Sunday Newspaper Insert Abbreviations:
GM = General Mills
SS = Smartsource
RP = Redplum
PG = Proctor & Gamble
Other Commonly Used Abbreviations:
B1G1 = Buy one, get one free
BOGO = Buy one, get one free
IP = Internet Printable
MQ = Manufacturer's Coupon
MC = Manufacturer's Coupon
OOP = Out of pocket
YMMV - Your mileage may vary
MIR = Mail in rebate
Stacking = using a store coupon and manufacturer's coupon on one item
Where can you find coupons?
We all know that our Sunday newspaper is full of coupons virtually every Sunday, but there are many other methods of obtaining coupons.
- Internet printable coupons: The internet is overflowing with manufacturer's coupons, and many stores put store coupons on their websites. Some of the best sources for internet printable coupons include Coupons.com, Redplum.com, and Smartsource.com
- Blinkie or Tearpad: These are found in stores and are usually located near the product. I always check for these and, if the coupon is for a product that we use, I will usually take a couple extra to have for future use.
- Inside or on the box of the product
- Peelie: Coupon attached to the product. Be sure and remove the coupon as you are putting the item in your cart and put with other coupons so you do not forget to use it during checkout.
- Manufacturer's websites: Although I don't check for every little thing we buy, I do occasionally check manufacturer's websites for coupons if an item we are purchasing is rather pricey.
- Loaded to your cell phone or savings card: Many stores are now offering e-coupons that you can load onto your savings card or cell phone. These automatically come off your total when you check out.
- Magazines: Many magazines have manufacturer's coupons. Be sure and check Parade magazine in the Sunday paper for coupons as well!
- Register Rewards are manufacturer's coupons. If you receive a RR for purchasing Nyquil, you will not receive a RR if you use that coupon to purchase another Nyquil.
- If you buy 2 like items of an advertised RR in the same transaction, you will only receive one RR for this item. You can purchase DIFFERENT items that offer RR's in the same transaction and get RR's for each DIFFERENT item with no problem.
- You must have as many items in your transaction as coupons that you plan to use. Sometimes, "filler items" are used in order to help in this situation. Filler items are inexpensive items, such as pencils, candy, etc. Walgreen's coupons do not count toward your coupon total, however RR's will.
- Always use manufacturer coupons first, then Walgreen's coupons, then in-ad coupons, then Register Rewards. This will ensure a smooth transaction.
- Register Rewards expire 2 weeks from the date they are printed.