Coupon Lingo

Here are some common coupon abbreviations you might come across in the world of coupons:

  • $1/1, $1/2: One dollar off one item, one dollar off two items, etc.
  • 2/$1, 3/$2: Two items for one dollar, three items for two dollars, etc.
  • B1G1: Buy one get one free
  • B2G1: Buy two get one free
  • Beepage: Sometimes the register will beep when a coupon is scanned to indicate that the cashier needs to take an action, like entering a price or getting a manager to authorize an override
  • Blinkies: Grocery/drugstore coupon dispensers with blinking lights
  • Catalina: Catalina coupon, prints from a separate machine when your receipt prints
  • DND: Do not double
  • EA: Each
  • ETS: Excludes trial size
  • Exp.: Expires
  • GC: Gift card
  • GM: General Mills (Sunday paper insert) OR General Manager
  • IVC: Instant Value Coupon (Walgreens store coupons found in ads and monthly booklet)
  • MIR: Mail-in rebate
  • NLA: No longer available
  • OYNO: On your next order
  • OOP: Out of pocket
  • OOS: Out of stock
  • P&G: Proctor & Gamble (Sunday paper insert)
  • Peelie: Peel-off coupon found on product packaging
  • PSA: Prices starting at
  • RRs: Register Rewards, Walgreens’ Catalina coupons
  • RP: Red Plum (Sunday paper insert)
  • Q: Coupon
  • SCR: Single Check Rebate, Rite Aid monthly rebates program
  • SS: SmartSource (Sunday paper insert)
  • Stacking: Using both a manufacturer’s coupon and a store coupon on one item
  • UPC: Universal product code, bar code
  • Tearpad: Pad of coupons attached to a display, shelf, or refrigerator door.
  • +UP: Rite Aid rewards program
  • WYB: When you buy
  • YMMV: Your mileage may vary

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