Money in a Minute: First step to deciphering coupon code and lingo

Money in a Minute: Learn the Coupon Lingo

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) –  If you've ever tried to start saving money with coupons but got too confused with the lingo, you're not alone.

It can be really overwhelming in the beginning.  Let's say you've got all your coupons, you go online to see what the deals are, and you don't know what the lingo means.

Pretend you see --on a blog-- something like this:  "SS 4/15 (exp 6/30)".  All that means is the coupon can be found in the Smart Source insert from the April 15th newspaper.  The coupon expires on June 30th.

The three inserts you'll see most often are "SS" for Smart Source, "RP" for Red Plum and "P&G" for Proctor and Gamble.  Those three companies are the ones that make coupons and are distributed in newspapers.  Sometimes you'll only get one insert; sometimes you'll get all three.  And during holidays, you'll typically get none.

Remember, the bigger city papers usually offer the most coupons.

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