Couponing 101

Coupon Lingo



Sunday Coupon Inserts:

SS= SmartSource Sunday Insert
RP= RedPlum Sunday Insert
P&G= Procter & Gamble Sunday Insert
GM= General Mills Sunday Insert (Only comes every once in a while)

Coupon Lingo:

  • $1.00/1: One dollar off one item,
  • $1.00/2: One dollar off of two items
  • B1G1 Free: Buy one item, get one free
  • B2G1 Free: Buy two items, get one free
  • B1G1 50% Off: Buy one item, get one 50% off
  • Blinkie: Small boxes that dispense coupons with red blinking lights
  • Beep: On occasion the register will beep when a coupon is scanned by a cashier. This means that the cashier needs to take an action, like entering in a price or to check to make sure the coupon matches the item you purchased.
  • Bricks: Bricks coupons are internet printable coupons, if you hit your back button in your browser after printing, you usually will be allowed to print two coupons.
  • Catalina: A small machine next to the cash register that will print a coupon at checkout.
  • DND: Do not double
  • E-coupon: Coupon that can be loaded onto your preferred shopper card that will electronically be taken off at check out if you purchase that item.
  • ETS: Excludes trial size
  • Exp: Expires
  • Expired: The deal that was being offered is no longer available
  • GC: Gift card
  • MFG: Manufacturer coupon
  • MIR: Mail in Rebate
  • NLA: No longer available
  • OYNO: On Your Next Order
  • OOP: Out of Pocket
  • Peelie: Peel off coupon found on product
  • R: Regional coupon
  • RR: Register Reward, Walgreens Catalina coupon
  • Q: Coupon
  • SCR: Single Check Rebate, Rite Aid monthly rebate program
  • Stacking: Using both a manufacturer coupon with an in-store coupon on one item.
  • Tearpad: A pad of coupons that can be found next to some products.
  • UPC: Universal product code, or bar code
  • +Up Rewards: Rite Aid Reward program that prints on the bottom of your receipt when you purchase qualifying items.
  • VV: Video Value coupon you get for watching ad-perk videos at These video value coupons can be stacked with manufacturer coupons.
  • WYB: When you buy
  • YMMV: Your mileage may vary, meaning it may depend on your stores specific coupon policy.

    Here are a few more that I was just asked what they are..

  • ISO: In Search Of
  • UFT: Up For Trade

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