- Buy One Get One Free (B1G2 is Buy One Get Two Free etc.)
- Buy One Get One Free
Cash Register Tape
- Your Receipt. Also refered to as CRT.
- Also refered to as CAT. A coupon that prints out at the
register that is either $$ off your next purchase or $$ off a certain product.
You typically have to use them at the store they printed, but some stores will
take “competitor’s” coupons.
Note: These are sometimes delayed in printing so wait a minute before
walking away from the register. If you think you were supposed to get one and
didn’t, talk to the cashier/manager and explain.
- These are typically greatly reduced items that the store
does not plan on re-stocking.
- This is the term meaning “of related chains.” For
example, grocery stores will take other grocery store’s coupons and drug stores
will take other drug store coupons. Always check with each store on what their
couponing policy is and whom they consider to be a competitor.
- This is the statement that each individual store
abides by, in relation to coupons. What is typically included in their policy
is whether they: take competitor’s coupons, take coupons past expiration dates,
“double” or “triple” coupons, accept Internet Printables or
if they even accept coupons.
- These are
“packets” of coupons found in Sunday papers and also sometimes in the
ads mailed to you during the week. These are typically sent out by Smart Source
(SS or S), Red Plum (RP) and Proctor & Gamble (PG)They are also referred to
as inserts, S, SS, RP and PG.
- Cash Register Tape, or your receipt
Discontinued - This means that a store has depleted their
inventory of an item and does not plan on re-stocking it.
- Extra Care Bucks. Exclusive to CVS. They work like cash on your next order.
(Some restrictions do apply.)
- Easy Saver. This is Walgreens’ monthly rebate program. You can find the books
by their ads in the store. (This has since been canceled.)
- Expires or Expiration Date
Free After Rebate (See Rebate for explanation)
- Free after Extra Care Bucks (See ECB
or Extra Care Bucks for explanation)
- Instant Value Coupon. These are found
at Walgreens in their weekly ads.
- Mail In Rebate. These are checks or
coupons that the manufacturers/stores will send you if you meet the
requirements on the rebate form.
- Out-of-Pocket. This is the amount of money that you have spent after coupons,
ECBs, RRs, Catalinas (See terms for explanations)
- Out-of-Stock. This means that the store is temporarily out of an item but
plans on getting in more inventory. Sometimes they will offer a rain check in
cases like these.
- On Your Next Order. Used when referring to coupons that you can use on your
next order at that store. (Sometimes Competitors will take them.)
- On Your Next Purchase. Used when
referring to coupons that you can use on your next purchase (order) at that
store. (Sometimes Competitors will take them.)
- Proctor & Gamble. A big chain of brands that also puts out a coupon
Rain check – A slip you can ask for in the store when an item’s on sale
and out-of-stock. Some sales will specifically say “No rain checks” and some
stores will put an expiration date on their rain checks
- Red Plum. This is a coupon insert that
you’ll either find in your paper or the mail.
- Exclusive to Walgreens. They work like cash on
your next order. (Some restrictions do apply.) Also referred to as RRs.
- This means that you can use a catalina (see
definition) as payment on another transaction of equal merchandise and another
catalina will still print. Example, if you buy 5 “name brand items,”
a $5 catalina will print. If you then buy another set of those same 5
“name brand items,” you can use the previous catalina you received as
payment towards the order and another $5 catalina will print.
- Register Rewards. Exclusive to Walgreens. They work like cash on your next
order. (Some restrictions do apply.)
S or SS
- Smart Source. This is a big name coupon source. They not
only send out inserts in the papers but they also have an online site with
- This is the term used when stores will let you
use their own store coupons along with a manufacturer’s coupon for the same
item. Example: Most Targets would let you use their $ off “specific
brand” product coupons along with a manufacturer’s coupon for that same
“specific brand” product.
- Universal Bar Code. This is the bar code that’s scanned on products for
pricing/info at the stores. Several companies will ask you to mail these in on
- Abbreviation for Walgreens
- Wine Tag. These are coupons that you’ll find hanging on the wine bottles in
- Your Mileage (Manager) May Vary. This is what you’ll see when someone finds a
deal but they want you to know that your store branch may not offer the same
- When You Buy