Time to de-mystify for some of you who are new to couponing! I hope that you find this Coupon Terminology “key” useful and if I’ve forgotten something, please let me know by posting a comment!

Q = Coupon

BLINKIES = coupons dispensed from the little red boxes with blinking lights near products in the grocery store

CATALINA = these coupons are typically generated at check-out for specific items, or to be used as cash on your next purchase.

MFC or MFR or MFG = Manufacturer’s coupon

TEAR PAD = A pad of coupons or MIR near a product or on display in the store

PEELIE = Coupon you peel off the product

BOGO/B1G1 = Buy One Get One

DOUBLE COUPON = Coupon that grocery store doubles in value

DND = Do not Double (Some coupons have this lang-SOME DOUBLE ANYWAYS!)

MIR = Mail in Rebate

P&G = Proctor & Gamble (Newspaper Insert)

SS = Smart Source (Newspaper Insert or printable at

RP = Red Plum (Newspaper Insert or printable at

RR = Register Rewards (Walgreens)spendable like cash at Walgreens, earned by purchasing specific products

SCR = Rite Aid’s “Single Check Rebate” program *Submit receipts online all month & receive 1 Single Ck Rebate the following month

UPR or +UP = Rite Aid spendable cash/dollars that print on your register receipt for purchasing certain products

IN-STORE COUPONS = Store specific coupons

ECB = ExtraCare Bucks (CVS) Printed on bottom of Receipt and can be used like cash at CVS, must be used with your CVS card

Easy Saver Catalog = Walgreens own coupon book found right inside the door at Walgreens, contains coupons that are stackable with manufacturer’s coupons and rebate information?

OOP = Out of Pocket

STACKING = multiple use of coupons – manufacturer’s & store coupons and/or rebates.

WYB = When You Buy

FAR = Free after rebate

IVC = Instant Value Coupon -(usually automatically deducted w/no actual coupon needed)

IWG = Instant Win Game


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