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Old 05-06-2005, 03:55 PM
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Thumbs up Are you new? Coupons 101

Are you new to this whole couponing game? We have a great section called Coupons 101 that gives a pretty good idea of how this all works. The link to this is in the top blue nav. bar or you can follow the link below.



Master LINGO list abbreviated language we speak on PYP
check link for updates

Admin - Administrators/Owners of PYP - Thad, Karin, Shelley
Albies - Albertson's
AY - All You magazine coupons (buy it at Walmart)
Blinkies – instore smartsource coupon dispensed near product, usually from red blinking box
BOGO or B1G1 - Buy one get one free
BRB - be right back - used in the PYP Chat room
BRU - Babies-R-Us coupon
BTFE = Box Tops for Education certificate on packages
Bump - moving an older thread to the top of the Forum list.
CGS - Carnation Good Start formula coupon
Catalina - coupon dispensed at register after purchase, usually has a red border
Cherry - Cherry pickers - Cherry picking - only buying the lowest priced deals
CKS - checks
C/O - cents off coupon
Codes - Refunds that require only a UPC# written on a CRT
Coufund - for coupons that need some proof of purchase such as UPC's attached
CPN - coupon
Cpns- manufacturer's coupons
CRT - Cash register tape
DCRT- Dated cash register tape
DCRTC - Dated cash register tape with the price circled
DND - Do Not Double (the coupon is not supposed to be doubled)
Double coupon- coupon that a grocery store doubles in value
DR - Dave Ramsey - a financial person you read about in the FSG forum.
ESR - Easy Saver Rebate from Walgreen's
ETA: = Edited To Add, adding more to a post you've made
EPOP - each pays own postage
FL - Food Lion (or Florida)
Forum - where threads are organized by topic groups
Free Item Coupon - A coupon that allows you to get the product completely free
FS - for sale
FSG forum - Financial Support Group forum on PYP
FSI - Free Standing inserts. These are the actual term to the coupons you get in your Sunday newspaper. Also referred to as SS coupons or insert coupons.
FSOT - for sale or trade
FT - for trade
G/C - gift card or gift certificate
(H) have
HBA - The health and beauty aid section in the grocery store
HDA - Hot Deal Alert or Home Delivered Ad
HT or HgT- Hang tags for refunds or coupons hanging on a product
HT - Harris Teeter
HTH - Hope this helps
IDSO - In desperate search of
IMO - in my opinion
IMHO - in my honest opinion
ISO - In search of
IVDSO - In very desperate search of
KLG - Kellogg's coupons or separate inserts
KRU - Kids-R-Us coupon
KWIM - know what I mean?
LED - long expiration date
LMK - let me know
LOL - Laugh out Loud
LTD - Limited, as on a refund form it will say you’re limited to a certain number of purchases
MFG - Manufacturer
MFR - Manufacturer
MHO - my honest opinion
MIR - Mail-in Refund or Rebate
Money + - Premiums that require money in addition to a proof of purchase
N/A - not applicable
NAZ - Name, address, zip code
NB - National Brand
NBQ - National Brand Qualifier
NED - No expiration date
Nfp - refund form found in a newspaper
NT WT - net weight
NWPN - no wine purchase necessary -in reference to winetag coupons
OAS - a coupon that is good on one purchase, any size
OP - Original post
OSI - On a single item
OYNSO - On Your Next Shopping Order
PLMK - please let me know
PM - sending a Private Message to another PYPer. (click on their user name to open message system)
POP - proof of purchase
Post - when you type a comment to add to PYP threads - you post it.
PP - purchase price
PPHF - Paypal handling fee
Printables - coupons you can print off the internet
PTS - points off of packages
PYP - Pinching Your Pennies website abbreviation
PYPers - all members of PYP
Q or Qualifier- The POP required for a refund offer that is physically taken from that package
RAOK - Random act of kindness, give without asking for something in return
RP - Red Plum (was Valassis) coupon inserts from Sunday newspapers
ROFL - Rolling on floor laughing
SASE - Self Addressed Stamped Envelope
SCR - single check rebate - offered by RiteAid and Walgreen's
SF - Store form
Siggy - signature line under user name
SMP - specially marked packages
SS - Smart Source coupon inserts from Sunday newspapers
Super doubles – coupons that are doubled $1 + in value (ie, a $1 coupon = $2, etc)
SWEEPS - sweepstakes form
T/L - tradelist, things you have for trade
Tear pad - A pad of refund forms found hanging from a store shelf or display
Thread - #1 post of a specific topic, other PYPers can post their comments.
TIA - Thanks in Advance
TMF - Try Me Free rebate offer
Triple coupon – a coupon that a grocery store triples in value
TRU - Toys-R-Us
TTYL - Talk to you later - used in the PYP Chat room
UPC - Universal Product Code
(W) want
W/C - With Coupon
W/L - wishlist, things you're looking for
WB - Welcome Back - used in the PYP Chat room
WD - Winn Dixie
Winetag - A winetag is a coupon found on the neck of a bottle of wine.
WPN - wine purchase necessary -in reference to winetag coupons
WSL - while supplies last
WYB - when you buy
V - Valassis (now RedPlum) coupon inserts from Sunday newspapers
YMMV - Your Mileage May Vary (Success of offer is variable.

Grocery Guide Lingo: check this thread for more info Grocery Guide questions and answers

B1G1F - buy 1 get 1 free
B1G* - buy one product, get * something else
Lmt - the limit is the number of products that may be purchased at the sale price.
AC - store Coupons found in weekly store ads.
NC - newspaper coupons found in booklets in your Sunday paper.
AC-M - manufacturer coupons that are found in weekly ads
W - the week number the coupon booklets came in your paper
ISC - in-store coupons that are found only in the store
ISC-M - manufacturer coupons that are only found in the stores
+ A - a plus sign next to the rating indicates that a newspaper coupon is available

Trading Forum Lingo:

(ISO) = in search of this coupon
(IDNO) = in desperate need of this coupon
(N) = Need this coupon
(W) = Want this coupon
(H) = Have this coupon
RAOK = Random Act of Kindness - a gift, nothing asked for in return.
Feedback = if you want, post how the trade went, or say 'thank you'.

Talking About Family Members or Friends:
BFF - best friends forever
DH = Dear Husband ~ DS = Dear Son ~ DD = Dear Daughter ~ DW = Dear Wife
Gr-D or Gr-S = Grand-Daughter or Grand-Son
BIL = Brother Inlaw or SIL - MIL - FIL = other Inlaws, sister, father and mother
SO - Significant Other
GF or BF = Girlfriend or Boyfriend.

LINGO - abbreviated language we are speaking on PYP
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Old 05-11-2005, 02:01 PM
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Default Utah stores don't double coupons

if they do, it's rare or only 1-2 times per year.

It's still possible to save tons of money without double coupons. We usually have better sales and promotions than the areas who have double coupons. So don't lose hope! Just stick with us and we'll show you how to save tons even without double coupons!
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Old 04-09-2008, 03:51 PM
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Newbies ~ Check out this link

PYP's business cards - hand them out! Click To Print

PYP's Grocery Deals

breaking down the coupon list codes

Pledge Furniture care product good on any $1.50/1 (05/10/08) SS-3/30
Pledge Furniture care product good on any $1.50/1 (05/10/08) P&G- 03/30
Pledge Furniture care product good on any $1.50/1 (05/10/08) RP - 03/30

good on any = no size limits or types
$1.50/1 - $1.50 off 1 item, the value printed on the coupon
(05/10/08) = expiration date printed on the coupon
SS = SmartSource, name printed at the top of the coupon flyer from Sunday papers
RP = RedPlum from Sunday papers
P&G = Proctor&Gamble insert flyer from Sunday papers
03/30 = March 30th, the date the flyer came out

in certain locations, people do get these inserts in their mail
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Old 05-07-2008, 09:54 PM
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Terms, Language or Lingo: abbreviations on PYP
Your Mileage May Vary = YMMV
Buy One Get One = BOGO
FAQs = Frequently Asked Questions about a topic:

for example we use this to teach our couponing LINGO to Newbies:

Buy One Get One FREE deals

If you have a BOGO coupon (example: Clairol Natural Instincts Buy 1 Get 1 FREE (5-31-08) P&G-4/6)
and the store deal is BOGO
you might get both items FREE! (no guarantees that you will get both FREE)
The store will have the final word. (we call that a YMMV type of thing)
Some stores will allow it, some won't. (It all depends on how the computer systems are set up)

I hate to waste time in the stores, so I prefer to do BOGO deals like this:

Buy 3,
the store gives me 1 FREE,
use the coupon to get another 1 free.
= 3 for the price of 1

Buy 4,
the store gives me 2 FREE,
use the coupon to get another FREE.
= 4 items for the price of 1

have fun finding those deals!

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Old 05-09-2008, 10:27 AM
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Default using coupons

UTAH stores ~ the coupon policies

Want to get even more coupons?

Sign up on every Manufacturer's website (for products you buy).
They will send you printed coupons by postal mail, or printable coupon links by email.
Most website addresses are printed on the back of the packages you buy.

Check out PYP's forums too!

Coupons by Mail & Rebate Offers forum - Pennies By Mail

Printable Coupons forum - Printing Pennies

Printable Coupon Links - read discussion here













General Mills

Printable coupon forum here at PYP --
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Old 01-13-2009, 04:10 PM
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How many pages of baseball card holders would you suggest for each category (big categories, I have like 10 categories)?
It really changes with the categories, and also depends on whether or not you clip them all, or just some. Start out with four or five in each, and move them around as you need to.

Can you use coupons on case lot items?
It depends on the store and the cashier. There'd be no harm in trying.

I've read on the trading forum where people list they have old inserts from a year ago to trade. Why would anyone want this?
Some stores, overseas military commissaries for instance, will accept expired coupons.
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Old 01-21-2009, 10:16 AM
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Default UTAH caselot sales

Spring (March & April) and Fall (late Aug-Oct)

Assoc Foods stores
Walmart - in certain locations

most stores will allow you to use coupons
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