Coupon Lingo /Jargon


When I first started couponing I found sooo many words I didn’t understand I spent a lot of time googleing :p and researching just to understand what I needed to get the deal.
That’s why I’ve compiled a list of different abbreviations often referred to in the coupon world. If you can think of anything else you’d like me to add to the list, please let me know! Hopefully this can save you a couple steps and make couponing that much easier!

  • ECB- Extra Care Buck (CVS store credit voucher that will print when specific items are purchased)
  • RR- Register Rewards (Walgreens store credit voucher that will print when specific items are purchased) – these do not “roll”, meaning if you purchase the same item you received the voucher for, and use the one you got another one will NOT print.
  • SP-Stockpile
  • SS-Smart Source coupon insert
  • PG/P&G -Proctor and Gamble coupon insert
  • GM-General Mills coupon insert
  • RP- Red Plum coupon insert
  • Peelies-sticker like coupons found on products.
  • MQ-Manufacturers Coupon (It will say that next to the expiration date)
  • OOP-Out of Pocket (How much you actually had to pay)
  • Q or CPN-Coupon
  • YMMV-Your Mileage May Vary (A deal may work for someone else, but may not for you.)
  • TMF-Try Me Free offer
  • AR- After Rebate
  • CAT-Catalina coupon (Manufacturer coupons that print out from a machine at the register depending on what you buy.)
  • BOGO, B1G1F, B2G1F-”Buy one get one Free”, “Buy two get one Free”
  • TEAR PAD- A pad of refund forms or coupons hanging on a shelf at the store.
  • BLINKIE-A machine that spits out coupons.
  • UPC-Universal product code (those black straight lines with numbers under them) What the register scans.
  • POP-Proof of purchase (like a product label or UPC)
  • DCRT-Dated cash register receipt
  • GC-Gift Card

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