Coupon Lingo

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A lot of abbreviations are used when referencing to coupons, so I have put together a list to help get you started on your journey!! I know how overwhelming it can be when you are learning how to coupon and save money. If you have any questions please feel free to email me.

$1/1, $1/2 = one dollar off one item, one dollar off two items etc.

2/$1, 3/$2 = two items for one dollar, three items for two dollars

+UP = Rite Aids rewards that print on receipt after transaction for use on your next order

AC = after coupon

ALA = as low as

AR = after rebate (generally refers to price after rebate is deducted)

AY = all you magazine

Blinkies = in store Smart Source coupons

BC = before coupon

BOGO or B1G1 = buy one item get one item free

B2G1 = buy two items get one item free

C/o or Q = coupon

CAT/CATALINA = Coupons that print from store registers at checkout

CNP = coupon near product (similar to blinkies)

Coupon Code = code to use at checkout (including online shopping)

CRT = customer receipt tape (CVS receipt coupons)

Digital Coupons = Coupons that can be “clipped” online saved automatically in your accounts (saving star, reward cards etc.)

DND = do not double

Ea. = each

ECB/EB = Extra Care Bucks (CVS loyalty rewards)

eCoupon = digital coupons

ES = easy saver (Walgreens)

ETS = excludes trial size

EXP = expires

FAR = free after rebate

FP = final price

GC = gift card

GM = General Mills (newspaper insert)

HTH = hope that helps

IN-AD = Typically found in the flyer’s tucked into you local Sunday Papers (WAGS or Rite Aid) also available in store

IP = internet printable coupon or referred to as “printable”

KG/K = Kelloggs Coupon (newspaper insert)

MIR = mail in rebate

Mobile Coupon = coupons or coupon codes sent to your mobile device from retailers

mPerks = Meijer ecoupons/digital coupons

MQ.MFG or MFR = manufacturer’s coupon

NLA = no longer available

NBPN = no beer purchase necessary

NED = no expiration date

OGM = general mills coupon insert

OOP = out of pocket (cash paid)

OYNO = on your next order (a coupon that prints out that you can use on your next order just like cash)

Peelie = coupon you peel off package

P&G/PG = Proctor & Gamble Coupon

PM = price match

POP = proof of purchase

RA = Rite Aid

RP = Red Plum Coupon (newspaper insert)

RR = Register Rewards (Walgreens’ Catilina coupons)

Stacking = using both a manufacturer coupon and a store coupon on one item (if store policy applies)

SCR = single check rebate (Rite Aid’s monthly rebate program)

SS = Smart Source Coupon (newspaper insert)

SC/o or SQ = store coupon

Tear Pads = a pad of coupons or MIR near product or on display

TMF = try me free

UPC = universal product code, bar code

WAGS = abbreviation for Walgreens

WC = Wellness Card (Rite Aids loyalty program)

W-IVC = Walgreens instant value coupons (walgreens store coupons)

WYB = when you buy

YMMV = your mileage may vary (meaning it may or may not work at your store) or manager may vary (meaning some stores might give a deal but others might not)

VV = video values (Rite Aid video value coupon)

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