Friday, February 26, 2010

Coupon Lingo

How to read a coupon match up…

SS = Smart Source
RP = Red Plum
PG = Proctor and Gamble
GM = General Mills
All You = All You Magazine

Tombstone Pizza $3.33 (reg price $5.49)
~$1/1 coupon from 12/6 SS
Final price if doubled: $1.33

Tombstone Pizza = The product that is on sale
$3.33 (reg price $5.49) = The sale price and regular price of the product
~$1/1 = The coupon amount off the item. This means $1 off of 1 product.
coupon from 12/6 SS = You will find the coupon in 12/6 Smart Source insert
Final price if doubled: $1.33 = This is the final price of the item if you are at Rainbow on a double day.

List of Abbreviations:

$1/1 = $1 off when you buy 1 product, etc
$1/2 = $1 off when you buy 2 product, etc
$2/10 = $2 off when you buy 10 product, etc
All You = Magazine with coupons in it. Buy at Walmart or through a subscription
B&M = Actual store
B1G1 = Buy 1 get 1 FREE
BOGO = Buy 1 get 1 FREE
B1G50% = Buy 1 get 50% off the second one
Blinkies = Coupons that come from little black boxes next to the item. Pull out the coupon from the box.
BTFE = Box Tops for Education.  Schools redeem these for cash for their school
C/O = Cash off a item
Cat = shorten version of catalina
Catalina = A coupon that prints out of the Catalina machine at the checkout lane. These might be for money off of a product when you buy it or a coupon for money off your next purchase.
CLFE = Campbells Labels for Education. Schools collect these.
CRT = Cash register Tape.
DCRT = Dated cash register Tape.
ECB =Extra Care Buck from the CVS
FAR = Free After Rebate
GC = Gift Card or Gift Certificate
GM - General Mills
HT = Hang Tag ~ you will find these around the necks of bottles
MAN = Manufacturer
MIR = Mail In Rebate
NED = No Expiration Date
OAS = On any size
OOP = Out of pocket
OYNO = On or Off Your Next Order ~Used mostly with catalina offers
PG = Proctor and Gamble.
Peelie = A coupon or rebate found attached to a product
POP = Proof of Purchase
Printable = A coupon that is printed from the internet
Q's = coupons
Rebate = An offer to get all or part of your money back
RP = Red Plum – A coupon insert that comes in the Sunday paper
RR = Register Rewards ~ You will earn these at Walgreens
SASE = Self Addressed Stamped Envelope
S/H = Shipping and Handling
SMP = Specially Marked Packages
SS = Smart Source ~This is a coupon insert that comes in your Sunday paper
Store Coupon = Coupons that tend to be issued by the store and you can find them in the store ad. You can use a store coupon and a manufacturer coupon at the same time.
UPC = Universal Product Code ~ this is the bar code found on the package. It will have lines for the cashier to scan to ring up.
WSL = While Supplies Last
WT = Wine Tag ~ coupons or rebates found on the necks of wine or other items
WYB = When you buy
YMMV = Your Mileage May Vary ~ Meaning that it might not be the same at your store

You will be able to find this information in the right hand side of the links at the top.

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  1. Karen,
    First I want to thank you for helping all of us new to the coupon world with your blog site. Thank you thank you thank you! I have a question for you.

    I was at Rainbow today and was told that I could not use internet manufacture's coupons that are for free items or BOGO. Have you ever heard of this before? Every other store I have used them at has never said anything. Just curious if you have ever run into this before.
    thanks for the help.
    Katie Maplewood

  2. Katie...Yes, I have run into problems with using the newest BOGO coupon for the eggs and they told me the same thing. There have been way too many dishonest people who think that it is okay to copy them.

    So until Rainbow Corp can verify that yes, there was a printable coupon for the item, they won't take the coupons.

  3. Thanks Karen! I knew you would have an answer for me, I appreciate the help!



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