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Coupon Terms - A Glossary of Couponing Lingo

$5/2 – Notation meaning five dollars for two of this item. Also sometimes expressed as 2/$5, and of course can come in any denomination/number of items combination.

Blinkie – a coupon dispenser attached to a store shelf, that has a little blinking red light on it, or the coupons dispensed by such a device.

BOGO or B1G1 – Buy 1 Get 1. Also comes in other flavors, such as B2G1, etc.

Catalinas – The coupons which print out at the register; so-called because Catalina is the name of the company that provides the machines.

CCS or Coupon Clipping Services – Services that clip coupons for you for a fee.

DND or DNT – Do Not Double or Do Not Triple

ea – each

ECB(s) – Extra Care Buck(s) – The coupons which print at the bottom of your register receipt at CVS

ETS – Excludes Trial Sizes

exp – expires or expiration date

Filler item – a low-priced item used to take up overage when either a: the money taken off by coupons would otherwise be more than the amount of the purchase, or b: at Walgreens, your number of coupons would otherwise outnumber your items.

GC – Gift Card or Gift Certificate

GM – General Mills

IP or IPC – Internet Printable Coupon

Mfr or MQ – Manufacturer or Manufacturer’s coupon

MIR – Mail-in Rebate

MM or MoneyMaker – when the amount of money taken off by coupons (and sometimes involving rebates) is greater than the price of the items, thus resulting in an overage.

ONYO – on your next order

OOP – out-of-pocket, or the amount of money you actually must spend (after coupons and sales) to purchase something

Overage – the amount of money you “make” on a transaction where the money taken off by your coupons is greater than the amount of the items being purchased with coupons.

Peelie – A coupon stuck to the front of a product in such a way that you can peel it off and use it on that item

PG or P&G – Procter and Gamble coupon insert

Q – Coupon

Roll/Rolling – when you use the Catalina, Register Reward, or ECB from a previous purchase to make further purchases, thus reducing or even eliminating your out-of-pocket expense

RP – Red Plum coupon insert – same company as Valassis, but named differently in different markets.

RR(s) – Register Reward(s) – the Catalinas which print at Walgreens

SCR – Single Check Rebate – this is Rite Aid’s monthly rebate program

SS – SmartSource coupon insert

Stack or Stacking – using more than one coupon on a single item; usually a manufacturer coupon used with a store coupon

Tearpad – a stack of coupons in the form of a pad, usually attached to the store shelf near the location of the item they are to be used on.

UPC – Universal Product Code, the number below the barcode on a product

V – Valassis coupon insert – same company as Red Plum, but named differently in different markets.

WYB – when you buy

YMMV – Your mileage may vary

$5/2 – Notation meaning five dollars for two of this item. Also sometimes expressed as 2/$5, and of course can come in any denomination/number of items combination.
Blinkie – a coupon dispenser attached to a store shelf, that has a little blinking red light on it, or the coupons dispensed by such a device.
BOGO or B1G1 – Buy 1 Get 1. Also comes in other flavors, such as B2G1, etc.
Catalinas – The coupons which print out at the register; so-called because Catalina is the name of the company that provides the machines.
DND or DNT – Do Not Double or Do Not Triple
ea – each
ECB(s) – Extra Care Buck(s) – The coupons which print at the bottom of your register receipt at CVS
ETS – Excludes Trial Sizes
exp – expires or expiration date
Filler item – a low-priced item used to take up overage when either a: the money taken off by coupons would otherwise be more than the amount of the purchase, or b: at Walgreens, your number of coupons would otherwise outnumber your items.
GC – Gift Card or Gift Certificate
IP or IPC – Internet Printable Coupon
Mfr or MQ – Manufacturer or Manufacturer’s coupon
MIR – Mail-in Rebate
MM or MoneyMaker – when the amount of money taken off by coupons (and sometimes involving rebates) is greater than the price of the items, thus resulting in an overage.
ONYO – on your next order
OOP – out-of-pocket, or the amount of money you actually must spend (after coupons and sales) to purchase something
Overage – the amount of money you “make” on a transaction where the money taken off by your coupons is greater than the amount of the items being purchased with coupons.
Peelie – A coupon stuck to the front of a product in such a way that you can peel it off and use it on that item
PG or P&G – Procter and Gamble coupon insert
Q – Coupon
Roll/Rolling – when you use the Catalina, Register Reward, or ECB from a previous purchase to make further purchases, thus reducing or even eliminating your out-of-pocket expense
RP – Red Plum coupon insert – same company as Valassis, but named differently in different markets.
RR(s) – Register Reward(s) – the Catalinas which print at Walgreens
SCR – Single Check Rebate – this is Rite Aid’s monthly rebate program
SS – SmartSource coupon insert
Stack or Stacking – using more than one coupon on a single item; usually a manufacturer coupon used with a store coupon
Tearpad – a stack of coupons in the form of a pad, usually attached to the store shelf near the location of the item they are to be used on.
UPC – Universal Product Code, the number below the barcode on a product
V – Valassis coupon insert – same company as Red Plum, but named differently in different markets.
WYB – when you buy
YMMV – Your mileage may vary

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