Thursday, July 16, 2009

Coupon Lingo

Just to help everyone out because we may all be at different levels, here is the code to deciphering the coupon language :).

$/# - This means that you get $ off for every # you buy. Example: $1/2 would mean that you get $1 off every 2 that you buy.

B1G1 = Buy One Get One Free (B1G2 is Buy One Get Two Free etc.)

Blinkie = A coupon that prints out at a machine in the store. They are located by the product associated with that particular coupon.

BOGO = Buy One Get One Free

CAT = Catalina. A coupon that prints out at the register that is either $$ off your next purchase or $$ off a certain product They are usually manufacturer coupons, not store coupons. Note: These are sometimes delayed in printing so wait a minute before walking away from the register. If you think you were supposed to get one and didn't, talk to the cashier/manager and explain.

Coupon Insert - These are "packets" of coupons found in Sunday papers and also sometimes in the ads mailed to you during the week. The companies that put them out include Smart Source (SS ), Red Plum (RP) and Proctor & Gamble (PG) They are also referred to as just inserts.

Double Coupons = This is the term used when stores will double a coupon's value. Albertsons is the only store I've seen do this and they will only double up to $1 so your original coupon cannot be more than $1.

EXP = Expires or Expiration Date

FAR = Free After Rebate

Internet Printable = A coupon that can be printed online.

IP = Internet Printable Coupon

MFR = Manufacturer

MQ = Manufacturer Coupon

OOP = Out-of-Pocket. This is the amount of money that you have spent after all coupons.

OYNO = On Your Next Order. Often, Albertson's will run a promo where you spend $25 (or some amount) and then you get a Catalina for $10 Off On Your Next Order.

Peelie = Coupons found on products in the store. Often, there are good on a range of products, not just what it is stuck to, but it's a big no-no to take these off the product if you are not planning on buying the product, that's just bad couponing etiquette and some stores may not let you use it if you aren't purchasing the product with it.

Q = Coupon

Raincheck = A slip you can ask for in the store when an item’s on sale and out-of-stock.

Stacking Coupons = This is the term used when stores will let you use their own in store coupons along with a manufacturer's coupon for the same item. Example: Most Albertson's will let you do this.

Tear Pad = A pad of coupons found hanging from a store shelf or display


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