Couponing Terms and Abbreviations

Published November 27, 2011 by gweledydd

Couponers use many phrases and abbreviations when describing the deals in the stores.  Below is a list of them so you can understand couponers’ blogs a little easier!


  • BLINKIES = In-store coupons near product, usually from a red blinking box.
  • BOGO or B1G1F or B1G1 Free = Buy One Get One Free.
  • CAT or CATALINA = Coupon that prints at the register after purchase.
  • CNP = Coupon Near Product (similar to BLINKIES).
  • CRT = Cash register tape, coupon that prints in store.
  • DND = Do not Double (Some coupons have this lang).
  • DOUBLE COUPON = Coupon that a grocery store doubles in value.
  • ECB = CVS Extra Care Bucks earned for purchases.
  • ES = Easy Saver (Walgreens).
  • FAR = Free After Rebate.
  • FREE ITEM COUPON = A coupon that allows you to get the product completely free.
  • FIC = Fresh Idea Card (Marsh).
  • GM = General Mills (Newspaper insert).
  • IVC = Walgreen’s Instant Value Coupon ( Found in the monthy EasySaver Catalog).
  • IP = Internet Printable Coupon.
  • K = Kellogg’s (Newspaper Insert).
  • MFG = Manufacturer’s Coupon.
  • MIR = Mail In Rebate.
  • NED = No expiration date.
  • OOP = Out of Pocket, in reference to how much “real money” you will pay at the register.
  • OYNO = On your next order.
  • P&G = Proctor & Gamble Coupon Insert found in the Sunday newspaper.
  • PEELIE = Coupon that you peel off the package.
  • PSA = Prices Starting At.
  • Q = Coupon.
  • RP = Red Plum Coupon Insert found in the Sunday newspaper.
  • RR = Register Rewards (Walgreens).
  • SS = Smart Source coupon insert found in the Sunday newspaper.
  • STACKING = Using a store specific coupon with a manufacturer coupon (most stores allow this).
  • TEARPAD = A pad of refund forms or coupons found hanging from a store shelf or display.
  • TRIPLE COUPON = A coupon that a grocery store triples in value.
  • WYB = When You Buy.
  • YMMV = Your Mileage May Vary (success of the attempt may vary at your store).

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