Coupon Lingo and Abbreviations


Below is a list of commonly used coupon lingo and abbreviations:

AR: After Rebate
Blinkie: Coupons found in store, near products; typically in a red blinking box
B1G1 or BOGO: Buy one get one free
CAT or Catalina: Coupons that print with your receipt after purchase; to be used on future purchase
CPN: Coupon
CRT: Cash Register Tape
DND: Do not double
ECB: CVS Extra Care Bucks
ESR: Walgreens EasySaver Rebate
ETS: Excludes Trial Size
FAR: Free After Rebate
GC: Gift Card/Certificate
HTH: Hope That Helps
IR: Instant Rebate
IVC: Walgreen’s Instant Value Coupon (found in sale flyer or monthly Walgreens catalog)
IPC: Internet Printable Coupon
MFG: Manufacturer’s Coupon
MIR: Mail In Rebate
MQ: Manufacturer’s Coupon
OOP: Out of Pocket
OYNO: On your next order
P&G: Proctor & Gamble (coupon insert found in Sunday Paper)
Peelie: Coupons attached to products that can be peeled off and used
PSA: Prices Starting At
Q: Coupon
RC: Rain Check
RP: Red Plum (coupon insert found in Sunday paper)
RR: Walgreens Register Rewards
SCR: Single Check Rebate (Rite Aid)
SS: Smart Source (coupon insert found in Sunday Paper)
Stacking: Using a store coupon AND  a manufacturer’s coupon one one product
TIA: Thanks in Advance
TMF: Try Me Free
UPC: Universal Product Code (bar/scan code)
UPR: +UP Rewards (Rite Aid)
WSL: While Supplies Last
WYB: When You Buy
YMMV: Your Mileage May Vary (prices and or coupon policies differ based on region, your success may differ)

Please let me know if you have any additions to or questions about the above list!

You can learn more about the following topics in my All About Couponing Series:

I also offer some General Coupon Tips here.