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Sunday, January 25, 2009

Decoding the Coupon World


These are the inserts that you find in the paper.

SS - Smart Source
PG -Proctor & Gamble
RP -Red Plum or Valassis
These will often times be coupled with a date that reflect the date of the paper they came out of. Ex: RP-1/4/09-Red Plum insert from the Jan 4th paper

Store Lingo

ECB - Extra Care Bucks (CVS)
SCR - Single Check Rebate (Rite Aid)
ESC - Easy Saver Coupon (Walgreens)
ESR - Easy Saver Rebate(Walgreens)
7-day coupon- coupon found in Walgreens weekly ad
IVC - Instant Value Coupon found in the Easy Saver Catalog at Walgreens
RR: register rewards, catalina that prints out at Walgreens when you buy specific products with a $ amount good for your next shopping trip.

Types of Coupons

Catalina- We covered this, but just in case you forgot- it's a printable coupon that is handed to you with your receipt at the store.
Peelies- peel off coupons found on products at stores
Blinkies-found in the aisle at the store spitting out of the blinking black box
MC or MQ- manufacturers coupon
IP- Internet printable coupon

Oh and There's More

B1G1 -Buy One Get One Free
WYB -When You Buy
B2G1-Buy 2 Get One Free
FAR- free after rebate
MIR - Mail In Rebate
OOP- out of pocket
Stack- refers to using two coupons for 1 purchase (ex. 1 store coupon and 1 MC)
YMMV- your mileage may vary (meaning in some stores this deal will be applicable, but you may have trouble trying it with others)

Oh and thanks to Being Frugal is Fab and Freebie Blogger for the help in compiling the lists.