Coupon Terminology

When you begin couponing, you will find a lot of coupon terminology which can appear very confusing. Couponing websites will use acronyms and abbreviate words, which for the coupon beginner, can overwhelm you!

coupon terminology

Here is a list of common coupon terms you might find along with the definition!

    • BOGO – Buy one, get one free
    • B2GO – Buy two, get one free
    • Digital Coupon – Coupons that are added to your club card
    • ECB – Extra Care Bucks (For CVS reward card)
    • FAR – Free after rebate
    • GC – Gift card
    • IP – Internet printable coupons
    • IVC – Instant Value Coupons (Walgreens)
    • MC – Manufacturer coupon
    • MIR – Mail in rebate
    • P&G – Proctor and Gamble coupons (flyer in newspaper)
    • PSA – Prices start at
    • RP – Red Plum coupons (flyer in newspaper)
    • RR – Register Rewards (Walgreen’s reward card)
    • SS – Smart Source coupons (flyer in newspaper)
    • Stacking – Using a manufacturer and store coupon on a single item
    • UPC – Universal product code; also called a bar code
    • WYB – When you buy

As you visit coupon websites, you will begin to remember coupon terminology and the acronyms will get easier to remember. It does take a little time, but don’t give up!! Print this out for a few weeks and keep looking at it when you are searching for coupons online. Before you know it, it will be “as easy as pie!”