New to couponing?

Learning the Lingo

First of all, if you are new, welcome and don’t be afraid. You will catch on in a snap. Our family, like so many others had to start tightening our budget as the economy began to decline. Now, we like to share our experiences, finds and money saving tips with others in hopes that it will help their families.

Abbreviations & Definitions:

B1G1 or BOGO _______ – buy one get one _______(usually free or 50%off)

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

MFC – manufacturer coupon

store coupons – coupons valid only at specific store

RR – Register Rewards – 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.

ECB – 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.

SS – SmartSource – coupon insert in newspaper

RP – Red Plum – coupon insert in newspaper

PG – Proctor and Gamble insert in newspaper

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

Single Check Rebate – buy a promoted product and receive a check in the mail for the specified amount

+Up Rewards – Rite Aid offers these on special purchases each week. When you purchase the advertised products, you will earn +Up Rewards to use on your next purchase.


 An example of what you may see on a post-

Meow Mix cat food 8lb bag –  $3.49
use the $2/1 ss 7/26
= $1.49

product/specific size/$2 off of 1 product/found in the smart source flyer on July 26