Thursday Tutorial – Acronyms and Abbreviations

In the couponing world a lot of acronyms and abbreviations are used. For today’s tutorial I will give you a list of them. This should make reading The Coupon “High” and other money saving sites a little bit easier.

  • Q – Coupon
  • Ex or X – Expires on
  • FAR – Free after Rebate
  • GDA – Good Deal Alert
  • MIR – Mail in Rebate
  • IVC – Instant Value Coupon
  • MFR – Manufacturer
  • OOP – Out of Pocket
  • OYNO – On your Next Order
  • BOGO – Buy One Get One Free.
  • 2/$5 – This means 2 items for $5 (there could be other numbers like 3/$10 means 3 items for $10
  • $1/2 – This means $1 off 2 items (like above, different numbers could be substituted)
  • wyb – when you buy
  • PG – Proctor and Gamble coupon insert in the Sunday paper
  • RP – Red Plum insert in the Sunday paper, although in some areas they have started mailing these out.
  • SS – Smart Source coupon insert in the Sunday paper
  • ECB – Extra Care Bucks – CVS “money”printed on receipts to be used like cash in store.
  • RR – Register Reward – Walgreens “money” printed on receipts to be used like cash in store
  • Wags – Walgreens
  • RA – Rite Aid
  • SCR – Single Check Rebate – rebate program from Rite-Aid
  • ESR – Easy Saver Rebate – rebate programe from Walgreens
  • HTH – Hope that helps
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  1. I saw the show last night and although I don’t think I would be quite so extreme with my purchases, I do believe my family could definately save money with a little effort. It seems a bit overwhelming but I am going to try it with just a few items to start and then see what I can do. Do you have any tips on organizing the coupons?

  2. I have a post about organizing coupons. Some people choose to cut out every coupon and file them in a coupon binder. I tried that and found it didn’t work for me. What works for me may not work for you.


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