Apr 192011How To Tuesday: Extreme Couponing (Part 3)

Topic: How To Understand Bargain Jargon

If you’re just joining us, I started a How To Tuesday series to help you learn how to achieve Extreme Couponing status. You’ll learn how to coupon shop step-by-step and take your regular couponing to Extreme Couponing. If you’re new, be sure you check out our previous week’s features.

Before we get too far, I’d like to take a moment and help you understand Bargain Jargon. I know you’ve seen BOGO, WYB, OYNO, RP and PG listed on Saving with Shellie. If you’re not really sure what they all mean, here’s a quick run down.

BOGO = Buy one get one free
CRT = Cash Register Tape (a coupon printed at the end of a CVS receipt)
ECB = CVS ExtraCare Buck
FAR = Free After Rebate
GM = General Mills Coupon Insert
MFR = Manufacturer
MQ = Manufacturer Coupon
MIR = Mail In Rebate
OOP = Out Of Pocket
OYNO = On Your Next Order
PG/P&G = Proctor & Gamble Coupon Insert
PSA = Prices Start At
Q = Coupon
RP = Red Plum Coupon Insert
RR = Register Reward (Walgreens version of ECBs)
SS = SmartSource Coupon Insert
WYB = When You Buy

Need a refresher course later? You can always find the Abbreviations listed in the Couponing 101 section above. Or look way down at the bottom of the page in my footer. You’ll see Abbreviations listed in Hot Topics.

Check out the entire How To Tuesday feature to learn how to achieve savings success using coupons.


  1. hey i really like your advice i’m a stay at home mom and i am really interested in
    learning how to extreme coupon!!! i would like for u to give me some good advice and how to start. i am kinda confused on how this is supposed to work.

    thank you,

    • i am just like cathy. i have no idea where to start. i would be so greatful if you can give me some helpful tips on how to start i watch the show extreme couponing, but i’m so lost on how they do everything.thanks so much.

  2. Christina says:

    I am like Cathy, I am a stay at home mom and would love to learn how to help my family save money on groceries. I have heard people talk about the money they save but I really don’t understand how to get started. I would love some help. Thank you.

  3. Juanita cazares andrade. says:

    Please help i am a disabled single mom of 5 teenage boys and one teenage girl and would really like to learn how to coupon i would like my kids to be able to eat healthy and not have to eat food bank cans or beg our locale churc all believe me i am so thankful but being able to help my family my self would be great and i would also like to
    Help my comunity and help feed other families and teach thank one less strugle one be helpful so anybody who could help thanks

  4. Shellie,

    I have tried to get coupons but I really don’t know how to tell if they are good or not. I live in Colorado Springs and I’m not sure what stores are good to shop at with coupons to get the most savings. I could use some help if you would please.

    Thank you for your time

  5. Need to know how to start and how theyre good and how this couponing works mathamatically!!Being 39 weeks pregnant, i need to save a massive amount of money.Even donate if i possibly become good at this.I am good at organizing ,the math i just need help with!Thanks for your time.