Friday, February 5, 2010

Learning the Lingo!

I thought that I would take the time to write a little note about the shorthand that I use in my blog. Here you will find all the abbreviations that I use! If you have any questions feel free to ask!

Catalina- Stands for a coupon that prints out of the separate machine at the register after your purchase. These are usually for money off your next purchase (to be used as cash) or for money off a particular item (to be used as a manufacturer’s coupon). These are called “Catalinas” after the company that supplies the machines, the Catalina Corporation.

BOGO- Buy one get one
(there are also variations B1G2, B2G2 etc.)

IE- Internet explorer
(sometimes there will be 2 links for a coupon one for Internet Explorer (IE) users and one for Firefox (FF) users.

ECB- Stands for “Extra Care Bucks/ Extra Bucks,” that print out on your receipt at CVS
(to be used as cash on your next purchase.)

FF- Firefox (sometimes there will be 2 links for a coupon one for Internet Explorer (IE) users and one for Firefox (FF) users.

Freebie- Free product(s)

GM- Stands for General Mills Insert 

K- Stands for Kellogg’s Insert

Newbie- A person new to the site or new to couponing

OOP- Out of Pocket

Peelies- The little "plastic" coupons they attached to a product
P&G- Stands for Proctor & Gamble Insert

RP- Stands for Red Plum Insert

RR- Stands for “Register Rewards,” or the Catalina coupons that print out at Walgreens (to be used as cash to pay for your next order.

SCR:  Single Check Rebate, Rite Aid's monthly rebate program.  Each  month pick up your rebate booklet to see hundreds of dollars in possible rebate savings.  Shop with coupons, save your receipts and enter quick information online.  The SCR system stores your rebates and totals them each month. All you do is tell them when you want them to cut you a check then cash it or deposit it !

SS- Stands for Smart Source Insert

WYB- When you buy



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