Coupon Lingo



 Limit One Coupon per Purchase  Vs. One Coupon Per Transaction.

I get a lot of cashiers who do not understand what this means. I will explain it, so there is no confusion.

One Coupon Per Purchase:

When a coupon  states that you can use one coupon per purchase, that actually means “per item” being purchased. If you had (2) items that were the same, and (2) identical coupons that state “one coupon per purchase” you can only use 1 coupon for each of the items. You can not use (2) identical coupons for (1) item.

One Coupon Per Transaction:

If a coupon states that you can only use “One Coupon Per Transaction” transaction means a time through the register purchasing your items. For example, if I bought (2) bottles of juice and had coupons that stated “1 coupon per transaction”, the cashier can only accept (1) coupon even though I am buying (2) bottles of juice and I have (2) coupons. The “1 per transaction” limits me to only (1) of my coupons no matter how many of the same items I have.


Coupon Definitions

Blinkies: Coupons found in stores in a small box that has a red blinking light.

BOGO or B1G1: Buy One Get One Free

CAT or Catalina: Coupon that prints out at the register after your purchase for a dollar amount off a certain item.

CRT: Cash register tape.

ECB: CVS Extra Care Bucks are store coupons that print at the register, and can be spent like cash at CVS.

EXP: Expiration Date

FAR: Free After Rebate

GC: Gift Card

GM: General Mills Coupon Insert in the Sunday paper

OOP:  Out of Pocket

SS: Smart Source Coupon Insert in the Sunday paper.

RR: Redplum Coupon Insert in the Sunday paper.

P&G: Proctor & Gamble Coupon Insert in the Sunday paper

STACKING COUPONS:  This is when you use (1) non-manufacturer store coupon and (1) manufacturer coupon together in the same transaction.

IVC: Walgreen’s Instant Value Coupon. You will find these in their monthly coupon book.

IP: Internet Printable Coupon

Mailer: Coupons that you receive in the mail

MFG: Manufacturer’s Coupon

MIR: Mail In Rebate

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