Coupon Lingo.. Check out this list to learn the lingo..

New to couponing, then you need to know the lingo. These are some common terms you will see.

We are here to help you.


Need to learn the lingo? This will help.

$.75/1 – $.75 off 1 product $.50/2 – $.50 off 2 products

AR – After Rebate AYOR – At Your Own Risk

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

BTW – By the way

CAT – Coupon that prints from a Catalina machine at the register.

C/O – Cents Off

CRT – Cash register tape (receipt)

CYE – Check your email

DEAD – Refers to a dead deal, or that the offer is no longer valid

DND – Do Not Double ECB – Extra Care Buck (earned at CVS)

ENVIE – Envelope

ES – Easy Saver, seen at Walgreens rebate booklet

ETS – Excludes Trial Sizes

EX or X. – Expires on

FAR – Free after rebate

FC – First class postage stamps

FS – Free Shipping

FSOT – For Sale or Trade

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

HTH – hope that helps

IDSO – in desperate search of

INSERTS – Coupon booklets found in the Sunday paper

IP – Internet Printable coupon

IRL – In Real Life

ISO – In Search Of (basically you need it)

IVC – Instant value coupons – seen in Walgreens rebate booklet

IVDSO – In very desperate search of

KWIM – Know What I Mean

LMK – Let Me Know

LOL – Laugh/Laughing Out Loud

MFR – Manufacturer

MIR – Mail In Rebate

MQ – Manufacturer coupon

MRP – Manufacturer’s retail price

NAZ – Name, address, zip code

NAZP# – Name, address, zip code, phone number

NED – No Expiration Date

NFN – No Form Needed

NIB – New in Box

NIP – New in Package

NP – No problem

NT WT – Net Weight

OAS – A Coupon that is good on one Purchase, Any Size

OASN – On A Side Note OOP – Out Of Pocket

OOS – Out of Stock

OT – Off Topic

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.

PLMK – Please Let Me Know

PM – Private Message

POP – Proof of purchase

PP – PayPal

PSA – Prices Starting At

Q – Coupon

QQ – Coupon Queen

RAOK – random act of kindness (means you will give the coupons away free)

RC – Rain-check

RP – Red Plum (Sunday Booklet Coupons) (formerly Valassis)

RR – Register Reward from Walgreens – use as a $ off coupon on your next purchase

SASE – Self addressed stamped envelope

SCR – Rite Aid Single Check Rebate

SMP – Specially marked package

SRP – Suggested retail price 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

TIA – Thanks in Advance

TMF – Try Me Free – mail in rebate for full amount of product

TMI – Too much information

TRIPLE COUPON – A coupon that a grocery store triples in value

TRU – Toys R Us

TYVM – Thank You Very Much

UPC – Universal Product Code, barcode on the product

WAGS – Walgreens

WL – Wish list

WM – Walmart

WSL – While supplies last

WYB – When You Buy

YGEM – You’ve got an email

YGPM – You’ve got a private message

! YMMV – Your Mileage May Vary (“Worked for me, may not work for you”)

YVW – You’re very welcome


Happy Shopping,



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