Have you seen all the coupon abbreviations and slang words that are used by the couponing world? It can get confusing! So what the heck does it all mean?
The Frugal Housewife can help! Here’s a list of coupon lingo! If there is one that you have found that is not listed, please leave us a comment and we’ll get it added.
- $0.50/1, $1/1 = Fifty cents off one item, $1 off one item.
- $1/2 = $1 off 2 items.
- 2/$1 = 2 items for $1.
– A –
- AC =After Coupon.
- Addy = Address.
- ALA = As Low As.
- All You = All You Magazine. A magazine that has coupons.
- AR = After Rebate.
– B –
- B1G1 =Buy one get one.
- B2G1 = Buy two get one.
- Beep = The register will beep occasionally when a coupon is scanned and the register does not want to deducte the amount off the transaction. The cashier will double check to make sure that you have the item(s) required by the coupon and if you do, the cashier may have to entire the price manually.
- Blinkies = The machines at the store that are usually red and have a little “blinking” light to get your attention. It holds coupons you can take to use on this shopping trip.
- BOGO = Buy one get one.
- Bricks = A printable coupon that can be printed twice. After the first printing, hit the back arrow on the browser and refresh the page to print the second coupon.
- BTFE = Box Tops for Education.
– C –
- Cartwheel = A Target Discount given as a % off certain items. According to the Target website, “Cartwheel deals even work on top of coupons, sales, and your REDcard discount.”
- Cat = Catalina= Coupons that print at the register after your purchase is completed. They can be used on the next purchase.
- Checkout 51 = A Free cash back program. You earn cash back for purchasing certain items.
- CPN = coupon.
- CRT = Cash Register Tape.
- CS = customer service.
– D –
- DND = Do not double.
– E –
- ECB = Extra Care Bucks (coupon that prints at the end of your transaction that can be used on future purchase at CVS).
- EA = each.
- ECBs = Extra Care Bucks, CVS Buyers Reward Program.
- ETS = Exclude trial size.
- Exp = Expiration date.
– F –
- FAR = Free after Rebate.
- Filler = Item you buy to get your purchase up to a certain amount in order to get an offered discount.
– G –
- GC = Gift Card or Gift Certificate.
- GM = General Mills.
– H –
- Hangtags =Coupons Hanging from shelf by an item or in front of item.
– I –
- Inserts = Coupon packets that are found usually in the Sunday newspaper; RedPlum, SmartSource, P&G, and GM.
- IP/IPQ = Internet printable coupon.
– M –
- Mfr/Mfg/MF/MQ= Manufacturer’s coupon.
- MIR =Mail in rebate.
- MM = Money Maker.
– N –
- Net Cost = The final cost after discounts, coupons, and rewards.
- NLA = No longer available.
- NSL or NSR = No size limit/No size restriction.
– O –
- OOP = Out of Pocket expense.
- OOS = Out of Stock.
– P –
- Peelies = Coupons on packages that you can peel off to use on this shopping trip.
- PG, P&G = Procter and Gamble coupon insert in Sunday newspaper.
- Printable = An online coupon that you can print. Printables usually can be printed twice.
– Q –
- Q = Coupon.
– R –
- RC = Rain check.
- RA = Rite Aid drugstore.
- RP = RedPlum coupon insert in the Sunday newspaper.
- RR = Register Rewards are available at Walgreens. They are printed with the receipt and can be used on future purchases.
– S –
- SS = Smart Source Coupon insert in the Sunday newspaper.
- Stacking = Using a manufacturer’s coupon with a store coupon.
– T –
- Tear pad = A pad of rebate forms or coupons attached to a store shelf.
– U –
- UPC = Universal Product Code.
- Ups or +UP Rewards = Rite Aid reward program.
– W –
- Wags = Walgreens
- WSL = While supplies last.
- WYB = When you buy.