$$/$$ This means $ off when you spend $ amount. Example: $5/$30 is $5 off your
purchase when you spend $30. (Check to see if the amount has to be before
or after coupons to apply.)
$/# This means that you get $ off for every # you buy. Example: $5/2 would mean
that you get $5 off every 2 that you buy.
B1G1 Buy One Get One Free (B1G2 is Buy One Get Two Free etc.)
Blinkie A coupon that prints out at a machine in the store. They are located by the
product associated with that particular coupon.
BOGO Buy One Get One Free or also B1G1
CRT Cash Register Tape = Your Receipt.
CAT Catalina. A coupon that prints out at the register that is either $$ off your next
purchase or $$ off a cetain product. You typically have to use them at the store
they printed, but some stores will take “competitor’s” coupons. Note: These are
sometimes delayed in printing so wait a minute before walking away from the
register. If you think you were supposed to get one and didn’t, talk to the
cashier/manager and explain.
Closeouts These are typically greatly reduced items that the store does not plan on
Competitors This is the term meaning “of related chains.” For example, grocery stores will
take other grocery store’s coupons and drug stores will take other drug store
coupons. Always check with each store on what their couponing policy is and
whom they consider to be a competitor.
Coupon Policy This is the statement that each individual store abides by, in relation to coupons.
What is typically included in their policy is whether they: take competitor’s coupons
take coupons past expiration dates, “double” or “triple” coupons, accept Internet
Printables or if they even accept coupons.
Coupon Insert These are “packets” of coupons found in Sunday papers and also sometimes in
the ads mailed to you during the week. These are typically sent out by Smart
Source (SS or S), Red Plum (RP) and Proctor & Gamble (PG)They are also
refered to as inserts, S, SS, RP and PG.
Discontinued This means that a store has depleted their inventory of an item and does not
plan on re-stocking it.
Double Coupons This is the term used when stores will double a coupon’s value. Example, if
you have a $1 off coupon, they’ll take $2 off. Stores vary on how often they do
this ranging from never, always, on occasion or specific days of the week.
Some stores may also set a maximum value limit. Example, no coupons
over $2 and only 10 per transaction/day.
ECB Extra Care Bucks. Exclusive to CVS. They work like cash on your next order.
(Some restrictions do apply.)
ES Easy Saver. This is Walgreens’ monthly rebate program. You can find the book
by their ads in the store.
EXP Expires or Expiration Date
FAR Free After Rebate (See Rebate for explation)
FAE Free after Extra Care Bucks (See ECB or Extra Care Bucks for explanation)
FARR Free After Register Rewards (See RR or Register Rewards for explanation)
FLIP Food Lion Instant Print
Inserts These are “packets” of coupons found in Sunday papers and also sometimes
in the ads mailed to you during the week. These are typically sent out by
Smart Source (SS or S), Red Plum (RP) and Proctor & Gamble (PG) They
are also refered to as coupon inserts S, SS, RP and PG.
Internet Printable A coupon that can be printed online. Also refered to as IP or Printable.
IP Internet Printable Coupon. Also refered to as “printable.”
IVC Instant Value Coupon. These are found at Walgreens in their weekly ads.
MIR Mail In Rebate. These are checks or coupons that the manufacturers/stores
will send you if you meet the requirements on the rebate form.
OOP Out-of-Pocket. This is the amount of money that you have spent after coupons,
ECBs, RRs, Catalinas (See terms for explanations)
OOS Out-of-Stock. Some stores will offer a raincheck in cases like these where the
sale price is secured.
OYNO On Your Next Order. Used when refering to coupons that you can use on your
next order at that store. (Sometimes Competitors will take them.)
OYNP On Your Next Purchase. Used when refering to coupons that you can use on
your next purchase (order) at that store. (Sometimes Competitors will take them.)
Peelie Coupons found on products in the store. (Don’t forget to pull these off and hand
them to your cashier when you check-out. Don’t rely on the cashier to notice
them for you. It will only aggravate you later when you come home to find it’s
still there!) :)
P&G Proctor & Gamble. A big chain of brands that also puts out a coupon insert.
Prinables These are coupons that you can print online. Also refered to as IP or Internet
Raincheck A slip you can ask for in the store when an item’s on sale and out-of-stock.
Some sales will specifically say “No rainchecks” and some stores will put an
expiration date on their rainchecks
RP Red Plum. This is a coupon insert that you’ll either find in your paper or the mail.
Register Rewards Exclusive to Walgreens. They work like cash on your next order.
(Some restrictions do apply.) Also refered to as RRs.
Rolling Catalinas This means that you can use a catalina (see definition) as payment on another
transaction of equal merchandise and another catalina will still print. Example,
if you buy 5 “name brand items,” a $5 catalina will print. If you then buy another
set of those same 5 “name brand items,” you can use the previous catalina you
received as payment towards the order and another $5 catalina will print.
RR Register Rewards. Exclusive to Walgreens. They work like cash on your next
order. (Some restrictions do apply.)
S or SS Smart Source. This is a big name coupon source. They not only send out
inserts in the papers but also have an online site with printables.
Stacking Coupons This is the term used when stores will let you use their own store coupons
along with a manufacturer’s coupon for the same item. Example: Most Targets
would let you use their $ off “specific brand” product coupons along with a
manufacturer’s coupon for that say “specific brand” product.
Triple Coupons This is the term used when stores will triple a coupon’s value. Example, if you
have a $1 off coupon, they’ll take $3 off. Stores vary on how often they do this
ranging from never, always, on occasion or specific days of the week. Some
stores may also set a maximum value limit. Example, no coupons over $2
and only 10 per transaction/day.
UPC Universal Bar Code. This is the bar code that’s scanned on products for
pricing/info at the stores. Several companies will ask you to mail these in on
WAGS Abbreviation for Walgreens
WT Wine Tag. These are coupons that you’ll find hanging on the wine bottles in
YMMV Your Mileage (Manager) May Vary. This is what you’ll see when someone finds
a deal but they want you to know that your store branch may not offer the same
WYB When You Buy