New Couponing?

 If you’re new to couponing, you’ve come to the right place!

 Here are some of the commonly used abbreviations in couponing (coupon lingo)
  • Sunday Newspaper Insert Abbreviations:
              PG = Procter and Gamble
              RP = Red Plum
              SS = SmartSource
              GM = General Mills
  • Walgreens Jargon:
             RR = Register Reward  (Walgreens money)
             IVC = Instant Value Coupon  (found in the monthly Walgreens EasySaver booklet)
  • Other Abbreviations and Money-Saving Terms:
              +UP Reward: Rite Aid reward program
              B1G1 or BOGO = Buy One, Get One Free
              B2GI = Buy Two, Get One Free
              DEAD = Offer No Longer Valid
              DND = Do Not Double
              ECB: Extra Care Bucks  (these are rewards that print on your CVS receipt)
              ETC = Exclude travel size
              EX or X = Expires On
              FAR = Free After Rebate
              FILLER = Item Purchased to Reach a Minimum Total in Order to Get a “Deal”
              GC = Gift Card
              HTH = Hope That Helps
              IP: Internet Printable Coupon
              Jedi = The Cashier You Want!
              MC or MQ = Manufacturer’s coupon
              MIR = Mail In Rebate
              MM: Money-Maker
              NED = No Expiration Date
              OOP = Out of Pocket
              OYNO: on your next order
              STACKING: Using Both a Store Coupon and a Manufacturer’s Coupon on One Item
              SC = store coupons
              TMF = Try Me Free Offer
              UP: This is a reward that prints on your receipt when you buy the specified product at Rite Aid
              UPC = Universal Product Code – Those black straight lines with numbers under them
              WYB: when you buy
              YMMV = Your Mileage May Vary–Deal may work for someone else, but it may not work for you.

      Types of coupons:
Catalinas: are coupons that print out at the register that are usually handed to you with your receipt. These coupons can be either store coupons or manufacturer coupons (it depends on the store promotions).
Store Coupons: These coupons are issued by the store you are shopping at and meant to be used at that specific store.  Many times store coupons can be stacked with a Manufacturer coupon for additional coupons so be sure to check the coupon policy at your stores.
Blinkies: These coupons can be found in the little black boxes hanging on the shelf in front of the product they are for. You may notice a little blinking red light (an thus the name “Blinkies”.  They can be found in many grocery and retail stores.
Peelies: These coupons are placed right on products like a peel away sticker. If you notice a peelie on a product you are buying, make sure you peel off the coupon because they can be used immediately on your purchase.
Hangtags: Coupon hang tags are coupons that are hung around a product, unlike coupons that are on their own, or peelies that are stuck to the product.
eCoupons: These are digital coupons that you will find online. Are carried on your store loyalty cards, the ones you scan at the register to receive sale prices and promos. You can add as many as you like. They do not double or triple and they do expire. , , ,
Internet Printable: These coupons are found on the Internet from coupon sites like , , . Some will be MC and some will be SC.
Tearpads: are the pads that are found by the products, sometimes on displays, in the front of stores, by the pharmacy, really just about anywhere in the store and you simply “tear” off a coupon that can be used immediately on your purchase of that product.

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