Question posted to our Facbook page,
How does a coupon that say’s $2/2 work? Is that 2 dollars off each item when you buy two?
This is a great question, and something many new coupon shoppers ask. The above coupon would take a total of $2.00 off of 2 items purchased (or $1.00 off each product purchased).
$1/1- will take $1.00 off one item
$2/3 will take $2.00 total of 3 item or a $.67 savings per item
To read the recent post we did on the question what does One Coupon Per Purchase means Click Here
If you are new to the couponing world the “coupon lingo” can be a little hard to understand at first. Here is a list of commonly used Abbreviations you may find useful.
B1G1 or BOGO – Buy one get one free
B2G1 – Buy two get one free
Blinkie – In-Store SmartSource coupon dispensed near product, usually from a red blinking box.
CAT – Coupon dispensed at register after purchase, usually has a red border, redeemable only at the store that it printed at or at stores that accept competitor store coupons.
Catalina – Coupon dispensed at register after purchase, usually has a red border, redeemable only at the store that it printed at or at stores that accept competitor store coupons.
DND – Do not double, a coupon with this wording is not supposed to be doubled at stores that double coupons. However coupons that have aUPC code that starts with the number 5 will often times still double, while ones that start with a 9 will not.
Double Coupon – Coupon that a grocery store doubles in value. Only certain stores double coupons, please check the coupon policy of your local stores.
GM – General Mills
Hangtag – A coupon or form found hanging from a tag around the neck of a bottle or jar.
Insert – Booklet of coupons found in the Sunday newspaper, insert coupons.
IP – Internet printable, a coupon or form you can print from the internet.
MIR – Mail in rebate.
MM – Money Maker, a deal where after coupon or rebate you make money with overage of some sort.
MQ – Manufacturer Coupon, a coupon issued by a manufacture (as opposed to a store coupon, which is issued by a store).
OOP – Out of pocket
OYNO – On your next order, wording on Catalina or register reward coupons for which you purchase an item and receive a coupon that is for money off your next order.
Peelie – A coupon that you peel off the package.
PG or P&G – Proctor & Gamble Sunday insert coupon.
POP – Proof of purchase, required for a refund or other offer that is physically taken from a package
Printable – A coupon that you print from the internet and your computer.
RC – Rain Check a slip of paper that a store issues when an item is out of stock allowing you to purchase that item at a later date at the sale price.
RP – Red Plum Sunday supplement coupons (formerly Valassis).
RR – Register Reward, the name of the Catalina promotion at Walgreens.
SCR – Single check rebate, Rite-Aid store rebate program.
SS – SmartSource, a company owned by News Marketing America that issues a Sunday insert, Blinkie coupons, printable coupons and other forms of coupons.
Stacking -When you use an instore coupon along with a manufacturer coupon
Tearpad- coupon found in store, normally on a display case in a tearpad
V – Valassis Sunday supplement coupons, has been renamed Red Plum.
VV – Video Values (Rite Aid)
WAGS – Walgreens
WYB – When you buy
YMMV – Your mileage may vary – the success of the attempt may vary at your store.