Coupon Lingo

Ever looked up a coupon site & had no clue what they were saying? Well, here's a reference list of coupon terms you need to know!


P&G = Procter & Gamble Sunday insert
RP = RedPlum insert
SS = SmartSource insert
$1/1, $1/2: One dollar off one item, one dollar off two items, etc.
2/$1, 3/$2: Two items for one dollar, three items for two dollars, etc.
B1G1: Buy one item get one item free
B2G1: Buy two items get one item free
Beep: Sometimes the register will beep when a coupon is scanned to indicate that the cashier need to take an action, like entering a price.
Blinkies: Grocery/drugstore coupon dispensers with blinking lights
Catalina/Cats: Catalina coupon, prints from a separate machine when your receipt prints
DND/DNT: Do not double, Do not triple
Ea.: Each
ETS: Excludes trial size
Exp.: Expires
GC: Gift card
MIR: Mail-in rebate
NLA: No longer available
OYNO: On your next order
OOP: Out of pocket
Peelie: Peel-off coupon found on product packaging
PSA: Prices starting at
R: Regional coupon, will be listed after insert date as applicable
Q: Coupon
Stacking: Using both a manufacturer's coupon and a store coupon on one item
UPC: Universal product code, bar code
Tearpad: Pad of coupons attached to a display, shelf, or refrigerator door.
WYB: When you buy
YMMV: Your mileage may vary, meaning some stores might give you a deal but others might not

If there are any you feel we missed, please let us know!