I have put together common questions and some helpful coupon lingo to help you get started in saving money! If you have any questions or tips you would like to add, please contact me at HerSavings.com!
Questions About HerSavings.com What is HerSavings and why do you blog?
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I am new to HerSavings, where should I begin?
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Are the deals posted by HerSavings legitimate?
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A little about couponing….
I understand how using coupons can sound time consuming and even a bit scary. By using what HerSavings offers you will be able to find the best deals and most current coupons. Bookmark my page, and make sure you sign up for my email newsletter so you never miss a deal! For me personally, and I hope for all of you as well, you will find complete satisfaction knowing that you can provide for the needs of your family while spending less and saving money on products that you use everyday!
Questions About Couponing:
What does it mean when a coupon states “one per purchase”?
The fine print on coupons can be confusing. The phrase “one per purchase” means that you can use one manufacturer coupon for each item purchased.
What does “stack” mean?
Stacking coupons is when you combine two or more coupons for added savings on a single item. For example, a manufacturer coupon can be stacked with a store coupon to get more money off an item. You can even do this if the item is on sale!
What does BOGO or B1G1 mean exactly?
These coupon terms both mean the same thing: This means that you can buy one product, and get one free, ussually of equal or lesser value.
What is the difference between “a purchase” and “a transaction”?
A purchase is a single item, and a transaction is your entire order.
When is the best time to use your coupons?
Just because you have a coupon does not mean you should purchase that item, in the end, you will end up spending more on products that just sit on your shelf. The best way to save is to wait for the item to go on sale or clearance which is an even better deal! I love clearence sections, I know were each is located in all the stores I go to, and I make sure to search those areas first!
What exactly are Rebates?
A lot of company’s offer a mail in rebate for their items as part of a promotion. These companies want you to try their product and will offer a rebate as a way to intice you to buy and try. Many times this makes the item free after rebate, so keep your eyes open for these deals! Just remember to mail out the rebate!!
A few Couponing Tips…Sign up for your Store’s Loyalty Program!
If your store offers a rewards program or store loyalty card, you’ll definitely want to sign up for one. Just go to the service desk, or ask a store employee for more information. Learn their couponing policy.Always have a copy of their coupon policy (usually found online) and take it with you in case you run into a new employee or manager who is unfamiliar with it. And this does happen. My suggestion is if a cashier is being particularly unreasonable, speak with the store manager or the customer service department. If you’re still not satisfied, find out the store’s main contact information and contact by either phone or email.
Printable Coupon Sources – Most of the time you can print two coupons per computer!
- Red Plum
- Target – These are mostly Target store coupons (which you can pair with manufacturer coupons for even more savings!)
MQ= Manufacturer’s Coupon
OOP= Out Of Pocket
CAT= Catalina – Coupons that are printed from a small machine next to the register. These coupons are generally triggered by items you purchase and/or by promotions that the store is running
B1G1F= Buy One Get One Free
BOGO= Buy One Get One (free)
B2G1F= Buy Two Get One Free
B1G50= Buy One Get One 50% Off
BLINKIE= Small coupon dispensing machines attached to the store shelf that automatically dispense coupons
UPC= Univeral Purchase Code – The black vertical line of varying width that are usually accompanied with a series of numbers underneath them on product packaging (commonly referred to as a barcode)
P&G= Proctor And Gamble
SS= Smart Source Coupon Insert
RP= Red Plum Coupon Insert
PEELIES= Coupons attached to products like a sticker
BN= Bottle Necks – Coupons attached to the bottle neck of products
RR= Register Reward – This would be the equivelant of a Walgreens gift card and prints out when you make your purchase similiar to a Catalina
IVC = Instant Value Coupon – found in the monthly Walgreens EasySaver booklet
B2GI = Buy Two, Get One Free
DEAD = Offer No Longer Valid
DND = Do Not Double
EX or X = Expires On
FAR = Free After Rebate
FILLER = Item Purchased to Reach a Minimum Total in Order to Get a “Deal”
GC = Gift Card
IP = Internet Printable
MIR = Mail In Rebate
NED = No Expiration Date
STACKING: Using Both a Store Coupon and a Manufacturer’s Coupon on One Item
TMF = Try Me Free Offer
Here is a few store guides/coupon policies:
Also, familiarize yourself with the Walmart Price Matching Policy.
Target has many rules, so before you use your coupons at Target, I highly recommend getting familiar with its Corporate Coupon Policy and Price Matching Policy. Make sure to print both of these and carry them with you whenever you shop at Target. I do this with each store that I use coupons at, it’s very handy to have when needed.
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