Monday, March 16, 2009

Coupon Lingo Demystified

I've heard lots of people say they don't understand the jargon used on many of the couponer blogs, so I thought I'd address this problem. Here is a guide that should help you wade through the various blogs and their lingo.

Types of Coupons:

MQ=Manufacturer Coupons

IP=Internet Printable Coupons

SC=Store Coupons

Store-Specific Lingo:

RR=Walgreens Register Rewards (these print out after your order is complete, and they can be used on your next purchase)

IVC=Walgreens Instant Value Coupon (found in the monthly Easy Saver Catalog)

MIR=Mail-in Rebate

SCR=Single Check Rebate (at the end of the month all of your rebates from Rite Aid will be mailed in a single check)

Catalina=Albertsons or Safeway coupons that print out at the end of your order and can be used on your next purchase

Double Coupons=Safeway, Thriftway and sometimes Albertsons have in-store double coupons that allow you to double up to 4 manufacturer coupons at up to $.50 each, for a total of $2.00

Coupon Sources:

SS=Smart Source Insert (found in your Sunday paper)

RP=Red Plum Insert (found in your Sunday paper)

P&G=Proctor & Gamble (found in your Sunday paper)

Leave me a comment if there's other lingo that I haven't addressed here and I'll add it.

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