Coupon Lingo: Understanding the Coupon Language!


Learning how to coupon effectively can be like learning a whole new language! Here are some abbreviations you may come across while couponing:

$/$$ – Spend $$ and get $ off. Ex: $5/$20 means $5 off your $20 purchase
B1G1 – Buy one get one free
BOGO – Buy one get one free
CRT – Coupon that is printed on receipt
DND – Do not double
ECB – Extra Care Bucks, which are earned at CVS
ETS – Excludes trial size
EXP – Expires
FAR – Free after rebate
GC – Gift card
GM – General Mills coupon insert from Sunday paper
IP – Internet printable coupon
MC – Manufacturer coupon
MFR – Manufacturer
MIR – Mail in rebate
MM – Moneymaker, making a profit after coupons & sale
MQ – Manufacturer coupon
OOP – Out of pocket, or how much you pay out of pocket
OYNO – On your next order, or purchase
P&G – Proctor & Gamble coupon insert from Sunday paper
Q – Coupon
RP – RedPlum coupon insert from Sunday paper
RR – Register Rewards, which are earned at Walgreens
SS – SmartSource coupon insert from Sunday paper
TQ – Target coupon
WYB – When you buy
YMMV – Your mileage may vary; deal may or may not work at your store

Have you come across any abbreviations you are not familiar with?

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