Understanding Coupon Lingo

B1G1, BOGO, B1G1F – “Buy 1 Get 1Free"

$/$$ - Dollars off when you buy X amount of dollars

.50/1 – Fifty cents off one item

.50/3 - Fifty cents off three items

DND5 – Coupon says Do Not Double, but the bar code starts with a 5, most computers will still double it.

NED – No Expiration Date

Blinkies – Coupon dispensed near product, in the store (usually from a “blinking” red box)

Catalina – Coupon dispensed at the register at the time of purchase (on separate paper).

Peelie – Coupon that you peel off the package

Tear Pad – Pad of refund forms or coupons found hanging from a store shelf or display

FAR – Free After Rebate

IP – Internet Printable (a coupon you print off the internet)

MFR – Manufacturer

MQ – Manufacturer coupon

MIR – Mail in Rebate

OOP – Out of Pocket

YMMV – Your Mileage May Vary (you may find the item priced differently or it may not work for the same)

PG – Proctor & Gamble Sunday insert coupons

RP – Red Plum Sunday insert coupons

SS – Smartsource Sunday insert coupons

V – Valassis (former name of Red Plum Inserts)

FLIP – Food Lion Internet Printable

Regional – Coupon value only distributed to certain area

UPC – “Universal Product Code”.  It is that box of black lines that the checker passes over the scanner at the checkout.

WYB – When You Buy

WSL – While Supply Lasts

SASE – Self Addressed Stamped Envelope

CRT – Cash Register Tape (coupon that prints on your receipt)

ECB – Extra Care Buck (CVS)

ESR – Easy Saver Rebate (Walgreens)

IVC – Instant Value Coupon (Walgreens store coupon, found in Walgreens Easy Saver catalog and on in store tear pads)

RR – Register Rewards (these are the Catalinas that print out at Walgreen)

SCR – Single Check Rebate (rebate system at Rite Aid)

(Article reprinted from Southern Savers, 2010)

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