Couponing 101: Acronyms! Acronyms! Acronyms!

November 6, 2009 · 6 comments

by Jennie


Are you new to couponing? Consider the below list your introduction to "Couponing Language 101"....because it literally is like a foreign language!

I have bolded the acronyms that we will use the most. This will always be available to you in the Information As always, please feel free to post a comment if you have any questions!


Couponing Related

Albies - Albertsons
AR - After Rebate
Blinkies - in store smart source coupon dispensed near product, usually from red blinking box
BOGO or B1G1 - Buy one get one free
BTFE - Box Tops for Education
B&M - Brick & Mortar, as opposed to an online store
CAT - Catalina coupons that print out at the register
FAR - Free After Rebate
GC - Giftcard
IP - Internet Printable Coupon
IVC - Instant value coupon (Walgreens store coupon-found in various booklets)
KS - King Soopers (use the link on right side of the page-in the google bar to access their website)
MQ - Manufacturer's Coupon
MIR - Mail In Rebate
OOP - Money paid Out of Pocket
OOS - Out of Stock
OYNO - On your next order
P&G - Proctor & Gamble Sunday supplement coupons
Peelie - coupon that you peel off the package
RA - RiteAid
RC - Raincheck
RP - Red Plum Sunday newspaper supplement coupons (formerly Valassis-also sometimes called "V")
RR - Register Reward, RRs are essentially Catalinas that print out at the register at Walgreens-they are only good at Walgreens
SCO - Self Checkout
SCR - Single Check Rebate (RiteAid's monthly rewards/rebate program)
SD - Slickdeals, another deal site that we occasionally get information from
SS - Smart Source Sunday newspaper supplement coupons
SW - Safeway (use the link on right side of the page-in the google bar to access their website)
Tearpad - A pad of refund forms or coupons found hanging from a store shelf or display
TIA - Thanks in advance
TMF - Try Me Free
V - Valassis Sunday supplement coupons (now called Red Plum)
WAGS - Walgreens
WYB - When You Buy
YMMV - Your Mileage May Vary meaning "success of the attempt may vary at your store"
$1/1, $1/2, ... - money off per number of items (i.e. $1/1 is 1 dollar off when you purchase one where $1/2 is 1 dollar off when you purchase 2)


DD - Dear Daughter
DH - Dear husband
DIL - Daughter-in-law
DS - Dear Son
DW - Dear Wife

HTH - Hope this/that helps
IMO - In My Opinion
NP - No problem

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{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Kim February 10, 2014 at 11:29 AM

This is my first time collecting coupons from the newspaper. I found the SmartSource and the RedPlum coupons, but I can’t find the P&G coupons. Are they in every Sunday’s paper? I just pulled all of the inserts out and couldn’t find them in there. Maybe they are somewhere else? Thank you!


2 Celeste September 16, 2013 at 11:41 PM

In the coupon database (which is great, by the way!) under “Limitations”, sometimes it says ETS. What does ETS stand for? Thanks!


3 Hazel September 17, 2013 at 7:11 AM

My thinking is “except trial/travel size” but I’ll admit, I’ve never thought about it. Good question!


4 Hazel March 15, 2012 at 6:24 AM

Croupie – this one came up at the Starbucks Coupon Clutch a while back. Bargain Blessings groupies are “croupies”

CFF – Couponing Friend Forever

I hope everyone is fortunate enough to be blessed with a CFF … it’s a blast sharing bargaining and shopping trips!


5 Karl Schneider November 17, 2010 at 3:35 PM

Great website! What does TP and GM stand for? I checked the acronyms page and can’t find it listed therein. Context from the Target page:

-$1/5 MQ (9/19 TP)
-.50/2 MQ (10/3 or 11/14 GM)


6 Jennie November 18, 2010 at 7:45 AM

Hi Karl~ Thanks. GM stands for General Mills (it is another insert like SmartSouce and RedPlum) and the TP was a typo…sorry. It should have been RP (RedPlum). :)


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