Coupon Abbreviations & Terminology | Learn to Coupon

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Welcome to Learn to Coupon... in 30 days. For the next 30 days (week days),  I will be posting a couponing how to.  Each day we will build on the prior days information. The goal of this series is to teach you the basics of couponing. Where to start, what coupons to use, how to use your coupons and more.This series will focus on realistic strategies for couponing.  There will be some depth to the posts, so you will need to spend the time reading the posts in the entirety. Since each post will build on the day before, I suggest you read them chronologically. You can read them here.

Today’s post is all about coupon terminology and abbreviations. You will find these abbreviations in both matchups and in deal descriptions.    To better understand coupon matchups and deals, here are some common coupon abbreviations:

  • AC – After Coupons
  • B1G1F – Buy One Product, Get One Free
  • BOGO – Buy One Product, Get One Free
  • B2G1F – Buy Two Products, Get One Free
  • Bricks – An online coupon printing platform

  • CAT – Catalina Coupon
  • CRT – Cash Register Tape {aka receipt)
  • DEAD – Deal is no longer valid
  • DND – Do not Double
  • ECB- Extra Care Bucks from CVS
  • ETS – Excludes Trial Size
  • EXP – Expires
  • FAR -Free after Rebate
  • GM – General Mills Coupon Insert
  • IP – Internet Coupon
  • IVC – Instant Valuable Coupon from Walgreens
  • MFR – Manufacturer
  • MIR – Mail in Rebate
  • MM – Moneymaker
  • NED – No expiration Date
  • OYNO – On Your Next Order
  • OOP – Out of Pocket – the amount you actually pay
  • P&G – Proctor & Gamble Coupon Insert
  • PSA – Prices Starting At
  • RC – Rain Check
  • RP – Red Plum Coupon Insert
  • RR – Register Rewards at Walgreens
  • SCR – Single Check Rebate at Rite Aid
  • SS – Smartsource Coupon Insert
  • Stacking – Using a manufacturer coupon & store coupon together
  • TP – Tear Pad
  • UPR – Up Reward at Rite Aid
  • UP – UP Reward at Rite Aid
  • WYB – When you Buy
  • YMMV – Your success with this deal may vary

Learning these abbreviations will help you better understand coupon matchups.


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  • Robin Brainard

    Thanks SO much!! I was struggling with some of the abbreviations!!

  • Khyrsys

    Can I print this pages for future reference?

    • Shannon

      There is a print button at the end of the post.

  • Sharon

    Thx for this, I definitely learned some new abbreviations. I’m gonna have to bookmark this page for future reference!