Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Basic Couponing Terminology

Below is a list of terms that you will see as you begin couponing:

Blinkies:  In Store Smart Source Coupons
BOGO:  Buy One Get One
Catalina:  Coupon printed at register
DND:  Do not Double (Some coupons have this lang)
Double Coupon:  Coupon that grocery store doubles in value
ECB:  ExtraCare Bucks (CVS)
ES:  Easy Saver (Walgreens)
EXP:  Expiration
FAR:  Free After Rebate
FIC:  Fresh Idea Card (Marsh)
GM:  General Mills (Newspaper insert)
Insert:  Individual "booklet" of coupons in the newspaper (Smartsource, Redplum)  
ISO:  In Search Of
K:  Kellogg’s (Newspaper Insert)
MIR:  Mail in Rebate

One coupon per purchase:  You may use one coupon per purchase of each specified product.  For instance, if you are buying four toothpastes and your coupon states, "One coupon per purchase," you may use four coupons.
One coupon per transaction:  You may use only one coupon for the entire purchase.  Some stores may allow you to do separate transactions, but you will need to get permission from the cashier first. 
One coupon per person:  You may use only one coupon for the entire purchase.  Separate transactions will not be allowed.
OOP:  Out of Pocket
P&G:  Proctor & Gamble (Newspaper Insert)
Peelie:  Coupon you peel off package
Rain check:  A written slip that you can request from a store when a sale item is out of stock 
RPRed Plum (Newspaper Insert)
RR:  Rebate Rewards (Walgreens)
SS:  Smart Source (Newspaper Insert)
Stacking:  Certain stores allow multiple use of coupons – manufacturer’s & store coupons or rebates

Stockpile:  A storage of items
Stamps:  Postage stamps
Tear pad:  A pad of coupons near a product or on display

WAGS:  Walgreens
WYB:  When you buy

$1/1:  $1 off of one product
$2/1:  $2 off of one product
$3/2:  $3 off of two products

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