I had no idea that couponing would mean that I’d have to learn a whole new language, but it took me visiting one couponing blog just one time to realize that I better learn the lingo or I’m never going to figure this stuff out.
The language I’m talking about is the commonly accepted abbreviations for all things coupon. Throughout my blog I’ll be using these abbreviations here and there, so here is the list.
ECB = Extra Care Buck.
RR = Walgreens Register Rewards
WYB = When you Buy
BOGO = Buy one Get one free
BOG50% = Buy one Get one 50% off
FAR = Free After Rebate
IP = Internet Printable Coupon
IVC = Instant Value Coupon at Walgreens. Walgreens store coupon.
MIR = Mail In Rebate
SCR: Single Check Rebate
OYNO = On Your Next Order
OOP = Out of Pocket.
RP = Red Plum insert
SS = Smartsource insert
P&G = Procter and Gamble insert
Peelie= Coupon that is attached to the product itself. May be used right away, or saved for a future shop.
Blinkie= These are the small machines that are sticking out from grocery shelves at random locations throughout most grocery stores that dispense coupons one at a time. They sometimes have a little red light that blinks, hence the name blinkie.
CAT = A cat is a catalina coupon that prints at check out. It can be for $$ off a certain product or for $$ off your next order.
Matchups or Stacking= When an item is on sale, and you use a coupon for that item which results in even more savings.
Stockpile= Where you store your stocked up products until the next time those products go one sale at their rock bottom price
You can find this list in my FAQ’s for future reference.