Coupon Abbreviations & Lingo

Coupon Lingo & Abbreviations
P&G: Proctor and Gamble insert
RP: Red Plum insert
SS: Smart Source insert
RR : Register Rewards at Walgreens (good for $$ off during next visit)
$1/1, $1/2 : 1 dollar off 1 item, 1 dollar off 2 items, etc.
2/$1, 3/$2: Buy 2 items for 1 dollar, buy 3 items for 2 dollars, etc.
B1G1 : Buy one item get one item free
B2G1: Buy two items get one item free
Beep: The register beeps when a coupon is scanned to signal the cashier must take further action, like entering a price. Sometimes, it means the wrong coupon was used or the register is just being difficult. At Walgreens, giving manf. coupons before in-ad or IVC will reduce the likeliness of hearing the beep.
Blinkies : Grocery/drugstore coupon dispensers with blinking lights
Catalina: Catalina coupons print from a separate machine by the receipt printer
DND: Do not double
Ea.: Each
ETS: Excludes trial size
Exp.: Expires
GC: Gift Card
IVC: Instant Value Coupon, Walgreens’ store coupons found in ads and monthly booklet
MIR: Mail-in rebate
OYNO: On Your Next Order
OOP: Out Of Pocket (The amount of money you will spend before any rebates or tax)
OOS: Out Of Stock
Peelie: Coupons that are peeled off a package, commonly found on milk and diapers
PSA: Prices starting at
Rain Check: Promise from a store to sell an OOS product at a sale price when it is back in stock. Must ask for a rain check to receive one, generally from a manager.
RR: Register Rewards, Walgreens’ Catalina coupons that are good for a dollar amount off OYNO
Q: Coupon
Stacking: Using both a manufacturer’s coupon and a store coupon on one item
UPC: Universal product code, bar code
Tearpad: Pad of coupons attached to a display, shelf, or refrigerator door.
WYB: When You Buy
YMMV: Your Mileage May Vary (Every store/manager does things slightly different. Generally, a YMMV deal means it is slightly different from the coupon policy but many stores are allowing it anyway. I use YMMV for prices that vary from store to store)


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