Today, clipping coupons and driving to the store to redeem them is no longer your only option. The use of online coupons, first circulated in the late 1990s, is becoming more and more prevalent. Everyone knows that coupons are a promotional tool used by retailers and product manufacturers to increase sales and promote products. There is a wide variety of coupons available with everything from discounts to giveaways.
To make your use of web coupons efficient, you should know the meaning of the usual coupon words and shorthand found on most lists. To understand the abbreviations and words commonly used on coupons, we’ve provided the following list.
*Addy: address of either your email, home or web page.
* B1G1F: buy one item and get another one item free.
* Barcode: an arrangement of thin and thick lines that can be used by a computer to label certain products. Used to determine product price and product information and to expedite customer check out, it can also be used as a “proof of purchase” when redeeming a coupon.
In coupon language, CO or c/o stands for ‘cash off’ or ‘cents off’.
* Coupon Code: A specific code that a customers enters during the checkout stage in order to recieve a discount; expiration dates are often connected to each code.
* CPN: this is the acronym for coupon.
* FORM: questions to fill out to use a coupon. They can be found in retail outlets, on client bills of sale, in newspapers or periodicals, or on the internet.
* Money Plus: offers that call for money in addition to postage and handling costs.
* NAZ: name, address and zip code - the basic contact information for shipping or mailing.
* NB: national brand, referring to merchandise that isn’t generic or store label.
* NED: no expiration date, meaning this promotion can be utilized without an end date.
Any one size, meaning that the coupon can be used on any size of the product offered is OAS.
* PK: pack, pack of chewing gum, for example.
* PP: purchase price.
* Premium: an item received from a refund offer.
UNL (unlimited): you can redeem any number of coupons on one item.
Be sure to seek out copuons on the internet as they will provide you with considerable household savings, even on groceries. Grocery coupons have always offered a great potential for savings. Are you a Stay-at-home mom? Do you have internet? then your only a few clicks away from grocery store websites, forums, and newsgroups specializing in grocery coupons, manufacturers’ websites and a whole wealth of information. The majority of the coupons don’t cost anything. You don’t have to read the newspaper.
Contrary to what some may think, coupons found on the internet can be printed and used on your next trip to the store rather than exclusively online while code offerings are meant only for online savings.
With minimal computer knowledge, you can easily find, compare and select online coupons for food items, baby care products, household supplies and other grocery products. When you employ these tactics skillfully, you’ll be able to see reduced grocery bills.