Coupon Lingo

Here is a general list of frequently used abbreviations on coupon websites and within stores. At times couponing can seem to have a second language, hopefully this list will help you understand the “language” a little better. If I am missing anything on this list people let me know.

Coupon Lingo:

$1.00/1, $1.00/2: One dollar off one item, one dollar off two items, etc.

2/$1.00, 3/$2.00: 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

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

ECB: ExtraCare Bucks (CVSs rewards system)

ETS: Excludes trial size

Exp.: Expires

GC: Gift card

IVC: Instant Value Coupon (Walgreens’ store coupons found in ads and monthly booklet)

MC: Manufacturer Coupon

MIR: Mail-in rebate

MM: Money Maker

NLA: No longer available

OYNO: On your next order

OOP: Out of pocket

OOS: Out of stock

Peelie: Peel-off coupon found on product packaging

PSA: Prices starting at

R: Regional coupon, will be listed after insert date as applicable

RRs: Register Rewards, Walgreens’ Catalina coupons

Q: Coupon

SCR: Single Check Rebate, Rite Aid monthly rebates program

Stacking: Using both a manufacturer’s coupon and a store coupon on one item

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 (or manager) may vary, meaning some stores might give you a deal but others might not


Sunday inserts

PG: Procter & Gamble Sunday insert

RP: RedPlum Sunday insert

SS: SmartSource Sunday insert

GM: General Mills

Pepsi: Pepsi Co Inserts

When the store deals are posted or I refer to a coupon from a Sunday insert, the information on where to find the coupon is in parentheses.

For example, (12/14 SS) would indicate that a coupon came from a SmartSource insert that was distributed in the 12/14.