Sunday, February 6, 2011
Couponing 101: Learning the Lingo
The coupon world has its own lingo. It will make using coupons much easier for you if you learn these terms.
$1/1: $1 off of 1 product
$1/2: $1 off 2 products
$3/5: $3 off 5 products
B1G1F or BOGO: buy one get one free
B2G1F: buy two get one free
BLINKIE: a coupon pulled from a blinkie machine found in the isles of the grocery
CATALINA: manufacturer coupons that print out from a little machine at the register
CRTC: cash register tape with the price of the product circled. Most refunds require a cash register tape, so save your tapes.
ECB: Easy Care Bucks from CVS drug store. They print out on your receipt after the qualifying purchase. They can be used to purchase anything at CVS.
FAR: Free After Rebate
IP: Internet printable coupon
IVC: Walgreen's instant value coupon, found in the Easy Saver catalogs
MIR: mail-in rebate
NED: No Expiration Date
OAS: on any size If a coupon states "on any size" then it can be used on trial size products.
OOP: out of pocket which means how much you actually spent on your purchase
OYNO: "On your next order", usually Catalina coupons that print out at checkout giving money off, like $1, 'on your next order'.
P&G: Proctor & Gamble Sunday coupon insert. Comes out once a month.
Peelie: coupon that is found on the product that you can peel off and use
RP: Red Plum Sunday coupon insert.
RR or REGISTER REWARDS: This is what prints out at Walgreen's after a qualifying purchase.
SS: SmartSource Sunday coupon inserts
Stacking: Using a store coupon and a mfg coupon on one item.
TMF: try me free. Some refunds give you back your purchase price if you'll try the item.
UPC: Universal Product Code which is the barcode on the product
WYB: when you buy
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