Monday, June 1, 2009

10 Days to Become a KCL {Day 4}

{The Coupon Dictionary}
"Couponer's Lingo" is enough to make any Coupon Virgin's head spin... Hopefully this will help!

Ever seen something like this on KCL-B1G1 w/$2/1 from (3/15RP) & earn RR, then submit MIR (YMMV)

It's almost laughable how ridiculous the code of couponers is!!
Once you figure it out though, it's a piece of cake!

$/# - This means that you get $ off for every # you buy. Example: $1/2 would mean that you get $1 off every 2 that you buy. You will see this a lot on KCL when we are breaking down Store Ad's.

B1G1 = Buy One Get One Free (B1G2 is Buy One Get Two Free etc.)

Blinkie = A coupon that prints out at a machine in the store. They are located by the product associated with that particular coupon.

BOGO = Buy One Get One Free

CAT = Catalina. A coupon that prints out at the register that is either $$ off your next purchase or $$ off a certain product They are usually manufacturer coupons, not store coupons. Note: These are sometimes delayed in printing so wait a minute before walking away from the register. If you think you were supposed to get one and didn't, talk to the cashier/manager and explain...

Coupon Insert - These are "packets" of coupons found in Sunday papers and also sometimes in the ads mailed to you during the week. The companies that put them out include Smart Source (SS or S), Red Plum (RP) and Proctor & Gamble (PG) They are also referred to as just inserts.

Double Coupons = This is the term used when stores will double a coupon's value. Some stores do this every coupon months, some never do it, and in some regions stores will pick a day a week to double. In Idaho, Albertson's and Kmart are the stores that will double occasionally. Some stores may also set a maximum value limit. Example, no coupons over $2 and only 10 per transaction/day.

EXP = Expires or Expiration Date

FAR = Free After Rebate

Internet Printable = A coupon that can be printed online.

IP = Internet Printable Coupon

IVC = Instant Value Coupon. These are found at Walgreen s in their weekly ads.

MIR= Mail in Rebate

MFR = Manufacturer

MQ = Manufacturer Coupon

OOP = Out-of-Pocket. This is the amount of money that you pay for with cash- so after instant coupons- but before Catalina's received and Mail in Rebates.

OYNO = On Your Next Order. Often, Albertson's will run a promo where you spend $25 (or some amount) and then you get a Catalina for $10 Off On Your Next Order.

Peelie = Coupons found on products in the store. Often, there are good on a range of products, not just what it is stuck to.

Q = Coupon

Raincheck = A slip you can ask for in the store when an item’s on sale and out-of-stock.

Register Rewards or RR = Exclusive to Walgreen's. They work like cash on your next order.

Rolling Catalinas - This means that you can use a Catalina as payment on another transaction of equal merchandise and another Catalina will still print. Example, if you buy 4 "Kraft Cheese Bricks," a $5 Catalina will print. If you then buy another 4 Kraft Cheese Bricks you can use the previous Catalina you received as payment towards the order and another $5 Catalina will print.

Stacking Coupons = This is the term used when stores will let you use their own in store coupons along with a manufacturer's coupon for the same item. Example: Most Albertson's will let you do this.

Tear Pad = A pad of coupons found hanging from a store shelf or display

WAGS = Abbreviation for Walgreen's

WYB = When You Buy

YMMV= Your Mileage May Vary


Blue said...

so what's that SCR code thing? (or was it SRC?) i've seen before but couldn't figure it out.

Joanie Demer said...

SCR= single check rebate (Rite Aid rebate program)

Brittany said...

When would you use "Your Mileage May Vary" ?

Joanie Demer said...

We use "your mileage may vary" whenever talking about Walmart mostly. Walmart's official policy on couponing is basically to not have a policy at all. Also, some Albies make customers walk in and out of the store to do a certain number of transactions, so that would be another instance where we might use YMMV.

skigal7 said...

So a friend and I are trying to start a "club" up here (no official name yet) in McCall/Donnelly area. We are couponing virgins (only a couple months at this) and were wondering if you or someone would be interested in coming to do a class or two for us! We wanted to come down in April but it just didn't work for us. We REALLY want to learn more and get the most for our $$ and pass it on to others in our area. Would you consider??

nsmeacham said...

Waht is CVS mean? I don't see it any where.