Top Couponing Terms You Need To Know

Something that’s really important is understanding basic couponing terms, otherwise, everything looks like gibberish to you. I’ve jotted down common couponing abbreviations, acronyms, and terms so that it can help you comprehend what everything means.

Abbreviations/Acronyms

MFR – Manufacturer Coupons 

Q/QPON – Coupon

IP – Instant Printable Coupon (printed from the Internet)

Inserts – Coupon booklets found in your local Sunday newspaper, such as RetailMeNot, SmartSource, P&G, etc. 

SS – SmartSource Insert

Uni – Unilever Insert

MM – Money Maker

$1/1, $X/Y – $1 off 1 product, $2, off 3 products, etc

$2/$10, $X/$Y – $2 off a $10 purchase, etc 

OOP – Out of Pocket – Money you spend out of your own wallet 

BOGO, B2G1, Etc – Buy One Get One, Buy 2 Get 1.. Etc 

GC – Gift Card

WYB – When you buy 

YMMV/YSMV – Your mileage may vary, your store may vary… etc 

NLA – No Longer Available

ECB – ExtraCare Bucks (CVS)

CRT – Cash Register Tape (CVS) – CVS “Gift cards” that expire at CVS that you can use only at CVS

KCB – Kroger Cash Back – Kroger’s (a grocery store) rebate program that is separate from their store coupons

Terms

Stacking – Being able to use coupons in conjunction with other coupons that will successfully work to get the best bang for your buck

Common rebate apps: Ibotta, Checkout 51, SwagBucks, MyPoint, Fetch, Shopkick, Coupons.com App 

Rolling – This is a drugstore couponing term which means you use points/rewards/gift cards to lower your OOP. For example, if I get $5 ECB from a previous transaction, I use that $5 to pay for my part of my next transaction so that I pay less overall.

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