Coupon Lingo

Coupon Lingo is the language used in couponing to shorten the wording.


Example:  Instead of saying, “Tide Detergent is on sale this week for $5.99.  Use the $2/1 coupon found in the 10/30 Procter & Gamble.  Get a $10 Prepaid MasterCard when you buy $50 in Procter & Gamble products by mail.”

We would say

“Tide Detergent $5.99

use $2/1 Tide from 10/30 P&G and submit for $10 P&G Prepaid MC wyb $50.”


Common Coupon Lingo

Bogo = Buy one get one free

Bogo 50% = Buy one get one 50% off

B2g1 = Buy two get one free

Cat = Catalina

Dead = coupon deal is over, not available, or has ended

DND = Do not double

ECB = Extra Care Bucks (CVS reward)

EXP = Expiration / Expires

GM = General Mills coupon insert

Hot = great deal or coupon that may not last long

IP = Internet Printable

IVC = Instant Value Coupons. Found at Walgreens.  They are Walgreen’s in-store coupons.

MB = Meijer Mealbox ( Meijer coupons)

MP = Mperks (Meijer digital coupons)

MFG Q = Manufacturer’s Coupon

MIR = Mail in Rebate

OOP = Out of Pocket  (what you pay out of pocket at the time of purchase after sales and coupons, but usually before store rewards)

OYNO = On Your Next Order.  Meaning the coupon or reward that will print is valid on your next order or next transaction

P&G = Procter & Gamble (coupon insert)

RC = Rain check

RP = RedPlum (coupon insert)

RR = Register Reward ( Walgreen’s reward)

SCR = Single Check Rebate (Rite Aid rewards program)

SS = Smart Source (coupon insert)

Stacking = When you use one coupon manufacturer’s coupon and one store coupon on one item

Stockpile = Bulk supply of items. 

Up = +Up Reward (Rite Aid reward)

UPC =  Universal Product Code aka bar code

WYB = When you buy 

YMMV = Your mileage may vary.  A deal or coupon may be confusing and one store may let you do the deal while another will not.   The deal may work for one person, but not another.




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