Couponing Lingo

This is a guide to the most used Coupon Terms/Abbreviations that are helpful to know to begin couponing:
$1/2, etc. – Is the coupon value off the # of items. ex: $1 off of two items
B1G1, B1G1F, BOGO – buy 1 get 1 free

CAT, CATALINA – Coupons which print at the register after your purchase is made
CPN – Coupon
DND – Do Not Double
Double Coupon – A coupon that can be doubled
ECB – CVS Pharmacy’s Extra Care Bucks (prints on receipt)
FAR – Free After Rebate
FILLER – An item(s) you need to buy to fill a “AMOUNT” requirement to use a coupon or a percentage off
FS – Free Shipping
GC – Gift Card/Certificate
GM – General Mills
IP, IPC, IPQ – Internet Printable Coupon
MFG, MFR – Manufacturer
MIR – Mail-In Refund or Rebate
N/A – Not applicable
NED – No expiration date
OAS – A coupon that is good on one purchase, any size
OOP, OOS, – Out of Pocket, Out of Stock
OSI – On a single item
OYNO, OYNSO – On Your Next Order, On Your Next Shopping Order
P&G – Proctor & Gamble coupon booklet(insert) found the Sunday newspaper
POP – Proof of Purchase
PP – Purchase Price
Printables – coupon you can print off the Internet
Q – Coupon
RP – Red Plum coupon booklet(insert) found in the Sunday newspaper
RR –  Walgreen’s Register Rewards (prints with receipt)
SF – Store Form
SS – Smart Source coupon booklet(insert) found in the Sunday newspaper
T/L – Trade List, things you have for trade
TMF – Try Me Free (usually a rebate offer)
UP Rewards – Riteaid
UPC – Universal Product Code also called, bar code
w/ – with
WSL – While Supplies Last
WYB – When You Buy

Type Of Coupons:
1.) Manufacturer Coupons: These are coupons that are issued directly from companies. These are found mostly in your local Sunday newspapers. Manufacturer coupons can be used at any store that accepts coupons.
2.) Store Coupons: These are coupons that are issued directly by a particular store. The store that issues these coupons are generally the only store at which these coupons can be redeemed; with the exception being walmart.  Walmart honors some competitors qs. (please see the walmat coupon policy located here.
3.) Internet Printable coupons: These are coupons that you will find online at reputable websites such as ,, and Also companies will at times release manufacturer coupons either via their company website and also on their company Facebook pages. Remember when printing these coupons that you are allowed to print two per computer, so always hit the back button after the first one prints so that you can print a second coupon. It’s also a good idea to print them in color if possible.

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