Coupon Terms


Here is a list of meanings for abbreviations you will see on coupon blogs and web sites. Getting to know these will help you stay well versed in the coupon lingo! :)

SS –  SmartSource
RP – Red Plum (sometimes also called Valassis)
PG – Procter & Gamble
GM – General Mills
KG – Kellogg
PEP- Pepsico
These top 6 are the type of inserts you may find in your Sunday newspaper.

Other abbreviations:

B1G1 or BOGO – buy one get one free or buy one get one at a particular percentage off
MIR – mail in rebate
RR – register reward (Walgreens)
FAR – free after rebate
IVC – instant value coupon
ECB – extra care bucks (CVS)
OOP – out of pocket
YMMV – your mileage may vary. Means all stores may not accept or participate.
IP – internet printable
MC or MQ – manufacturers coupon
Q – coupon
SCR – single check rebate (Rite Aid)
WYB – when you buy

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