Coupon Abbreviations and Lingo

Whether you are just learning to use coupons, or your a pro, there are definately some coupon terms that all couponers alike need to know!

These terms are used mostly on deal websites/blogs like mine to help quickly explain what something is without having to spell it out….kind of like short-hand.
They are also just other names given to coupons.

Example:        Sale:   B1G1F WYB 4 Nabisco Crackers   Use these coupons:  (4) $1/1 any Nabisco product ( 5/15/11 RP exp. 6/30/11)
This may be very confusing, but what this is saying is:

Buy One Get One Free, When you buy 4 Nabisco Crackers (this is the sale from the store)
Use (4) $1 off of any 1 Nabisco Product from your 5/15/11 RedPlum Coupon Insert which expires 6/30/11

This is a whole bunch of information in one line just bascially explaining in a quicker way what the sales are, what coupons to use and when they expire.

Here is a list of the most common Abbreviations/Other words:

  • $1/1, $2/2- Indicating the actual value off of a product ($1 off of 1) or ($2 off of 2)
  • AC- After Coupon
  • AR- After Rebate
  • Blinkies- In-store coupon dispensers that are machines that spit out coupons. Usually positioned next to item- blink red. Put out by Smart Source.
  • BOGO/B1G1- Buy One Get One
  • Catalina or CAT- machine that sits next to register that prints receipts and/or rewards and coupons
  • CNP- Coupon near product ( helps to find where coupon may be in-store)
  • CPN/Q- Coupon
  • CRT- Cash Register/Customer Receipt Tape- reffering to coupons at the bottom or back of a printed receipt
  • DND- Does not double- value of coupon will not double
  • DEAD/Expired- Deal/offer no longer being offered
  • ECB/EB- Extra Care Buck/Extra Buck- CVS’s reward program. Value prinsts on receipt and can be used like money in-store
  • EXP/EX/X- Expires on
  • ES- Easy Saver (Walgreens)
  • FAR- Free after rebate
  • Filler- Need filler item to complete purchase and qualify for certain deals. ( I will usually tell you what to get as a filler)
  • FS- Free Shipping
  • HHG- Homemaker Hand Guide ;)
  • GM- General Mills
  • GC- Gift Card
  • IP/IPQ- Internet Printable coupon
  • IVC- Instant Value Coupon ( Walgreens)
  • MIR- Mail in Rebate
  • MQ/MF- Manufacturer’s Coupon
  • NED- No expiration date
  • OOP- Amount you will have to pay
  • OOS- Out of Stock
  • OYNO- On your next order
  • Peelie- Coupon that usually “peels” off. Usually on the product itself
  • P&G- Proctor and Gamble- Product and Coupon Insert Company
  • PM- Parade Magazine found in Newspaper
  • PSA- Prices start at
  • RP- Red Plum- Coupon Insert
  • RR- Register Reward (Walgreens)
  • SCR- Single Check Rebate ( Rite-Aid)
  • SS- Smart Source- Coupon insert
  • Stacking- Means that you can use a store and a manufacturer’s coupon together on one item
  • Tear Pad- Pad of coupons that can be torn off ( usually near product)
  • TMF- Try me free- type of coupon that allows you to try product and get reimbursed
  • Up+ – Rite-Aid  rewards
  • UPC- Universal Product Code- Bar code with numbers on a coupon
  • WYB- When you Buy
  • YMMV- Your Mileage May Vary- Means that depending on your store, coupons, etc., your deals may or may not work so be careful!

There are many more I’m sure, so if you see any that you can think of please feel free to share. These are just some of the most common ones that will be used on here.

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