How many times have you heard someone use a coupon term and have asked yourself “Wut?” If you’re like me, my first few weeks of couponing, were spent searching just so I could figure out what the other couponers were talking about. It can be so confusing! Below you’ll find some of the most commonly used coupon terms. Learn them because you’ll need them as you go on your couponing and money saving adventure.
AYOR-At your own risk
BC/AC-Before coupons/after coupons
B1G1 or BOGO: Buy one get one free
Balance Rewards or BRP – Walgreens Shopper Card program
Blinkie: Red Smartsource machine with a red blinking light on it. The coupons in it are refered to as Blinkies
BTFE: Box Tops for Education
C/O: Cents Off
Clipping Service: A person or website that charges you for their time to clip coupons for you. You pay for their time and in return they send you the coupons you want free.
Catalina: Coupon that prints from a Catalina machine at the register.
CRT: Cash Register Tape (reciept)
DCRT: Dated cash register tape
DEAD: An offer is no longer valid
DND: Do Not Double
DBL: Stands for double..used when speaking of a specific store or coupon that’s value can be doubled.
ECB: Extra Care Buck (earned at CVS)
ES: Easy Saver Rebate booklet found at Walgreens
EX, EXP or X.: expires on
FAR: free after rebate
GDA: Good Deal Alert
GM-refers to a General Mills coupon insert. Comes every month or two in your Sunday paper
HBA: Health & Beauty Aids
HDA: Hot deal Alert
HT: hang tag
IP: Internet Printable Coupon (a coupon you print at home from the internet)
IVC: Instant value coupons – seen in Walgreens rebate booklet
MIR: Mail in Rebate
MRP: manufacturer’s retail price
NB: National Brand
NED: no expiration date
NFN: no form needed (usually used when speaking about rebates
NT WT: net weight
NWPR: no wine purchase required
NBPN: no beer purchase necessary
OAS: A coupon that is good on one purchase of any size
OOP: Out Of Pocket
OYNO: On Your Next Order
Peelie: Coupon found attached to a product. You have to peel it off.
POP: Proof of purchase
PP: purchase price of a product
P&G-Proctor and Gamble coupon book that comes once a month in your Sunday paper
Qualifier: The POP required for a refund offer that is physically taken from the package
RP: Red Plum (Sunday Insert)
RIB: Reinventing Beauty (magazine found at CVS with coupons in it)
RR: Register Reward from Walgreens – use as a $ off coupon on your next purchase
SMP: specially marked package
SRP: suggested retail price
SS: Smart Source Sunday insert
Stacking-To use 2 coupons together…i.e. a store coupon and a manufacturer coupon
Tear pad: A pad of forms/coupons found hanging from a store shelf or display
TMF: Try Me Free–mail in rebate for full amount of product
Triple coupon: a coupon that a grocery store triples in value
UPC: Universal Product Code, barcode on the product
+Up-Catalina’s printed at Rite Aid for use only in their store as $$ off your next order.
WYB: When you buy
Wags-Short for Walgreens
WSL-While Supplies Last
WM-Short for Walmart
YMMV: Your Mileage May Vary (a generic term for “It worked for me, may not work for you”)
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