Couponing Basics: Know the Lingo

coupon-lingoNew 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

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Create Budget-Savvy, Swagalicious Candy Buffets!


Candy Buffet
Want to create budget-savvy, swagalicious candy buffets? The team over at GetWedforLess.com shared these tips to walk you through every step.

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Stay Connected with Ms. Couponista!

Stay Connected to Ms. Couponista

GET CONNECTED! Never miss a deal from Ms. Couponista, sign up with us by Facebook, Twitter, NetworkedBlogsRSS , e-mail  and by MOBILE APP  (iPhone or Android) to get the latest deal info.

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Ask for a Raincheck (Ms. Couponista Saving Tip)

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Ms. Couponista Savings Tip: Ask for a rain check

Have you ever gone to the store and they are out-of stock of an item on sale? Don’t give up, just stop by the customer service desk to ask for a raincheck.

A raincheck is an agreement for a merchant to provide to a customer an out-of-stock sale item at a later date. That way, you’ll get the sale price next time you shop.

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Where Do I Find Coupons? (Ms. Couponista Newbie Tip)

Where Do You Find Coupons?

  • Newspapers – You can find Smart Source and Red Plum coupon inserts in most major weekend major newspapers. Procter & Gamble also includes a coupon insert around the start of each month. Check out the Sunday Insert Preview for the schedule. Consider subscribing to the paper to save over the newsstand price and ask your friends for their inserts.
  • Printable Coupons – You can print coupons directly at Ms. Couponista Each source has different coupons: Coupons.com, Hopster, Red Plum and Smart Source.
  • Coupon Database – Use the coupon database on Ms. Couponista to search for a specific coupon.
  • Clipping Services – A coupon clipping service is a business that offers newspaper insert coupons to customers. Learn more: What is a Coupon Clipping Service? You can also find coupons on E-Bay.

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New to Couponing? Beginner Tips from Ms. Couponista

Extreme Couponing - How To'sAre You New to Couponing?

Beginners: How to Get Started with Coupons

– Easy tips for busy people who want to extreme savings with coupons –

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52 Week Savings Challenge: Save $1,378 in 1 Year!

pigJoin us on the 52 Week Savings Challenge! Saving just a bit each week will get you a cool $1,378 at the end of 52 weeks! I’ll post weekly reminders and we can share our success. If you can’t start this week…jump on board with your week 1 deposit when you can.

The concept is simple. Each week, you deposit the number of that week into a savings plan. For example, the first week,  deposit $1; the second week, $2;  the third week, $3 and so on and so on. By the end of the year, you will have saved close to $1,400.

You can take the money to the bank or stash it in your rainy day fund shoebox under the bed! Save for that vacation, holiday shopping or that milestone birthday. HAPPY SAVING!

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52 Week Savings Challenge: Save $1,378 in 1 Year!

pigJoin us on the 52 Week Savings Challenge! Saving just a bit each week will get you a cool $1,378 at the end of 52 weeks! I’ll post weekly reminders and we can share our success. If you can’t start this week…jump on board with your week 1 deposit when you can.

The concept is simple. Each week, you deposit the number of that week into a savings plan. For example, the first week,  deposit $1; the second week, $2;  the third week, $3 and so on and so on. By the end of the year, you will have saved close to $1,400.

You can take the money to the bank or stash it in your rainy day fund shoebox under the bed! Save for that vacation, holiday shopping or that milestone birthday. HAPPY SAVING!

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52 Week Savings Challenge: Save $1,378 in 1 Year!

pigJoin us on the 52 Week Savings Challenge! Saving just a bit each week will get you a cool $1,378 at the end of 52 weeks! I’ll post weekly reminders and we can share our success. If you can’t start this week…jump on board with your week 1 deposit when you can.

The concept is simple. Each week, you deposit the number of that week into a savings plan. For example, the first week,  deposit $1; the second week, $2;  the third week, $3 and so on and so on. By the end of the year, you will have saved close to $1,400.

You can take the money to the bank or stash it in your rainy day fund shoebox under the bed! Save for that vacation, holiday shopping or that milestone birthday. HAPPY SAVING!

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52 Week Savings Challenge: Save $1,378 in 1 Year!

pigJoin us on the 52 Week Savings Challenge! Saving just a bit each week will get you a cool $1,378 at the end of 52 weeks! I’ll post weekly reminders and we can share our success. If you can’t start this week…jump on board with your week 1 deposit when you can.

The concept is simple. Each week, you deposit the number of that week into a savings plan. For example, the first week,  deposit $1; the second week, $2;  the third week, $3 and so on and so on. By the end of the year, you will have saved close to $1,400.

You can take the money to the bank or stash it in your rainy day fund shoebox under the bed! Save for that vacation, holiday shopping or that milestone birthday. HAPPY SAVING!

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