Monday, December 14, 2009

Glossary of Couponing Terms

I've had quite a few requests for a glossary of couponing terms. I'm really long overdue in posting this. Here is a basic glossary with some of the abbreviations and terms I'll use on the site. I'll archive this under "Getting Started" so you can always refer back to it. If you aren't familiar with the terms reading that you have to have a "Blinkie" might be really confusing!

$/$$ = $ off a total purchase amount ($5 off of $25)
B1G1 or BOGO = Buy one get one free
Blinkie = Coupon Found in store in the blinking red box
CAB = Children's Activity Book (Walgreens)
CAT = Catalina coupon (prints from special machine at register at various stores)
CRT = Cash Register Receipt Tape (coupon prints at end of your receipt or at in store scanner) (CVS)
ECB = Extra Care Bucks (CVS)
FAR = Free after rebate
FARR = Free after Register Reward (Walgreens)
GC = Gift card
GM = General Mills coupon insert found in Sunday paper
IP = Internet Print (coupon you print off the internet)
MIR = Mail In Rebate
MM = Money Maker
MQ = Manufacturer coupon
OOP = Out Of Pocket
P&G = Proctor & Gamble insert found in Sunday paper
Peelie = Coupon you peel off the item or package
Q = Coupon
RP = Red plum coupon insert found in Sunday paper
RR = Register Rewards (Walgreens)
SQ = Store Coupon
SS = Smartsource coupon insert found in Sunday paper
Stack = Using a Manufacturer Coupon & a Store coupon on one item
Tearpad = Coupon you tear off a pad usually on a store display
UPC = Universal Product Code (Bar code that identifies product)
WYB = When You Buy
WYS = When You Spend
YMMV = Your mileage might vary

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