Coupon Lingo

This glossary of couponing terms will help you understand what others are talking about while you are searching out the best deals. While the list may have missed a few things, I feel that this includes most of the terms that you will need to get started. If you know of a term that I missed, please feel free to let me know! WOW I had no idea there were so many abbreviations!

  • BLINKIES ~ In-store smartsource coupon dispenser with red or green blinking light.
  • BOGO ~ Buy One Get One Free (also B1G1F or B1G1 Free)
  • BTFE ~ Box Tops for Education
  • B&M ~ Brick & Mortar, as opposed to online store
  • CAT or CATALINA ~ Coupon printed out at register after purchase.
  • CRT ~ Cash register tape
  • DND ~ Do Not Double
  • DOUBLE COUPON ~ Coupon that store doubles in value
  • ECB ~ Extra Care Bucks from CVS Pharmacy
  • ETS ~ Excludes Trial Size
  • EXP ~ Expires
  • FAR ~ Free After Rebate
  • GC ~ Gift Card
  • GDA ~ Good Deal Alert
  • HBA ~ Health & Beauty section in store
  • IVC ~ Instant Value Coupon from Walgreen’s found in EasySavor Catalog
  • IP ~ Internet printable coupon
  • MFG ~ 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
  • PEELIE ~ Coupon on package that you can peel off.
  • PSA ~ Prices Starting At
  • Q ~ Coupon
  • RP ~ Red Plum
  • RR ~ Register Rewards from Walgreen’s
  • SCR ~ Single Check Rebate, Rite Aid monthly rebates program
  • SS ~ Smart Source
  • STACKING ~ Using an in store coupon with a MFG coupon
  • TEARPAD ~ A pad of coupons or refund forms found hanging on shelf or display next to product
  • TMF ~ Try Me Free
  • TRIPLE COUPON ~ A Coupon a store triples in value.
  • UPC ~ Universal product code, bar code
  • +UP Reward ~ Rite Aid reward program
  • WINETAG or WT ~ A Coupon usually found for $ off meat/cheese/produce with purchase of wine.
  • WYB ~ When You Buy
  • YMMV ~ Your Milage May Vary ( Your success of the attempt may vary at your store)
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