Coupon Lingo

Couponing 101: Abbreviations and Lingos

I've had a lot of questions about coupons and abbreviations. I've created a reference category in case you have a question about what something means in my blog posts. I hope this helps you. As always, feel free to email me with questions.

Sunday inserts:

P&G: Procter & Gamble Sunday insert
RP: Red Plum
SS: SmartSource
GM: General Mills Insert

Coupon  Lingo

$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, etc.

B1G1: Buy one item get one item free

B2G1: Buy two items get one item free

Beep: Sometimes the register will beep when a coupon is scanned to indicate that the cashier need to take an action, like entering a price.

Blinkies: Grocery/drugstore coupon dispensers with blinking lights

Catalina: Catalina coupon, prints from a separate machine when your receipt prints

CRT: Cash register tape, usually used when referring to CVS coupons that print with receipt or Coupons from the Magic Coupon maching inside CVS 

DND: Do not double

Ea.: Each

ECBs: ExtraCare Bucks, CVS loyalty rewards system

ETS: Excludes trial size

Exp.: Expires

GC: Gift card

IVC: Instant Value Coupon, Walgreens' store coupons found in ads and monthly booklet

MIR: Mail-in rebate

OYNO: On your next order

OOP: Out of pocket

OOS: Out of stock

Peelie: Peel-off coupon found on product packaging

PSA: Prices starting at

RRs: Register Rewards, Walgreens' Catalina coupons

Q: Coupon

Stacking: Using both a manufacturer's coupon and a store coupon on one item

UPC: Universal product code, bar code

Tearpad: Pad of coupons attached to a display, shelf, or refrigerator door.

WYB: When you buy