Common Abbreviations

BOGO: Buy one, get one.  Will usually end with “free” or “half off” meaning buy one, get one half off, or buy one get one free.

EXP: Expires or Expiration Date.

MFR: Manufacturer.

MIR: Mail in Rebate, refers to rebates which must be submitted by mail.  These are the traditional rebates that require you to mail in both your receipt and proof of purchase in the form of UPC barcodes.

OOP: Out-of-Pocket, refers to the amount of money you will pay a store to make your purchase.  Does not include after-purchase savings, coupons or rebates.

OYNO: On Your Next Order.  Store promotions such as Spend $25, save $10 on your next shopping order.  OYNO refers to savings that you will not see on your first transaction but that may be applied to your next purchase.

Peelie: Sometimes products have coupons on them.  These coupons are known as peelies!  See Milkbone Dog Treat Pic below for a FREE product wyb (when you buy) 2

P&G or PG: Procter and Gamble. Procter and Gamble puts out monthly coupon inserts (brands include Always, Bounty, Crest, Dawn, Gillette, Olay, Pampers, Tide, etc). Procter and Gamble does not authorize printable Internet coupons.

Q: Coupon.  This abbreviation is not used on

RP: Red Plum.  Red Plum coupon inserts and website feature coupons from a variety of manufacturers.

RR: Register Rewards.  Walgreens drugstore rewards program, a version of the catalina coupon.

SCR:  Single Check Rebate, Rite Aid Drugstore monthly rebate program.

SS: Smart Source. A marketing company, like RP, Smart Source coupon inserts and website feature coupons from a variety of manufacturers.

WAGS: Abbreviation for Walgreens Drugstore

WYB:  When You Buy.  Some sales or coupons require purchase of multiple items.  When reporting a deal on KCL, we always include a final price.  Example:  Buy 2 Mint Milano cookies $2.00 each, use 2 $1.00/2 coupons, Final Price: $1.50 each, WYB 2.  You must buy 2 in order to use the $1.00/2 coupon, so the final price states “WYB 2″.

UPC: Universal Product Code. Bar code printed on product packages that can be scanned electronically.

YMMV: Your Mileage May Vary.  A phrase used to describe that an experience one shopper has may differ from your experience.

Catalinas and Rewards

Catalinas (CAT):  Catalina coupon machines located at register dispense long receipt-like coupons that may be used on a future purchase.  Catalinas refer to the coupons themselves which may be manufacturer or store coupons.  Some Catalina coupons are advertised and some are generated based on consumer behavior. Also called “Your Bucks” or “Checkout Coupons”.
Extra Bucks (EBs): CVS rewards program, formerly called ECBs.  Extra Bucks print according to the store’s weekly or monthly advertised deals. When you make a qualifying purchase, you receive the coordinating Extra Bucks value as advertised. Extra Bucks are similar to Catalinas or Register Rewards, but they print directly onto the bottom of your receipt. For more, readhere.
Register Rewards (RR): Walgreens drugstore rewards program, and version of the Catalina coupon.  Look for the same machines located at register, dispensing long receipt-like coupons that may be used on a future purchase when a qualifying purchase is made.  Register Rewards cannot be ‘rolled’ like Catalinas. For more, read here.
+UP Rewards: Rite Aid drugstore rewards program. The +UP Reward coupons are earned by a customer in a prior purchase that can be used for any nonprescription purchase with a small number of exclusions that are listed on the +UP coupon. Multiple +UP coupons can be used (subject to the printed exclusions) up to the amount of purchase before sales tax. +UP Reward coupons print on the bottom of the receipt when a qualifying purchase is made. For more, read here.

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