Frugal Shoppers Dictionary

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Frugal Shoppers Dictionary

Let this thread serve as a place for us to log all the abbreviations and terminology all good frugal shoppers must keep in their back pockets. Add yours here!

BOGO - Buy One, Get One
ECB - Extra Care Bucks - the reward system at CVS Pharmacy
RR - Register Rewards - the reward system at Walgreens
IVC - Instant Value Coupon from Walgreens
MQ - Manufacturer's coupon
Q - short for coupon
mannie - short for manufacturer coupon
peelie - the coupons stuck to packages that can be peeled off and used
MIR - mail-in rebate
FAR - FREE after Rebate
Blinkies - coupons you can find in the store, usually near the product. Usually a red, blinking machine.
IP - internet printable coupon
NED - a coupon with no expiration date
OOP - out of pocket cost for the transaction(s)
tearpad - a tear pad of coupons or rebate forums usually near the product
CRT - Cash Register Tape (like those coupons that come at the end of your Target receipt)
DND - Do not double
LOND - Land of no doubles (eg. in FL, no coupon doubling allowed)
GDA - Good Deal Alert
GG - Grocery Game
RP - Red Plum (Sunday insert)
SS - Smart Source (Sunday insert)
P&G - Procter & Gamble (monthly Sunday insert)
Stacking - using a store Q & MQ on the same item
YMMV - Your mileage may vary... means that your store might do things differently than my store, even in the same chain.
catalinas - the coupons that automatically print at the end of your shopping trip
Fillers - items needed to get the items in your cart to equal the number of coupons you have

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IVC - Instant Value Coupon from Walgreens
ES - Easy Saver from Walgreens - either a coupon or rebate in their monthly book
FAR - FREE After Rebate
MQ - Manufacturer's coupon

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Kim - is my abbreviation for RR correct? I don't have any Walgreens near me (sadly), and I'm just assuming that's what that stood for (I think I saw it somewhere once).

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Close! It's Register Rewards!

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Blinkies - coupons you can find in the store, usually near the product. Usually a red, blinking machine.
IP - internet printable coupon
NED - a coupon with no expiration date
OOP - out of pocket cost for the transaction(s)
tearpad - a tear pad of coupons or rebate forums usually near the product

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Grabbed a few from HCW.

HCW - www.hotcouponworld.com
CRT - Cash Register Tape (like those coupons that come at the end of your Target receipt)
DND - Do not double
LOND - Land of no doubles (*sigh* that would be me here in FL at Publix)
GDA - Good Deal Alert
GG - Grocery Game
Q - coupon
RP - Red Plum (Sunday insert)
SS - Smart Source (Sunday insert)
P&G - Procter & Gamble (monthly Sunday insert)
Stacking - using a store Q & MQ on the same item
YMMV - Your mileage may vary... means that your store might do things differently than my store, even in the same chain.

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HBA=?

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Fillers - items needed to get the items in your cart to equal the number of coupons you have.

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"TripleC" wrote:

HBA=?

Health & Beauty Aids? At least that's what it is in the store. Not sure what it is in relation to couponing.

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FPC - Free Product/Purchase Coupon
Peelie - A coupon that is attached directly to the product to be “peeled off“
HV = High Value
RAOK = Random Act of Kindness
WYB/WUB = When You Buy