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GARD Pro Not RegisteredCollecting coupons is hard enough without all the abbreviations that can confuse just about anyone starting out. That’s why I’ve put together a list of common abbreviations you may come across while searching for coupons. This should…



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Collecting coupons is hard enough without all the abbreviations that can confuse just about anyone starting out. That’s why I’ve put together a list of common abbreviations you may come across while searching for coupons. This should help you figure out what everyone is talking about.

$$/$$ – This simply means you get X amount of money off when you spend X amount of money. For example: $6/$25 is $6 off your purchase when you spend $25.

$/# – This simply means you get x amount of money off for every X amount of a product you purchase. An Example: $10/4 means you get $10 off every 4 that you buy.

B1G1 = Simply means Buy One Get One Free

Blinkie = is a coupon that prints from a printing machine at your local store. They’re often located by the front of the store when you first walk in.

BOGO = Means Buy One Get One Free

CAT = This is a also refered to as a Catalina. Which is a coupon which prints at the check out register. It’s either a $$ off a certain product or a $$ off your next purchase .

Catalina = From earlier is also refered to as a CAT

Coupon Insert – These are leaflets that arrive in your sunday paper. You can clip out coupons from them. The most common inserts are the Red plum also refered to as (RP), Smart Source (SS) and Proctor and Gamble (PG) inserts.

ECB = Is short for Extra Care Bucks. These are only found in CVS. They function as cash on your next purchase.

ES = Is short for Easy Saver. The Easy Saver is Walgreens’ monthly rebate program. The books can be found at customer service in any Walgreens store.

EXP = This is short for the Expiration Date. Every coupon has one once a coupon is expired you can no longer use it.

Internet Printable = This is a coupon that can be downloaded and printed from your home computer. It can also be refered to as (IP)

IVC =  This is short for Instant Value Coupon. You can find them in the weekly ads for Walgreens stores.

MFR = This is short for Manufacturer. Often used in short for Manufacturer coupon

MIR = This is short form for “Mail In Rebate”.  A mail in rebate acts similar to a coupon however you need to send it in to the manufacturer to receive either a cheque  or refund.

OOP = This means Out-of-Pocket. Which is the amount of cash you have spent after redeeming all your coupons

OYNO = This is short for “On Your Next Order”.

OYNP = This is an abbreviation for “On Your Next Purchase”.

Peelie = Are Coupons that you can find stuck on products

PG = This is short for Proctor & Gamble.

Q = Often means Coupon

RP = This is a common term which means “Red Plum”. It’s an insert in your sunday newspaper mentioned earlier.

Register Rewards or (RR) = These guys work like cash on your next purchase and are exclusive to Walgreens stores.

Rock Bottom Low Prices – Are the lowest price you will find an item on sale for. Generally happens once every 6 weeks in a sale cycle

SS = This is a very popular Smart Source insert that can be found in your local newspaper. It contains high value coupons that can be clipped out and used at any store.

Stacking Coupons = This is a phrase used to describe when you are able to use a manufacturers coupon and a store coupon together for the same product. An example of this is at Target stores you can use a $ off coupon and a manufactures coupon for the same product within one purchase.

WAGS = this is simply short form for Walgreens

YMMV = This abbreviation means “Your Mileage May Vary”. You’ll see this when a coupon blogger shares a deal on their blog and they what you to know that every store may not offer the same promotion.

WYB = This stands for “When You Buy”

That’s all the short forms I have for you right now. This is a representation of the most used terms in the couponing world and should get you well on your way. If you come across a term or abbreviation that’s not on our list email me and let me know I’ll get back to you with the meaning and I’ll add it to our ever-growing list.

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