Thursday, December 30, 2010

CVS Shopping Terms and Abbreviations

There are several terms that are used in the CVS deal posts here at Simply CVS that are necessary to  know.  Below is a list of the common terms and abbreviations used by seasoned CVSers.  You will understand the deal posts on Simply CVS better if you "learn the lingo."

$/$$ - Coupon good for a certain dollar amount off total

order dollar amount (like $5/30 is $5 off total order of $30)

BOGO or B1G1 – Buy one get one free

CRT - Cash Register Tape

CS - Customer Service (1-800-SHOPCVS)

CVSing - shopping at CVS and saving

ECB - Extra Care Buck - the coupon at the bottom of the CVS receipt earned for certain purchases that can be spent almost just like a gift card

Extra Buck - Extra Care Buck (see ECB above)

FAECB - free after extra bucks; a sale item that you earn the same amount of extra bucks you paid

Filler- an item to be thrown in a transaction to utilize the whole extra buck or help the total transaction reach the necessary amount to use a coupon such as a $4/20

GDA - Good Deal Alert

Internet Printable – a coupon printed from the internet

IP – internet printable coupon

Mail in Rebate – a form to mail in to receive some or all of your purchase price back

MIR - Mail In Rebate

MM - Money Maker

Money Maker - an item you buy that you pay less for than you get back in extra bucks (like a free after extra buck item that you have a coupon for--you don't really "make money" but you get more extra bucks to spend later than you paid for the item)

OOP - Out of Pocket-Cash

Out of Pocket - Cash that you pay above extra bucks and coupons

P&G - Proctor and Gamble Insert coupon from the Sunday paper

PG - Proctor and Gamble Insert coupon from the Sunday paper

Peelie – A coupon on a product that can be peeled off and used on that purchase

Printable - An internet printable coupon
Q - Coupon

Raincheck - a "coupon" written by the cashier for an item at the sale price that is out of stock to be used to purchase the item at the sale price whenever the customer chooses when it is back in stock

RC - Rain Check

Rolling Extra Bucks - using an extra buck on an item that will give an extra buck back

RP - RedPlum Coupon Insert from the Sunday Paper

SS - SmartSource Coupon Insert from the Sunday Paper

Stockpile - a person's stock at home of non-perishable necessary items

Stockpiling - having a stock at home of non-perishable necessary items

V - Valassis (what RedPlum coupon insert used to be named)

WYB- When You Buy

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Kelly said...

if you have a buy one get one free coupon and cvs has a buy one get one free sale do you get 2 for free?

Cheryl @ Simply Shoeboxes said...

Yes, Kelly, here is a post about it: