COUPON LINGO!!

HERES A LIST OF ALL COUPON LINGO!!

 

  • $0.50/1, $1/1  – Fifty cents off one item, one dollar off one item, etc
  • $1/2, $2/2 – One dollar off 2 items, Two dollars off two items, etc
  • 2/$1, 3/$1 – Two for a dollar, three for a dollar, etc
  • AC – after coupon
  • ALA – As Low As – Best case scenario, depending on which coupon you use and what the sale price is the price will be as low as
  • AR – after rebate – the cost of the item after you receive your rebate
  • ASAV – Any Size, Any Variety

 

 

  • B1G1 – Buy one get one. Usually stands for buy one get one FREE but sometimes followed by other wording such as B1G1 50% off which means buy one get another at the 50% discount Coupon abbreviations
  • B2G1 – Buy 2 get 1. Same idea as the B1G1
  •  Balanced Couponing – fraud – A made up term to justify incorrect and fraudulent use of coupons.
  • Beep – Sometimes the register will beep when a coupon is scanned indicating that the computer is not auto deducting that amount. This indicates that the cashier may need to take action such as entering in the price.

 

  • Blinkie – Coupons dispensed from a small box strategically placed on store shelves near products. These dispensers usually having blinking lights, hence their name. Once you remove a coupon it then spits out another.
  • BOGO – Buy one get one. Another way of writing the B1G1 as stated above
  • BOLO – Be On the Look Out
  • Boost – Term made popular by the Hopster coupon site. Boosting a coupon means to increase the value of the coupon. (see Hopster below)
  • Breakdown or BD – the details of a coupon deal. When someone asks for a bd  or breakdown, they are wanting the price, coupon used, where to find it, and the final price paid for an item purchased.
  • Bricks – in the coupon world this refers to a certain internet printable coupon that can be printed twice. The word “bricks” will be in the web address. Once you print, you can hit the back arrow on your browser and refresh to print your second coupon. Some bricks coupons are available by mail. Click help at the bottom of the bricks page and it will bring up a form if it is available to be mailed.
  • BRP – Balance Reward Points. Reward points earned at Walgreens drug stores that can be redeemed at register to pay for transaction.
  • BTFE – Box Tops for Education is a program to earn money for our schools, most popularly by collecting a small pink label from participating products. Schools can earn money by submitting these.
  • Bump – To comment or reply on a thread or post in order to move it to the top of the social group or forum.

 

 

  • Cartwheel –  (CW) Target Discounts in the form of % off certain items.  This can be used via Smartphone app or printing the list and barcode on paper. This can be used at Target stores as a discount in addition to both a manufacturer coupon and a store coupon. The % is calculated on the item price less any Target coupon but before the price is discounted by the manufacturer coupon.
  • Catalina/CAT – refers to a coupon from a machine next to the cash register that dispenses coupons after your cash register receipt prints. These can usually be used like cash on your next purchase. If they say “manufacturer’s coupon” you can usually use them at other stores.
  • CBAD – abbreviation for Chef Boyardee products
  • Checkout 51 –  checkout 51 is a free cash back program. Earn cash back for purchasing certain products.
  • Check your binders – Usually used in conjunction with NLA, meaning that the coupon was offered at one time but is not available now so check the coupons you have in case you printed it in the past.
  • CNP – Coupon near product – similar to a blinkie but not from a machine
  • CO or C/O  – cents off
  • Coupon – a document that can be exchanged for a financial discount, usually off a particular product
  • Coupon Angel – Someone who gives you coupons (for free)
  • Coupon Fairy – In the past this refered to someone who left coupons at the store near the appropriate product. This has evolved into meaning those who provide multiple inserts or specific coupons for a fee. (sellers)
  • Coupon Database – CDB – A database to search for a specific coupon or to find out if there is a coupon for a product or brand.
  • Coupons.com – Privately held company founded in 1998, offering printable coupons and other promotions.
  • Coupon Fairy – A person who leaves coupons in the store near products. Also refers to one who gives coupons to people in general.
  • Coupon Policy – The document and/or guidlines by which each store/chain follows regarding coupons. This will normally provide answers about coupon limit and what type of coupons a store will accept. Most have their rules posted online.
  • CPN – coupon – A voucher entitling the holder to a discount off a particular product.
  • CQ – Competitor’s coupon.
  • CRT – Cash register tape, usually used when discussing CVS coupons that print with receipt
  • CS – Customer Service
  • CVS – CVS Pharmacy – Largest pharmacy store chain in the US
  • DND – Do not double/Does not double – Sometimes found on specific manufacturers coupons.
  • Doubled/Double coupon – a coupon redeemed for double the face value, depends on store policy.  Some stores will double coupons for $0.50 or less giving you a deduction of double that amount.
  • DQ – Digital Coupon – Usually a coupon loaded to a particular store card.
  • EA – Each
  • E-Coupons – Electronic coupons that can be loaded directly on to your store loyalty card or cell phone
  • ECBs – Extra Care Bucks – CVS buyers reward program. CVS cash coupons that print at bottom of receipts that you can then use as cash in your next purchase at any CVS store
  • ETS – Excludes trial/travel size
  • Exp – Expires/Expiration date

 

 

  • FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions. Question and answer to clarify details of a policy or program etc
  • FAR – Free After Rebate – The item will be free after you consider the price paid less the rebate you receive.
  • FB – Facebook – social media
  • Filler – Refers to an item purchased to comply with a coupon policy or a specific coupon.  Some stores may require the count of individual purchased items to meet or exceed the number of coupons used.  Also, filler items may be used to get the total up to a certain amount in order to use a dollar/percentage off coupon requiring a minimum purchase.

 

  • FS – Free Shipping – Refers to online store orders
  • FSOT – For sale or trade
  • FWIW – For what it’s worth. Chat lingo usually used in comments or forums.
  • FYI – for your information

 

 

  • GAF or GAB – Green Advantage Flyer or Green Advantage Buy flyer – Publix’s grocery flyer with sales and coupons (independant of the weekly sales ad). New one comes out every 3 weeks. Also called the green grocery flyer.
  • GC – Gift Card or Gift Certificate
  • GDA – Good Deal Alert
  • Glitch – an error or loophole in register scanning, price programming, coding on products or coupons, resulting in a price or outcome that is not intended by the manufacturer, store, or brand.
  • Glittering / Glitter Couponing – fraud– A made up term to justify incorrect and fraudulent use of coupons.
  • GM – General Mills, usually  referring  to the General Mills insert in the Sunday paper.
  • Groupon – Discount site that features daily bargains on things to do, see, eat, or buy

 

  • HBA – Health and Beauty Aids. Category of products or section of store related to non-food, including shampoo, lotion, etc
  • Hopster or Hopster coupon – Hopster offers printable manufacturer coupons.  Coupons are available to print at the original offered value or you can “boost” the value higher by using points you earn on the site when performing small tasks (liking on Facebook, taking a poll, subscribing to newsletters, etc) Coupon abbreviations
  • HT – Hangtag – a tag hanging from an item that includes information and/or a coupon.  Also sometimes referred to as a wine tag.

 

 

  • Ibotta – Ibotta is a Free smart phone app – users earn cash for products purchased.
  • IE – Internet Explorer browser
  • IG – Instagram (Social Network, picture based)
  • Inserts – Coupons packets found in Sunday newspapers  , generally RedPlum and SmartSource but  occasionally  P&G, GM or others.
  • In-Ad / IA – Coupons that come in the weekly store ad, most likely found by the entrance of that particular store.
  • IMO – In my opinion
  • IP / IPQ – Internet printable coupon
  • ISO = In Search Of
  • IVC – Instant Value Coupon – Walgreens’ store coupons found in monthly booklets and ads

 

  • JFY – Just for you – Two common meanings – 1. The load to card coupon offers for Safeway card holders tied to their accounts that they can load to their card for extra discounts at the register.  2. The CVS “just for you” percent off purchase coupons that members receive, usually via email, that allows them to take an additional percent off all regular priced items they purchase in one transaction.

 

  • – Kellogg’s
  • KFR – Kellogg’s Family Rewards – Enter codes from products you buy to earn points. Redeem points for prizes such as high value coupons, gift cards, and more.
  • Kmart – National Retail Store
  • Kroger – Grocery stores located throughout the Midwestern and Southern US. It is also the parent to other stores such as Ralph’s in CA.

 

 

  • Lowes – Refers to either Lowes Foods grocery store chain or Lowe’s Home Improvement stores
  • Loyalty Card –  A card you sign up for at the particular store where you shop, usually offering you additional discount prices/savings.

 

 

  • Matchups – A listing of available coupons that “match” the specific items listed, usually in a store sales ad, that can further reduce the purchase price.
  • MF / MFG / MFR – Manufacturer – Usually refering to a coupon offered by the product manufacturer as opposed to a coupon offered by the store Coupon abbreviations
  • MIR – Mail in Rebate – Offer that requires you to mail a completed form and usually a receipt and UPC proving you purchased a specific item in return for some amount of money back.
  • MobiSave – MobiSave is a cash back phone app where you redeem offers by selecting one or more of the many changing offers, submitting a picture of an itemized receipt that includes the offer purchased from any store, and getting that offer amount in your Paypal
  • MM – Money Maker – Refers to the total coupon value credit at register for a particular item being more than the original cost of the item.
  • MQ – Manufacturer coupon
  • MRP – Manufacturer’s retail price

 

  • NCB – No cash back
  • NCR – Not coupon related
  • NED – No expiration date
  • Net Cost – Final cost after sale, discounts, coupons, rewards and cash back offers have been deducted
  • NIB – New in box
  • NIP – New in package
  • NLA – No longer available – Usually  referring  to an IP coupon that was available at one time but has reached the limit of prints specified by the manufacturer
  • NSL or NSR – No size limit/restriction

 

  •  OOP – Out of pocket – The cash you actually pay to the cashier after coupons/discounts
  • OOS – Out of stock – none of that item currently in the store (sold out)
  • OP – Original poster – Person originating the thread or topic in a forum or social group
  • OTC – Over the counter, referring to medication products sold in store with no prescription needed
  • OYNO / OYNP – On your next order / On your next purchase Coupon abbreviations
  • OVERAGE – Same as “moneymaker”. Coupon amount exceeds item price resulting in a reduction against the total of your transaction or cash back in some stores.

 

  • PAF/PAB – Purple Advantage Flyer or Purple Advantage Buy flyer. Publix’s Healthy & Beauty flyer with sales and coupons (independent of weekly sales ad). New one comes out every 3 weeks.
  • Peelie  – Coupons found on actual products that you “peel” off to use
  • PG or P&G  – Proctor and Gamble Company or usually refering to the Proctor & Gamble Sunday newpaper insert
  • PM – Price Match. One store reducing your register price to match the lower price at another store. Can also mean private message if used in chat/forum.
  • POP – Proof of Purchase – bar code located on product Coupon abbreviations
  • PP – Purchase price or Paypal
  • PPFF – Paypal friends and family, payment method choice in paypal transactions.
  • Printable  – Internet printable coupon – print from your computer
  • PSA  – Price starting at – the lowest priced product
  • Publix – American supermarket chain founded in 1930 with stored operating in AL, FL, GA, SC, NC, and TN
  • PQ – Publix coupon or sometimes short for printable coupon.

 

  •   Q or Qs or Qpon– Coupons

 

 

  • – Regional – denoting a coupon or deal available in only a specific area
  • RAK or RAOK – Random Act of Kindness
  • RC – Rain Check – signed slip from store allowing an item to be purchased at sale prices in the future when item is no longer on sale. Received from store when the particular sale item is sold out at the time of your visit. Not all stores write RC’s Coupon abbreviations
  • Rebate – An offer by the manufacturer to try a product and then submit the proof (usually the UPC and/or receipt) to get all or some of the purchase price back. These can be MIR’s or or sometimes submitted online or via email.
  • Rite Aid – Drugstore chain
  • Rolling – usually refers to the expiration date on a printable coupon that corresponds to a number of days after you print it. ( ie: If you print it today, the expiration will be sooner than if you print it tomorrow) Also may refer to using rewards earned in one transaction to pay for another transaction.
  • RP – RedPlum – coupon insert found in Sunday paper
  • RP Printable – Printable coupons from RedPlum website
  • RR or RRs – Register Rewards  –  Walgreens catalina rewards that print with receipt.

 

  • Safeway – American Fortune 500 company, second largest supermarket chain in North America
  • SavingStar – The SavingStar digital e-coupons and cash back mall gives you cash back for grocery purchases (at participating stores) or online purchases made
  • SCO – Self Check Out – special register in-store where the customer scans, bags, and pays without a cashier.
  • ShopKick – ShopKick is a smart phone app for additional store discounts
  • Smartsource – see “SS” below
  • SMP – specially marked package
  • SNAP –  Snap is a free smart phone cash back app – users earn cash for products purchased
  • SQ – Store Coupon
  • SS – SmartSource – coupon insert in Sunday newspaper
  • SS Printable – SmartSource internet printable coupons
  • Stack/stacking  – Using a store coupon and a manufacturer coupon on a single item to get an even lower price
  • Stockpile – The combined items or storage area for large quantities of extra stock. The storage area of items purchased through the process of couponing that are not currently being used.

 

 

  • Target – Second largest discount retailer in the US behind Walmart.
  • Tearpad – A pad of coupons or rebate near a product or on display
  • TMF – Try me free – some products have a mail in rebate that refunds the money you spent on the purchase to get you to try the product
  • TP – Tear pad (or Toilet Paper or Toothpaste, depending on where it’s used)
  • TQ – Short form of writing Target Coupon

 

 

  • UFT – Up for trade, used by someone wanting to trade specific coupons they have for some they don’t have.
  • UPC – Universal product code, bar code on product. Usually required to send with MIR or scan for Ibotta cash
  • Upromise – Upromise is an online cash back program that   partners with many online and local retailers rewarding you for your purchases at stores, restaurants and gas stations.  It also has monthly ecoupons for groceries and personal items to load to your store loyalty cards for which you will received deposits when redeeming at your store.
  • UPR, UPs or +UPs Rewards – Rite Aid reward program. Store “cash” received at the bottom of your Rite Aid receipt.

 

  • WAGS – Short for Walgreens Pharmacy Store
  • Walgreens – Largest drug retailing chain in the US, operating in all 50 states
  • Walmart –  Sometimes referred to as Wally World. Multinational retail corporation
  • Walmart Savings Catcher – Part of the Walmart APP  Scan Walmart receipts after purchase and it compares paid prices to competitor ads and gives you the difference on a store e-gift card.
  • WSL – While supplies last
  • WT – Winetag – Coupon hanging from a product
  • WYB – When you buy

 

 

 

  • YMMV – Your Mileage May Vary, which means you may or may not get the same results at your store, depending on the coupon policy, your coupon value or how they interpret the coupon

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