When you enter the realm of extreme couponing, it is important to learn the in and outs of this great way to save money. There are different tips and tricks to learn that help you to save even more than the average couponer. But in learning those tips and tricks it is also important for you to “learn the language” that is used in the couponing world.
While you are checking into the couponing policies of the stores you visit, there are some terms that will come up. For example, you should check to see if your coupons are “stackable.” That means that you can use a manufacturer’s coupon in addition to a store coupon. It can also mean that you can use a coupon along with the sale price published by the store. You should check to see if the store ever has double coupon deals. This means that the coupon you present at checkout will be twice the face value. For instance, a coupon for $1 off a bottle of laundry detergent would be worth $2 giving you even more savings.
There are also some acronyms that you will encounter. Some people get rather confused when they see things like MIR, OYNO, or BOGO. Recently, the acronym BOGO has been used a lot during store sales. It means Buy One Get One. Usually it is followed with something like “BOGO Free” or BOGO Half Off.” MIR means the savings you get on the product is through a Mail-In Rebate. Factor in the cost of your postage to figure your true savings, and be sure to read the requirements of the rebate. OYNO means you get some savings On Your Next Order. These are coupons that usually given to consumers at checkout. Most often they are a percentage off your total purchase at that particular store only. Read the terms of the coupon carefully.