Coupon Lingo

Some common abbreviations to help understand what you see written

AC – After Coupon

AR – After Rebate

BLINKIES – These are found in stores in a box most offten the box will have a red blinking light on it

BOGO or B1G1F – Buy one get one free

BTFE – Box Tops for Education – special markings on products that schools can redeem for free or discounted items

B&M – Brick & Mortar means a physical, not online store

Cat or Catalina – Coupons that come from a box next to the CRT machine

CRT – Cash register tape

DND – Do Not Double

Double Coupon – Means the value of the coupon is doubled at the register

ECB – Extra Care Bucks ECB’s are a CVS exclusive

FAR – Free After Rebate

FSOT – For Sale or Trade

GDA – Good Deal Alert – heads up to a deal you should go get

HBA – The health and beauty aid section

IMHO – In My Honest Opinion

ISO – In Search Of – looking for an item/coupon

IVC – Walgreen’s Instant Value Coupon- coupons from the weekly ad or ESR booklet

IP – Internet printable coupon

Q – Coupon issued from the manufacture

MIR – Mail In Rebate – you have to mail it to a clearing house to redeem

NAZ – Name, address, zip code – used for trades

NED – No expiration date – rare coupons that never expire

NBPN – No Beer Purchase Needed – sometimes beer reabtes won’t require a beer purchase

NWPN – No wine purchase needed – sometimes wine rebates won’t require a wine purchase

OOP – Out of Pocket – money paid after coupons

OOS – Out of Stock – get a rain check for these items!

OYNO – On your next order – a lot of catalinas fall under this, meaning you need to make an additional purchase to redeem

P&G – Proctor & Gamble Sunday insert coupons

PEELIE – coupon’s found on product that are sticky unless removed carefully

POP – Proof of purchase found on actual item

QUALIFIER – The items needed to complete a reabte

RAOK – Random act of kindness – offers of coupons/actuals at no expense, given out of the love in your heart

RC – Raincheck

RP – Red Plum Sunday Insert Coupons

RR – Register Rewards – These come from Walgreens

SASE – Self Addressed Stamped Envelope some freebies require them

SF – Store form, forms found in the store good only at that store

SMP – Specially Marked Packages – some reabtes require you buy products with special advertising on them

SS – Smart Source or Sunday Insert coupons

STACKING – Using a store coupon and a manufacture coupon on the same item

TEAR PAD – A pad of refund forms or coupons found hanging from a store shelf or display

TMF – Try Me Free – rebates for the full price of the item when it first is new to the market

WINE TAG – coupons found on the necks of wine bottles

WSL – while supplies last usually no rainchecks issued

WT – winetag

WYB – When You Buy – additional purcahse is required to redeem

YMMV – Your Mileage May Vary – sometimes deals work well for others and not some. It comes from each person has a different distance to the store so each person has a different expierince