Coupon Terms and Abbreviations

Need coupon help navigating those coupon terms and abbreviations?

The three main Sunday paper inserts are abbreviated as follows:

SS – Abbreviation for Smart Source.

RP – Abbreviation for Red Plum.

P&G – Abbreviation for Procter & Gamble

Other Coupon Abbreviations:

BOGO – Buy One Get One FREE

RR – Register Reward (applies to Walgreens only)

YMMV – Your mileage may vary. Meaning you may/may not be able to do the deal dependent on individual store policy.

Coupon Terms:

Catalina – Coupon printed at register

Peelie – Coupon you peel off a package

Tear Pad – A pad of coupons near a product where you tear one coupon off per product purchased

Stacking – Allowing the use of one store coupon AND one manufacturer’s coupon

Not finding the coupon term or abbreviation you were looking for? Here are some more coupon help resources:

Coupon Resources from Crystal & Comp.

Couponing Lingo from 3 Boys and a Dog Deals


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  1. How do I find back- dated smart source inserts/coupons

  2. Molly, Are you talking about trying to maybe buy old inserts? Or just a particular coupon? You can try eBay or The Coupon Clippers. You will need to pay for what they call a “time and clipping fee”. Let me know if this doesn’t answer your question. Andrea


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