Learning the Lingo
First of all, welcome and don’t be afraid. You will catch on in a snap. Our family, like so many others had to start tightening our budget as the economy began to decline. Now, we like to share our experiences, finds and money saving tips with others in hopes that it will help their families during this tough time.
Abbreviations & Definitions:
B1G1 or BOGO _______ – buy one get one _______(usually free or 50%off)
MIR - mail in rebate – mail in form along with required documents (receipt, upc code..) and receive rebate in mail
MFC – manufacturer coupon
store coupons – coupons valid only at specific store
RR – 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.
ECB – 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.
SS – SmartSource – coupon insert in newspaper
RP – Red Plum – coupon insert in newspaper
PG – Proctor and Gamble insert in newspaper
Stacking – using both a manufacturer’s coupon and a store coupon on the same product
Single Check Rebate – buy a promoted product and receive a check in the mail for the specified amount
An example of what you may see on a post-
Meow Mix cat food 8lb bag $3.49
use $2/1ss 7/26
product/specific size/$2 off of 1 product/found in the smart source flyer on July 26
I will be updating this page as I obtain more and more information on our journey. If you have any questions or comments, please send me a comment and I will get back with you as soon as I can.