Saturday, August 9, 2008

Abbreviations and Lingo

When I first started using coupons I was so confused about all the lingo and abbreviations for everything that was said on other websites that I would find. Because of this, I thought I would just post a few of the most common abbreviations that you will see on my website in the future as well as abbreviations you will find on other websites.


BOGO: Buy One Get One FREE! There are other ones you will see like B2G1 or B3G1 but they are all the same idea.

Blinkies: Coupons that are distributed out of the blinking boxes attached to store shelves.

Catalina: or "Cat"- paper coupon that prints out from a seperate machine in stores. Albertsons, Kroger (smiths) are the most popular places to get Catalinas although you can find them other places.

ESC: Easy Saver Catalog (Walgreen's catalog you can get at their front door and throughout the store. It has store coupons that you can combine with Manu. Coupons as well as their rebates for the month.)

exp: expires (usually followed by the date of expiration)

FAR: Free After Rebate

: Manufacture Coupon

MIR: Mail in Rebate

OOP: Out of Pocket - actual cash paid out of your own pocket.

Peelie: Peelable coupon located on products

P&G: Proctor and Gamble (Coupon insert in the newspaper-once monthly, You will see websites saying there is a coupon in the P&G-8/3. This means the coupon is the the Proctor & Gamble insert of the August 3, 2008 newspaper).

RP: Red Plum also known as the Valassis (another coupon insert in the newspaper)

RR: Register Reward - Walgreen's "money" printed on receipts for "$ off of your next purchase" to be used like cash in stores.

SCR: Single Check Rebate - Riteaids in-store rebate program.

SS: Smart Source (another coupon insert in the Sunday newspapers.)

wyb: when you buy

2/$5: This means 2 items for $5 (of course they are other types of this abbreviation like 2/$1)

$1/2: This means $1 off of 2 items, (of course this could have different numbers like $5/1 which means $5 off 1 item).

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