Tuesday, July 5, 2016

5 Terms Every Couponer Loves (And Why)!


As you learn to coupon and interact with other couponers, you will start to discover a whole new language! There are many different terms associated with couponing and I’m going to share five popular terms from the coupon lingo with you today.

Blinkie – When you see the term blinkie, it indicates a coupon that can be found in a small box attached to the shelf near the product. This machine will dispense coupons one at a time. Generally, it will allow you two coupons and will not dispense anymore until you walk away.

OYNO – An abbreviation for On Your Next Order. This refers to savings or promotion to take advantage of the next time you shop. This could mean a coupon for money off that you will earn when you purchase a set amount of items, then later get to use that coupon to take the money off your next order.

RC – This would also be known as a Rain Check!  If a product were to run out of stock on the shelf during a great sale, you can go to your customer service desk and request a rain check. That will lock the item at that sale price for you when the item comes available again. Generally you can get 4 of the item at the sale price and are normally good for 30 days after issued.

STACK – This is a wonderful term, one of my favorites! It means to use a manufacturer coupon on top of a store coupon on one item! Not all stores allow this, but when they do, you can see some amazing deals!  For example, If cereal is on sale for $2.00 a box, you have a $1 off Manufacturer coupon and $1 off Store coupon.  You can use them both on that one box and get it for free!

YMMV – Stands for Your Miles May Vary, or I have sometimes seen it addressed as Your Manager May Vary.  This term is used when describing deals that may only be specific to certain stores, or something that certain managers are allowing, but the same name store in other areas may forbid.

Those are just five of my favorite words in the couponing world.  I would love to hear some of your favorites!

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