Drugstore/Grocery B&M Deals Index, Information, and Rules Thread (update 6/7/12)
Thread DetailsLast Edited by The Raddish April 11, 2011 at 06:12 PM
The purpose of this thread is to serve as a main index for all of the important and structured threads in the Drugstore/Grocery B&M Deals forum. Think of it as your one-stop-shopping thread where you can quickly get links to all of the information you need to save money at your local drugstore or grocery store!Who maintains this thread?
You do! Everything indexed in this thread will be contained in the wiki posts below. If you see something here that needs updating, please edit the appropriate wiki. If you are not comfortable with editing the wikis, please post in this thread and ask for help and another user or a DS/GS forum moderator will be happy to help you.What information can be found here?
The following things are located in this thread:What else do I need to know?Nonspecific threads and links
Drugstore/Grocery B&M Deals Specific Threads
A list of commonly used abbreviations in the Drugstore/Grocery B&M Deals forum
Drugstore/Grocery B&M Deals Forum Specific Rules <-- Please click and read, we need your help here!
The following things are helpful items found elsewhere on Slickdeals:
DS'ers! We need your help!
The times are changing, and we are going to try something new in this forum. We want YOU to write the rules! We have a set of site wide rules which governs everyone who has an account here at Slickdeals, but often our sub-forums require some additions that just don't pertain to the rest of the site. This is your opportunity to provide input on how you would like your favorite sub-forum to be run!
To start things off, I have three guidelines to offer in this endeavor:
- The rules must be focused on improving the user experience in a friendly manner.
- The rules should be easy to understand for new members and seasoned regulars alike.
- Keep in mind that Slickdeals.net is not responsible for enforcing individual store policies, so the rules should not be geared toward doing so.
For sake of reference, here are the current rules which will continue to apply while we work together to create a new, simpler set of rules that will help foster a friendly environment for everyone.
There is now in place a change to the previous wiki rules.
Wiki's are vital tools for sharing information. The very purpose of their design is to be free for anyone to edit them. Users should never be chastised for sharing information in the wikis.
The only thing a thread starter has control over is their own post and the request for thread removal. All wikis, with the exception of the printable coupons thread in this forum, may be edited by anyone.
Why is the printables wiki an exception? Because it is being used as a database and has documented data loss. The good news is that we are working on a solution.
If you have a grocery store that you want to add - feel free to add it.
Please do NOT add specialty threads to this list for CVS, Walgreens, or Rite Aid.-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Please do NOT add any threads to the reference section for CVS, Walgreens, and Rite Aid. Only the monthly and weekly deals should be updated.
OFFICIAL LIST OF DRUGSTORE AND GROCERY STORE THREADS
Nonspecific threads and links
New Q Shoppers, Don't be Scared! You Can Do This!!
2014 Coupon Schedule (This is so you know when the SmartSource (SS), RedPlum (RP), and Proctor & Gamble (P&G) inserts will be released)
shuriken's "5 Minute a Day Couponing" Video Tutorials for Drugstore & Grocery Shopping! <--- Videos have been private and unwatchable since 2012...?
Alphabetical List of Unexpired Newspaper Coupons
Coupon Acceptance Policies - From Corporate
Drugstore B&M Products recalls thread <-- dead link
List of Printable Coupon Sites / Places To Obtain Extra Coupons <-- dead link
Loadable Manufacturer's Coupon Compilation
Prescription Coupon Thread (all Prescription Coupons go here now)
Printable Manufacturer's Coupon listing
RAOK for Giving Away Coupons
Slickdeals Coupon Forum
Tearpad Alley, Peelies Off and HangTag Noose - Share your Tearpad, Blinkies, Peelies and Hangtag Coupon Finds!
The Drug Store / Grocery Store COUPON ONLY TRADING Thread
Drugstore and Grocery Store Specific ThreadsBS Thread All Off Topic Discussion -- Warning: Need a sense of humor to enter.
Drugstore shoppers: how old are you?
Get to know your fellow Drugstore / Grocery Store SDer
Insert your RANT -- *All Rants about service and employees go here now*
What does your username mean?
Click to go directly to each Drugstore sectionAcme Markets
Arizona Grocery Stores
Bi-Lo Grocery Stores
Bloom Grocery Stores
Central California Grocery Stores
Fred's Hometown Discount Store
Fresh N Easy
Homeland Grocery Stores
Military DECA/ Commissary
Northern California Grocery Stores
Northwest Region (OR, WA, UT, MT, ID, ND, WY) Grocery Stores
Rainbow Foods, Pick-n-save, Copps
Roche Bros and Sudbury Farms
Southern California Grocery Stores
Stop & Shop
CVS/pharmacy - CVS FAQ and General Information ThreadCVS Reference Threads
Rite Aid - Rite Aid FAQ and General Information Thread
Acme Markets - Official Acme Markets (PA) Deals ThreadRite Aid Reference ThreadsRiteAid FAQ and General Information ThreadMonthly Threads
Rite Aid Chat Thread
Rite Aid "How To" Thread
Rite Aid - Clearance Thread
Rite Aid list of fillers to use UP rewards
A&P Supermarkets - Official A&P Supermarkets Deals thread
Arizona Grocery Stores - Official Arizona Grocery Stores Thread
BigY Supermarket - Official BigY Supermarket (MA, CT) Deals Thread
Bi-Lo Grocery Stores - Official Bi-Lo Grocery Stores Thread
Bloom Grocery Stores - Official Bloom Grocery Store Thread
Cub Foods - Official Cub Foods Deals Thread
Dollar General - Official Dollar General Thread
Family Dollar - Official Family Dollar Thread
Festival Foods - Official Festival Foods (WI) Thread
Food Lion - Food Lion Deals Thread
Fred's Hometown Discount Store - Official Fred's Thread
Fresh N Easy - Fresh N Easy Deals Thread
Giant Eagle - Giant Eagle Deals Thread
Giant Food - Giant Food Deals Thread
GiantPA - Official GiantPA (PA, MD, VA, and WV) Thread
Hannaford Supermarket - Hannaford Supermarket (MA, ME, NH, NY, VT) Deals
Harris Teeter - Harris Teeter Deals Thread
HEB - HEB Deals Thread
Homeland Grocery Stores - Homeland Deals Thread
Hy-Vee Grocery Stores - Hy-Vee Grocery Store Thread
Kmart - Kmart Deals YMMVKroger - Kroger Stores Deal ThreadLowes Foods - Lowes Foods Deals Thread
Marsh- Marsh Grocery Store Deals Thread
Military DECA/ Commissary - Official Military DECA/ Commissary Thread
Meijer - Meijer Deals Thread
Northern and Central California - Northern and Central California Grocery Store Deals Thread
Northwest Region - Northwest region (OR, WA, UT, MT,ID, ND, WY) Grocery store's (Albertsons, Fred Meyer, Top, QFC, Winco) deals
Pathmark - Pathmark Deals ThreadPrice Chopper - Official Price Chopper Deals Thread
Publix - Official PUBLIX (AL, FL, GA, SC, TN) Deals Thread
Rainbow Foods, Pick-n-save, Copps - Rainbow Foods , Pick-n-save, Copps Deals Thread
Roche Bros and Sudbury Farms - Roche Bros and Sudbury Farms Weekly Deals (MA Only)
Safeway - Official Safeway Deals thread - No Off Topic DiscussionShaw's Supermarkets - The *NEW* Shaw's Supermarket Deals Thread (Started: 9/1/2008)Shopper's Food - Shopper's Food Deals Thread
Shoprite - Shoprite Deals
Southern California Grocery Stores - Southern California: Albertsons, Ralphs, Stater Bros, Vons/Pavilions, Henry's, Sprouts, and Others Markets + Coupon Information
Stop & Shop - Stop & Shop Deals Thread
Target - Target & Super Target Deals Thread. Keep OT to a minimum. Please read first post and both wikis before posting.
Walmart - Official Walmart Deals thread
Wegmans - Official Wegmans Thread (MD, NJ, NY, PA, VA)
Weis Markets - Weis Markets Deals Thread
Whole Foods - Whole Foods Deals Thread
Winn-Dixie - Official Winn-Dixie Thread (LA, MS, AL, GA and FL)
There is also a list of abbreviations that are used site-wide located here.
To add additional abbreviations to the list below, simply click on the mod alert button at the bottom of this post and include the abbreviation in your mod alert.
AC - After Coupon
Actuals - The actual item as opposed to a coupon for it (an item from your stockpile)
ADDIE or Addy - Address
AR - After Rebate
Blinkies - instore smartsource coupon dispensed near product, usually from red blinking box
BOGO or B1G1 - Buy one get one free
BOLO - Be On the Lookout
BTFE - Box Tops for Education
BTW - By the way
B&M - Brick & Mortar, as opposed to an online store
C&D - Cease and Desist [wikipedia.org]
CAT - Catalina (coupon dispensed at register after purchase, usually has a red border)
CBAD - Chef Boyardee
CLFE - Campbell's Labels for Education
COH - Cut Out Hunger
CPN - Coupon
CRT - Cash register tape
CVS - Consumer Value Store
CYE - Check your email
DD - Dear Daughter
DH - Dear husband
DIL - Daughter-in-law
DS - Dear Son
DW - Dear Wife
ECB - CVS Extra Care Bucks earned for purchasese
ESC - EasySaver Catalog (Walgreens rebate booklet)
ETA - Edited to add
ETS - Excluding Trial Size
FAR - Free After Rebate
GC - Giftcard
GDA - Good Deal Alert
HBA - The health and beauty aid section in the grocery store
HD - Hot Deals or Hawaiian Dawn
HTH - Hope this/that helps
IMO - In My Opinion
IMHO - In My Humble Opinion
IP - Internet Printable
IS - Instant Savings (Buy $20, get $10 IS)
IVC - Instant value coupon (Walgreens store coupon)
KWIM - Know what I mean?
LFE - Campbell's Labels for Education
LMK - Let Me Know
MQ - Manufacturer's Coupon
MIR - Mail In Rebate
NP - No problem
OAS - a coupon that is good on one purchase, any size
OOP - Out of Pocket
OOS - Out of Stock
OP - Original Poster; Author of a thread
OYNO - On your next order
OT - Off Topic
P&G - Proctor & Gamble Sunday supplement coupons
Peelie - coupon that you peel off the package
PITA - Pain in the ***
PLMK - Please Let Me Know
PM - Private Message
PM - Price Match
POP - Proof of purchase
PP - purchase price
PSA - Prices Starting At or Public Service Announcement
Q - Coupon
Q or Qualifier - The POP required for a refund offer that is physically taken from that package
RA - Rite Aid
RAOK - Random act of kindness
RC - Raincheck
RP - RedPlum Sunday newspaper supplement coupons (formerly Valassis)
RR or R/R - Register Reward (Walgreens)
RS - Redsolar
S&G - Smash and Grab
SAHM - Stay At Home Mom
SASE - Self Addressed Stamped Envelope
SCO - Self Checkout
SCR - Single Check Rebate (Rite Aid's monthly rewards/rebate program)
SD - Slickdeals (the very site you are on)
SMP - Specially Marked Packages
SOL - Sadly out of Luck
SS - Smart Source or Sunday Supplement coupons
Stacking - Some stores allow the use of more than one coupon per item, IF the coupon itself does not restrict such usage.
TP- Tearpad - A pad of refund forms or coupons found hanging from a store shelf or display
TIA - Thanks in advance
TMF - Try Me Free
TR - The Raddish
TYVM - Thank you very much
V - Valassis Sunday supplement coupons (now called RedPlum)
WAGS - Walgreens
Wine Tag - coupon, usually for $ off any meat, cheese or produce.
W/L - wishlist
WSL - while supplies last
WT - winetag
WYB - When You Buy
YMMV - Your Mileage May Vary - success of the attempt may vary at your store
YVW - You're very welcome
$1/1, $1/2, ... - money off per number of items (i.e. $1/1 is 1 dollar off when you purchase one where $1/2 is 1 dollar off when you purchase 2)