Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Coupon Terms and Abbreviations

Coupon Lingo

So you are looking to start using coupons, and have read all the blogs out there. Everyone tries to make things easier by using abbreviations, but sometimes that make sit hard for the FTS (First Time Saverr). We looked as far as the eye could see (at least on the internet) and found tons of great abbreviations. We compiled this list so the next time you read about great deals, you know what you are looking at. 

$1/1, etc. - Indicates the value of a coupon, $1 off 1 item in this instance but could be any value, $4/2 ($4 off 2 items), etc.
AC - After coupon
AR - After rebate 
Blinkie - Coupon dispensed from a box attached to a store shelf. The term “blinkie” comes from the box which sometimes has a blinking light.
BOGO, B1G1 - Buy One Get One free
BTFE - Box Tops for Education
B&M - Refers to a “brick & mortar” store (as opposed to an online store)
Catalina - Coupon that prints on the small machine next to register
CPN - Coupon
CRT - Cash register tape — often referring to coupons at the bottom of your receipt.
DND - Do Not Double
Double Coupon - A coupon which can be doubled in value
ECB - Extra Care Bucks (CVS, prints on receipt)
ETA - Edited to Add
ETS - Excludes Trial Size
FAR - Free After Rebate
Filler - An item or items you buy in order to get your total up to a certain amount in order to use a percentage off coupon
FS - Free shipping
GC - Gift card/gift certificate
GDA - Good Deal Alert
GM - General Mills
Hangtags - Coupon is on a tag that hangs from the product. Similar to Winetags
IVC - Instant Value Coupon (Walgreens, found in the monthly EasySaver booklet)
IPQ, IP - Internet Printable coupon
KG - Kellog
MFG, MFR - Manufacturer
MQ - Manufacturer’s Coupon
MIR - Mail-In Rebate
NED - No expiration date
OOP - Out of Pocket
OOS - Out of Stock
OYNO - On Your Next Order
P&G - Proctor & Gamble coupon insert found in the Sunday newspaper
Peelie - Coupon attached to an item’s packaging which can be peeled off
PSA - Prices Starting At
Q - Coupon
Regional - A coupon or deal available in only a specific area
RP - Red Plum coupon insert found in the Sunday newspaper
RR - Register Rewards (Walgreens, which print with receipt)
SCR - Single Check Rebate (Rite Aid)
SS - Smart Source coupon insert found in the Sunday newspaper
Stacking - Using a manufacturer’s coupon in addition to a store coupon for an even lower price
Tear pad - A pad of rebate forms or coupons attached to a store shelf
TMF - Try Me Free
Triple Coupon - A coupon which can be tripled in value
UPC - Universal Product Code (a.k.a. bar code)
UPR - Up Rewards, a coupon you can earn on your register receipt at Rite Aid
WSL - While Supplies Last
WT, Winetag - A coupon hanging on the package of a product
WYB - When You Buy
YMMV - Your Mileage May Vary. Means all stores may not accept or participate.

Any that we missed? Let us know in the comments section. 

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Conversations with a Couponer: Dian from GroceryShopForFREE.com

In a new segment called "Conversations we a Couponer", we at Saverr would like to take the time to talk to some of todays master couponers. In our first segment, we were lucky enough to speak with Dian from GroceryShopForFREE.com.

Dian started couponing after her son came home from a friend's house where he was astounded by the amount of goods the family had stored.

"My 16 year old son came home and was so excited that at his friend's house he could eat all the cereal and frozen pizza he wanted!  He told me I had to talk to his friend's Mom and find out how.  So, I called her and she met with our church group and taught us how to use coupons effectively." 

But isn't it hard to become a couponer? Dian explains that she learned by just doing. "It gets very easy once you understand each of your local store's policies. There is no way I could ever stop. I could never go back to paying full price when I know I can get it for much less." 

A few more questions that we asked Dian are listed below. 

Where do you find the best coupons? 

I like the coupons I find in the Sunday paper the most because I can get multiple copies and stock-up when there's a good sale.

How much money do you save per year?
I save right around 75% or more.

What are some good strategies to save the most money?
I share those in my FREE eBook and my videos. Always use coupons. Use coupons and sales together. Stack coupons when you can. Make sure to price match when you can

Are some stores better than other when it comes to using coupons?
In my area the stores that double and triple coupons are obviously better than the ones that don't. But, overall with price matching and a great coupon policy Walmart seems to beat everyone out now.

With the holidays right around the corner, what should people do to save money this time of the year?
Look for the best deals, and often those are online. Try to get FREE shipping when you can, make sure that when you purchase online the shipping charge doesn't "kill the deal". Always check store websites, coupon databasesphone apps, and newspapers for any sales or discounts before making your purchase.

Is there anything else you think that people should know about using coupons?
Keep in mind that coupons are like money that the stores and manufacturers give you to purchase their products. Treat them like money.

I would like to thank Dian for taking the time to speak with us. If you would like to learn more about Dian and GroceryShopForFree.com, make sure to check out her Facebook PageTwitterGoogle+Instagram, and Pinterest

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Friday, November 16, 2012

How to Save on Thanksgiving Groceries

The holiday season is upon us with several holidays all around the same time. As for right now, we have Thanksgiving right around the corner. While this is the time to start thinking about what we are thankful for, it is also a time where families will be spending a lot of money on food, gifts, and everything in between.

We at Saverr wanted to let our readers in on a few tips we have heard about that can help families save on all of their Thanksgiving shopping.

1. Start early
Even though Turkey Day is right around the corner, we hope this is something you can use for any holiday. Prices increase the closer it gets to any holiday, so make sure you buy what you need early. Even your bird itself can be bought early and you can keep it frozen. This will help two-fold because frozen turkeys are much less expensive all of the time and have been said to taste exactly the same.

2. Have a Pot Luck
The holidays is a time when you are surrounded by family, and most of the time the host family is stuck with the bill. Share the expenses by asking family members to bring their favorite dishes. Making sure that you know what everyone is bringing before the day is also important so that you know exactly what you have.

3. Use coupons
Of course, always use coupons to save as much as you can. Around the holidays, companies start pushing out coupons that are meant for holiday items as well, so keep on the lookout for any and all coupons. Make sure you have Saverr on your phone to get all the best coupons and circulars around your area. Click on the button below to make sure you get the app!

And there you have it. Now go out and save. Like we like to say here at Saverr, Keep Calm and Save On.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Saverr 2.1: Deleting Receipts Has Never Been Faster

We at Saverr are working hard to create the best app we can for our users. We want to let our users know exactly what is going on with us as well and what we have been up to. Because of this, we have decided to publish exactly what we fixed every time there is an update to the app.

For version 2.1  we have fixed a few things for you.

1. You can now delete receipts
In past versions, users were not able to delete their receipts. Sometimes people would scan their receipt and it would obviously be a bad picture. Now, if you have a receipt that you don't want on there, or you took a bad picture, you will be able to delete that scan.

2. Quicker response time
In former versions, if a receipt was unreadable, it would take a long time for the app to let you know this. Now, if the receipt is unreadable, or you scanned a receipt from a store that is not supported yet, you will get almost immediate feedback on that.

Some smaller fixes:
Clicking back no longer leaves the app when you are in the Coupons, Circulars, or Receipts tab, and you can now swipe up from any area within the app.

We hope you enjoy these new features and big fixes, and let us know anything else you think should be integrated as well.

-The Saverr Team