Ever wonder what those abbreviations mean? Check here for the breakdown!
- SS- Smart Source insert found in your newspaper
- RP- Red Plum insert found in your newspaper
- If you see SS2 or RP2, there are multiple SS or RP inserts in the paper.
- PG- Proctor & Gamble insert found in your newspaper
- Catalina or Cat – these are checkout coupons that come from the machines at checkout.
- Winetag or hangtag- coupons hung on bottles of wine or any bottle, usually by a rubber band
- Peelies – coupons stuck to packages
- Tearpads- Pads of coupons usually located on displays or beverage cooler doors
- Blinkies- coupon dispensers with the little red, blinking lights found at grocery and drug stores
- IP – internet printable, coupons you print from home via coupons.com or other sites
- MQ- manufacturer coupon
- IAQ – in-ad coupon like the ones found in the Walgreens ad
- RR- register reward from Walgreens, prints as a catalina coupon
- ECB- Extra Care Bucks – rewards at CVS
- OYNO – on your next order. Usually refers to a catalina that gets dollars off your next purchase.
- BOGO – Buy one, get one free
- BOGO 50% – Buy one, get 50% off the second item
- B2G1 – Buy two items, get one free.
- AR – after rebate
- GC – Gift card, usually used when referring to a gift card deal
- Stacking – using multiple coupons together for best savings
- DND – do not double. This terminology is printed on most coupons. It doesn’t necessarily mean they won’t double at your grocery store.
- Look for the very first number on the barcode. If it’s a 5, it will most likely double. If it’s a 9, it will not.
- Double or Doubling – Some stores double the value of your coupon. ie a $.50 coupon would take off $1.
- Triple or Tripling – Some stores triple the value of your coupon. ie a $.30 coupon would take off $.90.
- HBA – Health & Beauty aid, refers to that particular department in the store
- MIR- mail-in rebate
- MM- Money maker
- overage – when a coupon exceeds the value of the item and the extra can be applied to other items in your cart.
- OOP – out of pocket, the actual money spent
- PSA – prices start at
- TMF- try me free rebate
- WYB – when you buy