Thursday, April 22, 2010

Couponing Class 101-2

Did you ever wonder what a blinkie was in the world of couponing? What's that??? Oh, you've never even heard of a blinkie? Welcome to the club. :) If you had asked me about a blinkie a few months ago, I would've thought you were talking about a light of some sort. Below you will find a list of common couponing terms that I might use from time to time. Some you might know, I guarantee some you will not! The more you familiarize yourself with these, the less you'll be asking yourself, what in the world is she talking about???? Although it seems like alot, if you really throw yourself into couponing, you'll pick these up in no time at all!

B1G1, BOGO, B1G1F – “Buy 1, Get 1 Free”

$/$$ - Dollars off wyb XX dollars

.50/1 - Fifty cents off one item

.50/3 - Fifty cents off 3 items

DND5 - Coupon says Do Not Double, but the bar code starts with a 5, most computers will still double it

NED - No Expiration Date

Blinkies - Coupon dispensed near product, in the store (usually from a “blinking” red box)

Catalina - Coupon dispensed at the register at the time of purchase (on separate paper)

Peelie - Coupon that you peel off the package

Tear Pad - Pad of refund forms or coupons found hanging from a store shelf or display

FAR - Free After Rebate

IP - Internet Printable (a coupon you print off the internet)

MFR - Manufacturer

MQ - Manufacturer coupon

MIR - Mail in Rebate

OOP - Out Of Pocket

YMMV- Your Mileage May Vary (you may find the item priced differently or it may not work for you the same)

PG - Proctor & Gamble Sunday insert coupons

RP - Red Plum Sunday insert coupons

SS - Smartsource Sunday insert coupons

Regional - Coupon value only distributed to a certain area

UPC - “Universal Product Code”. It is that box of black lines that the checker passes over the scanner at the checkout.

WYB - When You Buy

WSL - While Supply Lasts

SASE - Self Addressed Stamped Envelope

CRT - Cash Register Tape (coupon that prints on your receipt)

ECB - Extra Care Buck (CVS)

ESR - Easy Saver Rebate (Walgreens)

IVC - Instant Value Coupon (Walgreens store coupon, found in Walgreens Easy Saver Catalog and on in store tear pads)

RR - Register Rewards (these are the Catalinas that print out at Walgreens)

SCR- Single Check Rebate (rebate system at Rite Aid)

thanks to Southern Savers for the list!


  1. thanks girl! by the way, we shop at food lion here in NC because i get a weekly email with IP's for food lion and they print catalinas all the time too! haha, now i know the lingo!!

  2. yea girl, free cash is what those are! i don't have a food lion anywhere near me, sorry, but you know how alot of it works already!