Coupon pros have a language all their own. If you are a beginner, you may be wondering what all these funny abbreviations mean.
So, here is a simple list of must-know terms:
ECBs- Extra Care Bucks that you “earn” at CVS by purchasing specific products. They can be used like cash on almost anything in the store. These print at the end of your receipt, so make sure to save them!
RRs- Register Rewards: Walgreens version of ECBs, but not as plentiful. Usually just a few items per week in the ad flier will generate RRs.
IVC- Instant Value Coupon found in monthly Walgreens coupon booklets
SS- Smartsource (newspaper insert)
V- Valassis (newspaper insert)
RP- Redplum (newspaper insert)
P&G- Proctor & Gamble (newspaper insert, usually once a month)
Stacking- when you combine a store coupon with a manufacturers coupon or sale for the most savings
BOGO or B1G1- Buy One Get One Free
OOP- Out of Pocket
FAR- Free After Rebate
CRT- Cash Register Tape (receipt)
Blinkie- a coupon found in a grocery store that spits out of a blinking machine
Peelie- a coupon sticker on product packaging
Catalina- a coupon that prints with your receipt at many stores, almost always a man. coupon (these can be used anywhere, so make sure to save them!)
Overage- when an item is more than free
Filler- an inexpensive item at CVS to achieve the total you need for maximum savings
GG- The Grocery Game
Coups or Qs- coupons
YMMV- Your Mileage or Your Management May Vary
WYB- when you buy
MIR- mail in rebate