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Coupon Lingo For Beginners

Coupon Lingo

What is Coupon Lingo?

Coupon Lingo is the language you need to learn to understand how to start couponing. Its a world of abbreviations and slang terms you will see when learning how to coupon!

Abbreviations used on Coupons For Your Family and Printable Coupons For Free in regards to Sunday Newspaper  inserts:

P&G: Procter & Gamble Sunday insert
RMN: previously Red Plum now called Retail Me Not
SS: SmartSource
V: Valassis- you dont see this much anymore

Sunday Insert coupons are VERY regional. Just because we have it listed doesn't mean it will definitely be in your newspaper.

You can see the prediction of what coupons will be in the Sunday Newspapers for the year here:
2018 Sunday Coupon Insert Schedule

And you can see our weekly Sunday Coupon Preview of what expected in each Sundays paper here:
Sunday Coupon Preview
When I list the store deals and refer to a coupon from a Sunday insert, the information on where to find the coupon is in parentheses.

For example,

(SS 12/14/08) would indicate that a coupon came from a SmartSource insert that was distributed in the 12/14/08 Sunday newspaper.

See more on how to read our matchups here

Most used terms and Coupon lingo:

$1/1, $1/2: One dollar off one item, one dollar off two items, etc.
2/$1, 3/$2: Two items for one dollar, three items for two dollars, etc.
B1G1: Buy one item get one item free
B2G1: Buy two items get one item free
Blinkies: Grocery/drugstore coupon dispensers with blinking lights
Cat: Catalina coupon, prints from a separate machine when your receipt prints at the store register
CRT: Cash register tape, usually used when referring to CVS coupons that print with receipt
DND: Do not double
ECBs: ExtraCare Bucks, CVS loyalty rewards system
EXP: expiration date of coupon
FAR: Free after rebate
HT: Hang Tag found on product- usually on bottles
IPQ or IP: Internet printable coupon
IVC: Instant Value Coupon, Walgreens' store coupons found in ads and ESR booklet
MFR: Manufacturer
MIR: Mail-in rebate
OYNO: On your next order = means you will receive a coupon to use on your next order
OOP: Out of pocket
Peelie: Peel-off coupon found on product packaging
PSA: Prices starting at
RRs: Register Rewards, Walgreens' Catalina coupons
SCR: Single Check Rebate, Rite Aid monthly rebates program
STACK: can use multiple offers on one item: ex use a store issued coupon and manufacturer, or cash back and coupon etc
TP: Tear pad coupon found in store near the product
UPC: Universal product code, bar code
WT: Wine tag, no alcohol purchase necessary to use these coupons
WYB: When you buy
YMMV: Your mileage (or manager) may vary, meaning some stores might give you a deal but others might not

Make sure to check out more links on our Couponing 101 post!

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