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Coupon Lingo

$3/1 or $1/3

$3 off 1 item, or $1 off 3 items
(If a coupon is $1/3, you must purchase 3 of the items in order to use the coupon)

Blinkie

coupon found in small machines in store

BOGOF, or B1G1F

buy one get one free

CAT

catalina
(printed at the register after your transaction)

CRT

Cash Register Tape, where ECBs and coupons are printed at CVS
(To learn all about CVS, click here)

ECB

Extra Care Bucks from CVS
(To learn all about CVS, click here)

IP or printable

Internet printable coupon

MIR

mail-in rebate

NLA

No Longer Available, usually referring to a printable coupon

ONYP

on your next purchase
(usually referring to a CAT)

OOP

out of pocket expense

Peelie

coupon stuck on product in store

PSA

prices starting at

Q

coupon

RR

Register Rewards from Walgreens
(To learn all about Walgreens, click here)

Tearpad

coupon found in store on a pad

WYB

when you buy

YMMV

your mileage may vary
(Often said about certain clearance sales or when coupons can be used, especially on ‘free’ items)

Sunday Paper Lingo

PG

Proctor & Gamble insert
Comes in one paper per month, coupons are usually only good for 30-60 days

SS

Smartsource insert
Occasionally there may a ‘bonus’ SS insert, which is named SS #2

RP

Redplum insert
Depending on your region, RP is usually a standard part of the weekly paper, just like SS

GM

General Mills insert
An occasional insert filled with General Mills food item coupons only

(When I do coupon matchups, I will list which coupon the insert came from along with the date of the Sunday paper it was in. For instance, 4/11 SS means the Smartsource insert from the 4/11 Sunday paper)

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