Coupon Lingo 101

>> Thursday, September 25, 2008

I get so confused when I see abbreviations about coupons. So here are the lingo connected with coupon usage.

ECB's - These are extra care bucks you earn at CVS on certain products. These print at the end of your receipt so make sure you save them. They are basically cash that you can use on your next purchase. Some restrictions apply, lotto, tobacco, liquor are not allowed.

RR - Walgreen's Register Rewards. This is their version of extra care bucks.

ES - Easy Saver Catalog published monthly at Walgreen's

IVC - Instant value coupon found at Walgreen's easy saver catalog

SS - Smart Source (newspaper insert)

RP - Red Plum (newspaper insert)

P & G - Proctor and Gamble (newspaper insert)

Stacking - When you use a manufacture coupon with an in store sale, coupon

BOGO or B1G1 - Buy one get one free

OOP - Out of Pocket

FAR - Free after rebate

CRT - Cash register receipt

Blinkie - A coupon you can get from a machine in store

Peelie - A coupon that comes off the product itself

Catalina - These are coupons that print out with your receipt at stores

Overage - When you make a profit off the product

Filler - An inexpensive item you use to make sure you get your maximum savings


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