Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Common coupon terms and lingo

Coupon terms can be pretty confusing! Here is a list of common terms and abbreviations used
on Lovin Those Coupons:

BLINKIES = In-store coupons near product, usually from a red blinking box.
BOGO or B1G1F or B1G1 Free = Buy One Get One Free.

BOGO50% =Buy One Get One 50% off
CAT or CATALINA = Coupon that prints at the register after purchase.
CRT = Cash register tape, coupon that prints in store.
DOUBLE COUPON = Coupon that a grocery store doubles in value.
ECB= CVS Extra Care Bucks earned for purchases.
FREE ITEM COUPON= A coupon that allows you to get the product completely free.
IVC = Walgreen’s Instant Value Coupon ( Found in the monthy Coupon Book on the ads rack).
IP = Internet Printable Coupon.
MFG = Manufacturer’s Coupon.
MIR = Mail In Rebate.
= No expiration date.
OOP = Out of Pocket, in reference to how much “real money” you will pay at the register.
OYNO = On your next order.
P&G = Proctor & Gamble Coupon Insert found in the Sunday newspaper.
PEELIE = Coupon that you peel off the package.
PSA = Prices Starting At.
Q = Coupon.
RP= Red Plum Coupon Insert found in the Sunday newspaper.
RR= Walgreens Register Rewards earned for purchases.
SS= Smart Source coupon insert found in the Sunday newspaper.
STACKING = Using a store specific coupon with a manufacturer coupon (most stores allow this).
TEARPAD = A pad of refund forms or coupons found hanging from a store shelf or display.
TRIPLE COUPON = A coupon that a grocery store triples in value.
+UP =Rite Aid +Up Reward printed when making a qualifying purchase.

VV= Rite Aid Video Values coupon, you can access from riteaid.com by watching a short promo video.
WYB = When You Buy.
YMMV = Your Mileage May Vary (success of the attempt may vary at your store).'

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