Coupon Language 101
I know when you are brand new to couponing it can be a little overwhelming with all of the coupon abbreviations and their meanings.
It’s like you need a crash course in how to use those little slips of paper. As if trying to learn which coupons can double or be stacked wasn’t enough, you find yourself faced with a whole new vocabulary that you have never heard and don’t understand.
I want you to be successful at couponing to save money. But if you are already frustrated from the beginning you are almost guaranteed to give up. The first step is learning the lingo around here so you can understand my matchups.
Here are some of the coupon lingo that I use regularly.
BOGO or B1G1 = Buy One Get One Free
WYB = When You Buy
OYNO = On Your Next Order
IP = Internet Printable coupon
GM = General Mills coupon insert
PG = Procter & Gamble coupon insert
RP = RedPlum coupon insert
SS = SmartSource coupon insert
Catalina = Checkout Coupon
ECB = Extra Care Bucks which are earned when you purchase certain products at CVS. These ECB’s can be used just like cash on other products throughout the store! You can learn more about CVS here.
RR = Register Rewards are earned when you purchase certain products at Walgreens and can be used just like cash on products throughout the store. You can find out more about Walgreen’s policies here.
You’ll also want to make sure you read and understand your store’s coupon policies. The best way to do this is to check their websites for the policies. If you cannot find them that way, you can easily stop by the customer service desk the next time you are at the store and ask for a copy.
Now that you know your store’s coupon policy and coupon lingo, it should make following the deals I share here a little easier to understand.
Remember you can find all of the current Store Weekly Sales and Coupon Matchups to help you plan your shopping list.
You can also find coupons for anything you need in the searchable Saving Dollars and Sense Coupon Database. Just type in what you are looking for and it will show you all the coupons that are available and where to get them.