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Old 11-27-2009, 09:04 PM
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Say you have a coupon for Pampers, but you don’t have a baby. Or you’re watching your waistline and you are searching for Healthy Choice or Yoplait coupons. Trade those unneeded coupons for the ones you do need!

Trading coupons opens up a whole new world of couponing.

I buy 4-6 papers every week. So that means I have 4-6 Pampers coupons that I don’t need BUT, I know many people are searching desperately for those Pampers coupons. I always say that the only way to save with coupons is to use lots of coupons. Part of saving is also obtaining coupons cheaply. Trading coupons is a GREAT way to have the best of both worlds! Besides, who needs a binder full of unused coupons when you could trade them for the ones you really need?

So how do you start trading?

The first step is to join WeUseCoupons.com. In order to trade coupons you must be a member here at WUC.

Trading on WUC is done in the Trader's Square forum. We provide a FREE platform to trade coupons. Make sure to read our trading rules before you make a trade. If you’re new to couponing, you may be a little lost with all of the coupon lingo, but be persistent, the great wall wasn’t built overnight.

If you’re learning to trade coupons or if you are new here at WUC, the Trader’s Square has three main areas you should look for:

  • The first is called “FSOT” which means in plain English, ‘For Sale or Trade’. Often times people will post coupons they have but don’t think they will use. They will generally set up the terms of the trade in their post. You can check their wishlist and make them an offer via pm (private message).
  • That brings us to our next major area in Trader's Square, Wishlists. You’re probably thinking, "A wish list for coupons?" Trust me when I say they are invaluable and help make trades go more smoothly! A wishlist is a list of coupons, rebate forms, or other items that someone is looking for. When you post a coupon that you are interested in trading, another member can search your wishlist and make you an offer. To help you make a wishlist, check out the How To Create Your Wishlist post.
  • ISO’ or ‘In Search Of’ is another major trading area on WUC. It’s worth checking out! This is the area people post specific coupons they are looking for. If you have what they are looking for, send them a private message and see if they are up for a trade.
I remember back to the first time I traded coupons and I wasn't sure what was an equal trade. I found someone who had the coupons I wanted but I was at a lose of what to offer back. To me, a new trader, it was very confusing. I didn't have many coupons at the time, and so the person asked me if I would be willing to send stamps. I had lots of those, and so we traded. I got 20 coupons, and she got 2 stamps. Trading was fun, and I never thought about trading stamps. Trading stamps is a great way to get coupons but remember not to over trade, and see what the other trader is willing to accept! It can't hurt to ask! You can read about stamp trading in Traders World!


Things to Remember When Posting a Potential Trade:


Be Specific! If people don’t understand your post, or it’s not clear, you probably won’t have much success. Make sure to give a detailed description of the coupon, the expiration date, and any other information.


Respond & Ship Quickly! Coupons expire and sale cycles may only last a few days. If someone sends you a message, get back to them quickly, because their offer isn’t good forever. Even if you aren’t interested, make sure to respond to a potential trader with a simple ‘no thank-you’. That way, the trader can look elsewhere! Also, when you agree to a trade, ship the coupons out immediately. It really hurts your credibility when you make a trade but your coupons don’t arrive on time!


Check Postage! Veteran traders will tell you to make sure you have enough postage! If not, it will come back to you and you’ll have to send it out again. The recipient won’t be too happy either because he/she may not be able to use the coupons, once they arrive if the coupons have expired!


Be Aware of Popular Coupons! You would be surprised at what is popular! Some coupons are hot, some are not. Keep everything and if you won’t use that hot formula coupon, trade it away!


Check Back Often! Users will post coupons they are searching for everyday. Make sure to check back often.


Leave Feedback! Like eBay, WUC has a feedback system for traders! Use it and utilize it. The more you trade the more trusted you become! If you have a feedback score of 10, you can also participate in exchanges which are always fun! A person's feedback is also a great way to get to know that person's trading history. Be sure to check out others feedback before you do a trade with them as well.


Have Fun! Trading can be lots of fun. I sometimes get 2 or 3 envelopes in the mail! Who doesn’t love getting mail?


Beware! Like anything else, some people will try to scam you. Always save your private messages and communications with traders until the trade is complete. If you have a problem with a trader, contact the trader first. Give it a day or two and then contact the Mavourneen or Sweetpea if you need additional help. She will open an investigation and determine what action, if any, needs to be taken!


My advice to new traders is to lurk and learn. Spend a little time in the trading area and see how it all works. Make sure that trades are worth it. Postage isn’t free, but if you get $10-$20 worth in coupons you will use, you surely come out ahead. If you're not sure what is an equal trade, post and ask!! Many people will give you their opinions and hopefully you can get an idea of what to trade!!


Once you think you have the hang of it, try it!


Good Luck and Happy Trading!

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Old 11-27-2009, 09:52 PM
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Ummm...Nate - Last I knew..you needed Pampers Coupons!!




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Old 11-27-2009, 10:57 PM
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LOL well after writing that I thought to myself....maybe I should change the example lol

It's so new that I keep forgetting to keep them lol

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It will sink in soon enough ;-) After you change your first 100 you won't forget... LOL!
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I'm soo confused...What is the differance between a trade and a exchange? I am not suppose to exchange but I can trade? ( cuz I don't have 100 posts or a trader rating of 10 ) HELP please....
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Thank you for your post. I would like to start trading, but am quite unsure of how to go about it.
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I'm soo confused...What is the differance between a trade and a exchange? I am not suppose to exchange but I can trade? ( cuz I don't have 100 posts or a trader rating of 10 ) HELP please....
An exchange is something you sign up for during certain times of the year! It is like a gift exchange with actual items. A trade is exactly that....a trade! You can trade before you have 50 meaningful posts for other coupons, but you cannot sell as in coupons for paypal or concealed cash! I hope that makes sense......just don't worry about exchanges right now and you'll be fine!

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This sounds like a ton of fun. I can wait to get started. I love this site already.
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Help I don't understand trading!

Hey! I'm new to this site, and not sure I understand the trading part. Can I start trading at any time? Also, what consist of an equal trade? If I wanted to trade two $1/1 shampoo coupons for two $1/1 toothpaste coupons, is that an equal trade? What if I was intersted in trading with someone who has some $3/1 diaper coupons? What would I give them for the trade? This is a little confusing to me! I thought I was a pro couponer, but now I'm feeling quite overwhelmed!!!

Thanks for your help!
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