Day 5 – Learn the Lingo and Save Money

Learn the lingo of couponing and you’ll start to save more money right away!  Abbreviations and definitions are something that new couponers often struggle with. Overcoming this hurdle quickly gets these new couponistas on the right track. Many of the couponing and savings sites (including this one) as well as the coupons themselves, use an almost alien language. Without a translator, it can be mind-boggling. So here we are to the rescue with a handy little lingo list. Enjoy!

“What is a MFRQ and why is it stackable with my store Q, but I can’t combine it with a peelie or a blinkie?”

 

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Learn the Lingo and Language of Coupons
  • $1/1 – $1.00 off 1 item or $4/2 – $4.00 off 2 items, etc.
  • AC – After coupon
  • ALA – As low as
  • AR – After rebate
  • Bar Code – Product bar code (universal product code)
  • Blinkie – Coupon from box attached to store shelf – could have a “blinking” light
  • B1G1, BOGO – Buy 1, get 1 – could be free or 50% off etc.
  • B1G1F – Buy 1, get 1 free
  • Bricks – Internet printed coupons – can only be printed 2 times
  • BTFE – Box Tops for Education
  • B&M – Brick and mortar store vs online
  • Catalina (CAT) – Coupons that print at the register after you’ve made a purchase.
  • Chrome – Google browser
  • CPN – Coupon
  • CRT – Cash Register Tape (see bottom of your receipt)
  • CS – Customer Service
  • DND – Do Not Double
  • Double Coupon – A coupon that can be doubled
  • ECB – Extra Care Bucks (at CVS)
  • ETA – Edited to Add
  • ETS – Excludes Trial Size
  • EXP – Expires, expiration
  • FAR – Free after Rebate
  • FF – Firefox
  • Filler – Items used to raise your receipt total
  • FS – Free Shipping
  • GC – Gift Card or Certificate
  • GDA – Good Deal Alert
  • GM – General Mills
  • HBA – Health & Beauty Aids
  • HTH – Hope that helps
  • IE – Internet Explorer
  • In Ad – Coupons or savings in the current store ad
  • IP, IPQ – Internet printable coupon
  • ISO – In search of
  • IVC – Instant value coupon (Walgreens store coupon booklet)
  • K, KB – Kelloggs coupon or insert
  • MANI – Manufacturer’s coupon
  • MB2 – Must buy 2, MB4 – must buy 4, etc
  • MFG, MFR, MFGR, MQ – Manufacturer’s coupon
  • MIR – Mail in rebate
  • MM – Money Maker
  • NAZ – Name, Address, Zip
  • NED – No expiration date
  • NLA – No longer available
  • OOP – Out of pocket
  • OOS – Out of stock
  • Overage – Coupon has a higher value than cost of item
  • OYNO – On your next order
  • P&G, PG – Proctor & Gamble
  • Peelie – Coupon usually attached to a product or packaging
  • PP – Purchase price
  • PSA – Prices starting at
  • Q – Coupon
  • RC – Rain Check
  • Regional – Only available in a specific region
  • Rolling – Using rewards from one purchase to pay for the next
  • RP – Red Plum
  • RR – Register Rewards (Walgreens)
  • SCO – Self Check Out
  • SCR – Single Check Rebate (Rite Aid)
  • SMP – Specially marked package
  • SS – Smart Source
  • Stacking – Pairing a store coupon with a manufacturer’s coupon
  • Tear Pad – Coupons or rebate forms on a pad attached to a shelf or counter
  • TMF – Try Me Free
  • Triple Coupon – Coupon that can be tripled
  • UFT – Up for trade
  • UPC – Universal product code (product barcode)
  • UPR – UP Rewards (Rite Aid)
  • V – Valassis coupon insert in some Sunday papers (Red Plum)
  • WAGS – Walgreens
  • WSL – While supplies last
  • Winetag, WT – Coupon hanging on bottle or other product
  • WYB – When You Buy
  • YMMV – You Mileage May Vary – all deals may not work for everyone!
  • $/$$ – Such as $4/$20 = save $4 why you spend $20, $5/$50, $3/$12 etc
  • .50/1 – Save 50 cents on 1 item, .25/3 – 25 cents off of 3 items, etc

So did you learn the lingo? Are you feeling fluent in the language?

 

This list is not all-inclusive by any means. I’d love to hear any suggestions of what may need to be included.
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