There are several abbreviations that many coupon and deal sites use. Here is a list of popular abbreviations for coupons and coupon matchups to help you get started. For more information on getting started with coupons, make sure you check out my coupons 101 page.
BOGO, B1G1F, B1G1: Buy one, get one free
Blinkies: coupons found in the little red boxes with blinking lights near the products in the grocery store
BTFE: Box Tops for Education
Catalinas: these coupons are typically generated at check-out for specific items, or to be used as cash on your next purchase.
ECB or ECBs: Extra Care Bucks, these are printed on your receipt and can be used like cash at CVS, must be used with your CVS card, and other rules apply
FAR: Free after rebate
IVC, Instant Value Coupon: another name for an Easy Saver Catalog coupon from Walgreens
IP: Internet printable coupon
MFC, MFR : manufacturer’s coupon
MIR: Mail in Rebate
Peelie: coupons found stuck on product packaging that you peel off
P&G: Proctor and Gamble coupon insert from newspaper
PSA: Price Starting At
OAS: “on any size” Some coupons specifically state on them that they can be used on any size product.
OOP: out of pocket expense, how much you actually paid for something
Overage: when you save more than the items costs, store policies vary and you may or may not get to “keep” your overage
RP: Red Plum coupon insert from newspaper
RR: Register Rewards: Walgreens version of the ECB (see above) spendable like cash at Walgreens, earned by purchasing specific products
SS: Smart Source coupon insert from newspaper
Stacking: Using a manufacturers coupon with a store coupon (do able at CVS, Walgreens, and Target quite easily)
Store coupons : Store specific coupons
Tear Pad: pad of refund forms or coupons found hanging from a store shelf or display
+UP or UP: Prints on the bottom of your receipt at Rite Aid when you buy specific products. The +UP is like Rite Aid money, it can be used on many items in the store like cash.
V, Valassis: Same as Red Plum
WSL: while supply last
WYB: when you buy
Your Mileage May Vary (YMMV): Basically means that your savings may be different then what is posted because of regional variances such as sale prices and coupon availability.