Coupon Lingo

Those of you new to coupons  might be looking at some of these deals and thinking to yourself…. “what is she talking about?” The world of coupon lingo can get confusing at times, but have no fear! This simple guide will break it down for you so you can stop trying to decode and get on with saving.

$/$$ – Dollars off when you buy XX dollars

$1/1 – One Dollar off one item

.50/3 – Fifty cents off 3 items

AC - After Coupons

B1G1, BOGO, B1G1F – “Buy 1, Get 1 Free”

BC – Before Coupons

Blinkies – Coupon dispensed near product, in the store (usually from a “blinking” red box)

CAT- Catalina. Coupon dispensed at the register at time of purchase. Usually triggered from an item purchased.

CRT – Cash Register Tape (coupon that prints on your receipt)

CPN- Coupon

DCRT- Dated Cash Register Tape/Receipt

DND5 – Coupon says Do Not Double, but the bar code starts with a 5, most computers will still double it

ECB – Extra Care Buck (CVS)

FAR – Free After Rebate

GC- Gift Card

IP – Internet Printable (a coupon you print off the internet)

HTH- Hope That Helps

MFR – Manufacturer

MIR – Mail in Rebate

MQ – Manufacturer coupon

NED – No Expiration Date

OOP – Out Of Pocket Expense

Peelie – Coupon that you peel off the package

PG - Proctor & Gamble Sunday newspaper insert coupons

POP- Proof of Purchase (usually the UPC code)

Q – Coupon

Regional – Coupon value only distributed to a certain area

RP – Red Plum Sunday newspaper insert coupons

SASE – Self Addressed Stamped Envelope

SS – Smartsource Sunday newspaper insert coupons

SP- Stockpile

Tear Pad – Pad of coupons or refund forms found hanging from a store shelf or display

TMF- Try Me Free offer

UPC – “Universal Product Code”. It is that box of black lines (bar code) that the checker passes over the scanner at the checkout.

V – Valassis (former name of Red Plum inserts)

WSL – While Supply Lasts

WYB – When You Buy

YMMV- Your Mileage May Vary (you may find the item priced differently or it may not work for you the same)


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