Coupon Lingo


Reading coupons/sales papers in the beginning can be hard if
you have no idea what they are talking about! Here is what
is affectionately called coupon lingo and can help you
tremendously when you start.

$$/$$ – This means $ off when you spend $ amount.
Example: $5/$30 is $5 off your purchase when you
spend $30.

$/# = This means that you get $ off for every # you
buy. Example: $5/2 would mean that you get $5 off
every 2 that you buy.

B1G1, B2G1: Another way to write ‘buy one,
get one’. The “B” stands for “buy”, the G
stands for “get”. The numbers indicate how
many of a product you must buy to qualify
and the number of products you get when you
redeem the coupon or offer. 
B1G1= Buy one, get one. 
B2G1= Buy two, get one
B2G2= Buy two, get two

Blinkie = A coupon that prints out at a
machine in the store. They are located
by the product associated with that
particular coupon.

BOGO = Buy One Get One Free

CAT = Catalina. A coupon that prints
out at the register that is either $$ off
your next purchase or $$ off a certain product.

Catalina = Also referred to as CAT. A
coupon that prints out at the register
that is either $$ off your next purchase
or $$ off a certain product.

Coupon Insert – This is what comes in
your Sunday paper. They are usually the
Smart Source (SS or S), Red Plum (RP)
and Proctor & Gamble (PG)They are
also referred to as inserts, S, SS, RP
and PG.

ECB = Extra Care Bucks. Exclusive to CVS.
They work like cash on your next order.

ES =Easy Saver. This is Walgreens’ monthly
rebate program. You can find the books
by their ads in the store.

EXP = Expires or Expiration Date

Internet Printable = A coupon that can be
printed online. Also refered to as IP or Printable.

IVC = Instant Value Coupon. These are found at
Walgreens in their weekly ads.

MFR = Manufacturer

MIR = Mail In Rebate. These are checks
or coupons that the manufacturers/stores
will send you if you meet the requirements
on the rebate form.

OOP = Out-of-Pocket. This is the amount
of money that you have spent after coupons,
ECBs, RRs, Catalinas

OYNO = On Your Next Order.

OYNP = On Your Next Purchase.

Peelie = Coupons found stuck onto the product

PG = Proctor & Gamble.

PSA = Prices starting at; when a group
of items are on sale, such as Fiber One
products 25% off.  We might write
“PSA $2.09″ and list a group of Fiber
One coupons. This means that the
cheapest Fiber One product is $2.09
and prices go up from there

Printables = These are coupons that you
can print online. Also refered to as IP
or Internet Printables.

Q = Coupon

RP = Red Plum. This is a coupon insert
that you’ll either find in your paper or the mail.

Register Rewards (RR) = Exclusive to Walgreens.
They work like cash on your next order.

SS = Smart Source.

Stacking Coupons = This is the term used when
stores will let you use their own store coupons
along with a manufacturer’s coupon for t
he same item. Example: Most Targets would let
you use their $ off “specific brand” product
coupons along with a manufacturer’s coupon
for that same “specific brand” product.

WAGS = Abbreviation for Walgreens

YMMV = Your Mileage (Manager) May Vary.
This is what you’ll see when someone finds a deal
but they want you to know that your store branch
may not offer the same deal.

WYB = When You Buy