Couponing Terms

Blinkies - In store coupons that normally come from a red blinking box.

BOGO or B1G1 - Buy one get one free.

Catalina - A coupon that prints at the register after your purchase.

Internet Printable Coupons - These are coupons you can print from you computer found on sites like

Manufacturers Coupons - These coupons are issued directly by the manufacturer and are most commonly found in newspapers.

Peelies - Coupons attached to a package that need to be peeled off.

Stacking - Combining a manufacturers coupons with a store coupon to increase savings.

Store Coupons - These coupons are issued by the store.

Tearpads - A pad of coupons attached to a shelf in a store.


MIR – mail in rebate

RR – register reward

IVC – instant value coupon

ECB – extra care bucks

OOP – out of pocket

IP – Internet printable

MQ/MC – manufacturers coupon

Q – coupon

WYB – when you buy

When referring to coupon inserts:

GM - General Mills

PAB – Publix Advantage Buy

P&G – Procter & Gamble

RP – Red Plum

SS – Smart Source