Do you barter?
Read not long ago that one out ten Americans barter; that is, engage in an exchange of goods or services for goods or services without involving cash. I think there are still websites devoted to this, but the last time I checked some out, they were getting rather rule-bound.
I recall only one instance of engaging in something that met the criteria for 'barter', and that was an informal but specific trade of X-hours of babysitting for making slipcovers for a danish-style sofa. Six cushions and two throw pillows for 100 hours - it was wonderful to go shopping without a toddler ;) We each felt like we got the best of the bargain, which is a sign of a successful trade.
Nowadays, I do more of 'returning the favor' such as sharing cookies and pies as they are made with a young neighbor who keeps my driveway cleared of snow and ice. We didn't have much cold stuff this winter, but I still thank him for past favors with stuff from my oven.