Monday, December 1, 2008

Coupon Lingo!!

By this time my closest friends and family have probably heard me throw around the term Extra Bucks enough to make you want to hurt me. Extra Bucks are the definition of shopping without money! We are going to post some coupon lingo for you to refer to, and we will try to keep it up on the sidebar for your reference.

ECB - Extra Care Bucks - CVS "money" printed on receipts to be used like cash in store
OOP - Out of Pocket - actual cash paid
Peelie - Peelable coupon located on packages
RR - Register Reward - Walgreen's "money" printed on receipts to be used like cash in store
BOGO: Buy One Get One FREE!
2/$5: This means 2 items for $5 (of course there could be other numbers like 3/$10 means 3 items for $10).
$1/2: This means $1 off of 2 items, in other words you must buy 2 items and then the coupon will work (of course it could be different numbers like $2/1 means $2 off 1 item).
wyb: when you buy
Catalina: thin paper coupon that prints out from a seperate machine (like at grocery stores)
MIR: Mail in Rebate
SS: Smart Source (coupon insert in the newspaper)
P&G: Proctor and Gamble (another coupon insert in the newspaper-once monthly)
RP: Red Plum (coupon insert in the newspaper)
exp: expires (usually followed by the date of expiration - like on coupons)

I learned all of these terms and have copied this information from The Centsible Sawyer Blog. The Blog is run by Denise Sawyer and her blog is amazing!!! This is where I first learned about ECB's, coupons, and money saving. Please take time to visit and read her blog here:

posted by Stephanie

1 comment:

  1. Hi,
    I sent 3 requests for Santa letters. I will let you know if they come in. The kids will be so excited. What a wonderful link!