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…
What do you want to explore first?
$/$$: 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)
GM: General Mills Everyday Saver by Smart Source a newspaper coupon insert
MIR: mail-in-rebate or rebate (for more info see Coupons 101)
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
WYB: when you buy
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.