Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Coupon Lingo - What does that mean?

So I thought I should write a bit about what certain words mean so everyone can access this post when they have questions. I'll add to it as I remember more terms or see them on some other great coupon blogs that I visit daily.

AC means After Coupon

BC means Before Coupon

B1G1F or BOGO or B1G1 means Buy One Get One Free

Those small machines that hang from the shelves in the grocery store and spit out coupons when you walk by are called BLINKIES. These are great coupons to save for future use rather than impulse buys (which is what the grocery store would like you to do).

The coupons you receive when you check-out are called (CAT) or CATALINAS - yes I know, silly name huh? When I first heard this term, I thought they were talking about french salad dressing or the island in California LOL. Catalina is a cross-marketing company so when you buy one brand's item the machine will spit out a competitor's coupon so you will try their's - cool trick huh?

DCRT means Dated Cash Register Receipt

ECB is a CVS term that means Extra Care Bucks. You receive these as a catalina when you purchase items at CVS.

FAR means Free After Rebate

GC means Gift Card

HTH means Hope This/That Helps

MIR stands for Mail In Rebate

MQ means Manufacturer's Coupon

OOP means Out of Pocket expense

Peelies are coupons found on products that you peel off to redeem

P&G means Proctor & Gamble

POP means Proof of Purchase

Q or CPN means coupon

RP means Red Plum

RR stands for Register Rewards (which you can get at Walgreen's)

SS means Smart Source

TMF means Try Me Free

UPC means Universal Product Code

WAGS is another term for Walgreen's

YMMV means Your Mileage May Vary

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