A Savvy Shopper’s Guide to Abbreviations

Are you speaking a form of British that we don’t understand?  What are you talking about? Welcome to the wonderful world of frugalite!!  Here are some abbreviations we use often and what they mean.

  • ECB – Extra Care Bucks. CVS “money” printed on receipts to be used like cash in store.
  • RR – Register Reward. Walgreen’s “money” printed from the catalina to be used like cash in store
  • OOP – Out of Pocket. Actual cash paid
  • Peelie – Peelable coupon located on packages
  • BOGO – Buy One Get One FREE!
  • Catalina/CAT – Coupon that prints out from a separate machine next to the cash register.
  • MIR – Mail in Rebate
  • SS – Smart Source (coupon insert in the newspaper)
  • P&G – Proctor and Gamble (monthly coupon insert in the newspaper)
  • RP – Red Plum (coupon insert in the newspaper)
  • V – Valassis (coupon insert in the newspaper)
  • YMMV – Your mileage may vary.  As most stores are not totally governed by corporate, they may have different practices.  Some will accept a BOGO coupon on a BOGO sale, others not.  YMMV!

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