Getting Started eBook: Abbreviations & Definitions

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Getting Started on Your Coupon Journey


First of all, we are glad you are joining us on your coupon journey! This eBook is for those of you who are just starting out and wanting to learn the ropes. Don’t worry, we will take it slow and take it step by step.

Let’s start off with some of the abbreviations you will run across as you start looking for deals. Once you know these abbreviations and definitions, the deals will start to make sense!

Part 1: Abbreviations

SS – Smart Source coupons – these coupons are found online as well as inserts in the Sunday paper

RP – RedPlum coupon – these coupons are found online as well as inserts in the Sunday paper

PG – Proctor & Gamble – these coupons are found as special inserts in a Sunday paper

GM – General Mills – these coupons are found as special inserts in the Sunday paper

MIR – mail in rebate

BOGO or B1G1 – Buy One Get One

wyb – when you buy

RR – Register Reward

ECB – ExtraCare Buck

SCR – Single Check Rebate

mfc – manufacturer coupon


Register Reward – Walgreen’s offers these on special purchase each week. When  you buy the advertised products(s) you earn register rewards (money towards your next purchase). These are printed out at the register and follow your receipt.

ExtraCare Bucks – CVS offers these on special purchases each week. To earn these, you must have a CVS card. When you purchase product(s) you will earn ECB’s (extra care bucks), money, good towards your next purchase.

Mail in Rebate – mail in form along with required documents (receipt, upc code..) and receive rebate in mail

Store Coupon – coupons valid only at a specific store

Manufacturer coupon – coupons that are sent out by the manufacturer of the product and are valid at all stores that accept coupons

Stacking – using both a manufacturer coupon and a store coupon on the same product

Catalina – coupon that prints out at the end of your register receipt and is good on your next purchase

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