The Nifty-Thrifty Guide to Coupons- Part Four

Hi fellow frugal follows (that is a mouth full!) if you have been following along with this coupon series we are on week four. We have already discussed Coupon Policies, Where to find coupons, and How to organize coupons, if you missed any of these just click on the name and it will take you directly to the post. This week we are going to talk about coupon lingo or what your coupons mean.

Since couponing is becoming more and more popular it is very important to know the basics so you are saving as much money as you can. Coupons come with their very one language bogo, SS, P&G, OYNO, see what I mean. I am going to break it down for you so when you get ready to use them your not stranded at the register! Coupon Terminology

Coupon Sources
(Inserts in Sunday Newspaper)
SS = Smart Source
P&G = Proctor and Gamble
RP = Red Plum
GM = General Mills

Other Coupons
Catilina = A coupon printed off from the Grocery store after your purchase
 ECB = Extra care bucks from CVS

Ways to use coupons
BOGO = Buy one, Get one Half off or Free
OYNO = On your next order
WYB = When you buy
Double = This coupon can double in its amount where stores offer it
Do not Double = This coupon can not be doubled
B2GO = Buy two, get one free
FAR = Free after Rebate
STACKING = When you use a store coupon and a manufactures coupon

I also wanted to talk about how to read a coupon:

On this coupon circled in green it says Limit one coupon per purchase. This means that you can use one coupon for each item you purchased as long as it is in size regulations as specified on the coupon.

This coupon says something different, you can only use one coupon for this item per transaction meaning one coupon of this type per transaction. That doesn't mean you can't use a different source's coupon just not that same coupon code.

Last thing is knowing the difference between a manufactures coupon and store coupon. A manufactures coupon can be used at any store that excepts them. A store coupon like the Target WeB Coupon can only be used at target. The great thing about store coupons is that you can "STACK" them. For Example if I want to buy toothpaste and target has a coupon for .50 off 1 and the sunday newspaper had a coupon for .75 off 1 I could combine them to get a total of 1.25 off 1 toothpaste!

I hope that this post has helped you in your couponing journey. Let me hear feedback and comments!  Happy clipping!

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