Coupon Terminology

Sometimes you might see me use an abbreviation and this is a list of all of them so you know what exactly I am talking about.

  • $1/1, $1/2: Save one dollar off one item, one dollar off two items
  • 2/$1, 3/$2: Buy two items for one dollar, three items for two dollars
  • BOGO: Buy one item get one item free
  • B2GO: Buy two items get one item free
  • Blinkies: These are the coupon dispensers you find in the grocery aisles
  • Cat: Catalina coupon
  • CRT: Cash register tape.  These are mostly referring to CVS coupons that print with receipt
  • DND: Do not double
  • ECBs: ExtraCare Bucks which is the CVS rewards program
  • FAR: Free after rebate
  • IPQ: Internet printable coupon
  • IVC: Instant Value Coupon.  A Walgreens in ad coupon is an example of this
  • MFR: Manufacturer
  • MIR: Mail-in rebate
  • OYNO: On your next order
  • OOP: Out of pocket
  • Peelie: Peel-off coupon found on the package of a product
  • PSA: Prices starting at
  • RRs: Register Rewards which is the Walgreens Catalina rewards program
  • SCR: Single Check Rebate which is the Rite Aid monthly rebates program
  • UPC: Universal product code or bar code
  • WYB: When you buy

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Bouaraphan Duong August 16, 2010 at 10:10 AM

Thank you

LaRue January 14, 2011 at 7:54 PM

Hello… I’m very new to all of this couponing and this site is amazing! I signed up for your daily news letter last night and received my first email today! (YAY… It’s extremely helpful) But I don’t understand what this means – coupon from the 12/12 Smartsource – or – 12/26 Proctor & Gamble. I am also signed up with these sites but when I went on to Smartsource’s site I could not find any of the item on Safeways matchup list. Please tell me what I’m overlooking to educated me for the future.
Thanks a Bunch

contact January 15, 2011 at 8:26 AM

Hey LaRue and welcome. When I say 12/12 Smartsource that means they are coupons that were in the December 12 Smartsource insert found in the paper. These are included most Sundays. I usually have a list posted on Thursday or Fridays with all the coupons that you will find in the upcoming Sundays paper.


Angie May 5, 2011 at 8:51 PM

Coupons are confusing to me sometimes. On the PG coupons most say in small print with red lettering “Limit One Coupon per Purchase” of products and quantities stated. Then it says “Limit of 4 like coupons in same shopping trip” So does that mean I can use 4 of the same coupon at one time on one item? or have to buy 4 items to use all 4 coupons at the same time? I believe its the later 4 items 4 coupons. IDk?

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