Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Extreme Couponing 101 Blog Series: Part 2 - Coupon Lingo

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When I started couponing I remember thinking what does all this mean? Here is a breakdown on all of the abbreviations, acronyms and coupon lingo used.  I hope this will make it a lot easier for you.  Here is how it works.
Here’s an example of a scenerio that you may see in a Weekly Coupon Match Up for Walgreens.(2) Gillette Custom Plus 3 Disposable Razors 4pk @ $6.99 = $13.98
(2) Gillette Fusion Shaving Cream @ $4.49 = $8.98

-B1G1 Custom Plus 3 Disposable Razors 6/19 RP insert, use one
-$1/1 Gillette ProGlide or Fusion Shave Prep 6/5 P&G insert, use two
Earn $5 RR when you spend $20 on Gillette Products
Final price: all four for $8.97

Here is what this means without the lingo:
Buy 2 Gillette Custom Plus 3 Disposable Razors 4pk at $6.99 each. Also purchase 2 Gillette Fusion Shaving Cream at $4.49 each. The coupons you are going to hand to the cashier when you check out are a Buy 1 Get 1 Free Custom Plus 3 Disposable Razor Coupon from your June 19th Red Plum newspaper insert. *You will find the date on the side of your newspaper inserts just as you do a magazine. You will also hand the cashier 2 $1.00 off of 1 Gillette ProGlide or Fusion Shave Prep coupons from the June 5th Proctor and Gamble newpaper insert. When you check out a Walgreens Register Reward will print out giving you $5 off of your next Walgreens purchase because the total price of your products before coupons was $20. Your final price for all 4 items is $8.97.

BOGOF or B1G1 - buy one get one free
Peelie - coupon that peels off package
WYB - when you buy
OOP - Out of Pocket
MIR - Mail-in Rebate
$1/2 - $1 off of 2 items
2/$1 - 2 items for $1
SC - Store coupon
MFC - Manufacter's coupon
GC - Gift Card
MM - Money Maker
DND-do not double
IP-internet printable coupon
Blinkie-coupons you get from the little machines in the aisle in the store
BTFE-Box Tops for Education
WSL-while supplies last
OTC-over the counter medication
UPC-Universal Product Code
Catalina or CAT- a coupon for an amount off your next purchase or for a free item on your next purchase-these may print out when you get your receipt from a side machine.

Specific Store Coupons
ECB - CVS Extra Care Bucks
Wags or W - Walgreens
RR - Walgreens Register Rewards

Newspaper Inserts
PG - Proctor & Gamble
SS - Smartsource
RP - Red Plum
GM - General Mills
K - Kelloggs
UN - Unilever

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