What do all those abbreviations mean?? Check out this list to help guide you through all the coupon mumbo jumbo.
Sunday Newspaper Insert Abbreviations:
GM = General Mills
PG = Proctor & Gamble
RP = RedPlum
SS = Smart source
1/22 SS indicates that the coupon being referred to came from the Smart Source insert in the 1/22 newspaper.
Coupon and Other Money-Saving Terms:
$1.00/1, $2.00/1 = One dollar off one product, two dollars off one product, etc.
$1.00/2, $2.00/2 = One dollar off two products, two dollars off two products, etc. You must buy two products to use the coupon.
B1G1 or BOGO = Buy One, Get One Free
B2G1 = Buy Two, Get One Free
Blinkie = Coupon dispensing machines found in the grocery stores. These may be redeemed at any store, not just were you found it.
CAT or Catalina = Coupons printed from at the register
DND = Do Not Double
Ea = Each
eCoupon = Electronic coupons downloaded to your store loyalty card.
ETS = Excludes Trial Size
EX or X = Expiration Date
Filler = Item Purchased to Reach Minimum Total in Order to Get a “Deal”
GC = Gift Card
IP = Internet Printable Coupon
MC or MQ = Manufacturer’s Coupon
Mfg. = Manufacturer
MIR = Mail in Rebate
NLA = No Longer Available – usually refers to a printable coupon
NED = No Expiration Date
OOP = Out of Pocket
OOS = Out Of Stock
OYNO = One Your Next Order
Peelie = Adhesive manufacturer coupons found on products in the store
PSA = Prices Starting At
Purchase = buying an item. If you buy 20 items on a single shopping trip, you just made 20 purchases.
Q = Coupon
Raincheck = Written slip you request from a store when a sale item is out of stock
Rebate = Refund of part or all of the amount paid
Stacking = Using Both a Store Coupon and a Manufacturer’s Coupon on One Item
Stockpile = Stash of food and non-food items
TMF = Try ME Free Offer
Transaction = The entire of all purchases on one receipt.
Tear Pad = A pad of manufacturer’s coupons found in the store. These coupons may be used anywhere, not just in the store where found.
UPC = Universal Product Code – The Bar Code With Number Under It
WYB = When You Buy
Store Specific Abbreviation:
ECB = Extra Care Bucks – CVS money
CRT = Cash Register Tape coupon or coupon from the “Magic Coupon Machine”
RA = Rite Aid
UP = +Up Reward – Rite Aid Money
VV = Video Values Coupons printed from the Rite Aid website
SCR = Single Check Rebate
WAGS = Walgreens
IVC = Instant Value Coupon – found in the monthly coupon booklet at the front of the store.
RR = Register Rewards – Walgreens Catalina Coupons
DG = Dollar General
FD = Family Dollar
WM = Wal-Mart
Now, let’s start Saving The Piggy!!