Wags- Walgreens WM- Walmart SWM-Super Walmart FAR- Walgreens Free After Rebate IVC- Coupon in Walgreens monthly Easy Saver book (instand value coupon) 7-day coupon- Coupon in Walgreens weekly ad ECB- Extra Care Bucks at CVS RR- Register Reward from Walgreens (coupons or money on your next order) OOP- Out Of Pocket cost Q or Qs- Coupon OOP- Out of pocket - The amount of money you spend Q or Qs - Coupon(s) CRT- cash register tape aka receipt (or coupon that prints on the CRT) CVS prints alot of these coupons ES - The monthly coupon book found at Walgreens called Easy Saver Cat or Catalina- the coupon that spits out with your receipt (also refers to the machine that prints them) Rain Check- when a store is out of a sale item get a rain check so you can still take advantage of the sale price when the item comes in Peelies- the coupon found on the package IP- Internet Printed coupon BOGO- buy one get one free B2GO- Buy two get one free BOGO 50%off - Buy one get one 50% off WT - wine tag, coupon found around the neck of a wine bottle # Stockpile- multiples of the same item OYNO - On Your Next Order - catalinas off of future purchases
Any other ones you don't know? Ask! I will post them!
Q: Why do you break up your purchases into seperate transactions?
A: Well, it depends on the item and the store. At CVS there are limits of things you can buy per card, so I may have to break them up to maximize on the deal. Also, if I have a small amount of ECBs and don't have enough to buy all of the items I may buy one or two to get more ECBs to "roll" them. Also, some stores, like Kroger, limit the amount of identical coupons you can use per transaction.
Q: What is "rolling"?
A: Taking ECBs (CVS) or Register Rewards (Walgreens) and getting more items that yeild ECBs/RRs to make the amount roll. Example: I have $3 RR from a toothbrush a few weeks back, I buy a $4 shampoo that gives me $4 RR. I pay with the $3 get the shampoo and get $4 more. Same at CVS.
Q:Where do you get so many coupons?
A: I buy several newspapers every week. My mother in law is also sweet enough to keep her coupons for me. I also echmmm make trips to the local recycling bins (at all the local schools) and raid them for coupons...this is where I get most of them. My DH is kind enough to do this for me :)
Q: Where do you put all of this stuff?
A: Well, my house definatly lacks storage...something we didn't notice until we moved in. My DH is very handy and spent lots of time building shelving in our laundry room, closets, garage ect. I love how supportive he is of my habit :)