Just as texting has its abbreviations and lingo, so does couponing! Below is a list of ones you will often see in the couponing world, as well as this site.
WYB = When You Buy
***Refers to when you need to buy certain items in order to get a certain sale price, points, rewards or gift card.
PG = Proctor & Gamble Insert
***Refers to the insert received typically once a month (at the end of the month) via the newspapers. There is an occasional extra PG insert that will sometimes be released during the middle of the month. The expiration dates of the coupons in these inserts expire at the next month’s end.
GM = General Mills Insert
***Refers to the insert received a few times a year via the newspapers. Note that the Sheboygan Press never contains this insert, but the Fond du Lac Reporter and Milwaukee Journal Sentinel does.
RP = Red Plum Insert
***Refers to the insert received almost every week via the newspapers. Note that the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel never contains this insert.
SS = Smart Source Insert
***Refers to the insert received almost every week via the newspapers. Note that the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and Chicago Tribune sometimes contains 2 of these inserts.
MJ = Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
***Refers to the newspaper that often contains more coupons than the local papers. When a coupon is listed as regional and refers to MJ, look in the insert received via the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel to locate a particular coupon
CT = Chicago Tribune
***Refers to the newspaper that often contains more coupons than both the local papers and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. When a coupon is listed as regional and refers to CT, look in the insert received via the Chicago Tribune to locate a particular coupon
OOP = Out Of Pocket
***Refers to what you to pay after all coupons and sales prices are applied
YMMV = Your Mileage May Vary
***Refers to the possibility of not being able to use certain coupons in order to score certain deals. For example, some Piggly Wiggly stores accept coupons with competitors logos, but some do not since the majority are franchise owned and is up to the manager’s discretion. Therefore, your mileage may vary depending on your local store’s individual guidelines.
IP = Internet Printable
***Refers to coupons that are printed online
B1G1 = Buy 1, Get 1
***Refers to a particular sale such as buy 1 get 1 free or buy 1 get 1 50% off
DND = Do Not Double
***Refers to coupons that state do not double on them – typically located right next to the expiration date
Peelies = Peeled Coupons
***Refers to coupons you can find attached on the products in stores
Ea = Each
***Refers to the price of an individual product
Blinkies – Coupons in Store
***Refers to coupons you can find in, typically, grocery stores. They are in red machines attached to the store shelf. They have a red blinking light on the top and automatically dispense out another coupon when you take one.
MIR = Mail In Rebate
***Refers to deals where you can get money back by sending in a rebate to the manufacturer, or store credit such as at Menards
ETS = Excludes Travel Size
***Refers to coupons that are not good on items from the travel size section
GC = Gift Card
***Refers to deals when you buy certain items and earn a gift card to that store
NLA = No Longer Available
***Refers to a coupon that once was available to print online, but has now ran out of prints
OOS = Out of Stock
***Refers to items that are out of stock either online or in-store
CAT – Catalina Coupon
***Refers to the type of coupon that prints out of a separate machine at the store, usually at the end of the transaction
RR = Register Rewards
***Walgreens coupons that come out of the Catalina machine after you have purchased certain qualifying items
Tearpad = Pad of Coupons
***Refers to the pad of coupons that are found attached to the shelf next to a particular product
OYNO = On Your Next Order
***Refers to deals in which you may receive coupons or gift cards back that can be used on your next order/transaction
Stacking = Using Two+ Coupons on One Product
***Refers to the act of using both a manufacturer’s coupon and a store coupon on one product
UPC = Universal Product Code
***Refers to the bar code on a particular product. May be used to specify and make sure you are buy the correct product
PW = Piggly Wiggly
***Grocery store chain located in Illinois & Wisconsin. There are also Piggly Wiggly stores in other states, but the matchups at this site pertain to those located in Wisconsin & Illinois.