Thursday, May 26, 2011

Couponing 101: Learn Coupon Terms and Abbreviatons

If you're a coupon newbie, the world of couponing, particularly the terms and abbreviations couponing websites throw around, can be a bit overwhelming. Use the following guide to help you decipher all the coupon lingo you'll need to coupon with confidence.

Sunday Paper Coupon Inserts:
SS = SmartSource
RP = Red Plum
PG = Proctor & Gamble
GM = General Mills

General couponing/sales terms:
BOGO (or B1G1)=Buy One, Get One (Free)
MFR = manufacturer
Q = coupon
IP = internet printable
MIR = Mail-in rebate
EXP = expired
OOP = out of pocket
WYB = when you buy
CAT = Catalina coupon
Peelie = coupon stuck on to a product
Blinkie = coupon from a blinking SmartSource coupon dispenser (in-store)
TP = tear pad coupon

Store-specific terms:
GAF = Green Advantage Flyer
YAF = Yellow Advantage Flyer

ECC = Extra Care Card
ECB = Extra Care Bucks

RR = Register Rewards
IVC = Instant Value Coupon

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