Coupon Lingo

Coupon Lingo ~ Need help understanding what abbreviations mean?

AC - After Coupon

AR - After Rebate

BLINKIES - These are found in stores in a box most offten the box will have a red blinking light on it

BOGO or B1G1F - Buy one get one free

BTFE - Box Tops for Education - special markings on products that schools can redeem for free or discounted items

B&M - Brick & Mortar means a physical, not online store

Cat or Catalina - Coupons that come from a box next to the CRT machine

CRT - Cash register tape

DCRT - Dated/Detailed cash register tape

DCRTC - Dated/detailed cash register tape with the price circled

DND - Do Not Double

DOUBLE COUPONS - Means the value of the coupon is doubled at the register, terms and conditions vary by store.

ECB - Extra Care Bucks ECB's are a CVS exclusive

FAR - Free After Rebate

FREE ITEM COUPON - This is a coupon for a free item (no purchase neccesary)

FSOT - For Sale or Trade

GDA - Good Deal Alert - heads up to a deal you should go get

HBA - The health and beauty aid section -

HT - Hang Tags - refunds or coupons that are found on the necks of product bottles

IMHO - In My Honest Opinion

ISO - In Search Of - looking for an item/coupon

IDSO - In Desperate Search Of - looking hard for an item/coupon

IP - Internet printable coupon

MANU - Coupon issued from the manufacturer

MIR - Mail In Rebate - you have to mail it to a clearing house to redeem

NED - No expiration date - rare coupons that never expire

NBPN - No Beer Purchase Needed - sometimes beer reabtes won't require a beer purchase

NWPN - No wine purchase needed - sometimes wine rebates won't require a wine purchase

OOP - Out of Pocket - money paid after coupons and savings.

OOS- Out of Stock - get a rain check for these items!

OYNO - On your next order - a lot of catalinas fall under this, meaning you need to make an additional purchase to redeem

P&G - Proctor & Gamble Sunday insert coupons

PEELIE - coupon's found on products

POP - Proof of purchase found on actual item

PPHF - Paypal handling fee - money used to trade coupons

QUALIFIER - The items needed to complete a reabte

RAOK - Random act of kindness - offers of coupons/actuals at no expense, given out of the love in your heart

RC - Raincheck - A slip given by the store in case they are OOS

RP - Red Plum Sunday Insert Coupons

RR - Register Rewards - These come from Walgreens, a lot like ECB's

SASE - Self Addressed Stamped Envelope some freebies require them

SF - Store form, forms found in the store good only at that store

SMP - Specially Marked Packages - some reabtes require you buy products with special advertising on them

SS - Smart Source or Sunday Insert coupons

STACKING - Stores such as Walgreens, CVS and Target allow you to use a store coupon and a manu coupon on the same item

TEAR PAD - A pad of refund forms or coupons found hanging from a store shelf or display

TMF - Try Me Free - rebates for the full price of the item usually when it first is new to the market

WT - WINE TAG - coupons found on the necks of wine bottles

WL - wishlist

WPN - Wine purchase needed

WSL - while supplies last usually no rainchecks issued which is a good indication you need to get there the first day of the sale.

WYB - When You Buy - additional purcahse is required to redeem

YMMV - Your Mileage May Vary - sometimes deals work well for others and not some. Depends on Store, Management, Cashier, Policies etc.