Saturday, August 9, 2008

Couponing Lingo and Abbreviations

A date with an abbreviation (8/3 PG, for example) refers to the coupon inserts that are found in the Sunday paper. The date is the week that the paper came out and the abbreviations stand for the following:
RP = Redplum
SS = Smartsource
SS#2 = Smartsource #2 (Some weeks there are more than 1 Smartsource insert.)
PG = Procter and Gamble (These usually come out the first Sunday of the month.)
GM= General Mills

Blinkie = A coupon from one of those machines you see in the store that blinks; the coupon machine is usually located right next to the item that it's to be used for. Looks like this:

BOGO = Buy one, get one free

Catalina (cat.) = A coupon that prints along with your receipt; usually triggered by a specific item that you purchased. Looks like this:

CRT = Cash Register Tape; refers to a coupon on your receipt at CVS.

ECB = Extracare Bucks from CVS. For more information on the CVS Extracare program, see our CVS Tutorial.

Peelie = A coupon attached to the product that you can peel off and use instantly.

RR = Register Rewards; this is from Walgreens. Money Saving Mom gives an excellent explanation of the Walgreens program here.

Tearpad = A pad of coupons where you can just tear one off. These are often found on cooler doors. They may or may not be next to the item that they are to be used for.

I hope this list will be helpful to everyone. Let me know if there's anything I missed.

1 comment:

  1. Cynthia @ ismile4cm@aol.comDecember 3, 2008 at 12:22 PM

    How do I get the RP coupons & Smart source? (Sometimes our Sunday paper will have Smart source, but not every week.)


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