Couponing involves pretty simple instructions. Read the coupon and use it accordingly. However, in this day and age of the Internet, folks want to communicate faster, with fewer words; or, use abbreviations to get their point across.
We take the stance of trying to spell it out as clearly as possible and limit a good bit of the abbreviating to help out those who are new or trying to learn. If you are here for the first time, please read through this list, maybe print it and start your basic education about Couponing and the Lingo that goes with it.
SS – Smart Source – You will typically find this insert in your Sunday’s paper (or your neighbors).
RP – Red Plum – Another insert you can find in you local Sunday’s paper (again the neighbors also).
P&G – Procter & Gamble – They sometimes have inserts in the Sunday paper, might come in the mail, or may be offered electronically through your local grocery retailer.
BOGO/B1G1 – Buy one get one FREE (not to be confused with BYOB).
$ 1.00/2 – Literally translates to $1.00 off 2 of the same items (not get 2 for $1.00).
MM – Money Maker (Something you will shake when you did not spend a dime). When a “coupon deal” yields more in coupons than the price of the product, you have a Money Maker.
OOP – Out of Pocket or how much you will spend in cash.
MC – Manufacturer Coupons are coupons provided by the Manufacturer for their Branded products and can be used at any retail store.
SC – Store Coupons are specific to a Retailer and are only valid at the store that issued the coupon. You might find them in a circular over the weekend, via mobile coupons, or most likely it will be an online printable coupon (get a printer you will need one).
RR – Register Rewards are cash back you can use on future purchases (Walgreens pays you to buy there stuff).
ECB – Extra Care Bucks are cash back you can use on future purchases (CVS pays you to buy there stuff too).
MIR – Mail in Rebates (or MRI for the dyslexic people out there) are good deals when applicable. They can be tedious and you have to wait 6-8 weeks for your cash to arrive in the mail.