Coupon lingo can get pretty confusing! Here is a list of commonly used terms and abbreviations on Couponing 101:
BLINKIES = In-store coupons near product, usually from a red blinking box.
BOGO or B1G1F or B1G1 Free = Buy One Get One Free.
CAT or CATALINA = Coupon that prints at the register after purchase.
CRT = Cash register tape, coupon that prints in store.
DOUBLE COUPON = Coupon that a grocery store doubles in value.
ECB = CVS Extra Care Bucks earned for purchases.
FREE ITEM COUPON = A coupon that allows you to get the product completely free.
IVC = Walgreen’s Instant Value Coupon ( Found in the monthy EasySaver Catalog ).
IP = Internet Printable Coupon.
MFG = Manufacturer’s Coupon.
MIR = Mail In Rebate.
NED = No expiration date.
OOP = Out of Pocket, in reference to how much “real money” you will pay at the register.
OYNO = On your next order.
P&G = Proctor & Gamble Coupon Insert found in the Sunday newspaper.
PEELIE = Coupon that you peel off the package.
PSA = Prices Starting At.
Q = Coupon.
RP = Red Plum Coupon Insert found in the Sunday newspaper.
RR = Register Rewards.
SS = Smart Source coupon insert found in the Sunday newspaper.
STACKING = Using a store specific coupon with a manufacturer coupon (most stores allow this).
TEARPAD = A pad of refund forms or coupons found hanging from a store shelf or display.
TRIPLE COUPON = A coupon that a grocery store triples in value.
WYB = When You Buy.
YMMV = Your Mileage May Vary (success of the attempt may vary at your store).
**Coupon Locations in Deal Posts**
When I post deals for stores I post the location of the coupon you need to use. I post the coupon location in this format: (date, coupon insert). Example: (9/7 SS) = (September 7th SmartSource Insert)
So, if I post this deal:
- $1/1 Cracker Coupon (9/7 SS)
That means you can find the coupon for $1 off 1 package of crackers in the September 7th issue of Smartsource Coupons. Coupons do vary by location. I might get $1/1 crackers and you might get $1/2 if you are in a different area.
Hopefully this list will help you understand my “crazy coupon language”!