Coupon Lingo

Couponing Lingo

 You can download a printable sheet to keep all your Coupon Lingo in your binder!

Coupon Inserts Lingo:

SS: Smart Source

RP: Red Plum

P&G: Proctor & Gamble

GM: General Mills

Coupon lingo:

$1/1, $1/2: One dollar off one item, one dollar off two items, etc.

2/$1, 3/$2: Two items for one dollar, three items for two dollars, etc.

B1G1: Buy one item get one item free

B2G1: Buy two items get one item free

Beep: Sometimes the register will beep when a coupon is scanned to indicate that the cashier need to take an action, like entering a price.

Blinkies:  Coupon received from blinking machine in grocery / drugstore aisle (SmartSource) dispenser

Catalina: Catalina coupon, prints from a separate machine when your receipt prints

CRT: Cash register tape coupons printed at bottom

DND: Do not double

Ea.: Each

ECBs: ExtraCare Bucks, CVS loyalty rewards system

ETS: Excludes trial size

Exp.: Expires

GC: Gift card

Hangtag: Coupon found hanging from product

IP: Internet Printable

IVC: Instant Value Coupon, Walgreens’ store coupons found in ads and monthly booklet

ManQ, MFRQ, MQ: Manufacturer Coupon

MIR: Mail-in rebate

OYNO: On your next order

OOP: Out of pocket (total spend for purchase)

OOS: Out of stock

Peelie: Peel-off coupon found on product packaging

PSA: Prices starting at

RegP: Regular Price

RRs: Register Rewards, Walgreens’ Catalina coupons

Q: Coupon

SCR: Single Check Rebate, Rite Aid monthly rebates program

Stacking: Using both a manufacturer’s coupon and a store coupon on one item

UPC: Universal product code, bar code

Tearpad: Pad of coupons attached to a display, shelf, or customer service counters

TMF: Try Me Free (requiring proof of purchase for mail in rebate for full refund)

TQ: Target Coupon

+UP Reward: Rite Aid reward program

UPC: Barcode on package (required for many MIR’s to be completed)

WYB: When you buy

YMMV: Your mileage (or manager) may vary, meaning some stores might give you a deal but others might not