# Introduction to coupons

## Terminology

You're going to get alot of terms and abbreviations thrown around when entering the world of coupons, so I've started a list of the most common to help guide those newbied (like I was/am!). I've asked these questions so you don't have to!

Term/acronym Explanation

## CVS

1. Printing your CRT's rather than sending them to your card gives you a 48hr window to use them after they've already expired
2. Try printing your CRT's later in the week so that they roll over to the following week's deals. This way you'll have a better chance of lowering your OOP and more options.

## Tips for using coupons

1. Start small and work your way up
2. Be nice to the cashier at the register
3. You can ask if something applies i.e. I thought when I purchased these items there was a discount
4. You can change your mind if something dosen't work as expected
5. Learning is growing

Question

Leave a comment if there are any acronyms or things you don't understand about couponing and we'll update this page.

11/22/18 initial version
11/23/18 added Dollar General tips
11/23/18 added details of how to find RetailMeNot coupons
11/26/18 more acronyms added and changed them to alphabetical order for easier finding
12/12/18 added some more details about where to get and print coupons
01/22/19 Happy 2019 - added some more details about coupons.com and added grocerycouponnetwork.com and lozo.com and details of manufacturers sites
02/13/19 added some CVS tips