Friday, June 25, 2010


Hey everyone- I just wanted to introduce my friend Diane, who will be blogging with me. When it comes to frugality, she is the Yoda Master and I am but a young Obi Wan Kenobi.



Have you come across saving money blog posts that look like some sort of cryptic code took over? Well never fear, your frugal code breaker is here! Let’s uncover the secret agent in you as we work to figure out the frugal code. If you stick with me, deciphering the code may lead to big money savings!

Coupon Inserts (These are generally found in your Sunday paper):
P&G: Procter & Gamble Sunday insert

RP: Red Plum

SS: SmartSource

V: Valassis

Coupon lingo:
$1/1, $1/2:
One dollar off one item, one dollar off two items, etc.

2/$1, 3/$2: Two items for one dollar, three items for two dollars, etc.

B1G1: Buy one item get one item free

B2G1: Buy two items get one item free

Blinkies: Grocery/drugstore coupon dispensers with blinking lights

BOGO: Buy one item get one free

Cat: Catalina coupon, prints from a separate machine when your receipt prints

CRT: Cash register tape, usually used when referring to CVS coupons that print with receipt

DND: Do not double

ECBs: ExtraCare Bucks, CVS loyalty rewards system

FAR: Free after rebateIPQ: Internet printable coupon

IVC: Instant Value Coupon, Walgreens' store coupons found in ads and ESR booklet

MFR: Manufacturer

MIR: Mail-in rebate

OYNO: On your next order

OOP: Out of pocket

Peelie: Peel-off coupon found on product packaging

PSA: Prices starting at

RRs: Register Rewards, Walgreens' Catalina coupons

SCR: Single Check Rebate, Rite Aid monthly rebates program

UPC: Universal product code or bar code

WYB: When you buy

YMMV: Your mileage (or manager) may vary, meaning some stores might give you a deal but others might not

1 comment:

Martha (MM) said...

Hi Diane!
Looking forward to your posts here :-)