Coupon Terms and Abbreviations

Here's a quick list of terms and abbreviations you might see on our site! 
  • B1G1 - Buy One, Get One FREE!
  • B1G1 50% - Buy One, Get One Half Off
  • Catalina - coupons printed out after your receipt at the register
  • Clearing a Shelf - A term used when an extreme shopper goes in and buys all of a certain item because of a sale.  This is frowned upon! 
  • Double coupons - When a store doubles the value of your coupon (in east central Illinois, Schnucks doubles to $0.40, Kroger doubles to $0.50 and Pamida occasionally doubles to $1.00)
  • ECB - Extra Care Bucks (CVS)
  • Exp - Expiration date
  • Filler Item - The need to purchase an additional item, normally a very inexpensive item, in order to use more coupons on a particular purchase.  (Normally used at Walgreens)
  • GM - General Mills
  • IVC - Instant Value Coupon books found at Walgreens
  • Matching/Price Matching/Ad Matching - When a store will match the price of a competitor's ad
  • Mfg or Mfr  - Manufacturer's coupon
  • MIR - Mail In Rebate
  • Money Maker - When the value of the coupon is worth more than the item you're purchasing and you have "money" or credit towards another item you're purchasing in the same transaction
  • OOP - Out of Pocket
  • Overage - When the value of the coupon is worth more than the item you're purchasing and you have "money" or credit towards another item you're purchasing in the same transaction
  • PG - Proctor & Gamble
  • Peelie - Coupon found on product packaging
  • Printables - Online printable coupons
  • RP - Red Plum Newspaper Insert
  • RR - Register Rewards (Walgreens)
  • Rolling - When you use an ECB, Rebate or Register Reward from one transaction to pay for your next transaction, which would hopefully result in another ECB, Rebate or RR and the process continues.  Hopefully you'll spend as little money OOP as possible.
  • SS - Smart Source Newspaper Insert
  • Stack - A term used when you use a store coupon AND a manufacturer's coupon together
  • Store coupon - A coupon that can only be used in a specific store and can normally be "stacked" with a manufacturer's coupon
  • Tear Pad -  A pad of coupons found on the shelf next to specific items
  • wyb - when you buy