The Coupon DictionaryBy: Kate Parham
With couponing shows, like TLC's Extreme Couponing, hitting the air, and other coupon methods coming to light online and otherwise, there's a coupon craze sweeping the nation. Maybe it has encouraged you to start clipping coupons so you can enjoy some amazing savings. Or maybe you'd like to get in on the savings, but feel totally overwhelmed, unsure of what a "blinkie" is or how to read a coupon that says "B2G1."
Don't worry! We've created a coupon dictionary for you to help demystify the coupononing process. Take a look:
$1/1, $1/2 : Denotes the value of a coupon. $1 off one item, $1 off two items and so on.
Beep : If a register beeps when a coupon is scanned, it means the cashier needs to do something, like enter a price.
Blinkie : Coupon from a dispenser attached to a store shelf, usually with a blinking light.
BOGO, B1G1 : Buy one get one free.
B2G1 : Buy two get one free.
BTFE : Box tops for education.
CAT/Catalina : Coupons that print at the register after
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