Coupon Lingo

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This is some basic coupon lingo.  We use these throughout the website!
BOGO – Buy One Get One Free
Blinkie – SmartSource machine with a red blinking light on it. Coupons from those machines are referred to as ‘Blinkies’
BRICKS – “Bricks” coupons are internet printable coupons. If you print a “bricks” coupon, you will know based on a picture of a computer/printer with a small blinking dot as it sends the information to your printer. You can only print 1 of these coupons, however what you might not know is if you hit your back button 3 times after it is sent to the printer it will generally print a second copy of the coupon for you! If you want additional copies then you will need to use another IP address.
CAT – Coupon that prints from a Catalina machine at the register
DEAD – Refers to a dead deal, or that the offer is no longer valid
DND – Do Not Double
ECB – Extra Care Buck (earned at CVS)
ES – Easy Saver, as in Walgreens rebate booklet
Exp – Expires on
GM – General Mills Insert, a booklet of coupons that appears in newspapers every month or two.
HBA – Health & Beauty Section in the store
HOT – Hot Deal
INSERTS – Coupons found in the Sunday paper
IP – Internet Printable coupon
IVC – Instant value coupons – as in Walgreen’s rebate booklet
MEGA – Discount at a Kroger store sale when you purchase qualifying products
MQ – Manufacturer Coupon
MIR – Mail In Rebate
NED – No Expiration Date
NT WT – Net Weight
OOP – Out Of Pocket
OOS – Out of Stock
OYNO -On Your Next Order
P&G – Proctor & Gamble (Sunday Booklet Coupons)
Peelie – Coupon found attached to a product. You have to peel it off.
POP – Proof of purchase
Q – Coupon
RC – Rain-check
Rolling – Means that the coupon prints from the date you print so your expiration date is based on the date you print it.
RP – Red Plum (Sunday Insert Coupons) (formerly Valassis)
RR – Register Reward from Walgreens – This is a manufacturer coupon
Run –  After you have done your matching, going to the grocery store to use your coupons
SAHM – Stay At Home Mom
SCR – Rite Aid Single Check Rebate
SS – Smart Source (Sunday Insert Coupons)
STACKING – Using both a manufacturer and store coupon on the same product (if store allows).
Stockpiling –  Is a pile or storage location for bulk materials.  In this case meaning groceries, personal care or household products.
DOUBLE – A coupon that a store doubles the face value
TEARPAD – A pad of rebates/coupons found hanging from a store shelf or display
TRIPLE – A coupon that a store triples the face value
UPC – Universal Product Code, barcode on the product
WYB – When You Buy
YMMV – Your Mileage May Vary (“Worked for me, may not work for you”)
Coupon Lingo was last modified: January 6th, 2015 by Bianca
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Hi! I'm Bianca. All that I do and everything that I am blessed with is because of my awesome God! It is very possible to be frugal and live abundantly without being cheap. Our family is on a journey to become debt FREE and I am here to pass on what I learn.
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