Q&A- What does $2/2 mean

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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?

Answer:

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

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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.

Thanks Hot Coupon World