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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 may not realize it, but in the retail world we are already in the “Christmas Season”.  Turns out that starts mid September…  In the deal world though, I would say that we are always in the season.  Saving on presents and gifts is so much easier when you see things throughout the year and grab them at amazing prices.

One other side to saving on things though, is making sure you are taking full advantage of online cashback opportunities!  As you shop online, you can be saving a small percentage on every order when you use a cashback program.  They are free to use, and honestly there is no reason not too!

With online shopping these small percentage can add up quickly.

Lets say you spend:

$100 on Amazon for gifts
$50 at OldNavy.com
$30 at BooksAMillion.com
$100 at Groupon (daily deals can make awesome presents)
$40 at The Sports Authority

That in the end would get you $9.10 back in cashback in your Ebates account.  It may not seem like a lot, but in reality it’s money you are just throwing away by not using a program!

That amount can skyrocket if you are traveling for the holidays.  Plan ahead and book online and you’ll get cashback from many sites on airfare, hotel rooms etc.

Oh… and the best part… you can still use coupon codes to save on your purchases.  This is just icing on the cake!

There are two main programs for cash back… my favorite is Ebates because it is the easiest to earn a check on.  You get $5 saved up from various purchases and they will send you a check.  They mail checks quarterly, so you should never have a problem hitting $5.  Shopathome.com is another large company offering cashback, they are the same except they only send checks when you have $20 saved up (much harder for most of us frugal folks to hit).

If this all seems Greek to you, watch a video I did explaining it all:

    • big john

      Just an additional comment to jenny’s post.I am also member of ebates. You buy a groupon go through ebates. Office supplies, ink go through ebates. groupons through ebates. bought television on best buy cheaper then in store picked up in store got 3.6 percent back through ebates. My last ckeck via paypal from ebates was 59 dollars and change. was a hard sell for me when i first started now i kick myself if i buy something on line and forget to use ebates. Also have dealt with their customer service a few times where i did not get credit and longest it took to get resolved was 72 hours.

    • Jennifer Flora

      Have you noticed though that Shopathome is now offering to beat another site’s percentage though? So if ebates has something for 4%, Shopathome will give you 110% of that. Not much in most cases, but like you said, every little bit helps.

    • Kristy

      I have gotten three checks from Ebates and I am still working on my first from Shopathome. I will get there! I love them both though – great deals and offers. Can’t beat cash back!

    • Elizabeth

      I have been afraid to use the electric coupons b/c one time I had one on my card, then Kroger would NOT accept my printed coupon that I had – that WOULD have doubled. Does this still happen? Happen to anyone else?

    • Alison V.

      i didn’t know you could go thru ebates with amazon! we use these sites with booking hotel rooms and then use our military disount when we check in on top of that!