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Couponing Glossary / Lingo

Lingo you should know to become a couponing pro!

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$1/1
A shorthand used in a breakdown for a coupon deal

$1 = $1 off
/1 = on 1

Example: $1/1
Get $1 off 1 bottle of “name brand” shampoo


BB or BEAUTY BUCKS
ECB or Extra care bucks earned at CVS as part of the Beauty Club (You must sign up for it in the CVS app or website).

TIP: It’s not just for MAKEUP, so sign up! You never know when something you buy may qualify.

Link: https://www.cvs.com/extracare-cvs/beauty-club


BOGO or B1G1 Free
Buy One Get One Free


BD or BREAKDOWN
The details of a coupon deal. You I provide a BD or breakdown I provide the price (before coupons), coupon to use, where to find it, and the final price for the item(s)


BR or Balance Reward
Balance Rewards from the Walgreens Rewards Program. You accrue points on your card when you buy specific items using your Balance Rewards card. Once you earn a certain amount of points, you can redeem them in the form of Walgreens cash


CARTWHEEL
A free phone app INSIDE the Target app that allows you to save 5-50% on products without paper coupons

TIP: You load the offers on to your account and when you checkout you must have the cashier scan your Cartwheel bar code to get the discounts


CAT or CATALINA
A type of coupon that prints at the register after purchase


CHECKOUT 51
A free phone app that allows you to submit your store receipts for cash back


COUPON INSERT
A coupon booklet that comes in the Sunday newspaper (SS, RP/RMN and P&G)


CRT
Cash register tape. Refers to CVS coupons that print on a receipt (cash register tape) after your purchase


ECB, ECBs or EB
CVS Extra Care Bucks or Extra Bucks. This is the CVS reward program. It’s like CVS money. They can only be used at CVS and they expire

TIP: EB can be used right away. Ask the cashier if you can do two transactions. Use the EB from your first transaction right away in your second transaction!

Couponing Etiquette TIP: Be mindful of other customers – if there’s a long line behind you, it’s nice to only do one transaction and get back in line for your second transaction


EXP
Abbreviation for “expires” or “expiration date”. Can also be just “x”


FETCH REWARDS
A free phone app that allows you to submit your store receipts for cash back

TIP: Sign up using my referral code, we will both make some extra $$$ once you scan your first receipt

Referral Code: TM3YK


FREEBIE
A FREE item. The item can be FREE with a coupon from the manufacturer or comes out free after coupons and sales


IBOTTA (app)
A free phone app that allows you to submit your store receipts for cash back

TIP: To sign up click this link from your phone: https://ibotta.com/r/wcqhvhk

If you use my referral code, we will both make some extra $$$

Referral Code: wcqhvhk


MFR, MQ, MANUFACTURER COUPON
The most common type of coupon. It is provided by the manufacturer that makes the product


OOP
Out of Pocket. This refers to how much money you will pay using “real money” at the register out of your pocket


P&G
Proctor & Gamble. That is the name of the manufacturer that makes Tide, Gain, Swiffer etc… They provide coupon inserts in the Sunday newspaper


PEELIE
A coupon that is on a product that you peel off the package

TIP: You can use this on your shopping trip right away. Peel it off and hand it to the cashier! Don’t forget!


PER PURCHASE
Usually seen on coupons as “ONE PER PURCHASE”. This means you can only use ONE coupon PER item you PURCHASE. If you want to buy two items, you need TWO coupons. This is not to be confused with “per transaction”

TIP: Use the link below if you ever have an issue with this at checkout

See Target’s definition here

Couponing Etiquette TIP: Follow the rules set by the manufactures and stores. Don’t ruin couponing for everyone. It’s up to us to use coupons properly to unsure future deals!


PER TRANSACTION
Usually seen on coupons as “ONE PER TRANSACTION”. This means you can only use ONE of that specific coupon per transaction. You can’t use more than one same coupon, even if you’re buying more than one of the same items. Not to be confused with “per purchase”

TIP: Use the link below if you ever have an issue with this at checkout

See Target’s definition here

Couponing Etiquette TIP: Follow the rules set by the manufactures and stores. Don’t ruin couponing for everyone. It’s up to us to use coupons properly to unsure future deals!


PRINT LIMIT
The limit on how many times an online manufacturer coupon can be printed by an individual or the general public. Once the print limit is reached, printable coupons may become unavailable


PRINTABLE COUPON
A manufacturer coupon that you can find online and you print on your home printer. It can only be used in stores


Q or Qs
Shorthand for “coupon” or “coupons


RAIN CHECK
If an item you want is out-of-stock at your store, you can ask an employee for a Rain Check. With a rain check, you’ll be able to receive the same item for the current sale price once it’s back in stock

TIP: Rain checks don’t expire BUT make sure to check back before your COUPON expires


RMN
Retail Me Not. The company that provides coupon inserts in the Sunday newspaper formally known as Red Plum or RP


RP
Red Plum. The company that provides coupon inserts in the Sunday newspaper now known as Retail Me Not, but couponers still like to call it RP or Red Plum


Red Box
Officially know as ExtraCare Coupon Center but couponers call it the Red box or Red Box machine. It’s the coupon machine at CVS

TIP: Print them every week and keep printing until the machine says there’s no more coupons available for you (sometimes it doesn’t print all coupons at once)


REWARDS CARD
A free card or account number used by stores such as CVS, Walgreens and Rite Aid used to track your purchases for rewards and discounts


RR
Register Rewards. This is like a coupon or instant rebate that prints on the Catalina machine after a purchase at Walgreens

You can only earn one Register Reward per transaction. If you would like to do this deal more than once, you will have to separate your transactions.

Register Rewards do not roll. You cannot use the Register Reward you earned in transaction #1 to pay for transaction #2. If you do, you will not receive a Register Reward for transaction #2.


SALE CYCLES
For most stores the sales cycle starts on Sunday (when coupons come out in the Sunday newspapers) and end on Saturday night


SS
Smart Source. The company that provides coupon inserts in the Sunday newspaper


SAVINGSTAR
A free phone app that allows you to submit your store receipts or link your rewards cards for cash back

Link: https://savingstar.com/

TIP: You MUST load the offers on to your account BEFORE your purchase otherwise it will not apply


SHOPKICK
A free phone app that allows you to receive kicks/points (that turn into cash back) for scanning items in store and on specific purchases

If you use my referral code, we will both make some extra kicks/points

Referral Code: FUN550809


STACK/STACKING
COUPON MAGIC. Stacking a store coupon with a manufacture coupon and possibly a cash rebate (app)


TARGET REDCARD
A Target card that can be your choice of a DEBIT or CREDIT CARD that is provided by Target. When you use it to pay it gives you an extra 5% off your purchases. They also have exclusive deals for Target REDcard holders year round

TIP: You can link it in your Target app and pay directly from your Target app using just your phone. Very helpful when you forget your wallet at home

SIGN UP FOR ONE TODAY, you won’t regret it!!
Link: goto.target.com/c/1308765/99528/2092


TEARPAD
A type of free coupon that is found sometimes in stores hanging from store shelves that you have to tear off


X
Sometimes used in place of the word expiration or could mean multiples as in 2 times (x2 or 2x)


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