Coupon Lingo and Abbreviations

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If you ever get confused about Coupon lingo and abbreviations when looking for a deal, here is a comprehensive list from We Use Coupons,  plus I added a few more!

These can get confusing. Now you have a handy list to refer to!

Commonly Used Coupon Slang, Acronyms & Abbreviations 

ALA  As Late As

AR After Rebate 

AYOR – At Your Own Risk

B1G1 or BOGO – Buy One Get One Free

B2G1 –  Buy Two, Get One Free

B5G1 Buy FIVE Get One Free

BC/AC – Before/After Coupons

Blinkie – Coupon machine with a red blinking light on it. Coupons are thus referred to as ‘ Blinkies’ 

BR Bonus Rewards

BTFE – Box Tops for Education

BTW – By the way

CAT – Coupon that prints from a Catalina machine at the register. 

CLFE – Campbell’s Labels For Education

C/O – Cents Off 

CRT – Cash register tape (receipt) 

CYE – Check your email 

DEAD – Refers to a dead deal, or that the offer is no longer valid 

DND – Do Not Double 

ECB – Extra Care Buck (earned at CVS) 

ES – Easy Saver, seen at Walgreens rebate booklet 

ETS – Excludes Trial Sizes

EX or X. – Expires on 

FAR – Free after rebate 

FILLER = Item Purchased to Reach a Minimum Total in Order to Get a “Deal”

FS – Free Shipping 

GC – Gift Card

GDA – Good Deal Alert 

GM – General Mills Insert, a booklet of coupons that appears in Sunday newspapers every month or two. 

HBA – Health & Beauty Section in the store 

INSERTS – Coupons found in the Sunday paper

IP – Internet Printable coupon

IVC – Instant value coupons – seen in Walgreens rebate booklet 

MFR – Manufacturer 

MIR – Mail In Rebate 

MM – Money Making Deal

MQ – Manufacturer coupon

MRP – Manufacturer’s retail price 

NAZ – Name, address, zip code 

NAZP# – Name, address, zip code, phone number 

NED – No Expiration Date 

NFN – No Form Needed 

NIB – New in Box 

NIP – New in Package 

NT WT – Net Weight 

OAS – A Coupon that is good on one Purchase, Any Size 

OOP – Out Of Pocket 

OOS – Out of Stock 

OYNO –On Your Next Order 

P&G – Proctor & Gamble (Sunday newspaper coupons)

Peelie – Coupon found attached to a product. You have to peel it off. Make sure the cashier sees it!

POP – Proof of purchase 

PP – PayPal 

PSA – Prices Starting At 

Q – Coupon

RC – Rain-check 

RP – Red Plum (Sunday newspaper coupons)  

RR – Register Reward from Walgreens – use as a $ off coupon on your next purchase 

SASE – Self addressed stamped envelope

SCR – Rite Aid Single Check Rebate 

SMP – Specially marked package 

SRP – Suggested retail price 

SS – Smart Source (Sunday newspaper coupons)

STACKING – Often stores will allow the use of more than one coupon per item, IF the coupon itself does not restrict such usage. (Usually a store coupon with a manufacturers coupon)

SUPER DOUBLES or DOUBLES – coupons that are doubled $1 + in value (IE, a $1 coupon – $2, etc) 

TEARPAD – A pad of forms/coupons found hanging from a store shelf or display 

TMF – Try Me Free – mail in rebate for full amount of product

TRIPLE COUPON – A coupon that a grocery store triples in value 

UPC – Universal Product Code, barcode on the product 

VV – Video Value (Rite Aid)

WAGS – Walgreens

WM – Walmart 

WSL – While supplies last 

WYB – When You Buy 

YMMV – Your Mileage May Vary (“Worked for me, may not work for you”) 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 



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