::Coupon Lingo

SO. . . . you’re thinkin’ ‘bout doin’ this couponing thing. But, you just don’t know where to begin.

We’ve all been in that place at one time, so I want to help you understand what you are getting into and how great the savings can be.  We’ll start with the basics and work our way up to the specifics of each store. 

Before we get started, I want to give you a crash course in "Coupon Lingo".  These are abbreviations that you will find on Coupon Forums and Money Saving Sites:

BOGO or B1G1-Buy One Get One Free

Brick-Printable Coupon

CC-Competitors Coupons

CRT-Cash Register Tape

DND- Do Not Double

ECB-Extra Care Bucks (CVS Stores)

E-Coupons-Electronic Coupons downloaded to cell phones or Loyalty Card

E-VIC-Harris Teeter Internet Special

FAR-Free After Rebate

FLIP-Food Lion Internet Printed Coupon

GC-Gift Card

GM-General Mills

HT-Harris Teeter

IP-Internet Printed Coupon

IVC-Instant Value Coupon

MFR or MQ-Manufacturer's Coupon

MIR-Mail In Rebate

OOP-Out of Pocket

OYNO- On Your Next Order

P&G- Proctor & Gamble insert

PDF-Coupons that do not require installation of a printer/No Print Limit


RA-Rite Aid Pharmacy

RP-Red Plum insert

RR-Register Reward

SCR-Single Check Rebate

SC-Store Coupon

SS-Smart Source insert


WYB-When You Buy

YMMV-Your Mileage May Vary (basically this means it depends on the cashier or manager)

$1/1- $1 off one item

$1/2-$1 off two items

4 off $20- $4 off a $20 purchase

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