Coupon Lingo

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Ever wonder what PSA and WYB mean in the coupon world? Well, here you go!

Sunday inserts:

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

2012 Coupon Insert Schedule

When I post my weekly deals, the information in the parenthesis refers to the insert and date of publication.
For example: (RP 2/26/12) refers to the Red Plum insert that can be found in the newspaper from 2/26/12.

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
Blinkies: Coupon dispensers with blinking lights
Cat: Catalina coupon, prints from a separate machine when your receipt prints
CRT: Cash register tape, usually used when referring to CVS coupons that print at the bottom of a receipt
DND: Do not double
ECBs: ExtraCare Bucks, CVS loyalty rewards program
IPQ: Internet printable coupon
IVC: Instant Value Coupon, Walgreens store coupons found in the coupon booklet at Walgreens stores
MFR: Manufacturer
MIR: Mail-in rebate
OYNO: On your next order
OOP: Out of pocket
Peelie: Peel-off coupon found on the product
PSA: Prices starting at
RRs: Register Rewards, Walgreens’ Catalina coupons
SCR: Single Check Rebate, Rite Aid rebate program
Tearpad: Coupon found in stores near the product
+UP Reward: Rite Aid loyalty rewards program
UPC: Universal product code, bar code
VV: Video Values, monthly Rite Aid store coupons (requires watching a short video to earn)
WYB: When you buy
YMMV: Your mileage (or manager) may vary, meaning not all stores may offer the same deal

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  • 1 Alisa // Aug 3, 2013 at 5:44 pm

    Thanks so much for providing this service! I really need to start saving on my grocery bill.

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