Understanding the Coupon Lingo

Newspaper/Magazine Reference Info

  • P&G: Procter & Gamble
  • RP: Red Plum
  • SS: SmartSource
  • AY: All You Magazine
  • 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
  • BOGO: Buy one get one
  • 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: Grocery/drugstore coupon dispensers with blinking lights
  • Catalina: Catalina coupon, prints from a separate machine when your receipt prints
  • DND: Do not double
  • Ea.: Each
  • ECBs: ExtraCare Bucks, CVS loyalty rewards system
  • Exp.: Expires
  • FB: Facebook
  • GC: Gift card
  • MFG: Manufacturer coupon can be used wherever coupons are accepted (UPC code usually begins with a “5”)
  • MIR: Mail-in rebate
  • OYNO: On your next order
  • OOP: Out of pocket
  • Peelie: Peel-off coupon found on product packaging
  • RRs: Register Rewards, Walgreens’ Catalina coupons
  • SCR: Single Check Rebate, Rite Aid monthly rebates program
  • Stacking: Using both a manufacturer’s coupon and a store coupon on one item
  • Store Coupon – coupon that can only be used at the store referenced on the coupon; can often be stacked with mfg coupon
  • UPC: Universal product code, bar code
  • Tearpad: Pad of coupons attached to a display, shelf, or refrigerator door.
  • +UP Reward: Rite Aid reward program
  • WYB: When you buy
  • YMMV: Your mileage may vary, meaning some stores might give you a deal but others might not

One thought on “Understanding the Coupon Lingo

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