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Couponing Terms 1

When you first get started couponing, it might all seem like you need to learn a whole other language to understand what’s being said on blogs, forums and books. I’ve put together a list of the most common couponing terminology and abbreviations to help you understand what it all means.


Abbreviation Description
AC After coupon
AR After rebate
B&M Brick and mortar stores, not online stores
Blinkies In Store coupons from a blinking box
BOGO / B1G1 Buy one get one free
CAT or Catalina Coupons that print at the register after purchase
CRT Coupons that print on cash register tape
DND Do Not Double
Double Coupon Coupons that the store doubles in value
ECB CVS Extra Care Bucks earn for purchases
ETS Exclude Trial Size
EXP Expiration Date
FAR Free After Rebate
FS Free Shipping
GC Gift Card or Gift Certificate
In Ad Coupons in weekly store circulars
IP/Printable Internet printable coupon
IVC Walgreens Instant Value Coupon
MFG or MQ Manufacturer’s Coupon
MIR Mail in Rebate
MM Money Maker
NED No Expiration Date
OOP Out of Pocket
OOS Out of Stock
OYNO On your next order
P&G Procter and Gamble newspaper insert
PEELIE Coupon on package that you peel off
Plenti Points or PP Rite Aid points earned for purchases
POP Proof of Purchase
PSA Price Start At
Q or CP Coupon
RC Rain Check
Regional A coupon or deal available in only a specific area
RP Red Plum newspaper insert
RR Register Rewards
SMP Specially marked packages
SS Smart Source newspaper insert
Stacking Combining store coupons and manufacturer coupons
Tear Pad or TP Pad of coupons or rebate forms found next to a product in store
TMF Try Me Free
Triple Coupon Coupons that the store triples in value
UPC Universal Product Code or Bar Code
WSL While Supplies Last
WT or Winetag A coupon hanging on the package of a product
WYB When you Buy

There you have it. I hope this helps in your mission of saving money through couponing.  If I missed any couponing terminology that you might have seen and want to add to this, Please leave a comment below and Thank you for your input

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