Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Coupon Junkie Online Code/Speak


AC - After Coupon
Actual  - Physical items you hold in your hand meaning a box of hamburger helper rather than a hamburger helper coupon
Addy - Address
AR - After Rebate
BLINKIES - These are found in stores in a box most offten the box will have a red blinking light on it
BOGO or B1G1F - Buy one get one free
BTFE - Box Tops for Education - special markings on products that schools can redeem for free or discounted items
B&M - Brick & Mortar means a physical, not online store
Cat or Catalina - Coupons that come from a box next to the CRT machine
CLFE - Campbell's Labels for Education - lables from products that schools redeem for free or discounted items
COH - Cut Out Hunger
CRT - Cash register tape

DCRT - Dated/Detailed cash register tape
DCRTC - Dated/detailed cash register tape with the price circled
DND - Do Not Double - Not a problem in my area!
Double Coupon - Means the value of the coupon is doubled at the register
ECB - Extra Care Bucks ECB's are a CVS exclusive
Envie - Envelope used for mailing items

ESR - EasySaver Rebate - Reabtes found in the monthly rebate booklet in stores
FAR - Free After Rebate
FREE ITEM COUPON - GOLD! You get a free product at the store at no cost or just tax
FSOT - For Sale or Trade - meaning I want cash or other item in return for something I have
GDA - Good Deal Alert - heads up to a deal you should go get
HBA - The health and beauty aid section - my cvs has H on one side and the store BA on the other but most stores put them closer together
HT - refunds or coupons that are found on the necks of product bottles
IMHO - In My Honest Opinion
ISO - In Search Of - looking for an item/coupon
IDSO - In Desperate Search Of - looking hard for an item/coupon
IVC - Walgreen's Instant Value Coupon- coupons from the weekly ad or ESR booklet
IVDSO - In Very Desperate Search Of - major need to find something

IP - Internet printable coupon
MANU - Coupon issued from the manufacture
MIR - Mail In Rebate - you have to mail it to a clearing house to redeem
NAZ - Name, address, zip code - used for trades
NED - No expiration date - rare coupons that never expire

NBPN - No Beer Purchase Needed - sometimes beer reabtes won't require a beer purchase
NWPN - No wine purchase needed - sometimes wine rebates won't require a wine purchase
OOP - Out of Pocket - money paid after coupons

OOS - Out of Stock - get a rain check for these items!

OYNO - On your next order - a lot of catalinas fall under this, meaning you need to make an additional purchase to redeem

P&G - Proctor & Gamble Sunday insert coupons
PEELIE - coupon's found on product that are sticky unless removed carefully

PITA - Pain in the ass
POP - Proof of purchase found on actual item
PPHF - Paypal handling fee - money used to trade coupons

PSA - Public Service Announcement - not as cheesy as the ones from childhood!
QUALIFIER - The items needed to complete a reabte
RAOK - Random act of kindness - offers of coupons/actuals at no expense, given out of the love in your heart
RC - Raincheck - your best friend if you coupon!

RP - Red Plum Sunday Insert Coupons
RR - Register Rewards - These come from Wags, a lot like ECB's

SASE - Self Addressed Stamped Envelope some freebies require them

SF - Store form, forms found in the store good only at that store
SMP - Specially Marked Packages - some reabtes require you buy products with special advertising on them

SS - Smart Source or Sunday Insert coupons

STACKING - Wags and CVS allow you to use a store coupon and a manu coupon on the same item
TEAR PAD - A pad of refund forms or coupons found hanging from a store shelf or display
TMF - Try Me Free - rebates for the full price of the item when it first is new to the market
WINE TAG - coupons found on the necks of wine bottles
WL - wishlist
WPN - Wine purchase needed
WSL - while supplies last usually no rainchecks issued
WT - winetag
WYB - When You Buy - additional purcahse is required to redeem
YMMV - Your Mileage May Vary - sometimes deals work well for others and not some. It comes from each person has a different distance to the store so each person has a different expierince

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Glad Expressions Product Review

Glade Expressions Collection

So, I'm a BzzAgent and from time to time they send me products to test out, review, and spread the word.
Recently I was sent the Glade Expressions Collection BzzKit. It came with coupons for a free Diffuser and free Air Mist.
I'll start with the good. I LOVE the Apple Cinnamon Air Mist.
The lavender diffuser, I would leave on the store shelf! It's overpowering to non-existant in a matter of a few days.

From the BzzAgent Site:

The Glade Expressions® Collection is inspired by art and designed to be left out on display. These authentic, easy-to-use home fragrance products release scents that open up note by note, filling your home with lightly layered fragrances and inviting life in. The breakthrough line includes two unique, refillable products:

Glade Expressions® Fragrance Mist comes in a chic holder that blends with your décor for a burst of fragrance that's always out and available. Simply squeeze to release a long-lasting, light mist of fragrance; then refill the holder with your favorite true-to-life scent.
  • Glade Expressions® Fragrance Mist
  • The first refillable fragrance mist from Glade®
  • Squeeze-to-release a soft, light mist of true-to-life fragrance that lasts
  • Instantly enhances any room and eliminates odor
  • Refillable with your favorite Glade Expressions® fragrance — so true-to-life, it's as if the ingredients are being cut open right next to you
  • With a removable label, the holder is artfully designed and chic enough to incorporate into any décor
  • Fragrance satisfaction guaranteed or your money back*

The Glade Expressions® Oil Diffuser releases authentic and exotic fragrances without having to plug it in or find batteries. The trendy holder matches décor perfectly - and is also refillable - making it an effective, stylish option for layering true-to-life fragrances in all of your living spaces.
  • Glade Expressions® Oil Diffuser
  • The best non-electric oil diffuser for living spaces, delivering 3x more fragrance**
  • Refillable with your favorite Glade Expressions® scent — authentic, exotic ingredients like mangosteen and cardamom spice are unlike anything else in the fragrance aisle
  • Trendy holder (available in bamboo or white) matches home décor perfectly, allowing you to place true-to-life fragrance in any room
  • The intuitive snap-in-place setup makes the diffuser easy to assemble, refill and enjoy
  • The spill-free design fills living spaces with fragrance for 30 days
  • A wide and thin wick releases fragrance slowly, leaving you with consistent fragrance over time
  • Fragrance satisfaction guaranteed or your money back*

Here's a rundown of the fragrances you're about to invite into your home, courtesy of Glade Expressions®:

Cotton & Italian Mandarin - Open your home with the bright, breezy blend of cotton and sparkling citrus, honeydew and sandalwood* This one smells pretty good, I'd buy it again.

Fuji Apple & Cardamom Spice - A ripe, spicy blend of sweet pears and crisp apple with a dash of cinnamon and clove that warms and invigorates. LOVE LOVE LOVE the smell of this one! By far my favorite!

Lavender & Juniper Berry - Lush lavender blends with fresh juniper berry, eucalyptus and rose to relax the senses and open your home If you can't say something nice, say nothing at all................

Pineapple & Mangosteen - Evoke a tropical paradise with the blend of freshly cut pineapples and hint of tangy mangosteen, creamy coconut and passionflower This scent took some getting used to, but I like it now. :)

*Available in Glade Expressions® Fragrance Mist only.

Where to Buy
Ready to release lightly layered fragrances into your home? The unique, refillable Glade Expressions® Oil diffuser can found at most grocery stores and mass retailers. The stylish Glade Expressions® Fragrance Mist can be found at most grocery stores and mass retailers, as well as in some drug stores

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Country Bob's All Purpose Sauce Rocks!

I have LOVED Country Bob's sauce for years (Seriously, years, at least 6). Most of you know that I teach coupon classes. I'm always scouring the internet for the best deals and coupons. Durring my last class an attendee mentioned she got a free bottle of Country Bob's through their website form. You can request yours here:
I contacted them saying that I teach classes and would they like to send me coupons or should I reffer people to their site. WOW! Did they ever pull through! They sent me a large amount of coupons. (I am not saying how many, it is a small company, do not abuse them!)
My kids know of A-1 because if it's dirt cheap, I buy it, other wise, it's County Bob's sauce for our steak & chicken. Look them up, request a coupon & you'll be hooked! If you are attending a class, no need to request a coupon, I have one for you already!
Thanks again to the folks at Country Bob's!

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Most normal people wouldn't make their first post about a sick kid but I'm on vacation and I'm the only one awake right now. We're on our way to Colorado and stopped for the night in Ogallala, Nebraska. (O-Ga-LA-LA) Yesterday was a long, 11 hours in the truck, day. To minimize stops I purchased snacks prior to leaving home. The kids snacked from 8am to about 5pm. Problem was I didn't think the snacks out. I bought cookies, candy, and beef jerky. By the time we stopped they were on a massive sugar high.

Friday, July 12, 2013

Welcome Home!

We moved! We're no longer living in Quincy, Il. We are now just north of there is a small town, Lima, Il. The town population is 125 and we're known as "The house with all the Jeeps". Kids are doing great and we now have a dog (and the two cats still).