Coupon Lingo Quick Reference Guide

by Sherri on April 20, 2009 · 2 comments · Coupon Lingo


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For your help in understanding the abbreviations that you will see here daily as well as in the Weekly Drugstore Sales Matchups,  I have compiled list of the Coupon “Lingo” you will see.

If you are new to using coupons, be sure to read my post How to Start Using Coupons. This will help answer so many of your questions.

Sunday inserts:

P&G = Procter & Gamble Sunday insert
RP = Red Plum
SS = SmartSource
GM - General Mills
UL - Unilever

When I list a store sale and there is a coupon from a Sunday coupon insert, the information on where to find the coupon is shown as “Use the $1 coupon from the 5/1 SS“.  This is telling you to use the $1 coupon from the SmartSource coupon insert in the Sunday, May 1st newspaper.

Coupon lingo:

$1/2 – One dollar off two items.
3/$2 – Three items for two dollars.
+UP – Rite Aid Rewards printed on receipts to use on other purchase
BOGO – Buy one item get one item free
B2GO – Buy two items get one item free
Blinkie – Grocery or drugstore coupon dispensers in front of products in stores.
Cat - Catalina coupon which prints from a separate machine when your receipt prints.
CRT – Cash register tape that print on receipts at CVS.
ECB – ExtraCare Bucks, CVS rewards program printed on receipts to use on other purchase.
FAR – Free after rebate
IVC – Instant Value Coupon. Walgreens store coupons found in monthly booklet in stores.
MFR – Manufacturer
MIR – Mail-in rebate
OYNO – On your next order
OOP - Out of pocket
Peelie – Coupons on products packages that are removable and able to use immediately or later.
RR = Register Rewards. Walgreens rewards coupons printed at checkout to use on other purchase.
SCR = Single Check Rebate. Rite Aid monthly rebates program
wyb = When you buy

Here are some other great resources for coupon abbreviations and terms:

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Free WordPress Hosting June 20, 2011 at 4:32 am

Thank you for clarifying the coupon lingo. We started couponing recently and got confused on some sites with all these terms.

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