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Commonly Used Coupon Slang, Acronyms & Abbreviations

I thought it may be a good idea to put a list together of some commonly used "Couponing" words & abbreviations.  This will come in handy if you're new to couponing.  If you have any questions, or see something I may have missed, please leave a comment :)






Commonly Used Coupon Slang, Acronyms & Abbreviations 

AR - After Rebate 

AYOR - At Your Own Risk

B1G1 or BOGO - Buy One Get One FreeB5G1 - Buy FIVE Get One Free


Blinkie - SmartSource machine with a red blinking light on it. Coupons are thus referred to as ‘ Blinkies’ 

BTFE - Box Tops for Education 

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

CH - Clearing House 

CLFE - Campbell's Labels For Education

C/O - Cents Off 

CRT - Cash register tape (receipt) 

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 

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 

INSERTS – Coupon booklets found in the Sunday paper

IP – Internet Printable coupon

IVC - Instant value coupons - seen in Walgreens rebate booklet 

MFR - Manufacturer 

MIR - Mail In Rebate 

MQ - Manufacturer coupon

MRP - Manufacturer's retail price 

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


OOP - Out Of Pocket 

OOS - Out of Stock 


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. 

POP - Proof of purchase 

PSA - Prices Starting At 

Q - Coupon

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 

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

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

TRU - Toys R Us 

UPC - Universal Product Code, barcode on the product 

WAGS - Walgreens

WM - Walmart 

WSL - While supplies last 

WYB - When You Buy 


YMMV - Your Mileage May Vary ("Worked for me, may not work for you") 

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