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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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Judging by some recent emails, a lot of you out there may need to update your browsers. It’s a simple fix that could solve a lot of the problems you’re have surfing the web.  If you aren’t having problems, you may be surprised to see that a simple update can make webpages more beautiful and give you new functions you never saw on some of your favorite sites!

The tricky part in web design is that most websites are built for the most up-to-date versions of web browsers.  As your version ages, more and more features will be in-compatible or in the end not even visible to you.  It is free to update any browser, and only takes a few minutes.  Plus in the long run it’s generally safer as newer versions tend to fix security flaws of their older counterparts.

How to find your browser version:

The current Mozilla Firefox is on version 13.0.1, but the main thing you’re looking for is Firefox is up to date.  To find out what version you have, go to the orange drop down box at the top left. Then go to “Help”, and scroll down and click on “About Firefox”. You’ll be able to see the version number under the big Firefox logo. If yours is not the most recent version, there will be an option for you to update it. Check out Mozilla Firefox available for download.

For Google Chrome, the latest version is 19.0.1084.56, but again the main thing you are looking for is Google Chrome is up to date (19.0.1084.56). To find it, click on the wrench at the top right and click on “About Google Chrome”.

Another popular one is Internet Explorer, which is currently on 9.08112.16421 (seriously…). This one is also simple to find, just click the gear on the top right side, and at the bottom of the window is “About Internet Explorer”. There it will tell you the version number and if it is up to date or not.

And for those of you who use Safari, the latest version is 5.1.7, and like before you’ll click on About Safari to find your version number.

These browser updates are your friend! It will help speed things up and allow you to see content and use features that otherwise might be causing you some issues.

One More Update

Okay I know I said you only needed one thing, but there is something else that is free that you should also keep updated.  Head over to Java.com and make sure that you have the current version of Java (a computer language) on your computer.  This is used by all the coupon printing sites, as well as runs a number of features on Southern Savers.  Really it is the programming code of choice right now… so just trust me and make sure you are updated!

Tip: Did you know that very few web professionals use Internet Explorer?  Try out another browser if you haven’t and you may be surprised at how webpages can look so different in more “design friendly” browsers!

    • Allen5577

      I was having problems with the comments section (such as here) too.  But now, (without doing anything) it is working again. 

    • Ed In Ncarolina

      Good advice. I hope people take the hint and download Firefox. We quit using Internet Explorer several years ago, and many of our problems went away. Combined with Avast anti-virus and AntiMalwareByte (all available free at download dot com), our computers run very well.

    • Nick

      I second Ed. Excellent advise. I prefer Chrome, while my wife prefers Firefox. Neither of use have used Internet Explorer since Firefox was first released in 2004.

      • Nick


    • I love firefox! I switched a few years ago. 

    • Guest

      Love it!  You teach people to coupon and use the internet! ;-)

    • Annodal24

      Every once in awhile I’ll have problems all of the sudden with my coupon printer not downloading correctly, it will be in my system but then all of the sudden one day it will tell me to download it again :( I’ve updated all my stuff but it still isn’t downloading and printing my coupons :( So now I have to keep going in IE which I never use just to print coupons :(

    • Elizabeth

      Despite having the latest version of IE, I was having trouble viewing the Comments sections yesterday; however, I am viewing them with no problem now.

    • Elizabeth

      Despite having the latest version of IE, I was having trouble viewing the Comments sections yesterday; however, I am viewing them with no problem now.

    • lil A’s mom

      thank you for telling me to do this.  i never really know what is a good idea to do with downloads and updating, but if Jenny says it’s safe, I believe her!  thanks, Jenny!

    • Kat

      LOVE using Chrome but sadly its not coupon friendly with most of the coupon sites. It’s very frustrating to have to pull up Firefox just to print coupons but every time I forget and try to print in Chrome, it always tells me that its not a supported browser. I hope this changes soon! Thanks for the tips!

      • LeahP

        Sorry you have trouble using Chrome.  I use it all the time to print coupons and rarely have a problem.  I hope it starts working for you soon!

    • I have updated Java a dozen times in the last few months and it still always says that I need to update Java when trying to print SmartSource single coupons…….. and then it still might not print! Any suggestions?

      • Gamblesonsfarms

         same thing happens for me. I try to reinstall, it says “already installed”. I try to print SS Q, it says I need Java!!!!! I always have to switch to IE which is so aggravating!!