New to couponing? Thinking we’re talking in some kind of top secret code? Check out the following list of common coupon and forum abbreviations to help you get started:
Blinkies – small coupon machines found in many stores that spit out coupons. They have a blinking light, hence the name.
B1G1 or BOGO – buy one get one
Catalina – coupons for $$ off your next purchase that print out alongside your receipt at the register.
CRT – Cash Register Tape
D – Double coupon
DD – Dear Daughter
DH – Dear Husband
DND – Do Not Double
DO – The Oklahoman
DS – Dear Son
ECB – Extra Care Bucks (CVS)
ESC and ESR – EasySaver Rebate and EasySaver Catalog (Walgreens)
FAR – free after rebate
FIL/BIL – Father/Brother In Law
GC – Gift Card (usually Target, can be any)
GM – General Mills
Hangtags – just what it sounds like. Coupon is on a tag that hangs from the product.
HTH – Hope that helps
IP – internet printable
ISO – In search of
IVC – instant value coupon (Walgreens – refers to EasySaver coupon)
KG – Kellogg
MC or MQ – manufacturer’s coupon
MIL – Mother In Low
MIR – mail in rebate
OOP – out of pocket
OYNO – On Your Next Order
Peelies – coupons you find on the product itself (peels off)
PG – Procter & Gamble
Q – Coupon
SCR – single check rebate (Rite Aid)
RP – Red Plum (sometimes also called Valassis)
RR – register reward (Walgreens)
SIL – Sister In Law
SS – Smart Source
Stack – Use two coupons together. For example, Walgreens allows you to use a Walgreens store coupon with a manufacturer’s coupon on the same item.
TIA – Thanks in advance
Tearpads – just what it sounds like. Usually tearpad coupons hang on shelves near the product.
TW – Tulsa World
WYB – when you buy