Ever read over a Couponing Blog or Site and thought SS, RP, P&G, MIR….. SAY WHHHHAT?!?   I know I did, at first I thought it was some secret code I would never understand, but trust me you pick it up fast. Here are a few of the terms, and they may very a little depending on the person/site, but this should help get you through the just of it!


  • SS – Smart Source Insert
  • RP – Red Plum Insert
  • P&G – Procter & Gamble Insert
  • GM – General Mills
  • SC – Store Coupon
  • WYB – When You Buy
  • FAR – Free After Rebate
  • OOP – Out of Pocket
  • WFC – Weekly Flyer Coupon
  • $1.50/2 – $1.50 off two items
  • WAGS – Walgreens
  • FF – Firefox
  • IE– Internet Explorer
  • Q – Coupon
  • B1G1, BOGO, B1G1F: Buy 1, Get 1 Free
  • B1G1 50%, BOGO 50% – Buy 1, Get 1 50% off
  • Double Coupons- A coupons value is doubled at the register automatically at stores that double coupons. Example a 50 cent coupon will double to $1 unless the coupon states Do Not Double. Some stores will double coupons up to 50 cents in value.
  • MFR – Manufacturer
  • MQ/MC –  Manufacturer coupon
  • MIR – Mail-in Rebate
  • OYNO – On your next order
  • Peelie – Coupon that you peel off the package
  • P&G/ PG – Proctor & Gamble Sunday newspaper insert coupons
  • RC –  Raincheck
  • RP – Red Plum Sunday newspaper insert coupons
  • RR – Register Rewards are Catalinas that print out at Walgreens and can be spent like cash in the store.
  • Blinkies – a blinking box on a store display or shelf that dispenses coupons (usually red)
  • Catalina – coupon dispensed at the register at the time of purchase. This prints separate from your receipt.
  • SS – SmartSource Sunday newspaper insert coupons
  • Stacking – Using one manufacturer coupon and one store coupon on one item for extra savings
  • Store Coupon – a coupon offered by a specific store
  • Tear Pad – Coupons or Refunds found on a display that you tear off
  • WYB –  When You Buy
  • WSL – While Supplies Last
  • YMMV – Your Mileage May Vary. Two of the same store may have different prices at each location or have different rules about coupons.
  • $/$$ – Dollars off WYB a specified amount in dollars
  • .50/1 – 50 cents off one item
  • .50/3 – 50 cents off three items, requires purchase of three items
  • UPC – Universal Product Code – Those black straight lines with numbers under them
  • B2G1 – Buy Two, Get One Free
  • DEAD – Offer No Longer Valid
  • FILLER – Item Purchased to Reach a Minimum Total in Order to Get a “Deal”
  • EX or X – Expires On
  • GC – Gift Card
  • HTH – Hope That Helps
  • IP – Internet Printable

HTH! YMMV on each website! :] I love abbreviations!


ATW – atruckerwife!


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