Deal Vocabulary

Call it coupon-ese, sale shopping jargon, money saving abbreviations or just plain deal vocabulary – there are new words and acronyms to learn as you enter this world.  Here are a few that I will post on this site, or you may see on other similar sites.

  • SS – Smart Source Insert
  • RP – Red Plum Insert
  • P&G – Procter & Gamble Insert
  • MFR – Manufacturer Coupon
  • SC – Store Coupon
  • CC – Competitor Coupon
  • B1G1/BOGO – Buy One, Get One
  • WYB – When You Buy
  • YMMV – Your Milege May Vary
  • MIR – Mail in Rebate
  • FAR – Free After Rebate
  • $1 SS 1/4 – $1 Coupon Smart Source Jan.4th
  • OOP – Out of Pocket
  • WFC – Weekly Flyer Coupon
  • $1.50/2 – $1.50 off two items
  • ECB – Extracare Bucks (CVS)
  • WAGS – Walgreens
  • RR – Register Reward (Walgreens)
  • Drug Store Reward Programs:

    Walgreens Rewards:  You gather these when you buy store-brand products and present your card to the cashier.  The store deducts your reward earnings form your next purchase.

    CVS ExtraCare Bucks (ECB):  Scan your card at checkout to receive the sale price on selected items and every three months get a coupon good for 2 percent back on purchases.  Also, scan your card at the coupon kiosk in the store for even more savings.

    Rite Aid Single Check Rebates(SCR):  Check the sales flier,, or blogs like this one for items that qualify.  Save your receipts and enter them at  You submit all of your purchases for the month at one time and then Rite Aid mails you a check.