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    OOP: Out of Pocket

    Double: Albertsons Twice the Value Coupon

    RP: Red Plum

    SS: Smart Source

    GM: General Mills

    PG: Proctor & Gamble

    MC: Manufacturers Coupon

    MIR: Mail-In-Rebate

    Peelies: Sticker Coupons on package

    Tear Pad: a pad of manufacturer coupons found near products in the store

    FM: Fred Meyer Coupon

    BOGO or B1G1: Buy One Get One Free

    B2G2: Buy 2, Get 2 Free

    IP: Internet Printable

    Double/TVV: Twice the Value Coupons issued at Albertsons (usually happens twice a month)

    Blinkie: Manufacturer coupons dispensed in a little machine next to the products.

    RC: Rain-Check. Store issued when they are out of the item you are trying to buy. These are given with a time limit so be sure to purchase when it comes available again.

    OYNO: On Your Next Order

    YMMV: Your Mileage May Vary. One shoppers experience may be different than yours.

    UPC: Universal Product Code. Bar code printed on item.

    WYB: When You Buy

    What does coupon from 1/29 SS insert mean?

    It refers to the Smart Source coupon issued in January 29th Sunday Paper.  You will be able to find the date on the spine of the insert.  Coupons Inserts that come in the Sunday Papers are (SS) Smart Source, (PG) Proctor & Gamble, (RP) Red Plum, (GM), General Mills.  Each week will vary and most holiday weekends will not include any inserts.

    What are Catalinas?

    Catalinas are typically coupons that you will receive triggered by items you buy.  The print out of a box at the end of the cash registered

    They can be either an Advertisements, Manufactures Coupon or Money back on your next order.  For more information read here

    Your catalina coupon didn’t print? Easy thing to do is contact the catalina company!

    888-322-3814 or coupon@catalinamarketing.com

    What local grocery stores double in the Pacific Northwest?

    Albertsons- these are typically called Twice the Value Coupons.  Albertson’s will allow 3 Twice the Value Coupons (issued certain dates of the month no pattern to it) and up to $1.00 value in one transaction.  You may not double any coupon over $1.

    Safeway in Oregon and SW Washington will double the face value up to 4 Manufacturer’s coupons up to $0.50 each per transaction.

    How to get so many good coupons?

    1. First the Sunday Newspaper

    2. Internet Printable Coupon Sites: These are in-post and are called printable coupons these can either be the same or different value giving all readers a chance to get the deal.  Free Printable coupons are typically 2 per computer and are NOT to be copied under ANY circumstances.

    3. Coupon Clipping Services

    4. The Store- Look around and you will see them there.  These will be in displays found around the store as well as blinkie machines.

    Do you teach couponing classes?

    Yes! But as you know people love to hear about saving money on groceries and other great online deals!  My schedule is tight and I am not always able to teach every class.  If you would like to talk about hosting a class please contact me directly: couponconnectionsnw@gmail.com and I will give you the fee/schedule available.

    If you are a MOPS/Group and would like me to come and speak please contact me as well.

    Why did you delete my comment?

    I won’t delete a comment just because it’s criticizing me or my blog, but I will delete comments that are hurtful toward others. I’d like this to be an encouraging, positive environment.

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