To help get you started, here are some of the more commonly used acronyms.
When you see a deal posted on Becentsable we will probably reference the coupon by the insert and date the paper was delivered. For example, a coupon from 8/23 RP will be found in the Red Plum insert from the paper delivered on August 23. The date of delivery is printed along the binding of the coupon insert.
- GM: General Mills
- K: Kellogg’s
- PG: Proctor & Gamble
- RP (V): Red Plum (Valassis)
- SS: Smart Source
- ECB: Extra Care Bucks (form of store credit at CVS)
- FAR: free after rebate
- IVC: Instant Value Coupon, usually Walgreens
- MFC: manufacturer’s coupon
- MIR: mail in rebate
- OOP: the amount spent out of pocket
- OYNO/OYNP: on your next order, on your next purchase
- Q: coupon
- RR: Register Rewards (form of store credit at Walgreens)
- SC: Store Coupon
- TC/TWC: Target Web Coupon
- YMMV: your market may vary
- Wags: Walgreens
Types of Coupons
- Blinkie: An in-store coupon dispensed from a little, blinking machine near the product.
- BOGO/B1G1: Buy one, get one free.
- *There are also B2G1 coupons that require you to buy two products to get the third free.
- Catalina: a coupon that prints out at the end of your receipt.
- Manufacturer’s Coupons: Issued by the manufacturers, and stores return redeemed coupons to the manufacturer for money back. Manufacturer’s coupons can be used at any store that accepts coupons. The coupon will specify that it is a manufacturer’s coupon with the words “Manufacturer’s coupon.”
- Peelie: A coupon attached to the product that you must peel off.
- Store Coupons: Issued by the store and can only be used at that store. The coupon will specify that it is a store coupon with the words “Store Coupon” or the name of the store, eg. “Target Coupon.”