Occasionally I, or other couponers, will use some coupon terms and lingo that you may now know. No worries, I have comprised a list of terms and lingo for you. Check back periodically for new terms and lingo!


ECB – Extra Care Bucks (CVS Store credit voucher that will print when specific items are purchased)

RR – Register Rewards (Wal-Greens store credit voucher that will print when specific items are purchased). These do not “roll”, meaning if you purchase the same item you received a voucher for, another one will not print.

+Up – Rite-Aid store credit voucher that will print will specific items are purchased – these DO roll!

P&G – Proctor and Gamble

SP – Stockpile

SS – SmartSource coupon insert

POP – Proof of Purchase – or UPC

GC – Gift Card

RP – Red Plum coupon insert

Peelies – sticker like coupons found on products

MQ – Manufacturers Coupon

OOP – Out of pocket expense

Q or CPN – Coupon

YMMV – Your Mileage May Vary (A deal may work for someone else, but not for you)

TMF – Try Me Free offer

FAR – Free After Rebate

CAT – Catalina coupon (Manufacture coupons that print out from a machine at the register depending on what you buy)

B1G1F, B2G1F, BOGO – Buy One Get One Free, Buy Two Get One Free, Buy One Get One Free

Tear Pad – a pad of refund forms or coupons hanging on a shelf at the store

Blinkie – A machine that spits out coupons

UPC – Universal Product Code (those black straight lines with numbers on them)

DCRT – Dated Cash Register Receipt