Friday, June 10, 2011

Coupon Lingo

Deal sites and blogs (and even coupons) have a lingo all their own.  Here's a list of some of them and what they mean.  Feel free to ask or comment on any others you may or may not know about and I'll add them to the list.

Coupon lingo:

P&G = Procter & Gamble Sunday insert

RP = Red Plum and V = Valassis (these are used interchangeably to refer to the same insert)

SS = SmartSource

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

2/$1, 3/$2, etc. = Two items for one dollar, three items for two dollars, etc.

BOGO or B1G1 = Buy one item get one item free

B2GO or B2G1 = Buy two items get one item free

Blinkies = Grocery/drugstore coupon dispensers with blinking lights

Cat = Catalina coupon, prints from a separate machine when your receipt prints

CRT = Cash register tape, usually used when referring to CVS coupons that print with receipt

ECBs = ExtraCare Bucks, CVS loyalty rewards system

ESRs = EasySaver Rebates, Walgreens monthly rebates program

FAR = Free after rebate

IPQ = Internet printable coupon

IVC = Instant Value Coupon, Walgreens’ store coupons found in ads and ESR booklet

MFR = Manufacturer

MIR = Mail-in rebate

OYNO = On your next order/transaction

OOP = Out of pocket

Peelie = Peel-off coupon found on product packaging

PSA = Prices starting at

RRs = Register Rewards, Walgreens’ Catalina coupons

SCR = Single Check Rebate, Rite Aid monthly rebates program

UPC = Universal Product Code, bar code on a product

WT = Wine tag, no alcohol purchase necessary to use these coupons

WYB = When you buy

YMMV = You mileage (or manager) may vary, some stores may allow you to do a deal, some may not.

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