I know that we have a lot of new readers and we are SO glad you found us!! I have had a couple of people ask me what the acronyms mean in my posts, so I thought I would just post this again to answer this for all of you. You can easily find this again by clicking on Coupon 101 in the menu bar.
CAT = Catalina Coupon. These are the coupons that are printed at the register and often handed to you along with your receipt. Not all stores will print these.
CRT = Cash Register Tape. This is your actual receipt and coupons can be at the bottom or sometimes printed on the backside.
CVS = Consumer Value Store. This is a drug store that may not be available in all regions.
ECB = Extra Care Bucks. These are the reward dollars given based upon total purchases over a period or for items purchased. Given only at CVS and redeemable there as well.
FAR= Free after rebate. This is pretty self explanatory. When you purchase the item and get your rebate back, your total cost will be zero, or free.
INSERT = The coupon inserts found in the Sunday newspapers.
IP = Internet Printable. Coupons accessed and printed on line.
MIR = Mail in Rebate. These are available in packages, store fliers or sometimes on line. You may need the UPC label and your receipt in many instances, in order to claim your rebate.
MM = Money Maker.
MQ = Manufacturer Coupon.
OOP = Out of Pocket. This is the amount you will actually spend to complete your purchase.
PG or P&G = Proctor & Gamble. This is both an insert found in the Sunday newspaper and also a Manufacturer.
Q = Coupon.
SS = Smartsource. An insert found in the Sunday newspaper.
RP = RedPlum. An insert found in the Sunday newspaper.
YMMV = Your mileage may vary. This refers to what value you can get for your coupons as some stores, including national chains, may differ on what they will and will not allow.