If you are new to the couponing world the “coupon lingo” can be a little hard to understand at first. Here is a list of commonly used Abbreviations you may find useful.
B1G1 or BOGO – Buy one get one free
B2G1 – Buy two get one free
Blinkie – In-Store SmartSource coupon dispensed near product, usually from a red blinking box.
CAT – Coupon dispensed at register after purchase, usually has a red border, redeemable only at the store that it printed at or at stores that accept competitor store coupons.
Catalina – Coupon dispensed at register after purchase, usually has a red border, redeemable only at the store that it printed at or at stores that accept competitor store coupons.
DND – Do not double, a coupon with this wording is not supposed to be doubled at stores that double coupons. However coupons that have aUPC code that starts with the number 5 will often times still double, while ones that start with a 9 will not.
Double Coupon – Coupon that a grocery store doubles in value. Only certain stores double coupons, please check the coupon policy of your local stores.
GM – General Mills
Hangtag – A coupon or form found hanging from a tag around the neck of a bottle or jar.
Insert – Booklet of coupons found in the Sunday newspaper, insert coupons.
IP – Internet printable, a coupon or form you can print from the internet.
MIR – Mail in rebate.
MM – Money Maker, a deal where after coupon or rebate you make money with overage of some sort.
MQ – Manufacturer Coupon, a coupon issued by a manufacture (as opposed to a store coupon, which is issued by a store).
OOP – Out of pocket
OYNO – On your next order, wording on Catalina or register reward coupons for which you purchase an item and receive a coupon that is for money off your next order.
Peelie – A coupon that you peel off the package.
PG or P&G – Proctor & Gamble Sunday insert coupon.
POP – Proof of purchase, required for a refund or other offer that is physically taken from a package
Printable – A coupon that you print from the internet and your computer.
RC – Rain Check a slip of paper that a store issues when an item is out of stock allowing you to purchase that item at a later date at the sale price.
RP – Red Plum Sunday supplement coupons (formerly Valassis).
RR – Register Reward, the name of the Catalina promotion at Walgreens.
SCR – Single check rebate, Rite-Aid store rebate program.
SS – SmartSource, a company owned by News Marketing America that issues a Sunday insert, Blinkie coupons, printable coupons and other forms of coupons.
Stacking –When you use an instore coupon along with a manufacturer coupon
Tearpad- coupon found in store, normally on a display case in a tearpad
V – Valassis Sunday supplement coupons, has been renamed Red Plum.
WAGS – Walgreens
WYB – When you buy
YMMV – Your mileage may vary – the success of the attempt may vary at your store.