March 19, 2010 32 Comments | Disclosure


These are the inserts that you find in the Sunday paper.

SS – Smart Source
PG -Proctor & Gamble
RP -Red Plum or Valassis
GM – General Mills insert (in Treasure Valley, the Idaho Press Tribune does not get this insert).
These will often times be coupled with a date that reflect the date of the paper they came out of. Ex: RP 01/27/13 means Red Plum insert from the Jan 27th paper.
R – if you see an coupon listed as: (SS 01/27/13 R), that means it is a “Regional” coupon and you may not have it.

Store Lingo

SCR – Single Check Rebate (Rite Aid)
+UPs or +UP Rewards or UPR – Rite Aids version of a “catalina” or “register reward”
VV – Video Values Coupons (Rite Aid)
7-day coupon– coupon found in Walgreens weekly ad
NLA-No Longer Available
RR – register rewards, catalina that prints out at Walgreens when you buy specific products with a $ amount good for your next shopping trip.
BRP-Balance Reward Points that accumulate on your Walgreens card.  Redeem 1000 BRP for $1 off your purchase, but be sure not to use them on a transaction you are supposed to get them on. 🙂
Twice The Value Coupon aka: Doublers – Albertsons store coupon that allows you to “double” up to three coupons per transaction. Coupons must be valued at $1.00 or less.
Round Up – Albertsons new promotion they are testing in the Idaho market. All coupons rounded up to $1.00. No limit to the amount of coupons you can use, and you don’t have to show them anything to have the coupons rounded up.
Wags– Walgreens Drug Store
Albies: Albertsons grocery store
Fredies or Freds: Fred Meyer grocery store
EB, ECB, or ExtraBucks- CVS ‘s version of a “catalina” or “register reward”

Types of Coupons

Catalina– Click for detailed info- basically it’s a printable coupon that is handed to you with your receipt at the store.
Peelies– peel off coupons found on products at stores
Blinkies-found in the aisle at the store spitting out of the blinking black box
MC or MQ– manufacturers coupon
IP– Internet printable coupon

Oh and There’s More

B1G1 -Buy One Get One Free
WYB -When You Buy
B2G1-Buy 2 Get One Free
FAR– free after rebate
MIR – Mail In Rebate
OOP– out of pocket
Stack– refers to using two coupons for 1 purchase (ex. 1 store coupon and 1 MC)
YMMV– your mileage may vary (meaning in some stores this deal will be applicable, but you may have trouble trying it with others
OYNSO – On Your Next Shopping Order
PSA-Prices Start At
CRT-Cash Register Tape (Basically coupons you get when you check out)

Internet Browsers

IE: Internet Explorer
FF: Firefox


  1. what does SS 2/10 with an R underneath mean

  2. I sometimes look through a site called and i have seen the comments posted by this person on coupon stacking and i know the information is incorrect but i want to make sure because many people log on to follow her findings. She has recently stated that you can most definitely stack a P&G cpn for pantene of $3/2 and a BOGOF if you purchase four items. I have known this to be incorrect usage of the coupons. I may be wrong can you please clarify?

  3. What does ETS mean in the limitation area?..

  4. Veronica says:

    what does BRP mean?

  5. i was wondering if you could print out the same coupon twice and how would i use it? also i have clipped coupons from the paper and don’t know what to do on how to get it for a cheap price. for example: i clip a 40 cents off when you buy five but my store has it on sale for 75 cents so how would that work? i wouldn’t be able to save at least a full dollar i would only be able to save a couple of cents so it makes me feel like i didn’t save much so i don’t bother clipping it.

  6. What does ETS mean?

  7. What does ibotta mean?

  8. Hi, I am new to couponing, where do you get the smart source coupons?

    …this is such a GREAT website by the way!!!!! I can’t believe I didn’t start couponing earlier! All that money I wasted when I didn’t have to 🙂 THANK YOU for making it so simple

  9. Oh… sorry I just saw right above it you can find them in the sunday paper… how do you get that? Are those the ones outside of the post offices?

  10. I am new to couponing . I don’t understand how to use the and get the best savings. Please give me ideas and examples how to understand and coupons.

  11. when a coupon say’s redeem at target only is that a target coupon or a manufacture’s coupon?

  12. edith lucido says:

    I get very confused when it says “LIMIT ONE COUPON PER PURCHASE of products and quantities stated. “LIMIT OF 4 LIKE COUPONS PER HOUSEHOLD PER DAY”… this is on the mf coupon ( i.e., razors or feminine pads). This is usually highlighted in red and in all caps. I thought the rule of thumb is that you could ONLY use a mf coupon and a store coupon (i.e. Target) and any rr, ebc, upr’s that one might have to carry over on the item being purchased at any given time. I also know in order to maximize your savings you try to also buy it on sale or clearance. When I read above it seems that you can use up to 4 coupons per item. I get confused on those mf coupons. could you simplify it.

    Thank you

    • It means you can only use one coupon per item purchased. Store coupons don’t count towards that, because they are like the store putting the item on sale. So, if you purchase 4 items, you can use 4 coupons. Does that help?

  13. you have a post for
    McCormick Gourmet Herb & Seasoning Mixes-$1.64
    Use $2/1 McCormick Gourmet Spice or Herb coupon (NLA.)

    What does the (NLA) mean?

  14. Krystal Doucette says:

    What does NLA mean?

  15. What does psa mean? It was used like this: wet-n-wild bogo 50%, $.99 psa

  16. What does CRT mean..

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