friends that love to coupon shop as much as you do. Contact these friends and see if they would be interested in meeting once a week to swap coupons with others. You can then set a number of papers that each person is to buy each week and start planning the rest of the details.
2. Choose a Location
Someone's home is the best location because you can truly spread out. It doesn't have to be the same home each week. Like any other club, someone else can host the event each week. That way the work gets spread out and no one feels as though they're doing all the work.
3. Set a Time
You want to choose a time that works for everyone. If possible, meeting on Sundays works the best because everyone can purchase their papers and cut out coupons together while sitting around and talking. Once all the coupons are clipped and organized, the swapping can begin.
4. Make It Fun
Clipping coupons can get boring so you want to find ways to add entertainment. It might be music, fun games, or small prizes. The most important thing is making sure you have guests that get along and can talk for hours on end. This ensures that everyone looks forward to the next meeting.
5. Don't Forget the Snacks
Last, but not least, you've got to have snacks. For example, if you meet on Sunday mornings it might be donuts and coffee. If you meet in the evenings, it might be appetizers or snack mixes. You might even turn the whole thing into a girl's night with cocktails.
A coupon swap can be a great way to get the coupons you need. Best of all, it can also be a fun way to spend time with your girlfriends. Take the time to setup a location and time that works for everyone each week and start swapping those coupons.
Have you ever set up a coupon swap group?