Coupon Language


Couponing has its own language, something like “Coupon Language.” It is the abbreviations you’ll see when I mention deals, and match-ups. It’s coupon law…I call it “Coupon Acronyms.”

B1G1 or BOGO – Buy One, Get One.

Blinkies – Small red coupon machine in grocery stores with a small red blinking light that prints coupons.

CAT or Catalina-A group of items when purchased together produce a money off coupon. The machine is usually right next to the register.

ECB – Extra Care Bucks (CVS).

FAR – Free after rebate.

GM – General Mills.

Hang tags -Coupons that hang from a product.

IP – Internet printable.

MC or MQ – Manufacturers coupon.

MFR – Manufacturer.

MIR – Mail in rebate.

MM – Money Maker.

OOP – Out of pocket.

OYNO – On your next order.

Peelies – Coupons you find on the product itself and peel off.

PG – Procter & Gamble

PSP – Pre sale price

Q – Coupon

Rolling– Using store money like CATS or ECB’s to pay for your next order of items.

RP – Red Plum, a Sunday coupon insert.

RR – Register Reward (used at Walgreens)

SS – Smart Source, a Sunday coupon insert.

Stack – To stack is to use two coupons together like using a store coupon and a manufacturer coupon together (some stores don’t allow you to stack).

Tear pads – Coupons that are able to be torn off a pad.

Wags– Walgreen’s

Wine tag – A coupon that hangs on a bottle of wine. These are mostly used to get money off meat and fresh produce.

WYB – When you buy.


  1. October 4, 2012 / 10:19 pm

    Thank you for this handy list! I actually learned a few new ones.

  2. Rich Hicks
    October 4, 2012 / 6:33 am

    glad to see a list of these. For so long I never knew what BOGO meant!!

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