Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Coupon Lingo/Abbreviations

Just so you aren't confused here is some of the abbreviations and lingo used with couponing.

Sunday inserts:
P&G = Procter & Gamble Sunday insert
RP = Red Plum
SS = SmartSource
V = Valassis

2009 Coupon Insert Schedule

When I list the store deals and refer to a coupon from a Sunday insert, the information on where to find the coupon is in parentheses. For example,(SS 12/14/08) would indicate that a coupon came from a SmartSource insert that was distributed in the 12/14/08 Sunday newspaper.

  • Coupon lingo:
    $1/1, $1/2, etc. = One dollar off one item, one dollar off two items, etc.
  • 2/$1, 3/$2, etc. = Two items for one dollar, three items for two dollars, etc.
  • BOGO = Buy one item get one item free
  • B2GO = Buy two items get one item free
  • Blinkies = Grocery/drugstore coupon dispensers with blinking lights
  • Cat = Catalina coupon, prints from a separate machine when your receipt prints
  • CRT = Cash register tape, usually used when referring to CVS coupons that print with receipt
  • ECBs = ExtraCare Bucks, CVS loyalty rewards system
  • ESRs = EasySaver Rebates, Walgreens monthly rebates program
  • FAR = Free after rebate
  • IPQ = Internet printable coupon
  • IVC = Instant Value Coupon, Walgreens’ store coupons found in ads and ESR booklet
  • MFR = Manufacturer
  • MIR = Mail-in rebate
  • OYNO = On your next order
  • OOP = Out of pocket
  • Peelie = Peel-off coupon found on product packaging
  • PSA = Prices starting at
  • RRs = Register Rewards, Walgreens’ Catalina coupons
  • SCR = Single Check Rebate, Rite Aid monthly rebates program
  • UPC = Universal Product Code, bar code on a product
  • WT = Wine tag, no alcohol purchase necessary to use these coupons
  • WYB = When you buy
  • YMMV = You mileage (or manager) may vary, some stores may allow you to do a deal, some may not.
This list was put together by Deal Seeking Mom.

Here is a couple that I use:
  • TQ = Target Coupon
  • MQ = Manufacturer Coupon

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