Getting Started on Your Coupon Journey
First of all, we are glad you are joining us on your coupon journey! This eBook is for those of you who are just starting out and wanting to learn the ropes. Don’t worry, we will take it slow and take it step by step.
Let’s start off with some of the abbreviations you will run across as you start looking for deals. Once you know these abbreviations and definitions, the deals will start to make sense!
Part 1: Abbreviations
SS – Smart Source coupons – these coupons are found online as well as inserts in the Sunday paper
RP – RedPlum coupon – these coupons are found online as well as inserts in the Sunday paper
PG – Proctor & Gamble – these coupons are found as special inserts in a Sunday paper
GM – General Mills – these coupons are found as special inserts in the Sunday paper
MIR – mail in rebate
BOGO or B1G1 – Buy One Get One
wyb – when you buy
RR – Register Reward
ECB – ExtraCare Buck
SCR – Single Check Rebate
mfc – manufacturer coupon
Register Reward – Walgreen’s offers these on special purchase each week. When you buy the advertised products(s) you earn register rewards (money towards your next purchase). These are printed out at the register and follow your receipt.
ExtraCare Bucks – CVS offers these on special purchases each week. To earn these, you must have a CVS card. When you purchase product(s) you will earn ECB’s (extra care bucks), money, good towards your next purchase.
Mail in Rebate – mail in form along with required documents (receipt, upc code..) and receive rebate in mail
Store Coupon – coupons valid only at a specific store
Manufacturer coupon – coupons that are sent out by the manufacturer of the product and are valid at all stores that accept coupons
Stacking – using both a manufacturer coupon and a store coupon on the same product
Catalina – coupon that prints out at the end of your register receipt and is good on your next purchase