Coupons 101

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Before you begin cutting coupons, you should know the “lingo” that goes along with them. Here is a short guide on coupon lingo.

Sunday paper

As I’ve said before, you must buy the Sunday paper. In it, you’ll find coupon inserts from Smart Source (SS), Red Plum (RP), and Proctor and Gamble (P&G). We actually get a free weekly paper that has additional coupon inserts. Check your driveway first!

Lingo

  • BOGO or B1G1 Buy one get one free
  • CAT or Catalina These are the coupons that print out with a receipt from a participating retailer
  • ECB’s CVS Pharmacy reward money. They print out when you make a purchase on select items. It’s their “cash” to use on your next purchase.
  • Hang Tags These hand on an item in the store. You can usually see them on bottles.
  • IPQ Internet printable coupon
  • MFR Manufacturer
  • MIR Mail in rebate
  • OYNO On your next order
  • OOP The amount that you are going to spend out of your own pocket
  • Peelies These are the little coupons that you can peel off a product in the store
  • Q or QP Coupon
  • RR Walgreen’s reward program. They print out when you make a purchase on select items. It’s their “cash” to use on your next purchase.
  • Stacking When you combine a store coupon with a manufacture coupon
  • WYB When you buy

Example

BOGO Face Wash 12/3 SS

Means: “buy one get one free” coupon for Face Wash in the December 3rd┬áSmart Source mailer.

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