Coupon Abbreviations

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Coupon abbreviations and terminology

There is a standard for referencing coupons. Most sites you view should have similar abbreviations and coupon terminology. Here are the most common:

Insert-the group of coupons found in the newspaper
SS-Smartsource coupon insert
RP-Red Plum coupon insert
PG-Proctor and Gamble coupon insert
GM-General Mills insert
All You Mag-coupons from the All You Magazine (followed by issue month)
01/02-date coupon insert was delivered (Jan. 2nd)
$1/2 or $0.50/1-the coupon value is $1 off when you buy 2 products or get $0.50 off when you buy 1.
$1/2 from 01/02 SS insert-get $1 off 2 products, coupon found in the Smartsource insert from Jan. 2nd
Peelie-coupon found stuck to an item
Blinkie-coupon found in a machine near the item (usually has a blinking light)
Tearpad-coupon found on a pad near an item-you tear off a coupon
Catalina-coupon or advertisement printed at the register-named after the machine itself
Mailer-coupons received in the mail or included with a free sample
BOGO or B1G1-Buy 1 item, get 1 item Free
Printable coupon or IE-a coupon printed online
Overage-sometimes you will make money by using a coupon paired with a register reward deal or similar promotion. Ex. Item price is $5.99, earn $5.99 RR. Essentially you are getting this item for free after the RR but if you have $1.50 coupon you only spent $4.49 and still received the $5.99 RR. You have made a “profit” of $1.50!
OOP-Out Of Pocket, initial expense
WYB-When You Buy, followed by a number
YYMV-”you’re mileage may vary”, some policies are at managers discrection
RR-Register Reward from Walgreens-more to follow part 2
ECB-ExtraCare Buck from CVS-more to follow part 3
Roll” a Catalina-using a Catalina, RR or ECB earned from your 1st transaction to pay for your 2nd transaction, using the 2nd Catalina to pay for a 3rd transaction and so on-more to follow in Parts 2 and 3

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