Coupon Lingo! Learn the Secret Talk Of Couponers

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A Lesson In Coupon Lingo!

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 products, 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 = shortened version of Catalina

More coupon lingo below

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.

Wow there is a lot of coupon lingo even more below

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, rebates 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

RMN = RetailMeNot – 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.  Store Coupons and Manufacturer Coupons typically can be used 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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