Coupon Terminology

Coupon blogs, social network pages and websites use the following terminology when matching coupons to grocery store promotions.  Please refer back to this list whenever necessary.

The 3 biggest coupon publications and newspaper inserts: 

P&G:  Procter & Gamble Sunday Insert
RP:  Red Plum
SS:  Smart Source


Most commonly used coupon abbreviations are listed below.  You will find many of these abbreviations on online money saving blogs and websites. 

  • $1/1, $1/2:   One dollar off one item, one dollar off two items
  • 2/$1, 3/$2:   Two items for one dollar, three items for two dollars
  • BOGO:  Buy one item get one item free
  • B2GO:   Buy two items get one item free
  • B1G2:  Buy one get two free (Usually at Harris Teeter)
  • BLINKIES:  Grocery/drugstore coupon dispensers with blinking lights
  • CATALINA:  Catalina coupons that prints from a separate machine when your receipt prints (Food Lion, Harris Teeter, Farm Fresh, Kroger, Bloom and Bottom Dollar grocery stores all use Catalina printing machines.  You can use these coupons with manufacturer coupons for the same item)
  • CRT:  Cash register tape referring to CVS coupons that print on receipt Do not double
  • DND: Do not double
  • ECB:  Extra Care Bucks (CVS Reward System)
  • FAR:  Free after rebate
  • GM:   General Mills
  • IP:  Internet printable coupon
  • MFR:  Manufacturer
  • MQ:  Manufacturer’s Coupon
  • MIR:  Mail-in rebate
  • OYNO:  On your next order
  • OOP:  Out of pocket
  • PEELIE:  Peel-off coupon found on product packaging
  • PSA:  Prices Starting At
  • RRs:  Register Rewards (Most often distributed at Walgreen’s)
  • SCR:  Single Check Rebate, Rite Aid monthly rebates program 
  • STACKING:  Using a manufacturer’s coupon in addition to a store coupon for an even lower price
  • WT:  Wine tag, no alcohol purchase necessary to use these coupons
  • WYB:  When you buy