Welcome to 30 Days of Extreme Reality Couponing! Be sure to follow along with our tips on our Couponing 101 page. And, please spread the word and tell your friends about this series so they can also save 50-80% on their grocery bills!
New to couponing? Thinking we're talking in some kind of top secret code? Check out the following list of common coupon and forum abbreviations to help you get started:
Blinkies - small coupon machines found in many stores that spit out coupons. They have a blinking light, hence the name.
B1G1 or BOGO - buy one get one
Catalina - coupons for $$ off your next purchase that print out alongside your receipt at the register.
CRT – Cash Register Tape
D – Double coupon
DD - Dear Daughter
DH – Dear Husband
DND – Do Not Double
DO - The Oklahoman
DS - Dear Son
ECB - Extra Care Bucks (CVS)
ESC and ESR - EasySaver Rebate and EasySaver Catalog (Walgreens)
FAR - free after rebate
FIL/BIL – Father/Brother In Law
GC - Gift Card (usually Target, can be any)
GM - General Mills
Hangtags - just what it sounds like. Coupon is on a tag that hangs from the product.
HTH - Hope that helps
IP - internet printable
ISO - In search of
IVC - instant value coupon (Walgreens - refers to EasySaver coupon)
KG - Kellogg
MC or MQ - manufacturer’s coupon
MIL – Mother In Law
MIR - mail in rebate
OOP - out of pocket
OYNO – On Your Next Order
Peelies - coupons you find on the product itself (peels off)
PG - Procter & Gamble
Q – Coupon
SCR - single check rebate (Rite Aid)
RP - Red Plum (sometimes also called Valassis)
RR - register reward (Walgreens)
SIL – Sister In Law
SS - Smart Source
Stack - Use two coupons together. For example, Walgreens allows you to use a Walgreens store coupon with a manufacturer’s coupon on the same item.
TIA - Thanks in advance
Tearpads - just what it sounds like. Usually tearpad coupons hang on shelves near the product.
TW - Tulsa World
WYB - when you buy
I did add the forum abbreviations to this list because we do have our own Money Saving Queen forums right here on our website! Check them out and post your deals, ask questions and give advice!