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Coupon Abbreviations & Lingo

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BOGO or B1G1: Buy One, Get One (usually Free or 50% off)

Q: Coupon

MQ: Manufacturer’s Coupon

IP: Internet Printable Coupon (sometimes called a ‘printable’)

OOP: Out of Pocket (how much you paid)

MM: Money Maker (You make money on an item when the coupon amount equals the sale price and you also get Extra Bucks [CVS], Register Rewards [Walgreens], a free Gift Card [Target] or can send in for a rebate.)

ECB: Extra Care Bucks (earned at CVS on specified advertised items; they will print at the end of your receipt and are available for immediate use; they expire 30 days from issue date)

RR: Register Rewards (earned at Walgreens; these are coupons that print at the register, after you purchase the specified advertised item; they can be used on your next purchase but may not be used to buy the same items they were earned with – for example, if you earn $2RR for buying 2 boxes of Keebler cookies, you will not earn more RR’s if you use the $2RR when you purchase another 2 boxes of Keebler cookies; they expire 2 weeks from issue date)

FAR: Free After Rebate

GC: Gift Card

WYB: When You Buy (for example, Save $2 WYB 3 widgets)

CRT: A CVS coupon that prints at the end of your receipt or when you scan your card at the red price checker machine found in stores. These coupons can be used in conjunction with MQ’s and $/$$ CVS Q’s.

Q: Coupon

$/$$: Coupons that will take a certain dollar amount off when you spend a certain amount (ie $5/$20).

CAT: Catalina (a coupon that prints at the register, typically based on the items you’ve purchased)

Blinkies: Coupons found in-store in a little machine with a blinking light on it.

Peelies: Coupons attached to a product

Hangtags: Coupons hanging from a product

Tearpad: A pad of coupons typically found near a product

Coupon References

RP: Red Plum coupon insert found in Sunday newspapers, typically, every week

SS: Smart Source coupon insert found in Sunday newspapers, typically, every week

P&G: Procter & Gamble coupon insert found in Sunday newspapers, typically, once a month

How a coupon is identified:

RP 1.10.10  (Coupon is from the Red Plum insert dated Jan 10, 2010)

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