When you’re first learning how to use coupons there are several abbreviations that i use or that you will hear me say. I know this can seem confusing. Here are some of the terms and/or abbreviations I use:
$1/1, etc.: Indicates the value of a coupon, $1 off 1 item in this instance but could be any value
BOGO or B1G1, Buy One Get One free
Catalina : Coupons which print at the register after your purchase is made. These can usually be used like cash on your next purchase.
ECB : Extra Care Bucks, these are from CVS
Filler : An item(s) you need to buy in order to get your total up to a certain amount in order to use a percentage off coupon or at walgreens you have to have more or equal number of items as you have coupons. For example I can’t have 2 items and 4 coupons for those items or use more RR ( see below) than I have.
GM : General Mills Cereal
IVC :Instant Value Coupon
MFR : Manufacturer
OOP : Out of Pocket
OYNO : On Your Next Order
P&G : Proctor & Gamble coupon insert found in the Sunday newspaper
Peelie : Coupon attached to an item’s packaging which can be peeled off
RR : Register Rewards, these print at walgreen at the register when you check out
Stacking : Using a manufacturer’s coupon in addition to a store coupon for an even lower price
WYB : When You Buy