Monday, September 12, 2011

Coupon Lingo!!

If you're just starting out in the "couponing world", it can be a very overwhelming and confusing place.  I just wanna make it a little easier by posting common couponing terms and abbreviations.

**And if there's something that I've left out, PLEASE leave me a comment and I'll add it to the list.  Thanks!!!! 


Coupon Terms and Abbrevations

$1/1, $1/2, etc. -  Indicates the value of a coupon, $1 off 1 item in this instance but could be any value, $4/2 ($4 off 2 items), $0.25/1 ($0.25 off 1) etc.
AC - After coupon
AR - After rebate
Blinkie - Coupon dispensed from a box attached to a store shelf. The term “blinkie” comes from the box which sometimes has a blinking light.
BOGO, B1G1, B1G1F :: Buy One Get One free
BTFE - Box Tops for Education
B&M - Refers to a “brick & mortar” store (as opposed to an online store)
CAT, Catalina - Coupons which print at the register after your purchase is made. These can usually be used like cash on your next purchase. However, if the say “manufacturer’s coupon” on them, you should be able to use them at any store (esp. Walmart), although YMMV.
CPN - Coupon
CRT - Cash register tape — often referring to coupons at the bottom of your receipt.
DC -  Double coupon, meaning a coupon that grocery stores will double in value.
DND - Do Not Double
Double Coupon - A coupon which can be doubled in value
ECB - Extra Care Bucks (CVS, prints on receipt)
ETA - Edited to Add
ETS - Excludes Trial Size
EXP  -  Expiration Date
FAR - Free After Rebate
Filler - An item or items you buy in order to get your total up to a certain amount in order to use a percentage off coupon
FS - Free shipping
FWP  -  Free with purchase
GC - Gift card/gift certificate
GDA - Good Deal Alert
GM - General Mills
HBA - Health & Beauty aids (aka shampoo, toothpaste, etc)
HTH - Hope That Helps
ISO  -  In search of
IVC - Instant Value Coupon (Walgreens, found in the monthly easysaver booklet)
IPQ, IP - Internet Printable coupon
MFG, MFR - Manufacturer
MQ - Manufacturer’s Coupon
MIR - Mail-In Rebate
NED - No expiration date
OOP - Out-of-Pocket
OOS - Out-of-Stock
OYNO - On Your Next Order
P&G - Proctor & Gamble coupon insert found in the Sunday newspaper
Peelie - Coupon attached to an item’s packaging which can be peeled off
POP  -  Proof of purchase
PSA - Prices Starting At
Q - Coupon
Regional - A coupon or deal available in only a specific area
RP - Red Plum coupon insert found in the Sunday newspaper
RR - Register Rewards (Walgreens, which print with receipt)
SCR - Single Check Rebate (Rite Aid)
SMP  -  Specially marked packages
SS - Smart Source coupon insert found in the Sunday newspaper
Stacking - Using a manufacturer’s coupon in addition to a store coupon for an even lower price
Tear pad - A pad of rebate forms or coupons attached to a store shelf
TMF - Try Me Free
Triple Coupon - A coupon which can be tripled in value
UPC - Universal Product Code (a.k.a. bar code)
UPR - Up Rewards, a coupon you can earn on your register receipt at Rite Aid

WM - Walmart
WSL - While Supplies Last
WT, Winetag - A coupon hanging on the package of a product
WYB - When You Buy
V - Valassis coupon insert found in Sunday newspaper (same as RP or Red Plum insert)
YMMV - Your Mileage May Vary (in other words, you may or may not be successful with a particular deal at your store)

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