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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

About Andrea Deckard

Andrea Deckard is a personal finance expert and speaker. She lives by the following motto, "save on what you need so you can spend on what you want." She started Savings Lifestyle in 2008, and long-time readers remember the site as Mommy Snacks. Andrea is a go-to resource on frugal living for local news outlets such as WDTN, WGRR, and as well as national outlets like Good Morning America. She has also been featured in multiple national publications.


  1. Dana Grothaus on October 3, 2010 at 12:41 pm

    Would love to know what “rolling” means. Thanks!

  2. DIANA on June 6, 2011 at 6:32 am

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

  3. Jenna on June 25, 2011 at 9:56 pm

    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!!!

    • Savings Lifestyle: Amber on June 26, 2011 at 8:57 am

      “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!

      • Jenna on June 26, 2011 at 9:32 am

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

  4. Frugal Ferret on May 3, 2012 at 6:24 pm

    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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