Couponing Terms and Abbreviations

Couponing Terms and Abbreviations

When surfing coupon sites, one of the most important thing is to understand the acronyms and terminology they use. If you have trouble understanding these words, keep on reading this article. I will give you all the common terms and abbreviation you need. Therefore, you can find and use coupon more rapidly and effectively to save more money.

Here the list of the most used coupon lingo you may see on coupon websites or forums. 

BLINKIES

In-store coupons near product, usually from a red blinking box.

BOGO or B1G1 Free

Buy One Get One Free.

CAT or CATALINA

Coupon that prints at the register after purchase.

CRT

Cash register tape, coupon that prints in store.

DOUBLE COUPON

Coupon that a grocery store doubles in value.

ECB

CVS Extra Care Bucks earned for purchases.

FREE ITEM COUPON

A coupon that allows you to get the product completely free.

IP

Internet Printable Coupon.

MFG or MQ

Manufacturer’s Coupon.

MIR

Mail In Rebate.

NED

No expiration date.

OOP

Out of Pocket, in reference to how much “real money” you will pay at the register.

OYNO

On your next order.

P&G

Proctor & Gamble Coupon Insert found in the Sunday newspaper.

PEELIE

Coupon that you peel off the package.

PSA

Prices Starting At.

Q

Coupon.

STACKING

Using a store specific coupon with a manufacturer coupon (most stores allow this).

TEARPAD

A pad of refund forms or coupons found hanging from a store shelf or display.

TRIPLE COUPON

A coupon that a grocery store triples in value.

WYB

When You Buy.

YMMV

Your Mileage May Vary (success of the attempt may vary at your store).


Take note and remember all these coupon terms above to make it easier for you when seeking coupons and discounts on the internet. To memorize them faster, you can make flash cards from the list I gave you to start couponing like a pro.