All of this Coupon Lingo Leaving You Confused?
Here is a list of abbreviations/ sayings commonly used during coupon matchups and deal seeking. This should alleviate some of the confusion.
|Abbreviation/ Term:||What is Stands For:||Description:|
|+UPs or +UP Rewards or UPR||Rite Aids version of a “catalina” or “register reward”|
|7-day coupon||Coupon found in Walgreens weekly ad|
|B1G1||Buy One Get One Free|
|B2G1||Buy 2 Get One Free|
|Blinkies||Found in the aisle at the store spitting out of the blinking black box|
|Catalina||Catalina coupon machines located at register, dispense long receipt-like coupons that may be used on a future purchase. Catalinas, refer to the coupons themselves which may be manufacturer or store coupons. Some Catalina coupons are advertised and some are generated based on consumer behavior.|
|ECB or EB||Extra Bucks||
CVS rewards program, formerly called ECBs. Extra Bucks print according to the store’s weekly or monthly advertised deals. When you make a qualifying purchase, you receive the coordinating Extra Bucks value as advertised. Extra Bucks are similar to catalinas or register rewards, but they print directly onto the bottom of your receipt.
May be downloaded onto your store loyalty card or cell phone. Download from your PC or go mobile and download to your loyalty card through your cell phone. Grocery coupons must be downloaded to your loyalty card and $ will get added to you online account automatically when you swipe your card at checkout. Coupon amount does not come off store total but instead gets added to your online account. E-coupons may be downloaded to your cell-phone for other retail items such as movie rentals. Download a coupon using the mobile app and show your discount code to your cashier.
|EXP||Expires or Expiration Date|
|FAR||Free After Rebate|
|FF||Foxfire Internet Browser|
|GM||General Mills Coupon Insert|
|IP||Internet printable coupon|
|IVC||Instant Value Coupon||IVCs are store coupons found in the weekly Walgreens ad. IVCs may be stacked with a manufacturer coupon.|
|MC or MQ||Manufacturer’s Coupon|
|MIR||Mail in Rebate||
Refers to rebates which must be submitted by mail. These are the traditional rebates that require you to mail in both your receipt and proof of purchase in the form of UPC barcodes.
|MM||Money Maker||You make money by buying the item. Stores do not pay cash back by the savings can be applied to other things in your cart.|
|NLA||No Longer Available||Printable coupon is no longer available to print. For reference for the people that have already printed in the past.|
|One Coupon per Purchase||Refers to your ability to use one coupon per item. Meant to enforce the point that you may not use two of the exact same coupon for one item.|
|One Coupon per Transaction||One Coupon per Transaction: Limits you to only using one of this coupon per transaction. You may request to do separate transactions. Example: If you have 5 coupons that read “one coupon per transaction” you may request to separate into 5 transactions and pay 5 times.|
|OOP||Out of Pocket|
|OYNSO||On Your Next Shopping Order|
|P&G||Proctor and Gamble manufacture a wide range of consumer goods and are one of the largest corporations in the world. Proctor and Gamble puts out monthly coupon inserts filled with coupons for a variety of Proctor and Gamble produced brands, just a few of which include: Always, Bounty, Crest, Dawn, Gillette, Olay, Pampers and Tide.|
|Peelies||Adhesive manufacturer coupons found on products in the store. Peelies are often good on a wider selection of products than the one it is stuck to. Be sure to read the fine print on the peelie to discover if the coupon may be used on a smaller size or different variety of the same product, to allow you to maximize savings.|
|PG||Proctor & Gamble Coupon Insert|
|PSA||Prices starting at…||When a group of items are on sale, such as Fiber One products 25% off. We might write “PSA $2.09? and list a group of Fiber One coupons. This means that the cheapest Fiber One product is $2.09 and prices go up from there.|
|Purchase-Based Coupon||Purchase-Based coupons specify a dollar amount off a minimum dollar future purchase. Some common values: $2 off $10, $3 off $15, $4 off $20. Purchase based coupons may be used in addition to store and manufacturer coupons.|
A Rain Check is a written slip that you can request from a store when a sale item is out of stock. When the store restocks the item, after the sale period is over, a rain check entitles you to purchase for the previous sale price. Store may include an expiration date as well as a quantity limit on your rain check. Rain checks are usually issued at the customer service desk.
Refers to the practice of separating your purchase into multiple transactions in order to use register catalina coupons from your first transaction to pay for your second transaction. Another catalina prints from the 2nd transaction that pays for the 3rd transaction and so on.
|Round Up||Albertsons new promotion they are testing in the Idaho market. All coupons rounded up to $1.00. No limit to the amount of coupons you can use, and you don’t have to show them anything to have the coupons rounded up.|
|RP||Red Plum Coupon Insert|
|RR||Register Rewards||Catalina that prints out at Walgreens when you buy specific products with a $ amount good for your next shopping trip|
|SCR||Single Check Rebate||Used at Rite Aid|
|SS||Smart Source Coupon Insert|
|Stack||Refers to using two coupons for 1 purchase (ex. 1 store coupon and 1 MC)|
|Store Loyalty Card||A free card which you present at checkout to receive additional savings. Fill out a short application to receive a loyalty card at your local grocer. If you don’t want to carry the card, the cashier can look up your preferred card by entering your ten digit phone number.|
|Store Coupon||A coupon created by the store to entice you to buy a certain product at their store. Stores receive no reimbursement from store coupons. Store coupons may be found in the weekly ad, printed online or downloaded as e-coupons. Store coupons can be stacked with a Manufacturer Coupon in many cases.|
|Tear Pad||A pad of manufacturer coupons found near product on shopping aisles. Tear pad manufacturer coupons may be used at any store, not just the one where you found the coupon.|
|Transaction||A transaction refers to your entire purchase, especially the payment you make for that purchase. If I buy 30 items and then pay the cashier, I just made one transaction.|
|Twice The Value Coupon aka: Doublers||
Albertsons store coupon that allows you to “double” up to three coupons per transaction. Coupons must be valued at $1.00 or less
|UPC||Universal Product Code||
Bar code printed on product packages that can be scanned electronically.
|VV||Video Values Coupons||Rite Aid|
|WYB||When You Buy|