In some of my posts, I may use some abbreviations, part of what I call “Coupon Lingo”. These are the same abbreviations you will see on a lot of sites that do coupon match ups.
$1/1 = $1 off of 1 item
$1/2 = $1 off 2 items, or $.50 per item
Blinkie = A coupon that comes from a machine in the store aisle
BOGO or B1G1 = Buy one, get one
Catalina = A coupon that prints out at checkout, separate from your receipt
ECB or EB = Extra Care Bucks/Extra Bucks. This is CVS money earned for purchasing certain products. They print immediately on the bottom of your receipt. You must have a CVS Extra Care card to get these.
EQ = Electronic coupons you can load to your store cards, like Safeway or Fry’s, or from other sites like Cellfire.com, Shortcuts.com, and P&G eSaver
EXP = Expiration date of the coupon or deal
GM = General Mills insert, occasionally included with weekly Sunday newspaper inserts
IPQ = Internet Printable coupons. Can be either manufacturer or store coupons you print from your computer, usually a limit of 2 prints per computer.
MIR = Mail in rebate
MQ = Manufacturer coupons
OOP = Out Of Pocket. This is the money you have to pay.
OYNO = On Your Next Order. This term is usually used when talking about Catalinas.
P&G = Proctor & Gamble, a coupon insert in the weekly Sunday newspaper. Usually comes once a month, and coupons are usually only good for that month.
Peelie = A coupon found on a product that you can peel off and use
Q = Coupon
RP = Red Plum, a weekly Sunday newspaper coupon insert. There are also sometimes printable coupons available at their website, redplum.com.
RR = Register Rewards. This is Walgreens money earned for purchasing certain products. These print from a separate machine called a Catalina, not on your receipt. There is not a rewards card required to get these.
SS = Smart Source, a weekly Sunday newspaper coupon insert. There are also printable coupons available at their website, smartsource.com.
WYB = When You Buy
YMMV = Your Mileage May Vary. This means that what works at one store or with one manager may not work at others.