What Does “YMMV” Mean? The Official Guide to Decoding the Language of Frugality
It may seem like a lot to learn at first. Clipping coupons, saving receipts, and mailing in rebate forms can be an overwhelming new practice to some. Before you get your wallets in a bunch, however, stop and take time to learn the lingo of savings experts like Melissa from Consumer Queen. Better yet, print out this list, clip it, and stick it in your savings binder for safe keeping!
Coupon Inserts:(From the Sunday Paper)
P&G: Proctor and Gamble Insert
V: Valassis Insert
SS: Can mean 2 things. Smart Source or Sunday supplement
YMMV: Your Mileage May Vary *
BOGO or B1G1F: Buy one Get One Free
CRT: Cash Register Tape
Blinkies: Coupons found in Blinking Dispensers on store shelves
Catalina: A coupon that prints out at the register at time of purchase
ESR: Easy Saver Rebates from Walgreens( There has been talk that this is being discontinued)
ECB: Extra Care Bucks- Print at the time of purchase at CVS stores.
FAR: Free After Rebate
OYNO: On your Next Shopping Order
RR: Register Rewards - Coupons that print at the time of purchase at Walgreens
WYB: When you Buy
OOP: Out of Pocket
Peelie: Coupon attached to the outside of a product
MIR: Mail in Rebate
UPC: The bar code on the product that you scan at the grocery store
(* The deal will be different for different people. Some may not have as good experience as others, or the deal may not be valid in every instance. It could depend on the store you shop, region of the country, or even by the manager on duty.)
Looking to learn more about the ins and outs of saving? Check out Melissa’s website at www.consumerqueen.com. In addition to recently being featured on the Today Show, Melissa has worked with companies like Tropicana and is currently doing a media tour for Stouffers. (She's also one of the Walmart Elevenmoms!) To read how she saves so much money, check out her blog, browse Sunday’s ads, or learn of new deals in the community forum. Thanks, Melissa!