March 18, 2011

Local Coupon Swap at Wallace Memorial Baptist Church—April 7th

 bs01864_ A friend and reader thought of the fantastic idea of having a local coupon swap, inspired by the swap table at the coupon fair.  She is hosting the first event on April 7th from 6-7:30pm at Wallace Memorial Baptist Church in the Atrium and calling it “Swap 2 Save Coupon Club”.  For more information and to RSVP, go to the Facebook Event Page that she has set up.  Please help spread the word!

TO: Fellow Coupon Comrades and those who would like to be
FROM: A woman with a passion for saving money and helping others to become strong financial stewards in their homes and communities I am excited to announce a new ministry program at Wallace Memorial Baptist Church called "Swap 2 Save Coupon Club". In these challenging economic times families are struggling to obtain their basic food and household items and it IS possible ...to lessen this burden. For some, the answer is as simple as becoming "Coupon Savvy".
If you are a coupon "guru" or have never used a coupon before, this club is for you. The intent is to encourage people from in and around the Knoxville community, church members and non-members alike, to join this monthly event so that we may swap coupons and share money-saving ideas and tips. We will literally swap coupons for everything from baby items to groceries, restaurants to retail shops. AND at the end of each meeting, all unclaimed coupons will be packaged and sent to various US military bases around the world, as military families can redeem coupons at US commissaries up to 6 months from their expiration date. Not only will the program affect local families but it will, hopefully, provide assistance to families around the globe.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:
--The Club will meet on the first Thursday of each month from 6-7:30 pm
--ANY/ALL coupons will be accepted....unused/unclaimed newspaper inserts, school booklets, and home mailings including those for restaurant/retailers/services. IDEALLY, it would be wonderful if the coupons were clipped, BUT none will be turned away.
--The coupons will be collected in 3 ways:
1. There will be a container marked "Swap 2 Save Coupon Club" located at the Welcome Center in the church Atrium. Coupons can be left there at any time and will be retrieved several times per week.
2. You may save your clipped coupons to bring to the swap each month.
3. They may be delivered to me personally at any time.
--At the monthly meeting, swap tables will be organized by category to minimize chaos and to make the process as smooth as possible. Please use this guide and have your coupons organized in advance:
Baby Care
Baking
Beverages
Boxed Items
Candy/Cookies
Canned Goods
Cereals
Condiments/Sauces
Dairy
Frozen
Health/Beauty
Household
Meat/Poultry
Paper Goods
Pet Care
Pharmacy
Snacks
Attractions/Events
Restaurants
Retailers
Services
--Scissors might be handy to have, just in case :-)
If you have ANY questions, need further information, or would like to help in any way,
please don't hesitate to contact me. AND spread the word!! I am very excited to proceed with this ministry opportunity and am praying that God will be glorified every step of the way :-)
See you April 7th!
Lisa

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