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Apr 13

Say What? Coupon Lingo

Coupon Lingo

Are you lost when it comes to coupon lingo?

Blinkie, peelie, YMMV? Are you lost in a sea of terminology? Let me help you.

Don’t be embarrassed if you don’t know the coupon lingo. Here are the most common buzz words among couponers. If you have any more you need help with, please feel free to leave them in the comments.


B1G1 or BOGO Buy one, get one free
B2GI Buy two, get one free
Blinkie A coupon that was dispensed from a Smart Source coupon machine
Cat Catalina – coupon from the register
DND Do not double
ECB Extra Care Bucks – CVS “money”
GC Gift Card
HTH Hope that helps
IP Internet Printable
ISO In search of
MIR Mail in rebate
MM Money Maker – Overage from a coupon that you may apply to other items in your order
MQ Manufacturer’s coupon
OOP Out of pocket
Overage Proceeds from a coupon when it exceeds the price of an item
P&G Proctor & Gamble
Peelie A coupon on an item
PQ Publix Coupon
Q Coupon
RP Red Plum
RR Register Reward  – Walgreen’s “money”
SS SmartSource
TQ Target coupon
W/Y/B When you buy
YMMV Your mileage may vary – You may or may not be allowed to perform this transaction


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  1. Russell Matthews

    Gotta love the couponing lingo. Great little subculture of its own isn’t it!

    1. DanaPots

      It is 🙂 TY – TTYS – LOL


  2. Daniel Bryan

    you forgot to mention Round-ups
    Round-ups: Albertsons promotion that rounds the value of coupons that are under $1.00 up to $1.00 in value. There is no limit on how many coupons you can “round up” to $1.00.

    1. DanaPots

      We used to have Albertson’s here, they have closed now.

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