Coupon Lingo

 If you're a newbie to coupons, and do not understand the abbreviations, do not worry. Here is a list of some abbreviations.

Newspaper Inserts
GM: General Mills®
P&G: Proctor & Gamble®
RP: Red Plum
SS: Smart Source

Coupon Abbreviations and Coupon Lingo
Couponing: The practice of redeeming discount coupons in order to save money.
Couponer: A person who collects and saves coupons to redeem them on products, such groceries.
Inserts: These are “packets” of coupons found in Sunday papers.
$/$: Any example of money off purchase
$1/1: You will receive $1 off of just one item
$2/1: Receive $2 off one item
BOGO or B1G1: Buy 1, Get 1 Free
B1G2: Buy 1, Get 2 Free
B2G1: Buy 2, Get 1 Free
Blinkie: Coupons that are in boxes with blinking lights near products on the shelf
Peelie: Peel-off  coupons found right on the packaging
Tear Pad Q: A Pad of Manufaturer Coupons found near product on store aisle.
Catalina (CAT): Coupon that prints after you check out at the register
Doubling: When stores double a manufacturer's coupon value
ECB: Extra Care Bucks- This term will only be used when refering CVS's reward system
Exp: Expires/ Expiration Date on Coupon or Deal
Fillers: Miscellaneous items you need to purchase to get a coupon saving amount
IP or IPQ: Internet Printable Coupon-You are usually allowed 2 prints per computer. NEVER photocopy internet printable coupons. They are printed with unique codes for one-time only use.
SQ: Store Coupon
MQ: Manufacturer Coupon
IVC: Instant Value Coupon-found in Walgreen's Monthly Savings Booklet
OOP: Out Pocket
GC: Gift Card or Gift Certificate
Overage: When a coupon is more than free and will take additional $ off your final price
AR – after rebate – the cost of the item after you receive your rebate - See more at:
AR – after rebate – the cost of the item after you receive your rebate - See more at:
MIR: Mail In Rebate
FAR: Free After Rebate
AR: After Rebate-the cost of the item after you receive your rebate 
Staking: When your pair  or stack a manufacturer's  coupon with a specific store coupon
RR: Register Rewards-This is a catalina that prints at Walgreens for a dollar amount off your next purchase when you buy certain items and is usually advertised.
Q: Slang for Coupons
Rolling: Roll your store "cash" over to your next transaction
WYB: When you buy
YMMV: Your mileage may vary
FAR – Free After Rebate – The item will be free after you receive the rebate. - See more at:
MM: Money Maker-Refers to the total coupon value credit at register for a particular item being more than the original cost of the item. Most stores don’t allow you to get an overage or cash back from coupons alone but you can get an overage if you are paying for the item with coupons and then get ECBs, RRs, or a rebate back from the purchase. Example, cost of an item is $2, you use a $2 coupon and get back a $1 RR to use on your next purchase. It’s like making $1 for buying the item.
RC: Rain Check- Is a written slip that you can request from a store when a sale item is out of stock. When store restocks the item, after the sale period is over, a rain check entitles you to purchase for the previous sale price.
Coupon Fairy: Any person that leaves valid coupons next to product on store shelves.
DEAD: An offer is no longer valid or the coupon is no longer available.
Envie - Envelope
ISO: In Search Of (basically you need it), used when asking if anyone has a specific coupon to give or trade.
One Coupon Per Customer: Limits you to only using one "like" coupon per customer or person, per shopping trip.
One Coupon per purchase:  It means that you can use one coupon per item. This is meant to enforce the point that you may not use two of the exact same coupon for one item. Example: you have 4 tubes of Colgate, you can use a total of 3 coupons, one per tube.
One Coupon per Transaction: Limits you to only one of that exact coupon per transaction. You may request to do more than one transaction, check with your cashier first. This varies from store to store. Example: If you have 4 coupons that read “one coupon per transaction” you may request to separate your items into 4 transactions and pay 4 times.
Stockpile: A food storage or stash of food and non-food items. Stockpiling is a key principle in couponing to see the biggest savings. Buy items when they are on sale and you have a coupon; buy enough to last you until the next sale that way you are always paying the lowest price.