Here is a how to speak coupon using the most commonly used coupon abbreviations. I have worked in the mortgage industry before I took on my full time roll as the CEO of the household. While I was there I worked in various departments. I worked in the ARM department and we had our own language of acronyms. I always said I could speak ARM. Then I moved to modifications where I learned to speak mod. Now I am couponing so… here is a lesson on how to speak coupon.
SS – Smart Source coupon magazine in the paper
RP – Red Plum coupon magazine in the paper
Peelie – this is a coupon you can peel off a product in the store
Blinkie –This is the little coupon dispenser you see at the store with the little red light
Q – Stands for coupon
MM/DD/YY – this is the date the circular came out
B1G1 – Buy one Get one Free
B2G1 – Buy two Get one Free
OYNO – On your next order. These are usually catalinas that print to give you money off your next shopping trip
$X/X – This tells you the dollar amount first and how many you need to purchase for the coupon
These are the most common coupon abbreviations found on my websites around. I am sure you will be able to read and understand these coupon abbreviations quickly and easily once you get the hang of it.
I have gone to the binder system. I think this takes a little longer to do, but I feel better when I go to the store and I know I have a coupon for something I can quickly find it. This also makes it easier when looking at the other deal sites and being able to find coupons quickly and easily. I can refer to the coupon abbreviations list above for a quick reference guide on how to use the coupon correctly.
My two cents on the extreme couponing people on TLC. I have seen many articles where most of them are using coupon fraud to get the EXTREME dollars off. Also the stores are in on the deal and wave their coupon policy for the film crew to shoot the show. So the person on TV is getting special privileges since they have a TV crew with them.
I try not to use my coupon for any other than the intended purpose stated on the coupon. I have been corrected by a cashier on a couple of occasions trying to us a coupon that is only one per transaction. That is mainly because I forgot to read the coupon. I did not get angry with the cashier. I simply stated I was sorry I did not see that. Please read your coupons to make sure you understand the wording.
Don’t get frustrated you cannot walk out of a store with $1,100 worth of food for only $100.00. You need to feed your family. Purchase foods you can eat, but try to buy items that are on sale and you have a coupon to match. You will save more. If you don’t have time to visit many different stores go to Walmart and bring your sales flyers. Walmart will price match any items and will also match a B1G1 deal if the price is listed in the flyer. Then you only need to visit one store to get a lot of savings, but it may take you longer to check out. Remember time is money.
Be sure to come back tomorrow to LINK UP any shopping and savings you may have to share with others.