Brown County Library coupon exchanges

March 15, 2012 by
Filed under: Coupons 

Time for my semi-annual reminder that there’s a great resource in the Green Bay area for getting extra coupons.  Two of the Brown County Library branches have free-will coupon exchanges.  They are run by volunteers and are available to anyone who walks in their doors.

The Brown County Southwest Branch library on Ninth Street has a huge bin.   Several years ago, I discovered that patrons regularly dropped off their unused coupon inserts or any other coupons they did not need.  And hokey smokes, Bullwinkle, a lot of patrons and a LOT of coupons!  Since the librarians have more than enough to do, I volunteered to keep the bin organized.  I recently gave that up and a lovely volunteer named Gail takes care of it now.

There is also a coupon bin at the Brown County East branch library that was/is maintained by volunteers including one of our very own Green Bay Consumer readers.

You’re not just going to find grocery coupons in the bins, either.  You’ll find Fleet Farm gas receipts, Target store coupons, restaurant coupons and more.

The coupon exchange works both ways, too.  If you have coupons that you are not going to use, please consider dropping them off because you never know who is going to need them.  Pay it forward!

Don’t live in the Green Bay area?  Why not suggest a coupon exchange at your local library?  You could even volunteer a few hours a month to help keep it organized!

Pssst, don’t forget that I’m hosting FREE coupon classes at several Brown County Libraries as part of their Money Smart week in April.  See the home page of Green Bay Consumer for dates and times.

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3 Comments on Brown County Library coupon exchanges

  1. Tracy on Fri, 16th Mar 2012 8:10 am
  2. Thinking we could do this at our library….Was it just an open free for all bin, or did it need to be organized??

  3. The Bargain Sleuth on Fri, 16th Mar 2012 8:22 am
  4. Yes, they put it by the magazines which is near the checkout. It started as a little basket with uncut inserts and a few envelopes for cut coupons. Now it’s a BIG basket with envelopes/categories. WHEN there is a volunteer to organize them, it’s a great tool!

    […] I do not shop Kohls on a regular basis.  I am not signed up for their emails or mailers.  But I got one of these great coupons.  Did you?  Do you plan on using it?  If not, you can always drop it off at the coupon exchanges at either the Brown County Southwest Branch or the East Branch. […]

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