Couponing Language
Sometimes frugal shoppers and couponers sound like they are speaking another language.   And, if you’re going to hang out in a foreign country, you have to learn the language or you’ll just be muddling around in utter confusion (and probably unable to find a bathroom!).

To help you navigate though the land of couponers here is a translation guide in alphabetical order for often used abbreviations, terms, and other couponing lingo found on In Good Cents.

When in Rome…

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Acronyms & Abbreviations

$/$$: money-off-money coupon (for more info see Coupons 101)

$1/2: $1 off of two products (for more info see Sales 101)

2/$1: two products for $1 (for more info see Sales 101)

$5/$25: $5 off your purchase of $25 coupon (for more info see Coupons 101)

B1G1: buy one, get one (for more info see Coupons 101)

CRT: cash register receipt ticket or tape (for more info see Coupons 101)

DND: do not double (for more info see Coupons 101)

ECB: Extra Care Buck (for more info see CVS & Rolling Rewards)

GM: General Mills Everyday Saver by Smart Source a newspaper coupon insert

MIR: mail-in-rebate or rebate (for more info see Coupons 101)

OOP: out-of-pocket

P&G: Proctor & Gamble newspaper coupon insert

p.s.a.: prices start at

R: An R at the end of a coupon insert means the insert is regional and only available in certain areas (e.g. SS 08/21/11 R) (for more info see Sunday Coupon Preview)

RP: Red Plum newspaper coupon insert

RR: Register Reward (for more info see Walgreens & Rolling Rewards)

SCR: Single Check Rebate (for more info see Rite-Aid & Rolling Rewards)

WYB: when you buy

Common Terms & Definitions

Catalina: a coupon printed (for more info see Coupons 101)

Cellfire: a e-coupon website where you can local coupons to your shopper loyalty card (for more info see Cellfire)

Doubled/Tripled: a coupon that is doubled or tripled in value (for more info see Stores)

e-Coupon: a coupon that can be loaded to your shopper loyalty card (for more info see Cellfire)

Printable Coupon: a coupon you may print from home on your printer (for more info see Coupons 101)

Standard Coupon: a paper coupon (for more info see Coupons 101)

Rounded Coupon: a coupon that is rounded up by the store (for more info see Meijer)

UPromise deposit: a coupon that is deposited into your UPromise account to save for educational expenses (for more info see UPromise)

Now, hopefully you won’t be too confused when I say, “You can use your B1G1 and your $1/1 from the P&G insert to get some ECB at CVS wyb the 2/$10 Charmin, but YMMV.” Sigh… couponing is wonderful.

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