Coupon Lingo

Are you new to couponing?  You’ll need to know what all the abbreviations stand for and some coupon-specific lingo.  These are pretty standard on all coupon sites / blogs.

$1/1:  $1 off the purchase of one product

$1/2: $1 off the purchase of two products

B1G1 or BOGO:  Buy One, Get One Free

Blinkie:  Coupons that are pulled from SmartSource machines in the store aisles.  The machines usually have a little blinking light, thus the name

ECB:  Extra Care Bucks (These are from CVS and can be used on a future CVS purchase)

MIR:  Mail In Rebate

MQ:  Manufacturer Coupon

Overage:  This is when the value of a coupon is more than the price at the store.  The stores will not give money back to you, but most will allow this excess to come off other items in your purchase.  Some stores will adjust the value of the coupon down, and if they do, just accept that your item is still free!

P&G:  Proctor & Gamble, referring to the insert in the Sunday paper (usually the first Sunday of each month)

Peelie:  A coupon attached to the face of the product in the store

RP:  Red Plum (Inserts usually found in the Sunday paper, but they also have printables on their website)

RR:  Register Reward (From Walgreens and are used on a future purchase like a MQ)

SCR:  Single Check Rebate (Fom Rite Aid – these are rebate checks mailed to your house)

SS:  SmartSource (Inserts found in the Sunday paper, they also have printables on their website)

Stack:  This is when you use a store coupon and a MQ on the same item.  It varies greatly as to which stores allow you stack what coupons so ask before you try!

WYB:  When You Buy

Cat or Catalina: The coupons that print off with your receipt (usually from a machine directly beside the register)

IP: Internet Printable coupon

OOP: Out of pocket

YMMV: Your mileage may vary