About $10,000 in PLENTYs have been issued since 2002. There are two main ways to get them:

1. When you buy something from one of the member businesses or individuals that accepts the PLENTY, you can pay in dollars and ask for your change in PLENTY. Most members are in Chatham and Orange counties, but a few are scattered in Durham and Alamance. A directory of members is available at www.ncplenty.org.

2. Become a member yourself. By agreeing to provide a good or service for which you'll accept payment in PLENTYs, you can become a member of NCPlenty and receive five PLENTYs in return. Goods and services offered by individuals range from baby-sitting to ukulele lessons. New members also pay a small administrative fee, volunteer a few hours for NCPlenty or agree to bring in other new members.