Friday, October 23, 2009

Coupon Abbreviations & Lingo

Here's a list of Abbreviations, Lingo, and acronyms that I use on this blog! If I missed something, please leave a comment & I will update the list!
  • MQ- Manufacturer coupon
  • MBQ- Meijer Mealbox Coupon
  • OOP- Out Of Pocket
  • FAR- Free after Rebate
  • MIR- Mail In Rebate
  • WYB- When You Buy
  • GC- Gift Card
  • B1G1, or BOGO - Buy One Get One Free
  • CAT, or Catalina- Paper coupon that prints out from a separate machine usually at the grocery store.
  • Peelie - Coupon located on a specially marked product that can be easily peeled off and redeemed as a normal manufacturer coupon.
  • Tear pad coupon - Coupon on a pad similar to a note pad than it's normally located near the product, the coupon can easily be torn off of the pad as redeemed as a normal coupon at any store that accepts manufacturer coupons.
  • Blinkies- Coupons near the product, in a box, and usually has a red blinking light (not always) These coupons are manufacturer coupons, and can be used anywhere that accepts manufacturer coupons.
  • $1/2 or $2/2 (ect.) Get $1 off when you buy 2, $2/2 $2 off when you buy 2, ect. ect.
  • w/ = with
  • Coupon insert, or recent insert = coupon insert found in the Sunday edition newspaper.
  • RP = Red Plum insert found in the Sunday newspaper
  • SS = Smart Source insert found in the Sunday newspaper
  • P&G = Proctor & Gamble insert found in the Sunday newspaper
  • All You magazine - A magazine filled with coupons & great articles, you can only purchase this magazine at Walmart, or by subscription.
  • ECB- Extra Care Bucks- CVS money printed on the bottom of your receipt to be used as cash in a CVS store.
  • CRT- a coupon printed at CVS at the bottom of your receipt, just like an ECB.
  • RR- Register Rewards- Similar to the ECBs, to be used as cash at Walgreens only. The Register Rewards however print out from a separate machine, like a catalina coupon.
  • EXP- expires, or expiration date
  • IP- Internet printable coupon
  • Mailer - Coupons that you receive in the mail
  • OYNO - On Your Next Order
  • YMMV- Your Manager May Vary- different managers can decide differently, what works in one store, might not work in another store.
Coupon notes:
Coupons vary from location/region. I might have received a coupon for $1/1 for a product, and someone across the country got the same coupon but it is $1/2.

Coupon terms example:
$1/1 MQ from 5/7 RP exp.12/09- This means $1 off 1 product manufacturer coupon. Found in the May 7th Red Plum insert found in the Sunday newspaper. This coupon expires in Dec. 2009.

Any questions, or comments? Please leave a comment!

1 comment:

  1. When your new, you're stuck in the middle of what to do and knowing what to do..It's always nice to have something like these. TY


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