Coupon Lingo

by Melody on January 3, 2010

Coupon lingo can be confusing when you are just starting out. I could write everything out in every detail, but that would get redundant. Here is a master list so you can become professional at coupon-speak! Thanks Hip2Save, The Krazy Coupon Lady and Deal Seeking Mom for a few extra ideas to add to the list.

The majority of your coupon stockpile will come from the Sunday newspaper. There are three common coupon “inserts” that you will hear referenced.

P&G – Proctor and Gamble insert
RP – Red Plum insert
SS – Smartsource insert

For example: $1/2 Post cereals 11/2 RP (coupon will be found in November 2nd Red Plum insert) 

$1/1, $1/2 – Dollar amount off number of items, for example: $1 off 2 boxes of Post cereal 

Blinkie – Coupon found in small black box mounted on shelves in grocery store aisles. Pull out one coupon and another automatically pops up. Mounted by corresponding product. 

BOGO – Buy one, get one free (or B1G1) 

Catalina – Coupon that prints out at register after you have completed your transaction. Usually dollar amount off your next order, only to be used at that store. 

Double coupon - Certain stores offer double coupons as a promotion.  They will double a manufacturer coupon up to a certain amount, as specified on coupon usually up to $1.  

E-coupons - Electronic coupons that can be loaded onto your store loyalty card and used in conjunction with paper coupons (shortcuts.com, cellfire.com)  

FF - Firefox browser  

GC – gift card 

IE - Internet Explorer browser  

IP - Internet printable coupon 

MIR – Mail in rebate 

One coupon per purchase - One coupon can be used per qualifying item in a single transaction, multiples of the same coupon can be used. 

One coupon per transaction – Only one coupon of a similar type can be used in a single transaction. 

OOP – Out of pocket (cost out of pocket, usually before rebate) 

Peelies – Coupon found on product itself, that you “peel” off 

SCR – Single Check Rebate (Rite Aid’s online rebate program) 

Stacking coupons - The practice of combining an in-store coupon with a manufacturer coupon to increase your savings.  

Tear pad – Similar to blinkie coupon, but found on tear pad near corresponding item 

WYB – When you buy

Feel free to add more that I have missed in the comment section. I will try to add to the list as I think of new terms (or make up my own!).

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