Thursday, October 9, 2008

The Coupon Lingo

Just in case you are wondering what all the abbreviations are (or just want to refresh your memory - here is a list. Please let me know if I have missed any:

ECBs- Extra Care Bucks that you "earn" at CVS by purchasing specific products. They can be used like cash on almost anything in the store. These print at the end of your receipt, so make sure to save them!

RRs- Register Rewards: Walgreens version of ECBs, but not as plentiful. Usually just a few items per week in the ad flier will generate RRs.

ES- Easy Saver Catalog at Walgreen's (published monthly)

ESC - Easy Saver Catalog Coupon from Walgreens OR

SS- Smartsource (newspaper coupon insert)

RP- Redplum (newspaper coupon insert)

P&G- Proctor & Gamble (newspaper coupon insert, comes out once a month)

Stacking- when you combine a store coupon with a manufacturers coupon or sale for the most savings

BOGO or B1G1- Buy One Get One Free

OOP- Out of Pocket expense - money you spend

FAR- Free After Rebate

CRT- Cash Register Tape (receipt)

Blinkie- a coupon found in a grocery store that spits out of a blinking machine

Peelie- a coupon sticker on product packaging

Catalina- a coupon that prints with your receipt at many stores, almost always a man. coupon (these can SOMETIMES be used at other stores, so hang on to them!)

Overage- when an item is more than free - PROFIT!

Filler- an inexpensive item at CVS/WAGS to achieve the total you need for maximum savings

Coups or Qs- coupons

YMMV- Your Mileage May Vary (means good luck - may vary from store to store or even cashier to cashier)

WAGS - short name for Walgreens

WYB- When You Buy

MIR- Mail In Rebate


$2/2- Get $2 off any 2 items/this could be with different combination of numbers

$1/2- Get $1 off any 2 items/this could be with different combination of numbers

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