Thursday, November 7, 2013

ECB's, RR's, UP Rewards, stacking, rolling... Coupon lingo explained...

Couponing is like a subculture. For some I think it's a little bit of an addiction... (ahem:cough:cough:me:cough:cough)

You almost get a high from that AWESOME deal that nets you $45 worth of shampoo and condioner for FREE. But I digress... there's a whole lingo in the world of coupon. The abbreviations alone can be overwhelming. So I'll keeo this post simple. Just a short, little... err... list of the most commonly used abbreviations...

BOGO or B1G1 - Buy One, Get One (followed by Free or % off )

BRP - Walgreens Balance Rewards Points

Blinkies - Little "machines" mounted on the edge of the shelf (usually with blinking lights, hence the name) that dispense coupons.

CAT - Catalina or a coupon that prints at checkout.

DND - Do Not Double

ECB - CVS ExtraBucks (see CVS 101)

ETS - Excludes Trial/Travel Size

GC - Gift Card or Gift Certificate

GM - General Mills (newspaper coupon insert)

HBA - Health & Beauty Aisle

IP - Internet Printable

MFR - Manufacturer

MIR - Mail-In Rebate

MM - Money Maker (the amount of the coupon exceeds the cost of the item resulting in "overage"... more to come on that later)

MQ - Manufacturer's Coupon

NED - No Expiration Date

OOP - Out of Pocket

OYNO - Off Your Next Order (as in Catalinas... again, more on that later)

P&G - Procter & Gamble (newspaper coupon insert)

PM - Price Match (SOME stores will price match another store's advertised price)

POP - Proof of Purchase

Peelies - Removable adhesive-backed coupons that are sometimes found attached to products

Q(s) - Coupon(s)

RA - Rite Aid

RP - RedPlum (newspaper coupon insert)

RR - Walgreens Register Rewards (see Walgreens 101)

Stacking - Using a store coupon in conjunction with a manufacturer's coupon on one item.

SS - Smartsource (newspaper coupon insert)

VV - Rite Aid Video Values Coupons

WAGS - Walgreens

WYB - When You Buy

YMMV - Your Mileage May Vary, (In essence sometimes a scenario will work for one person and not another. Individual stores within a chain an differ from state to state and even town to town)

UPR or +UP - Rite Aid +UP Rewards

NLA - no longer available

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