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Coupon clippers take note: A coupon club is in the works for Wake County. No experience necessary but scissors required.

The Southeast Regional Library in Garner has announced plans to launch a monthly savings club and coupon swap. Members will swap coupons, of course, but also share info on coupon sorting and filing, shopping strategies and other money-saving ideas.

The library, which is located at 908 Seventh Ave., will begin by hosting a series of three organizational meetings this month, starting with one at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 12.

The other two swaps are planned for 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 14, and 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17.

These first three sessions will be used to guage interest in the club and determine the best time to meet on a monthly bassis, according to librarian Amy Funderburk, who calls herself a "wanna-be couponer."

Funderburk said an experienced coupon-clipper will start off the first meeting with a presentation on filing and organizational techniques. Afterward, folks can share their own coupon strategies. Funderburk said she also wants to get input from particpants on topics for future meet-ups.

"The meeting will conclude with plenty of time to swap those coupons so be sure to bring your coupons and your scissors," Funderburk said.

For more information, please call the library at 662-2258.

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