So you’re ready to begin couponing , but see some of the deals we post with abbreviations and maybe don’t know what they mean.
Here is a cheat sheet that will make things easier for you!
BOGO: Buy one, get one. Will usually end with “free” or “half off” meaning buy one, get one half off; or buy one, get one free.
B1G1, B2G1: Buy 1, Get 1 or Buy 2 , Get 1 Free.
CAT: Short for “Catalina.” A catalina is a coupon that is printed at the register at participating stores when you purchase select participating items.
ECB: Extra Care Buck. Now known as Extra Bucks. These can be used at CVS and are rewards that are earned after you purchase certain products each week. Some promotions last a week, while some last all month. They print at the bottom of your receipt with a clear expiration date. You can use them instantly. (Just like cash that can be spent in store. They can just not be used on tobacco, prescriptions, lottery tickets, alcohol or gift cards)
EXP: Expires or Expiration Date.
MFR: Manufacturer. Usually referring to a manufacturer coupon.
MIR: Mail-in Rebate. Refers to rebates which must be submitted by mail. These are the traditional rebates that require mailing the receipt and proof of purchase in the form of UPC barcodes.
OOP: Out-of-Pocket. Refers to the amount of money paid at a store when making a purchase. Does not include after-purchase savings, coupons or rebates.
OYNO: On Your Next Order. Store promotions such as Spend $25, save $10 on the next shopping order. OYNO refers to savings that will not be seen on the first transaction but that may be applied to the next purchase.
WYB: When you buy
P&G or PG: Procter and Gamble. Procter and Gamble puts out monthly coupon inserts (brands include Always, Bounty, Crest, Dawn, Gillette, Olay, Pampers, Tide, etc). Procter and Gamble does not authorize printable Internet coupons.
RP: Red Plum. Red Plum coupon inserts and printable coupons
RR: Register Rewards. Walgreens drugstore rewards program. You can earn Register Rewards when you make a qualifying purchase of eligible item(s)
advertised in our Weekly Ad, or an in-store promotion. It’s that simple. Your Register Rewards coupon will print out at the register, with your receipt, to redeem on
your next shopping trip.
SCR: Single Check Rebate. Rite Aid Drugstore monthly rebate program.
SS: SmartSource coupon inserts
YMMV: Your Mileage May Vary.
DND: Do Not Double
Peelies: Sticker coupons you will find on products in the store. You can peel off at register and save right there
Tear Pad: a pad of coupons found near products in-store
IP: Internet printable
Blinkie: Manufacturers coupons that are dispensed from a small machine near a specific product in store
GM: General Mills