Coupon Lingo

When you first start couponing, all the abbreviations and "coupon lingo" can be difficult to understand. This makes learning to coupon hard. I have created a list of some of the things I actually had to google when I first started, because I was so lost. I hope this helps with any questions you might have.


    • Q=Coupon
    • PG = Proctor & Gamble Coupon insert
    • SS = Smartsource insert
    • RP = Red Plum insert
    • GM = General Mills Coupon insert
    • UL = Unilever Coupon insert
    • IE = Internet Explorer
    • All You = Coupon Magazine
    • Printable = Coupon printable on-line
    • IP= Internet Printable
    • Blinkie=Coupon dispensing machine inside a store with a blinking light
    • Peelie= Peel off coupon on a product package
    • Tearpad=Pad of coupons attached to a display or shelf at the store
    • B1G1=Buy one get one free
    • B2G1=Buy 2 get one free
    • OYNO= On your next order
    • OOP= What you pay out of pocket
    • MIR= Mail in rebate
    • Catalina= Catalina coupon, prints from a separate machine when your receipt prints
    • WYB= When you buy
    • ETS= Excludes trial size
    • YMMV= Your mileage may vary (meaning the situation could be different at your store)
    • DND= Do not double coupon
    • ECB's or EB's= Extra Care Bucks or extraBucks (CVS reward system)
    • RR= Register Reward (Walgreen's reward system)
    • +UP Reward= Rite Aid reward system
    • NLA=No longer available
    • UPC= Bar code