Coupon Abbreviations

Newspaper Coupon Inserts

SS – Smart Source coupon insert

PG – Procter and Gamble coupon insert

SAVE – Save coupon insert (formerly Red Plum and Retail Me Not)

RP – Red Plum coupon insert

RMN – Retail Me Not coupon insert

GM – General Mills coupon insert

UL – Unilever coupon insert


CAT – Catalina coupon (Manufacturer coupons that print out from a little machine at the register, triggered by what you buy.)

OYNO – On Your Next Order (another way to describe a Catalina coupon)

Tear Pad – A pad of refund forms or coupons hanging on a shelf

Blinkie – Machine on product shelf that spits out coupons

Peelie – Sticker-like coupon found on products

CRT – A CVS Store coupon that spits out of the Red Coupon Kiosk when you scan your Extra Care Bucks card

ECB – Extra Care Bucks Reward Earned to spend like cash at CVS

RR – Register Rewards – Reward Earned to spend like cash at Walgreens (restrictions apply)

IVC – Instant Value Coupon – Walgreens Store Coupon found in their monthly coupon booklet

+UpR – Plus Up Reward – Reward Earned to spend like cash at Rite Aid

SCR – Single Check Rebate (Rite Aid)

NLA – No longer available to print but still valid if you printed the coupon


MIR – Mail-in Rebate

MQ – Manufacturer Coupon

IP – Internet Printable Coupon

BOGO or B1G1 – Buy one get one Free

B2G1 – Buy two get one Free

OOP – Out of Pocket Expense

DND – Do Not Double

Exp – Expiration Date

wyb – When you buy

Wags – Walgreens

YMMV – Your Mileage May Vary (deal may not work for everyone)

Stack or Stacking – Using both a Manufacturer Coupon and a Store Coupon on the same item