Who’s ready for a Vocabulary lesson?! ***YOU ARE!*** Couponing has its own special lingo. This is one of the single most important steps in learning to coupon and it’s probably one that is often skipped! Take the time to get familiar NOW and save tons of confusion and questions in the future. Get ready for your Lesson in Coupon Lingo!
I’ve highlighted the most important words in RED – but don’t just SKIM through! It’s to your benefit to learn them ALL in order to be the best couponer you can be!
$1.00/1 = $1 off when you buy 1 product, etc
$1.00/2 = $1 off when you buy 2 product, etc
B1G1 = Buy 1 get 1 FREE
BOGO = Buy 1 get 1 FREE
B1G50% = Buy 1 get 50% off the second one
Blinkies = Coupons that come from little black boxes next to the item. Pull out the coupon from the box.
Cat = shorten version of Catalina
Catalina = A coupon that prints out of the Catalina machine at the checkout lane. These might be for money off of a product when you buy it or a coupon for money off your next purchase.
CC = Credit Card
CRT = Cash register Tape – generally used to refer to CVS coupons that print from the Magic Coupon Center or on the bottom of the receipt.
DD = Dead deal ~ Be sure to check the deal yourself, the deal may still be available in your store.
ECB =Extra Care Bucks from the CVS
EXP = Expiration Date
FAR = Free After Rebate
GC = Gift Card or Gift Certificate
HT = Hang Tag ~ you will find these around the necks of bottles
IP = Internet Printable (printable coupon), aka “printable”
MFR = manufacturer ~ Usually referring to a manufacturer coupon.
MIR = Mail In Rebate
NED = No Expiration Date
NSR = No Size Restriction
OOP = Out of pocket – what you are actually paying before receiving rewards, gift cards, rebate or submitting for cash back
OP = Original Poster
OYNO = On or Off Your Next Order ~Used mostly with Catalina offers
PG = Proctor and Gamble
Peelie = A coupon or rebate found attached to a product
Printable = A coupon that is printed from the internet, aka “IP”
PM = Price Match
Q = Coupon
Rebate = An offer to get all or part of your money back
RP = Red Plum – A coupon insert that comes in the Sunday paper
RR = Register Rewards (Walgreens reward coupon – it’s just a Catalina Coupon with a different name)
SASE = Self Addressed Stamped Envelope
S/H = Shipping and Handling
SS = Smart Source ~This is a coupon insert that comes in your Sunday paper
Store Coupon = Coupons that tend to be issued by the store and you can find them in the store ad. You can use a store coupon and a manufacturer coupon at the same time.
UPC = Universal Product Code ~ this is the bar code found on the package. It will have lines for the cashier to scan to ring up.
Wags = Walgreens
WSL = While Supplies Last
WYB = When you buy
YMMV = Your Mileage/Market May Vary ~ Meaning that it might not be the same at your store
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