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Monday, August 25, 2008

Coupon Lingo

Abbreviations & Lingo Used in the Coupon World

Sunday Paper Inserts:

SS- Smart Source
PG- Procter & Gamble
RP- Red Plum or Vlassis
GM- General Mills
KG- Kellogg's
V- Valassis

Drugstore Abbreviations:

ECB- Extra Care Bucks - CVS "money" printed on receipts to be used like cash in store on your next purchase

RR- Register Reward - Walgreen's "money" printed on receipts to be used like cash in store on your next purchase

More Common Abbreviations:

OOP- Out of Pocket - actual cash paid
Peelie- Peelable coupon located on packages
Hang tags- Coupons found usually hanging on the neck of a product
Blinkies- Small (usually red or black) coupon machines that are found in stores. Called blinkies because the machine blinks a red light as it "spits out" little coupons
BOGO- Buy One Get One FREE!
Tearpads- Coupons found on little tearpads near products in stores
2/$5- This means 2 items for $5 (there could be other numbers like 3/$10 ).
$1/2- This means $1 off of 2 items, in other words you must buy 2 items and then the coupon will work (of course it could be different numbers like $2/1 means $2 off 1 item).
wyb- when you buy
Catalina- thin paper coupon that prints out from a seperate machine (like at grocery stores)
MIR- Mail in Rebate
exp- expires (usually followed by the date of expiration)
YMMV- your mileage may vary. Means all stores may not accept or participate.
IP- internet printable
MC or MQ - manufacturers coupon
Q - coupon
Stack - using two coupons together providing the store's coupon policy allows. For example, at Target the policy allows for one Target Q to be match with a similar manufacturer coupon.


Cheerios $3 each
- $1/2 from 4/8 SS (6/30)
FINAL PRICE: $2.50 each wyb 2

* How to read this:

USE the $1 off two (2) boxes Cheerios coupon that was in the April 8th (4/8) Smart Source coupon insert and expires on June 30th (6/30). Since you must by two, according to the coupon, your total (FINAL PRICE) will be $5 or $2.50 each.

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