If you’re new to the coupon/frugal living blogosphere, I’m sure that you’ve seen abbreviations/terms that may have been truly baffling. Below, is my attempt to decipher some of the coupon lingo that you may have already seen. I don’t use all of the ones that you see listed below, but you’ve no doubt stumbled upon some already!
Blinkie – Coupon machines seen on store shelf
BOGO or B1G1 - Buy One, Get One (generally Buy One, Get One free)
CAT - Catalina
ECB – Extra Care Buck (CVS reward currency)
FAR – Free after rebate
FLIPS - Food Lion Internet Printable coupon
GM – General Mills (insert in Sunday paper)
IP - Internet Printable coupon
IVC - Instant Value Coupon (Walgreens monthly coupon books)
MIR – Mail in rebate
MM - Money Maker
MQ - Manufacturer Coupon
OOP – Out of pocket
OYNO - Off your next order
P&G - Proctor & Gamble (insert in Sunday paper)
RP – Red Plum (insert in Sunday paper)
RR – Register Reward (Walgreens reward currency)
SS – Smart Source (insert in Sunday paper)
Stacking – This is when you use both a store coupon + a manufacturer’s coupon….one of the very best ways to maximize your savings!
YMMV – Technically “Your mileage may vary”…but many use it to mean that the item/deal may not be available/same at your location.
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