Popular Coupon Abbreviations and Lingo

Coupon Lingo Card

There are so many acronyms that you will read here, and all the other deal blogs. So, here's a list to help educate you on the coupon LINGO:

AR = After Rebate
BLINKIES – In-store smartsource coupons near product, usually from red blinking box
B1G1 = Buy one get one free
CAT or Catalina = coupons you get with your receipt after your purchase
CRT = Cash register tape
ECB – CVS Extra Care Bucks earned for purchases
ESR = EasySaver Rebate (Walgreens Monthy Rebate)
FAR = Free After Rebate
GG = Grocery Game
HBA = The health and beauty aid section in the grocery store
HTH = Hope this / that helps
IVC = Walgreen's Instant Value Coupon ( Found in the monthy EasySaver Catalog )
IPC = Internet Printable Coupon
LOND = Land of No Doubles
MFG = Manufacturer's Coupon
MIR = Mail In Rebate
Non-Negotiables = Items that are required each week or on a frequent basis.
OOP = Out of Pocket
OYNO = On your next order
P&G = Proctor & Gamble Sunday supplement coupons
RC = Raincheck
RP = Red Plum Sunday Supplement Coupons
RR = Register Rewards
SS = Smart Source or Sunday Supplement coupons
STACKING = Using a store specific coupon with a MFG coupon (most stores allow this)
TIA = Thanks in advance
Q = Coupon
WYB = When You Buy
YMMV = Your Mileage May Vary = success of the attempt may vary at your store

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  1. Lingo not listed about….What is “MQ”…..(reference in Bargainblessings.com daily email to me). ?? Would it be a diff abrev for MFG Coupon?? thanks!

  2. Sara Lee Cheesecake, 17-30 oz – {psa $2.60}
    $0.75/1 Sara Lee Frozen Dessert 04/17/11 RP Insert (exp 06/30/11)
    Net Price $1.60 each

    Hey Andrea, in this example what does “PSA” mean??? I see it several places for this week. Thanks!!!

    1. Savings Lifestyle: Amber says:

      “PSA” stands for prices start at. In this case, the Sara Lee products listed are marked at 50% off in the ad. Since prices can vary a bit by region, we use this to indicate that this is where prices should start at after the 50%, but may vary based on where you are. HTH!

      1. Okay great! Thanks that makes so much more sense now :)

  3. Great comprehensive list of coupon lingo. Don’t you feel like we are in school again trying to remember all these coupon terms!

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