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Coupon Language and Lingo

Coupon Language and Lingo

We try to keep lingo to the minimum around here, but here is the list of acronyms and terms in case you run across something you don't understand:

Types of Coupons

B1G1, BOGO, B1G1FBuy 1, Get One FreePG, P&GProctor & Gamble Sunday Insert Coupons
$/$$Dollars off when you buy XX dollarsRP Red Plum Sunday insert coupons
.50/1Fifty cents off one itemsSSSmartsource Sunday insert coupons
.50/3Fifty cents off 3 itemsPeelieCoupon that you peel off the package
CatalinaCoupon dispensed at the register at the time of purchase (on separate paper)BlinkieCoupon dispensed near product, in the store (usually from a “blinking” red box)
TearpadPad of refund forms or coupons found hanging from a store shelf or displayeCouponFound on the Internet but different because it is uploaded to a card
IPInternet PrintableFARFree After Rebate
MFR or MQManufacturer or Manufacturer CouponMIRMail in Rebate

Store Specific Coupons

FLIPFood Lion Internet PrintableECBExtra Care Buck (CVS)
IVCInstant Value Coupon (Walgreens store coupon, found in Walgreens Easy Saver Catalog and on in store tearpads)RRRegister Rewards (these are Catalinas that print out at Walgreens)
+UPRite Aid Plus Up RewardSCRSingle Check Rebate (rebate system at Rite Aid)

Common Phrases

DND5Coupon states Do Not Double, but the bar code starts with a 5, meaning most computers will automatically double itYMMVYour Milage May Vary (you may find the item priced differently or it may not work for you the same)
OOPOut of PocketNEDNo Expiration Date
RegionalCoupon value only distributed at a certain timeUPCUniversal Product Code a bar code on the product
WYBWhen you buyWSLWhile supplies last
SASESelf Addressed Stamped EnvelopeCRTCash Register Tape (coupon that prints on receipt)
BTFEBox Tops for Education

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