Couponing Basics: Know the Lingo
March 14, 2011 2 Comments
New to couponing? Here are some basic terms you need to know…
$1/2 (or 2/$1): Notation meaning $1 off of 2 items or could refer to a sale price of 2 for $1; any denomination/number of items combination.
Blinkie: A coupon dispenser attached to a store shelf that has a little blinking red light on it, or the coupons dispensed by such a device.
BOGO or B1G1: Buy 1 Get 1. Also comes in other variations, such as BOGO free and BOGO 50% off, B2G1, etc.
Catalinas: The coupons printed at the register. Catalina is the name of the company that provides these machines.
CCS or Coupon Clipping Services: Fee-based coupons clipping services.
DND or DNT: Do Not Double or Do Not Triple
ECB: Extra Care Buck; CVS coupons that print at the bottom of your register receipt
ETS: Excludes Trial Sizes
exp: expires or expiration date
Filler item: A low-priced item used to take up overage when the money taken off by coupons exceed the amount of the purchase. (Filler items are commonly needed at Walgreens when the number of coupons exceeds the number of items.)
GC: Gift Card or Gift Certificate
GM: General Mills
IP or IPC: Internet Printable Coupon
Mfr or MQ: Manufacturer or Manufacturer’s coupon
MIR – Mail-in Rebate
MM or MoneyMaker: When the amount of money taken off by coupons (and/or rebates) results in an overage; the discount is greater than the price of the item(s).
ONYO: On your next order
OOP: Out-of-pocket, or the amount of money actually spent (after coupons and sales) to make the purchase.
Overage: The amount of money “made” on a transaction where the money taken off by your coupons is greater than the amount of the items being purchased with coupons.
Peelie: A coupon attached to the front of a product in such a way that you can peel it off and use it on that item.
PG or P&G: Procter and Gamble
Roll/Rolling: Using a Catalina, Register Reward, UP or ECB from a previous purchase to make further purchases, thus reducing or even eliminating your out-of-pocket expense.
RP: Red Plum coupon newspaper insert
RR: Register Reward; the Catalinas which print at Walgreens
SCR: Single Check Rebate from Rite Aid’s monthly rebate program
SS: SmartSource coupon newspaper insert
Stack or Stacking: Using more than one coupon on a single item; usually a manufacturer coupon used with a store coupon
Tearpad: A stack of coupons in the form of a pad, usually attached to the store shelf near the location of the item they are to be used on.
UP: Rite Aid reward coupons that print at the bottom of your register receipt
UPC: Universal Product Code, the number below the barcode on a product
Video Values: Rite Aid program which allows you to earn coupons by watching online videos
WYB: when you buy