Coupon Lingo

Welcome to the World of Couponing and we hope you enjoy the ride!!

I know we have some newbies joining us so I will post a quick (or not so quick) list of some common coupon terminology!

Addy - Address

AR - After Rebate

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

BOGO or B1G1F - Buy one get one free

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 (CVS uses these)

DCRTC - Dated/detailed cash register tape with the price circled

DND - Do Not Double - Not a problem in my area!

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

ECB - Extra Care Bucks ECB's are a CVS exclusive

Envie - Envelope used for mailing items

FAR - Free After Rebate

FREE ITEM COUPON - GOLD! You get a free product at the store at no cost or just tax

FSOT - For Sale or Trade - meaning I want cash or other item in return for something I have

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

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

IDSO - In Desperate Search Of - looking hard for an item/coupon

IP - Internet printable coupon

MANU - Coupon issued from the manufacture

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

NBPN - No Beer Purchase Needed - sometimes beer rebates 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

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

RC - Raincheck - your best friend if you coupon!

RP - Red Plum Sunday Insert Coupons

RR - Register Rewards - These come from Wags, a lot like ECB's

SMP - Specially Marked Packages - some rebates require you buy products with special advertising on them

SS - Smart Source or Sunday Insert coupons

STACKING - Wags and CVS allow you to use a store coupon and a manu coupon on the same item also: Target, Food Lion

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 purchase 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 experiencePin It

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