Coupon Lingo

AR - After Rebate
B1G1 or BOGO – Buy One Get One Free
B5G1 - 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.
C/O – Cents Off
CRT – Cash register tape (receipt)
DND – Do Not Double
ECB – Extra Care Buck (earned at CVS)
ES – Easy Saver, seen at Walgreens rebate booklet
ETS – Excludes Trial Sizes
FAR – Free after rebate
GC – Gift Card
GDA – Good Deal Alert
GM – General Mills Insert, a booklet of coupons that appears in newspapers every month or two.
HBA – Health & Beauty Section in the store
IDSO – in desperate search of
INSERTS – Coupon booklets found in the Sunday paper
IP – Internet Printable coupon
ISO – In Search Of (basically you need it)
IVC – Instant value coupons – seen in Walgreens rebate booklet
IVDSO – In very desperate search of
LOL – Laugh/Laughing Out Loud
MFR – Manufacturer
MIR – Mail In Rebate
MQ – Manufacturer coupon
MRP – Manufacturer’s retail price
NED – No Expiration Date
NFN – No Form Needed
OOP – Out Of Pocket
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.
tRC – 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
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
TRIPLE COUPON – A coupon that a grocery store triples in value
UPC – Universal Product Code, barcode on the product
WAGS – Walgreens
WM – Walmart
WSL – While supplies last
WUC – We Use Coupons (refers to the site http://www.weusecoupons.com/ )
WYB – When You Buy
YMMV – Your Mileage May Vary (“Worked for me, may not work for you”)

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