Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Coupon Lingo

When starting couponing it can be hard to understand all the coupon lingo that you see on deal sites.  So to demystify the coupon world, and get you started on saving money I have included some info about common coupon jargon you might see. 

Abbreviations & Definitions:

B1G1 or BOGO- buy one get one (usually free or 50% off)

MIR- Mail In Rebate, mail in form along with required documents (usually receipt and upc code)and receive  rebate in the mail

MFC- Manufacturer Coupon

Store Coupon- Coupons valid at only specific stores

RR- Walgreen's Register Rewards.  When you buy the advertised product(s) you earn register rewards (money to be used towards your next transaction).  These are printed out at the end of your order along with your receipt

ECB- CVS Extra Care Bucks.  To earn Extra Care Bucks you must show your CVS Card at time of purchase.  When you purchase product(s) you will earn ECB, money, good towards your next purchase.

SS- Smart Source- Coupon insert in newspaper

RP- Red Plum- Coupon insert in newspaper

PG- Proctor & Gamble- Coupon insert in paper

Heinz Ketchup $.99
use $.75/1 SS 8/21

Heinz Ketchup is on sale for $.99, use the $.75 off 1 coupon found in the Smart Source insert on August 21.

Stacking- Using both a manufacturer's couponn and a store coupon on the same product

Stores that allow stacking:
Target- you can find Target's store coupons on their website
Walgreen's- you will find their coupons in their printed circulars, or coupon books available instore

Stores that take competitors coupons:
Office Depot
Office Max

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