New to coupons? Check-out the most commonly used terms.
Here’s how to be ‘in the know’ when reading all of the coupon blogs around the web. Check out the list to learn how to read all the short-hand that the most avid couponers use!
BD-stands for “best deal.” You may most often see this on Facebook groups when users are posting their hauls.
ECB- Extra Care Bucks, issued from CVS when you purchase a product that is advertised as producing an “ECB.” It’s a store-issued dollar-off coupon that you can use on any future purchase. Can be combined with a manufacturer’s coupon.
Filler Item- A small item that is purchased to balance out the coupon to item ratio, most often used for Walgreens deal scenarios.
Inserts- Weekly coupon inserts found in most newspapers across the country. Generally, Red Plum, Smart Source, and Proctor & Gamble produce inserts each week. The weeks where there are major holidays, inserts are not produced. Coupons in the inserts do vary by region.
OOP- Out-of-pocket costs. The amount that you’ll be actually be paying in dollars at the register. Does not include things like points, rebates, etc.
PG- Proctor & Gamble insert. Coupons in this insert generally have a short expiration period and are valid usually until the next insert is published.
RP- Red Plum insert
Stacking- Using a store-issued coupon as well as a manufacturer’s coupon together on the same item.
SS- Smart Source insert
YMMV- Stands for “your mileage may vary.” Means that when doing different deals, sometimes the temperament of the cashier, their knowledge of their store’s own coupon policy, etc. may mean that someone may not be able to get quite the same deal that is being advertised on a blog or website.
RR- Register Rewards. Issued from Walgreens, it is a store-issued dollar-off coupon that you can use on any future purchase. Since this is considered a manufacturer’s coupon, if you want to use a RR and a manufacturer’s coupon on one item, you’ll need to use a smaller “filler item” so that you can have one coupon per item.
WYB- stands for “when you buy.” Often used if there is a deal where you need to purchase a certain quantity of product to get the deal.