Friday, December 14, 2012

Coupon Lingo

TMF = This is an example of a Try Me Free product.

What is "Coupon Lingo?" The simplest way to explain is they are abbreviations for words that are commonly used when couponing. There are abbreviations for types of coupon inserts that come in the Sunday Newspaper plus abbreviations for sales in stores that can be matched up with coupons for your best deal.

Here's a list in alphabetical order on which abbreviations mean what...

ALL YOU = A Frugal Living magazine with coupons inside of it, that comes out monthly.
B1G1 = Buy One, Get One Free
BOGO = Buy One, Get One Free
B2G1 = Buy Two, Get One Free
BTGO = Buy Two, Get One Free 
Blinkie = A coupon from a small blinking machine near the item.
CAT = Catalina; a coupon printed at the register with your receipt that could either be money off a specific product or money off your next purchase (no minumum) at their store only.
DND = Do Not Double
EX = Example
FAR = Free After Rebate
FILLER = An item that is purchased to reach the minimum item total needed to use a certain amount of coupons to get the best deal.
GC = Gift Card
HTH = Hope That Helps
IP = Internet Printable
MC or MQ = Manufacturers Coupon
MIR = Mail-in-Rebate
MM = Money Maker; money you will make on buying this product.
NED = No Expiration Date
NLA = No Longer Available
OOP = Out of Pocket; money you are paying out of your pocket.
Peelie = A coupon peeled off an item that you bought. 
Stacking = This is when you use a manufacturers coupon AND a store coupon on one item.
Sunday Newspaper Coupon Inserts Abbreviations:
  • GM = General Mills Insert
  • Pepsico = Pepsi Insert
  • PG = Proctor & Gamble Insert
  • RP = RedPlum Insert
  • SS = Smartsource Insert
Tear Pad = A coupon torn off a pad of coupons that are offered near the item.
TMF = Try Me Free
UPC = Universal Product Code
WYB = When You Buy
X = Expires

Do you have any more Coupon Terms that are used a lot? Feel free to share about it in the comments and I'll try to add it to our list.

$0.75 off 1 package of Campbell's Skillet Sauce, with Walmart Scenario

$0.75 off 1 package of Campbell's Skillet Sauce
$0.75 off 1 package of Campbell's Skillet Sauce 

Easy sauces with these nifty packets. I tell you when I had a full fun day of chasing Seth around, teaching him new words and finishing up my crafts; I'm worn out (haha jk). But anyways, when you want a good tasting dinner with little amount of effort, keep a few of these packets around for those days. Walmart price matched with coupon for savings idea. Details below.

Buy one (1) Campbell's Skillet Sauce $1.99
Final Cost= $1.24 each

Did you find any great deals with this coupon? Feel free to share about it in the comments.

$1.00 off ONE (1) Reynolds Slow Cooker Liners, with Walmart Scenario

$1.00 off ONE (1) Reynolds Slow Cooker Liners
$1.00 off ONE (1) Reynolds Slow Cooker Liners

Easy clean up, I can't pass that up! I often use Reynolds Slow Cooker Liners in my crock pots. Most the time if I don't, I end up scrubbing the pot forever or I have to let it soak. So these save all that hassel and I can clean up quicker, allowing me to relax more after dinner. I matched up this coupon with Walmart's prices this week. Details below.

Buy one (1) Reynolds Slow Cooker Liners - $1.96
Final Cost= $0.96 each

A great price for crock pot liners. Especially with the holidays around, who wants to be cleaning all the time.

Did you find any great deals with this coupon? Feel free to share about it in the comments.

$2.00 off Adult LISTERINE Mouthwash, with Walmart Scenario!

$2.00 off Adult LISTERINE Mouthwash 1L or larger
$2.00 off Adult LISTERINE Mouthwash 1L or larger 

Fresh minty breath! New coupon for Listerine, $2 off one (1). I matched it with Walmart's prices, details below.

Buy one (1) Listerine Mouthwash - $5.97
Use $2/1 Listerine Mouthwash - printable coupon
Final Cost= $3.97 each

Did you find any great deals with this coupon? Feel free to share about it in the comments.

$.99 Cent Only Stores Best Deals 12/12/12

This week at the $.99 Cent Only Store, I got some great goodies. I always get excited when I go because I always find something new. My store always gets a new shipment on Tuesdays, so I go on Wednesday after everything is put out. But they have been getting some shipments on Thursdays so I visit on Friday or sometime during the weekend in the morning. 

Remember to ask a manager at your local $.99 Cent Only Stores, to see when their shipment comes in to get the best deals. Also, these are couponless deals (no coupons needed for price), everything is $0.99 or less.

I always look for brand names, because these are items that are not always there and go really fast. There are items they purchase from other grocery stores that didn't sell or the palette might have been dinged on accident, so they sell the palettes to the $.99 only stores for cheaper and/or right before the food expires. The grace period I've seen the expiration dates on most foods I get, are between 1 to 6 months before they expire. Other times it's not food but foil, baby bottles, baby toys, etc. I usually find a lot of Evenflo and Beechnut products. It saved me so much money on many items.

::"Here's My Trip to the $0.99 Cent Only Store"::

(1) Bugles - $0.99
(1) Kraft Chicken Caesar Dinner Kit - $0.99
(1) Mio Energy - $0.99
(1) Gatorade - $0.79
(1) Hallmark Stickers, moveable decorations - $0.99
Final Cost= $4.75 

These are all great deals that I hope some of you go get. I will post every Wednesday on my trip to the $.99 Cent Only Store. 

Find any deals at your local $0.99 Cent Only Store? Feel free to share what deals you may have found this week.