Saturday, May 7, 2011

How to Save with Coupons, Part Two: Coupon abbreviations

Last week’s article was the first in the series about how to start off saving money with coupons. This series of articles is for anyone who is interested in learning how to save money off of their grocery bill with coupons. The last article went over basics of the different types of coupons, and where to find them. If you are didn’t get a chance to read that article, click here.

This article is about some basic coupon lingo that you should know. It is important for you to understand the language of coupons so you can make sure that you use them correctly. Here are some of the most common coupon abbreviations that I prepared with the help of WUC (read on to find out what that means).

BOGO or B1G1 - Buy One Get One Free
BC/AC – Before/After Coupons
Blinkie – This refers to a machine that has Smart Source coupons. There is a light that blinks when you pull a coupon out.
CAT – Catalina Coupon (prints after a purchase from the cash register)
C/O - Cents off
CRT - Cash register tape (your receipt)
DND - Does not double
ECB - Extra Care Buck (only from CVS)
ES - Easy Saver (booklet from Walgreens)
ETS - Excludes trial sizes
FAR - Free after rebate
GDA - Good deal alert!
INSERTS – These are the coupon flyers that come in the Sunday paper.
IP – Internet printable coupon
MQ - Manufacturer coupon
OOP - Out Of Pocket
OOS - Out of Stock
OYNO -On Your Next Order
OYNP – On your next purchase
P&G - Proctor & Gamble (Sunday Booklet Coupons)
Peelie - Coupon attached to a product.
POP - Proof of purchase
Q - Coupon
RC – Rain check
RP - Red Plum (Sunday Booklet Coupons) (formerly Valassis)
RR - Register Reward (from Walgreens)
SCR - Rite Aid Single Check Rebate
SS - Smart Source (Sunday Booklet Coupons)
STACKING – This is when you are allowed to couple a manufacturer coupon with a store coupon (like you can with CVS)
SUPER DOUBLES or DOUBLES - coupons that are doubled $1 + in value (IE, a $1 coupon - $2, etc)
TEARPAD – A pad of coupons that you tear off from a pad. It may be on a display, shelf, etc.
TMF - Try Me Free - mail in rebate for full amount of product
TRIPLE COUPON - A coupon that a grocery store triples in value
WAGS - Walgreens
WSL - While supplies last
WUC - We Use Coupons (refers to the site)
WYB - When You Buy
YMMV - Your Mileage May Vary (It works for some and it may or may not work for you)

Come back next week to learn more about how to save money with coupons!

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