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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