Apr 4, 2009

Couponer's "Speak"

Here is a list that I've compiled of the most commonly used abreviations and words used around the frugalnet. Hopefully they will help in understanding deals easier! They are listed in alphabetical order.

$/x: Is a certain dollar amount off of a certain number of items. An example would be, $1/1 is one dollar off of one item and $1/2 is one dollar off of two items.

x/$: How many items you can get for a certain dollar amount. An example would be, if I put 2/$5 then that means that two items will cost five dollars.

Blinkies: Coupons in front of the product. Usually in a box little plastic box that has a red blinking light on the top. When you take a coupon out of the machine, it will dispense another one.

BOGO or B1G1: Buy One Get One. Usually free, but sometimes 50% off.

CAT or Catalina: A coupon that prints out at the register after your purchase is completed. You will find CATs at grocery stores, KMart, and Walgreens (known as their RR's).

CRT: Cash register tape. These print out like a CAT and are generally store coupons that can be used with a mfg coupon. The $5/$25 ($5 off a $25 purchase) CVS coupons are considered CRTs.

ECB: CVS Extra Care Bucks are store coupons that print at the bottom of your receipt and can be spent like cash on anything at CVS. (Exceptions are prescriptions, alcohol, tobacco, gift cards or lottery tickets.) ECBs usually expire one month from when they are issued.

ESR: Walgreens Monthly Easy Saver Rebate Program. (This is rumored to end in May.)

EXP: Expiration Date.

FAR: Free After Rebate.

GC: Gift Card.

GM: General Mills coupon insert found in the Sunday paper.

IVC: Walgreen’s Instant Value Coupon. These are found in their Easy Saver Catalog. (Again, rumored to end in May.)

IP: Internet Printable Coupon.

Mailer or Booklet: Coupons that you receive in your mailbox.

MQ or MFG: Manufacturer’s Coupon.

MIR: Mail In Rebate.

OOP: Out of Pocket cost.

OYNO: On your next order.

P&G: Proctor & Gamble coupon insert in the Sunday newspaper.

Peelie: Coupon that is stuck to the outside of a package and you have to peel it off to use it.

RP: Red Plum coupon insert in the Sunday newspaper.

RR: Register Rewards from Walgreens, which are store coupons that print from the Catalina machine next tot he register. They can be spent like cash in Walgreens on anything except prescriptions, alcohol, tobacco, gift cards or lottery tickets. They generally expire two weeks from when they print.

SS: Smart Source coupon insert in the Sunday paper.

Stack or Stacking: Using a store coupon with a MFG coupon. (For example, using a $1 Target coupon and a $1 MFG coupon on one item.)

Tearpad: A pad with several coupons (sometimes refund forms) hanging from a store shelf or display.

WAGS: Walgreens

Winetag or WT: A coupon found in the wine section or hanging on wine bottles.

WYB: When You Buy.

YMMV: Your Manager May Vary. Different store managers could decide differently. (An example would be using 2 mfg coupons on a BOGO free sale. Some will allow, some won't.)
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