Learning the couponing lingo is kinda necessary if you want to build a stockpile.

I promise it’s easy once you get the hang of it.

Here are a few terms you’ll need to know in order to jump on the next hot couponing deal you see.


1. BOGO: Buy one, get one

When you see “BOGO,” it’ll usually end with “free” or “half off” meaning buy one, get one half off or buy one, get one free.


2. B1G1, B2G1: Another way to write “buy one, get one”

Just like BOGO, the “B” stands for “buy,” the G stands for “get.” The numbers indicate the quantity of a product that must be purchased to qualify, and the number of products received when redeeming the coupon or offer.

B1G1= Buy one, get one. B2G1= Buy two, get one. B2G2= Buy two, get two.


3. CAT: Catalina

A Catalina is a longer, receipt-like coupon you’ll see coming out of a special machine at the end of your purchase.

You can use these coupons on future purchases, and they might be store or manufacturer coupons. They may even be dollar-off coupons for any purchase.


4. EB: ExtraBucks

ExtraBucks refers to CVS’s pharmacy program rewards.



5. EXP: Expires or Expiration Date


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6. GC: Gift Card

Usually refers to a gift card deal like “Buy $20 of baby products, receive a $10 gift card.” These deals happen most frequently at Target.


7. KCL: Krazy Coupon Lady

That’s us! And our app. And our website. All the things to help you save.


8. L2C: Load to Card

Load-to-Card coupons are digital coupons you can access through a grocery store or drugstore’s app when you sign up for their loyalty program.

They’re usually manufacturer coupons that cannot be combined with coupons from a newspaper coupon or a printable coupon.


9. MFR: Manufacturer

When you see this abbreviation, it usually refers to a manufacturer coupon.


10. MIR: Mail-in Rebate

Mail-in rebates are traditional rebates that require you to mail in the receipt and proof of purchase in the form of UPC barcodes in order to get money back.



11. OOP: Out of Pocket

Basically, the amount of money you pay at a store when you make a purchase. It doesn’t include after-purchase savings, coupons or rebates.


12. OYNO: On Your Next Order

OYNO refers to savings that will not be seen on the first transaction but that may be applied to the next purchase.

These include store promotions such as “Spend $25, save $10 on the next shopping order.”

Retail rewards like Kohl’s Cash also fall into this category.


13. PG: Procter & Gamble

Procter & Gamble releases monthly coupon inserts for many of their products.

However, many P&G coupons are only available on the pgeveryday.com website, and they’re only valid for 24 hours after you print them.


14. RMN: RetailMeNot

Formerly Red Plum, RetailMeNot coupon inserts and website include coupons from a variety of manufacturers.


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15. RR: Register Rewards

Walgreens drugstore loyalty program, a version of the Catalina coupon.


16. SS: SmartSource

Like RetailMeNot coupons inserts, SmartSource coupon inserts and website include coupons from a variety of manufacturers.



17. WAGS: Walgreens

WAGS is short for Walgreens Drugstore, where a lot of couponing magic can happen.


18. WYB: When You Buy

Some sales or coupons require you to purchase multiple items.

You’ll always see a final price on a deal KCL posts. For 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.″


19. UPC: Universal Product Code

You’ve probably heard this one before. The UPC is the barcode printed on product packages that can be scanned electronically.


20. YMMV: Your Mileage May Vary

This is a phrase used to explain that one shopper’s experience may differ from your experience.


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