Save Money Using Coupons: Understanding Coupon Abbreviations!

Save Money Using Coupons: Understanding Coupon Abbreviations!

If you have been following our recent beginners series, then you are up to the sixth article to help you save money using coupons.

So far, we have covered these topics:

Grow Your Coupon Collection
Learn Your Store Policies
Create An Organization Method
Wait For A Sale
Learn The Sale Cycles

We have heard that learning to coupon is like learning a new language. Learn a bit each day and you’ll get the hang of it.

If your new to FTM or new to couponing, you’ll notice some coupon talk and and abbreviations used in our coupon matchups and our scenarios. This is a short guide of common coupon talk to get you started.

BOGO – Buy One Get One Free
B2G1 – Buy Two, Get One Free
BR– Balance Rewards – Walgreens Reward Program
CAT – Catalina – This is a coupon that will print out at the register when you check out.
DND – Do not Double
ECB – Extra Care Bucks -CVS Reward Program
ETS – Excludes Trial Size
IP -Internet printable coupon
MIR – Mail in Rebate
MM – Moneymaker
NLA – No longer available (means a coupon is no longer available to print)
OOP – Out of Pocket( otherwise known as the money you will spend out of your pocket)
OYNO – On Your Next Order (Usually refers to a coupon that can be used the next time you shop- see CAT)
PSA – Prices starting at
RMN – RetailMeNot coupon insert from your newspaper(formerly Red Plum)
RR – Register Rewards – Walgreens Reward Program
SS – Smart Source coupon insert from your newspaper
WAGS – Walgreens
mb- must buy
WYB – When You Buy (Typically associated with dollars off when you buy an item)
YMMV – Your mileage may vary – Means you may or not be able to do the deal depending on your stores policy
$/$$ coupon – A coupon that requires you to buy a certain dollar amount to get a dollar amount off. For example, $5/$50 purchase.


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