Lesson 7: Talk the Talk – Coupon Talk That Is
You have to know and understand some coupon lingo and abbreviations as you start your coupon journey. Here is a list, but I will state that it may not be all inclusive. If you have other ones, please email me at email@example.com.
$1/1, 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 they say “manufacturer’s coupon” on them, you should be able to use them at any store.
CPN – Coupon
CRT – Cash register tape — often referring to coupons at the bottom of your receipt.
DND – Do Not Double
Double Coupon – A coupon which can be doubled in value
ECB – Extra Care Bucks (CVS, prints on receipt)
ETS – Excludes Trial Size
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
GC – Gift card/gift certificate
GDA – Good Deal Alert
GM – General Mills
HTH – Hope That Helps
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
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, prints when you checkout from catalina machine)
SCR – Single Check Rebate (a rebate system used by Rite Aid)
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
Tearpad – A pad of rebate forms or coupons attached to a store shelf or display
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
WSL – While Supplies Last
WYB – When You Buy
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