Here is a list of abbreviations and terms used out there in Coupon World… if you find one that isn’t on here, let me know!!!
~ AC – After Coupon – Generally refers to the price after the coupon is deducted)
~ AR – After Rebate – Generally refers to the price after the rebate is deducted)
Blinkies – Blinkies (Smart Source Coupon Machines) are small red dispensers that blink in order to attract shoppers. They contain coupons and are usually located on store shelves in front of the promoted product.
~ BOGO, B1G1 – Buy One Get One. If all you see is BOGO, it generally means if you buy one item, then you get one (usually the same item) for free. But it is also used to promote other “Buy One” promotions, such as BOGO1/2P – which means, if you buy one you will get the second one at half price.
~ B1G1F – Buy One Get One Free.
~ BTFE – Box Tops for Education (School reward program)
~ B&M – Brick & Mortar stores which are stores with a physical address rather than online stores.
~ CATALINA or CAT- These coupons printed separately from the grocery store receipt although they are printed on receipt-like paper and handed to the customer. The coupons can be used at the store where you received them.
~ CLFE – Campbell’s Labels for Education (School reward program)
~ CNP – Coupon Near Product – When a coupon is displayed near a product.
~ CPN – Coupon
~ CRT – Cash Register Tape
~ DND – Do not Double
~ DOUBLE COUPON – Value of the coupon can be doubled.
~ EB/ECB – ExtraCare Bucks you can use at CVS/pharmacy only.
~ EXP – Expires
~ FAR – Free After Rebate
~ GC – Gift Card, Gift Certificate
~ GDA – Good Deal Alert
~ GM – General Mills (Coupon Insert you will find in the Sunday Papers. These seem to come out every month or so.)
~ HBA – The health and beauty aid section in the grocery store
~ HDA – Hot Deal Alert
~ HT OR HGT – Hang tags for refunds or coupons hanging on a product
~ HTH – Hope this helps
~ IP, IPQ – Internet Printable Coupon
~ IVC – Instant Value Coupon (Walgreens Store coupon found in monthly Easy Saver Booklet)
~ K – Kellogg’s – Sunday paper coupon insert.
~ MFR – Manufacturer or 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 – Peelies are coupons attached directly to the product. Tip: Remove the coupon stickers from the item and hand it to the cashier when you check out. Generally cashiers will not deduct the price unless you hand them the peelie coupon. Peelies (for the most part) can only be used in the store where you found it.
~ PSA – Prices Starting At
~ Q – Coupon
~ RC – Raincheck
~ RP – Red Plum Sunday Supplement Coupons
~ RR – Register Rewards (Walgreens)
~ SS – Smart Source coupons insert found in the Sunday newspaper. Also may refer to Sunday Suppliment coupons.
~ STACKING – Using more than one coupon for one product. Also, using a coupon on a marked down item.
~ TEAR PAD, TP – Tear Pads are pads with coupons or rebate forms attached and are usually located on the shelf or displayed near the advertised product. The coupons/rebates can be used in any store that accepts manufacturer’s coupons.
~ TIA – Thanks in advance
~ UPC – Universal Product Code
~ WT – Winetag – These are coupon cards or rebate cards which are placed over the neck of wine bottles or other products packaged in bottles and jars. Many times the coupons are for related food products and do not specify that a purchase of the bottled item is required. Example – A bottle of Kaluha might have a collar coupon for a specific brand of ice cream.
~ WYB – When You Buy
~ YMMV – Your Mileage May Vary – This is often seen in a couponers post on a forum and it means that depending on your store’s policies, the deal posted may or may not work.