Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Common Couponing Abbreviations

For those new to couponing, I have listed a few of the basic abbreviations you will come across on ads, blogs, etc. Of course, there are always new one being created but this will get you started:  
  • BLINKIES = coupons you find on shelf by product
  • BOGO/B1G1 = Buy One Get One
  • CATALINA = Coupon printed at register after purchased
  • CNP = Coupon Near Product (similar to BLINKIES)
  • CRT = Customer Receipt Tape (CVS receipt coupons) similar to catalinas
  • DND = Do not Double
  • DOUBLE COUPON = Coupon that some stores may double in value
  • EB/ECB = ExtraCare Bucks (CVS)
  • ES = Easy Saver (Walgreens)
  • FAR = Free After Rebate
  • GM = General Mills(Newspaper insert)
  • K = Kellogg’s (Newspaper Insert)
  • Mealbox:  Meijer's own Mealbox coupons
  • MIR = mail in rebate
  • OOP - Out Of Pocket (as in how much it will cost you)
  • P&G = Proctor & Gamble (Newspaper Insert)

  • Peelie = Coupon you peel off item

  • RP= Red Plum (Newspaper Insert)

  • RR = Rebate Rewards (Walgreens)

  • SS= Smart Source (Newspaper Insert)

  • STACKING = using both a store coupon and a manufacturer's coupon for one item

  • TEAR PAD = A pad of coupons or MIR near a product or on display

  • WYB= When You Buy

 If you find any cool, new abbreviations drop me a comment and tell us about it.

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