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Thursday, December 15, 2011

How to Use Coupons: Coupon Lingo

How to Use Coupons: Coupon Lingo

When using couponing sites, it is common to come across acronyms. Here is a list of common abbreviations, phrases, and terms you may see on a couponing site; it is courtesy of Southern Savers.

Types of Coupons

B1G1, BOGO, B1G1F
Buy 1, Get One Free
PG, P&G
Proctor & Gamble Sunday Insert Coupons
$/$$
Dollars off when you buy XX dollars
RP or V
Red Plum Sunday insert coupons
.50/1
Fifty cents off one items
SS
Smartsource Sunday insert coupons
.50/3
Fifty cents off 3 items
Peelie
Coupon that you peel off the package
Catalina
Coupon dispensed at the register at the time of purchase (on separate paper)
Blinkie
Coupon dispensed near product, in the store (usually from a “blinking” red box)
Tearpad
Pad of refund forms or coupons found hanging from a store shelf or display
eCoupon
Found on the Internet but different because it is uploaded to a card
IP
Internet Printable
FAR
Free After Rebate
MFR or MQ
Manufacturer or Manufacturer Coupon
MIR
Mail in Rebate

Store Specific Coupons

ECB
Extra Care Buck (CVS)
IVC
Instant Value Coupon (Walgreens store coupon, found in Walgreens Easy Saver Catalog and on in store tearpads)
RR
Register Rewards (these are Catalinas that print out at Walgreens)
+UP
Rite Aid Plus Up Reward
SCR
Single Check Rebate (rebate system at Rite Aid)

Common Phrases

DND5
Coupon states Do Not Double, but the bar code starts with a 5, meaning most computers will automatically double it
YMMV
Your Milage May Vary (you may find the item priced differently or it may not work for you the same)
OOP
Out of Pocket
NED
No Expiration Date
Regional
Coupon value only distributed at a certain time
UPC
Universal Product Code a bar code on the product
WYB
When you buy
WSL
While supplies last
SASE
Self Addressed Stamped Envelope
CRT
Cash Register Tape (coupon that prints on receipt)

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