Are you new to couponing?  Check out these posts to get started, and if you have any questions feel free email me at contact @ passionate penny pincher .com (leave out spaces).

Couponing for Beginners - Learn the lingo and make the most of your hard earned money by using coupons at all your favorite shopping locations.


Learning to pinch those pennies . . .


Beginning Coupon Video Series

Basic Coupon Lingo

  • $1/1 = One dollar off one item
  • $1/2 = One dollar off two items
  • 2/$1 = Two items for one dollar
  • B1G1F / BOGO = Buy One Get One Free
  • Blinkie = The little machine on the shelf that dispenses coupons
  • CAT = Catalina coupon that print out while you checkout
  • ECBs = Extra Care Bucks (Reward program from CVS)
  • FF = FireFox
  • IE = Internet Explorer
  • IPs = Internet Printable (Online printable coupons)
  • MIR = Mail In Rebate
  • MQ = Manufacturer Coupon
  • NED = No Expiration Date
  • OOP = Out Of Pocket
  • OYNO = On Your Next Order
  • P&G = Proctor & Gamble (Newspaper insert)
  • Peelie = Coupons that found/attached on the product
  • PSA = Price Starts At
  • Q = Coupon
  • RRs = Register Rewards (Regard program from Walgreens)
  • RP = Red Plum (Newspaper insert)
  • SM = Safari Proram from Mac
  • SS = Smart Source (Newspaper insert)
  • Tearpad = Pads of coupons found in the store
  • UPC = Universal Product Code. It is barcode on the product.
  • V = Valassis Insert (Newpaper insert – RP & V are combined in some areas)
  • WSL = While Supply Lasts
  • WYB = When You Buy
  • YYMV = Your Mileage May Vary (some deals are allowed in some stores while others are not)


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  1. Clea Mastriana says

    I shared this on my FB – Good stuff to get started. Do you participate in Bountiful Baskets?

  2. Stephine Kleinpeter says

    The link to preview the coupons in Sunday paper is not working for me.

  3. I am liking your sight hoping that you will send me emails with coupons. My sister-in-law recommended you.. (Regina Blankenship)

  4. Andréa NaCole Hellums says

    Hello…I'm just getting started on all this couponing stuff since become a new stay at home mom. The coupons listed in black are from the paper inserts, correct?

  5. I am trying to find the printer you suggested by brother and can’t find that post! Need to buy a new one and I believe you said it was a brother! Could you give me to model number again? Thanks in advance!

  6. So much great info. For a beginner this site really helped me with getting organized and coupon codes and rules. This is the first site or book that I have that gives all this information. Thank You Laurie!

  7. Hola! I’ve been following your website for a long time now and finally got the courage to go
    ahead and give you a shout out from Kingwood Tx! Just wanted to tell you keep up the great job!

  8. How I wish we had this in Canada.

  9. Lynn Stommes says

    How do I sign up to get emails from you?

  10. Byron Byington says

    How do Rebates work? I’m very new to couponing. So far I love the information you have. Thanks.


  12. yvonne Villa says

    How do I get emails and signed up to receive your couponing tips?

  13. My printer is out Of ink and I really can’t afford to buy any. Is there anyway to use these coupons with my phone at the stores? Thank you

  14. Jill 'Robison' Hoffman says

    How do I sign up to get emails from you?

  15. How do I get emails and signed up to receive your couponing tips?


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