Daily Money Tip: Learn The Couponing Lingo

There are lots of you out there that are new to saving money by using coupons and hunting deals. I know you are trying to make sense of it all and a good way to start is by learning the lingo. What is BOGO, RRs and ECBs? Here are the answers:

ECB = Extra Care Buck (CVS coupon good on your next order)
RR: Register Rewards (Walgreens Rewards program, manufacturer coupon good on your next order)
SCR: Single Check Rebate (Rite Aid rebate program)
+UP rewards: Rite Aid reward program (coupons good on your next order)
WYB = When you Buy
BOGO = Buy one Get one free
FAR = Free After Rebate
IP = Internet Printable Coupon
IVC = Instant Value Coupon at Walgreens. Walgreens store coupon.
MIR = Mail In Rebate
OYNO = On Your Next Order
OOP = Out of Pocket.
RP = Red Plum insert
SS = Smartsource insert
P&G = Procter and Gamble insert
GM = General Mills insert (usually a Smartsource insert)
Moneymaker: getting something better than free after coupons, sale and store promotion. AKA: getting paid to shop.
CAT = A cat is a catalina coupon that prints at check out. It can be for $$ off a certain product or for $$ off your next order.
YMMV: Your Mileage May Vary.  It basically means that your experience may be different from the rest.
IMO: In my opinion.

Newbies, what other terms have you encountered that you are not familiar with? Leave me a comment to help you understand them.

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  • Maria S.

    Here’s one I didn’t know when I first started reading savings blogs
    YMMV – your mileage may vary (that’s what it means, right?)

    This one stumped me the other day, I had to google it
    IMO – in my opinion (I know it’s just not for couponing, but I see it quite a bit in comments)

    I know there’s others I had to google, or ask, I just can’t think of them right now 🙂

  • Thanks Maria! Let me add those.


  • Emma K

    What about the “q” for coupon?

  • Gen

    I have seen these on blogs when people are referring to others

    DD- Dear Daughter
    DS- Dear Son
    DH/W Dear husband or Wife
    TTIA- Thank in Advance

  • Swapna

    Where in the country are you? Sometimes you have deals that are regional, but I have no idea what region you are in 🙂

    Thanks for teis great blog!!

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