What are all those Crazy Coupon Ladies Saying?
BOGO – Buy One Get One
SS – Smart Source – Coupon insert you recieve in your paper
RP – Red Plum
1/2 – One Dollar off of Two items
1/1 – One Dollar of of One item
Manufacture’s Coupon – A coupon put out by the manufacture of a product. The company
will pay back the value of this coupon plus 8 cents handling fee.
Store Coupon – A coupon put out by the store you are shopping at.
Competitor Coupon – A coupon put out by a store other than the one you are shopping at.
Transaction – Begins with scanning your items and ends when you have paid for all of them.
Some Rules of The Road
- You can use one manufacture’s coupon and one store coupon for each item you buy.
- You must buy the item listed on your coupon but not necessarily the one pictured.
- If the coupon reads one coupon per purchase that does not mean you can only buy one each time you enter the store. It means you are able to use one coupon per item. If you have 10 boxes of Caprisun for instance and 10 coupons for one dollar off of one you may use all of them in one transaction because you are using one coupon per purchase.
- Publix accepts competitors coupons. These are to be treated as a store coupon and can be combined with a manufacture’s coupon.
- In my area of Florida a BOGO sale means that when they put two items in the register one will ring up full price and one will ring up as $0.
- When you purchase an item that is on BOGO you may use one coupon for each item though your price is only for one item. For instance if I were to buy 2 candy bars that are on a BOGO sale, I am able to use 2 coupons that read 1/1. If I also had 2 store coupons that read 1/1 I would be able to use those as well.
- If an item is on a BOGO sale and you have a BOGO coupon you will get the item for free. The store pays for the free item and your coupon pays for the other.
I will add more as I remember them. Please feel free to ask questions.