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.
$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
ECB: ExtraCare Bucks (CVSs rewards system)
ETS: Excludes trial size
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
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
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.