Coupon Lingo! ✅ Keep a copy of these terms! It’s helps it understand breakdowns when you know the lingo💯
AC – After coupon. Price of an item after the coupon is deducted.
B1G1 or BOGO – Buy One Get One Free.
B2G1 or B2GO – Buy 2 to get one
BD – Break Down. Meaning provide a detailed explanation of the transaction.
Beep – The noise a cash register makes when it does not take the coupon that was scanned.
Blinkie – A coupon that is dispensed from a machine with a flashing light
Bump – A word used in a comment to a post to move the post to the top
Cartwheel – Target’s mobile savings program, download the app and save!
CAT or Catalina – A coupon that prints from the Catalina machine. The Catalina coupon prints after you pay for your purchase. The coupons are good on your next purchase.
Coupon Database or CDB – A database to search for a specific coupon or to find out if there is a coupon for a specific product or brand.
Coupon Policy – The document and guidelines regarding the acceptance of coupons. Each store/chain has their own coupon policy. The coupon policy typically includes information about coupon limits, restrictions.
CRT – Cash Register Tape. Some stores print coupons on the bottom of your cash register tape/receipt.
CS – Customer Service.
CSM – Customer Service Manager
CVS – CVS Pharmacy. The largest pharmacy store chain in the US.
DD – Dead Deal
Double – This is when a store doubles the face value of the coupon. The rules for doubling can vary by store and not all stores double coupons.
DG – Dollar General store.
DND – Do Not Double. You will typically see this written on the coupon itself.
DQ – Digital Coupon.
ECB – Extracare Bucks. Specific to CVS. You can earn ECBs after you purchase certain products. They print at the bottom of your receipt and you can use them like cash/coupon on your next/later shopping trip.
ETS – Excludes Trial Size. This abbreviation is used when the language on a coupon excludes Trial Size.
E-Coupons – Electronic Coupons downloaded to cell phones or Loyalty Card.
EX or Exp – Expiration date. Often written like this with a date (exp 7/20).
FAR – Free After Rebate.
Free Item Coupon – Coupon that makes the item absolutely FREE.
Filler – Refers to an additional/extra item to be purchased as part of a larger deal. Filler items can be used to get the total amount up to a certain amount in order to use a dollar/percentage off coupon requiring a minimum purchase. Example: Buy 4 items – total $29.10 but need a total of $30.00 to earn $10 off. Use a filler item e.g $0.99 to reach the $30 requirement.
GC – Gift Card.
GM – General Mills.
Hang Tag – A coupon that is found hanging from the product.
Haul – Your couponing shopping trip.
HBA – Health and Beauty Aids. A category of products or section of store related.
In-Ad or IA – Refers to a coupon that can be found in the weekly ad (in ad). The weekly ads are usually located at the entrance of each store.
Inserts – Coupon booklets found in the Sunday newspaper.
IP or IPQ – Internet Printable Coupon.
IVC – Instant Value Coupon. Walgreens’ store coupons booklet monthly savings books and ads. Found in the front of the store
Loyalty Card – A card you sign up for and use at a specific store. The card usually gives you additional discounts and savings.
Matchup – Also called coupon matchup. A combination of a coupon with a sale of a specific item, usually one found in the weekly ad of a store. You are matching the coupon to a sale price item to get better savings.
MIR – Mail-In Rebate.
MFR or MQ – Manufacturer’s Coupon.
MM or Moneymaker – A deal where you end up with money in your pocket – often involves using a cash back rebate in addition to using coupons.
NCB – No cash back.
NED – No expiration date.
NIB – New in box.
NLA – No Longer Available.
NSL or NSR – No size limit/restriction
OOP – Out of Pocket. Refers to what you have to pay – out of pocket – at the register.
OOS – Out of Stock.
OTC – Over the Counter. Refers to medicine that is available without a prescription.
OYNO – On Your Next Order. Meaning, you can use the coupon or the discount on your next order.
OYNP – On Your Next Purchase. Similar to OYNO. You can use the coupon or discount on your next purchase.
Overage – When the value of a coupon is more than the purchase price and the store allows overage. Very few stores allow overage. The overage can be applied to your transaction or you’ll be paid the difference. Most stores adjust the coupon down to the purchase price and do not allow overage.
P&G or PG – Proctor & Gamble coupon insert.
Peelie / Peelies – A coupon that is attached to the product and can be peeled off and used on your current shopping trip for that product.
PM or Price Match – Refers to matching the price of a product at one store to a lower price of another store – in order to get the cheaper price. Only some stores allow price matching. Example: Soap is $2.99 at Walmart. You ask the cashier to price match to another store where the price is $1.50. You will pay $1.50 for the soap at Walmart after price matching. Note: you will need to show proof of the lower price at the other store.
POP – Proof of Purchase. Required when you send a mail-in rebate.
PP – Purchase price or Paypal
PSA – Prices starting at.
PQ- Paper Coupon
Q – Coupon.
Rain Check – A written slip of paper that entitles you to buy an item/s after the sale is over – for the sale price. You can ask for a rain check at the store when an item has run out during the sale. Very useful when you have coupons but the item is out of stock during the sale.
R – Regional coupon. Meaning a coupon or a deal is available only in a specific area or region.
Rebate – Amount paid by way of reduction, return, or refund on what has already been paid or contributed. A type of sales promotion.
Rite Aid – A national drugstore chain. The largest drugstore chain on the East Coast and third largest in the US.
RMN- Retail Me Not Coupon insert booklet
RR – Register Reward Coupon. Specific to Walgreens. Similar to Catalina coupon. RR prints out from the machine next to the cash register – after you pay. You can use it like cash.
SCO – Self Check Out. Refers to registers in-store where you can check out by yourself without a cashier.
SS – Smart Source insert. A booklet of coupons provided by Smart Source that is found in the Sunday newspapers. The inserts vary.
Stacking – Also called Coupon Stacking. Refers to using a store coupon and a manufacturer’s coupon on the same product to “stack” on the savings.
Stockpile – A BIG build up of a stock of products, in this case, accumulated by couponing and held for future use.
Stockpiling – Purchasing, collecting and accumulating stock.
Store Coupon – Coupon that is specific to a store and can only be used at the store the coupon came from
Tearpad or TP – A pad of coupons that is found on a store shelf or hanging in front of a store shelf.
UPC – The Universal Product Code. Found on the product packaging and is unique for each product.
Wags – Abbreviation for Walgreens
WYB – When You Buy. Example: Final price $2.00 each wyb 3
YMMV – Your Mileage May Vary. Meaning the deal may be different or not available at all stores and/or location.