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Coupon Abbreviations
  • SC = Store Coupon
  • MC = Manufacturer Coupon
  • SS = Smart Source
  • RP = Red Plum
  • PG = Proctor and Gamble
Coupon Terms
  • WYB = When You Buy
  • B1G1 = Buy One Get One Free
  • .75/1 = 75 cents off one item
  • .75/3 = 75 cents off three items
  • EXP = Expiration Date

Going Nuts? I can help you understand coupon terms and abbreviations

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You can save a lot of money by printing coupons, but the costs can add up! Besides getting paper on sale at office supply stores and investing in a great printer, there is a great little trick to help you get the most from your paper.

They key is to match how many coupons you print with how many will print on the page. It varies from site to site, so here is the breakdown.

How Many Coupon to Print:

Coupons.com: 3
Redplum: 3
Smart Source: 3
Target: 4

So, next time you see a coupon you want to print, go ahead and pick a couple more.

Follow this formula to get awesome savings and save paper! Don’t forget that you can print your favorite coupons twice per computer too.

Need a better printer? I highly recommend the Brother HL-2240. It goes on sale for around $60 and is the best printer for printing coupons. Think: you can print 750-1,000 pages for around $12!

See more Quick Tips.

    • pdnr

      If I print one coupon, I cut it out carefully, and save the paper to use again for one to two more prints. Just be careful that it’s not one of those coupons that comes with an ad and prints at the bottom (use a fresh sheet for the first coupon and then if there’s no ad, use a partial sheet for the second). I also like using partial sheets when the coupon is at the top and ad is below so I don’t waste ink. I also save paper with printing on one side and print on the blank back pages.

    • Lexi

      I have the Brother HL-2240D and it’s AWESOME. Definitely worth the $50 I paid for it. Also, I try to print on the back of (my brother’s) old school papers. I realize that this may not work for everyone, but I’ve had no problems with it!

      • Samantha

        I have this printer too, but I can’t get it to print on anything other than a full size piece of paper. My old printer I could load partial sheets in and print one or two coupons just fine, but it seems that won’t work with this printer. It’s a great printer aside from this.

        • Lexi

          This is very true, it won’t print on odd sized paper. To remedy this, if I print only one coupon from somewhere, I just do what wendyc33 above does and turn the paper over or around. :)

          • Samantha

            I have done this too, but if I need a coupon right now, and it’s only one of them, such as ones printed from FB where you really only can get one, then there was not an option to flip it over and print on the other side. I have a stack of paper where only one coupon was printed, and I was using it to write out my lists, but since pdnr above has provided me with the great news regarding the top feeder I no longer will have to waste paper!

          • pdnr

            Lexi, I posted this to Samantha but I’ll repeat it for your information since she found it helpful: I have a Brother HL-2240 and have no problem using odd sizes of paper.
            You have to open the individual top feeder and carefully insert even as
            little as a 1/3 sheet of paper.

            • Lexi

              Ooooh, awesome! Thanks much!

        • pdnr

          I have a Brother HL-2240 and have no problem using odd sizes of paper. You have to open the individual top feeder and carefully insert even as little as a 1/3 sheet of paper.

          • Samantha

            I didn’t even know there was a top feeder! Sucks you don’t get manuals with things anymore, but I have now downloaded it and know how to use it, and will put my stack of 2/3 sheets to good use! Thanks for this GREAT information!

    • Lauren

      My computer has a setting that allows me to preview what the printout will look like before I confirm the print. This lets me choose what piece of scrap paper I want to use based one where the coupon is supposed to print on the page. Check your settings too.

      • pdnr

        Wow, that’s great! I know how to preview regular documents but not coupons. Any instructions you could give to a computer novice? I have Windows 8. Thanks!

      • Linda Fassnacht

        I also save my cuts, I even use them to print out my Southern Savers grocery lists, notes, etc. Saves a lot of paper! And saves the cuts from going into the garbage

    • wendyc33

      If you print on one side, and its only 1 coupon. Put it back in printer face up, and it will print on the blank side for 2 more coupons.

    • Carolyn

      I have a huge stack of free paper from Staples – that is a great way to start and I really don’t worry about how many coupons print per page. Ink is the higher cost for me.

    • Dawn

      For coupons and lists for my own use I scrap paper from my husband’s work. He brings home a stack every now and then. It is paper that it has been printed on one side.

      • curiouscat

        i do that too, and it’s never been a problem.

    • Sherri MacCheyne

      Buying a used laserjet (such as an HP 2600 laserjet) and then toner on amazon for $20 will save loads of money too. You can print about 2500 pages per toner. Look at craigslist or ebay for this great laserjet, or go to a local university surplus sale. I got a laserjet for $5.00.

    • Michele

      you can also print in draft mode using greyscale to save $.