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

  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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