Thursday, January 7, 2010

Coupon Lingo

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Thanks to Bargain Briana for this list of coupon terminology.  She also has posted a very in depth look at how to start couponing here.  It goes over all the terminology, how to start your coupon collection, how to organize, etc...

For basics, here is the terminology list:

CONFUSED about what all the Terms & Abbreviations mean? Here’s a list to help!

BOGO/B1G1 = Buy One Get One
CNP = Coupon Near Product in store (like a peelie, see below)
CRT = Customer Receipt Tape (CVS receipt coupons)
DND = Do not Double (Some coupons have this lang)
DOUBLE COUPON = Coupon that grocery store doubles in value
EB/ECB = ExtraCare Bucks (CVS)
ES = Easy Saver (Walgreens)
FAR = Free After Rebate
GM = General Mills (Newspaper insert)
= Kellogg’s (Newspaper Insert)
MIR = Mail in Rebate
OOP = Out of Pocket
P&G = Proctor & Gamble (Newspaper Insert)
Peelie = Coupon you peel off package
RP= Red Plum (Newspaper Insert)
RR = Rebate Rewards (Walgreens)
SS= Smart Source (Newspaper Insert)
STACKING = Using stores allow multiple use of coupons – manufacturer’s & store coupons or rebates.
TEAR PAD = A pad of coupons or MIR near a product or on display
WYB= When You Buy
YMMV = Your Mileage May Vary (Depends on certain store policies/factors whether the deal will work.)

Source: Coupon Terms & Abbreviations — BargainBriana™ 

In addition, please note the following terms:
$3/1 is the way to say the coupon offers $3 off of one item.  
$.50/2 would mean you will save $.50 when you buy two items. 


Katie Bodell said...

Oh yes, and if something says $3/1 that means $3 off of one product. $.50/2 would mean you have to buy 2 products to get $.50, etc...

KFell said...

thanks katie - your blog is looking adorable!

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