Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Couponing Lingo

If you're going to use coupons you need to understand what is meant by all the lingo or jargon.

For example if I told you:

Mott's Apple Sauce BOGO $1.99
use .50/1 from SS 5/1

What would that mean to you? Well it would mean that Mott's Apple Sauce is Buy One Get One free at $1.99. Meaning at Publix and some other stores you could purchase 1 for .98 cents.
It would also mean that you should use the .50 cents off of 1 mott's apple sauce coupon located in the May 1st Smart Source insert. (now this is just an example, I don't believe such a coupon exists in the 5/1 SS insert)

So here's the lowdown on all the lingo.

The following list covers Types of Coupons:

B1G1, BOGO, B1G1F Buy 1, Get One Free

$/$$ Dollars off when you buy XX dollars

.50/1 Fifty cents off one items

.50/3 Fifty cents off 3 items

Catalina Coupon dispensed at the register at the time of purchase (on separate paper)

Tearpad Pad of refund forms or coupons found hanging from a store shelf or display

IP Internet Printable

MFR or MQ Manufacturer or Manufacturer Coupon


Proctor & Gamble Sunday Insert Coupons

RPRed Plum Sunday insert coupons

SSSmartsource Sunday insert coupons

PeelieCoupon that you peel off the package

BlinkieCoupon dispensed near product, in the store (usually from a “blinking” red box)

eCouponFound on the Internet but different because it is uploaded to a store card

FARFree After Rebate

MIRMail in Rebate

Now that you have an overview of the lingo. Tomorrow we'll talk about sale cycles and stocking up! That's how you really save the most money!

Till tomorrow,
~The Boss Lady~

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