Reading blogs in the beginning can be hard if you have no idea what they are talking about! Here is what is affectionately called coupon lingo and can help you tremendously when you start.
$$/$$ – This means $ off when you spend $ amount. Example: $5/$30 is $5 off your purchase when you spend $30.
$/# – This means that you get $ off for every # you buy. Example: $5/2 would mean that you get $5 off every 2 that you buy.
B1G1 = Buy One Get One Free
Blinkie = A coupon that prints out at a machine in the store. They are located by the product associated with that particular coupon.
BOGO = Buy One Get One Free
CAT = Catalina. A coupon that prints out at the register that is either $$ off your next purchase or $$ off a certain product.
Catalina = Also referred to as CAT. A coupon that prints out at the register that is either $$ off your next purchase or $$ off a certain product.
Coupon Insert – This is what comes in your Sunday paper. They are usually the Smart Source (SS or S), Red Plum (RP) and Proctor & Gamble (PG)They are also referred to as inserts, S, SS, RP and PG.
ECB = Extra Care Bucks. Exclusive to CVS. They work like cash on your next order.
ES =Easy Saver. This is Walgreens’ monthly rebate program. You can find the books by their ads in the store.
EXP = Expires or Expiration Date
Internet Printable = A coupon that can be printed online. Also refered to as IP or Printable.
IVC = Instant Value Coupon. These are found at Walgreens in their weekly ads.
MFR = Manufacturer
MIR = Mail In Rebate. These are checks or coupons that the manufacturers/stores will send you if you meet the requirements on the rebate form.
OOP = Out-of-Pocket. This is the amount of money that you have spent after coupons, ECBs, RRs, Catalinas
OYNO = On Your Next Order.
OYNP = On Your Next Purchase.
Peelie = Coupons found stuck onto the product
PG = Proctor & Gamble.
Prinables – These are coupons that you can print online. Also refered to as IP or Internet Printables.
Q = Coupon
RP = Red Plum. This is a coupon insert that you’ll either find in your paper or the mail.
Register Rewards (RR) = Exclusive to Walgreens. They work like cash on your next order.
SS = Smart Source.
Stacking Coupons = This is the term used when stores will let you use their own store coupons along with a manufacturer’s coupon for the same item. Example: Most Targets would let you use their $ off “specific brand” product coupons along with a manufacturer’s coupon for that same “specific brand” product.
WAGS = Abbreviation for Walgreens
YMMV = Your Mileage (Manager) May Vary. This is what you’ll see when someone finds a deal but they want you to know that your store branch may not offer the same deal.
WYB = When You Buy