Many who are new to couponing, or new to reading couponing blogs, may scratch their heads at some of the coupon terms and abbreviations we use on a regular basis.
Hopefully this handy page will guide you through the lingo, so you can use what you read about to help save your money!
$/$$: Dollars off of dollars’ worth of product, i.e. $5/$25
$/X: Get dollars off when you purchase X number of product
X/$: Get X number of product for the price of $
B1G1: Buy one, get one (usually second product is either free or 50% off).
CRT: Cash register ticket or receipt
DND: Coupon does not double
ECB: CVS’ Extra Care Bucks, good on your next purchase
GM: General Mills Everyday Saver, a coupon insert from Smart Source
MIR: Mail-in rebate
NLA: No longer available
OOP: Out-of-pocket; what you finally pay after coupons, sale price and tax.
OYNO: On your next order (visit, purchase etc.)
P&G: Proctor & Gamble coupon insert in newspaper
RP: Red Plum coupon insert in newspaper
RR: Register Rewards, good on next purchase
SS: SmartSource insert in newspaper
WYB: When you buy
YMMV: Your mileage may vary (results may vary depending on store policy, state laws, etc.)
Catalina: a printed coupon at checkout
e-Coupon: a coupon that can be added to your store’s loyalty card
Printable coupon: a coupon you can print from home
Stack / Stackable: When you are able to pair up a manufacturer’s coupon with a store coupon for in-store shopping, or a promotional credit with a coupon code, or more than one coupon code for online shopping.
Standard coupon: a paper coupon, i.e. from newspaper coupon insert
UPromise deposit: a coupon, the value of which is deposited into your UPromise account to save for future educational expenses.