Saturday, November 12, 2011

Coupon Lingo and Abbreviations

Coupon Abbreviations and Lingo

Now that you are using coupons you will find there is a secret coupon language.  Ok, well not so secret, but you will see some shorthand from time to time and this list will help you decipher what you are seeing.  I am sure I missed some so let me know if I am missing one and I will try to update the list as things change or new shortcuts come up. 
  • 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 - Coupon dispensers with blinking lights
  • Cat - Catalina coupon these print from a separate machine when your receipt prints
  • ECBs - ExtraCare Bucks, CVS loyalty rewards system
  • FAR - Free after rebate
  • Hangtag – Coupons found attached to products
  • IPQ - Internet printable coupon
  • MFR - Manufacturer
  • MIR - Mail-in rebate
  • OYNO - On your next order
  • OOP - Out of pocket
  • P&G – Procter and Gamble (usually referring to Sunday insert i.e. 11/13 P&G tells you the date and which insert the coupon was found in)
  • Peelie - coupon found on product packaging
  • PSA - Prices starting at
  • RP - Redplum
  • RRs - Register Rewards, Walgreens Catalina coupons
  • SS - Smartsource
  • UPC - Universal Product Code, bar code on a product
  • WYB - When you buy
  • YMMV - Your mileage/manager may vary basically, some stores may allow you to do a deal and others may not.
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