Does some of the acronyms and abbreviations you see confuse you? Need to “talk coupon”?
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If you have absolutely no idea what most of this coupon lingo means, there’s still hope for you.

Refer to this list and before you know it, you’ll be a pro.

AC – After Coupon

B1G1 – Purchase one item and get an item free (buy 1 get 1)

Blinkies – Coupon dispensers with flashing lights, usually found in supermarket aisles.

B&M – Brick and Mortar stores

Cats – Catalina – Coupons that print after your purchase and are given to you with your receipt.

CRT – Cash register tape (reference to coupons for CVS coupons that print on the receipt)

DND – Do not double coupon

DNT – Do not triple coupon

ECBs – Extra Care Bucks (CVS Loyalty program)

ETS – Excludes trial sizes

Exp. – Expires

FAR – Free after rebate

GC – Gift Card

IP – Internet printable

ISO – In search of

IVC – Instant Value Coupon (Walgreen’s store coupons found in ads)

MQ- Manufacturer coupon

MIR – Mail In Rebate

OYNO – On your next order

OOP – Out of Pocket

OOS – Out of Stock

Peelie – Coupons located on packages that peel off

POP – Proof of purchase

RC – Rain check

RP – Red Plum coupons

RRs – Register Rewards (specific name for Walgreen’s Catalina Coupons)

Q – Coupon

SMP – Specially marked packages

SS – Smart Source coupons

Stacking – Use of manufacturer and store coupons

UPC – Universal Product Code (bar code)

Tearpad – Pad with coupons attached to product shelves

WSL – While supplies last (no rain checks issued)

WYB – When you buy

YMMV – Your mileage may vary OR your manager might vary (refers to eligibility for offer varying by store)

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