Couponing can be rough on someone just learning without coupon lingo getting in the way. Here is your cheat sheet!
AR - After Rebate AYOR - At Your Own Risk B1G1 or BOGO - Buy One Get One FreeB5G1 - Buy FIVE Get One Free BC/AC – Before/After Coupons Blinkie - SmartSource machine with a red blinking light on it. Coupons are thus referred to as ‘ Blinkies’ BTFE - Box Tops for Education CAT - Coupon that prints from a Catalina machine at the register. CC - Concealed Cash CH - Clearing House CLFE - Campbell's Labels For Education C/O - Cents Off CRT - Cash register tape (receipt) DEAD - Refers to a dead deal, or that the offer is no longer valid DND - Do Not Double ECB - Extra Care Buck (earned at CVS) ES - Easy Saver, seen at Walgreens rebate booklet ETS - Excludes Trial Sizes EX or X. - Expires on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 GM - General Mills Insert, a booklet of coupons that appears in newspapers every month or two. HBA - Health & Beauty Section in the store INSERTS – Coupon booklets found in the Sunday paper IP – Internet Printable coupon IVC - Instant value coupons - seen in Walgreens rebate booklet MFR - Manufacturer MIR - Mail In Rebate MQ - Manufacturer coupon MRP - Manufacturer's retail price NED - No Expiration Date 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 Booklet Coupons) Peelie - Coupon found attached to a product. You have to peel it off. POP - Proof of purchase PSA - Prices Starting At Q - Coupon RC - Rain-check RP - Red Plum (Sunday Booklet Coupons) (formerly Valassis) RR - Register Reward from Walgreens - use as a $ off coupon on your next purchase SCR - Rite Aid Single Check Rebate SMP - Specially marked package SRP - Suggested retail price SS - Smart Source (Sunday Booklet 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 store Q + mfr Q) 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 TRU - Toys R Us UPC - Universal Product Code, barcode on the product 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")