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Coupon Abbreviations
  • SC = Store Coupon
  • MC = Manufacturer Coupon
  • SS = Smart Source
  • RMN = Retail Me Not
  • 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

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I often get asked what the infamous acorns on Southern Savers lists mean.   Many times I find that folks are confused and think this points only only the deals to stock up on.

Actually all the deals on the list are good deals.  I don’t list the entire weekly ad, because many items are actually really bad prices.  Our goal in saving money is buy items at their lowest price (generally at least 40% off the regular price) and stock up on them.  So I try to make sure after coupons the deals have hit that mark.

An acorn gets added if I think it’s a crazy deal.  Sometimes the list of deals can be a mile long and I don’t want you to miss a freebie or 10¢ deal half way down the list.  Enter the acorn, and now your eye can’t miss the awesome deal in the midst of the sea of deals!

Sometimes a list will have no acorns… that can mean two things.  Either I didn’t see anything that was an amazing price or I just completely forgot to add acorns.  Just remember, acorn or no acorn, if it’s on the list you are good to go ahead and grab the item today.


    • Thank you, Jenny! I would LOVE to have some additional functionality in the “Search Current Sales” feature – to only look for acorn deals. I use it with the date box populated to scan the last three months of sales for a particular product – and determine if it meets my “buy” price. It would be great to be able to filter for “acorns only” to see the really crazy deals over time. Thanks again for all you do!

    • blessedwith2

      I love the acorns, they are so helpful when scanning an ad quickly. Thanks so much Jenny for all that you do. You are such a blessing.

    • I had assumed this was the case, but I’m so thankful for the clarification. As I use your resources and recommend your site on Using Time Wisely, I can now include this information to help my readers as we save money, energy, and time. :-)

    • Maria

      Thanks Jenny for all your deals, including acorns. I recommend you site often. I use the neat little tear part at top of the list to share with other about how to make our dollars stretch the farthest. Blessing on you as you help us be good stewards of all He gives us.