How To Read Coupon Lingo

How To Read Coupon Lingo

How To Read Coupon Lingo

This page is dedicated to all of the Coupon “Lingo” you might see here or other places online when referring to coupons and things having to do with couponing.

ALA:  As Low As – depending on which coupon you use and what the sale price is the price will be as low as…

AR:  AR or After Rebate is the cost of an item after you receive your rebate.

Blinky(ies):  Blinky or Blinkies are a coupon found in a box on the shelf next to an item with a blinking light.  Once you remove the coupon it “spits” out another.

BOGO:  BOGO refers to a Buy One Get One FREE  Sale or Coupon

B1G1F:  B1G1F refers to a Buy 1 Get 1 FREE sale or coupon!!

Bricks:  Brick or Bricks are internet printed coupon(s) that can only be printed twice. You print the first one and then hit the back button on your browser to print a second and usually it won’t let you print any more.

BTFE:  BTFE refers to Box Tops For Education Go here for more info on these.

Catalina:  Catalina refers to a machine next to the cash register that dispenses coupons after your cash register receipt prints.

CRT:  CRT refers to Cash Register Tape

DH:  DH refers to Darling Husband

DND:  Means Do Not Double or Does Not Double, Sometimes found on specific manufacturer coupons.

ECB:  Refers to Extra Care Bucks, a CVS Pharmacy Buyer Rewards Program.  Learn more here.

ETS:  Excludes Trial Size

FAR:  Means FREE After Rebate, meaning this item will be FREE after you get your rebate.

FF:  Refers to the internet browser FireFox

GM:  General Mills

IE:  Refers to the internet browser Internet Explorer

IP:  Refers to an Internet Printed Coupon

ISO:  In Search Of

K or KB:  Refers to the Kellogg’s Sunday Newspaper Insert

MIR:  Means Mail-In Rebate

NAZ:  NAZ means Name Address and Zip Code

NED:  NED means No Expiration Date

OOP:  OOP means Out Of Pocket, meaning the actual cash you will pay after any discounts or coupons you redeem.

OOS:  OOS means Out Of Stock

OYNO:  OYNO means On Your Next Order

PG:  PG refers to Proctor & Gamble Company, or Proctor & Gamble Sunday Newspaper Insert

Peelie:  A Peelie or Peelies are coupons found on the actual product you purchase that you “peel” off.

POP:  POP means Proof of Purchase

PP:  PP means Purchase Price

Q:  Q or Q’s are Coupons

RC:  RC means a Rain Check

RP:  RP refers to the Red Plum Sunday Newspaper Insert

RR:  RR means Register Reward what Walgreen’s calls their Catalina’s

SMP:  SMP means a Specially Marked Package

SS:  SS Refers to the Smart Source Sunday Newspaper Insert

TMF:  TMP refers to Try Me FREE, some products have a mail-in rebate that refunds the money you spent to purchase an item, so you can “Try It Out”.

UFT:  Up For Trade

V:  V or Valassis also known as Red Plum (see above)

WYB:  WYB means When You Buy

YMMV:  YMMV means Your Mileage May Vary, which means you may or may not get the same results at a store in your area.

If you come across any more or think we should add something, just email us and we will continue to update the list!  This will get you going for now though!

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