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Coupon Abbreviations

Posted on Monday, September 12th, 2011 at 10:30 am
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Coupon abbreviations can be confusing. Don’t worry, though, here is a list of the most commonly used terms and abbreviations that people use when they talk about coupons and couponing.

$1/1 etc. :: Stands for the exact worth of the coupon. So this would mean $1.00 off of 1 item. If it said $1.50/2 that would stand for $1.50 off of 2 of that item.

AC :: After coupon
AR :: After rebate

Blinkie :: Coupons that come out of the dispenser at checkout. The term Blinkie is used to describe their dispensers that sometimes have a blinking light on them.
BOGO, B1G1, B1G1F :: Buy One Get One free
BTFE :: Box Tops for Education
B&M :: “brick & mortar” store (as opposed to an online store or catalog)

CAT, Catalinas :: Coupons which print at the register after your purchase
CPG = Consumer Packaged Goods
CPN :: Coupon
CRT :: Cash register tape (coupons at the bottom of your receipt).

DND :: Do Not Double
Double Coupon :: A coupon that doubles in value

ECB :: Extra Care Bucks (CVS, used as cash in the store)
ETA :: Edited to Add
ETS :: Excludes Trial Size

FAR :: Free After Rebate
Filler :: An item you buy to get your total purcahse up to a certain amount in order to use a percentage off coupon
FS :: Free shipping

GC :: Gift card
GDA :: Good Deal Alert
GM :: General Mills

HABA: Health and Beauty Aids
HTH :: Hope That Helps

IVC :: Instant Value Coupon (Walgreens, printed 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 Printed in the Sunday newspaper
Peelie :: Coupon attached to an item that peels off
PSA :: Prices Starting At

Q :: Coupon

Regional :: A coupon or deal that only applies to a specific region
RP :: Red Plum coupon insert printed in the Sunday newspaper
RR :: Register Rewards (Walgreens, printed with receipt)

SCR :: Single Check Rebate (Rite Aid)
SS :: Smart Source coupon insert printed in the Sunday newspaper
Stacking :: Using a manufacturer’s coupon and a store coupon for the same item

Tear Pad :: A pad of rebate forms or coupons attached to a store shelf
TMF :: Try Me Free
Triple Coupon :: A coupon that triples in value

UPC :: Universal Product Code (bar code)
UPR :: Up Rewards, a coupon you can earn on your receipt at Rite Aid

V :: Valassis coupon insert printed in Sunday newspaper

WSL :: While Supplies Last
WT, Winetag :: A coupon hanging on the package of an item
WYB :: When You Buy

YMMV :: Your Mileage May Vary (A particular deal may not work at your store)

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