Friday, May 1, 2009

Coupon Lingo

AC - After Coupon
Addy - Address
AR - After Rebate
BLINKIES - These are found in stores in a box most offten the box will have a red blinking light on it
BOGO or B1G1F - Buy one get one free
BTFE - Box Tops for Education - special markings on products that schools can redeem for free or discounted items
B&M - Brick & Mortar means a physical, not online store
Cat or Catalina - Coupons that come from a box next to the CRT machine
CLFE - Campbell's Labels for Education - lables from products that schools redeem for free or discounted items
COH - Cut Out Hunger
CRT - Cash register tape
DND - Do Not Double / Double Coupon - Means the value of the coupon is doubled at the register
ECB - Extra Care Bucks ECB's are a CVS exclusive
ESR-EasySaver Rebate - Reabtes found in the monthly rebate booklet in stores
FAR - Free After Rebate
HBA - The health and beauty aid section - my cvs has H on one side and the store BA on the other but most stores put them closer together
HT - (hanging tag)refunds or coupons that are found on the necks of product bottles
IVC - Walgreen's Instant Value Coupon- coupons from the weekly ad or ESR booklet
IP - Internet printable coupon
MANU - Coupon issued from the manufacture
MIR - Mail In Rebate - you have to mail it to a clearing house to redeem
NAZ - Name, address, zip code - used for trades
NED - No expiration date - rare coupons that never expire
NBPN - No Beer Purchase Needed - sometimes beer reabtes won't require a beer purchase
NWPN - No wine purchase needed - sometimes wine rebates won't require a wine purchase
OOP - Out of Pocket - money paid after coupons
OOS - Out of Stock - get a rain check for these items!
OYNO - On your next order - a lot of catalinas fall under this, meaning you need to make an additional purchase to redeem
P&G - Proctor & Gamble Sunday insert coupons
PEELIE - coupon's found on product that are sticky unless removed carefully
POP- Proof of purchase found on actual item
PPHF - Paypal handling fee - money used to trade coupons
PSA - Public Service Announcement - not as cheesy as the ones from childhood!
QUALIFIER - The items needed to complete a reabte
RAOK - Random act of kindness - offers of coupons/actuals at no expense, given out of the love in your heart
RC - Raincheck - your best friend if you coupon!
RP - Red Plum Sunday Insert Coupons
RR - Register Rewards - These come from Wags, a lot like ECB's
SASE - Self Addressed Stamped Envelope some freebies require them
SF - Store form, forms found in the store good only at that store
SMP - Specially Marked Packages - some reabtes require you buy products with special advertising on them
SS - Smart Source or Sunday Insert coupons
STACKING - Wags and CVS allow you to use a store coupon and a manu coupon on the same item
TEAR PAD - A pad of refund forms or coupons found hanging from a store shelf or display
TMF - Try Me Free - rebates for the full price of the item when it first is new to the market
WINE TAG - coupons found on the necks of wine bottles
WL - wishlist
WPN - Wine purchase needed
WSL - while supplies last usually no rainchecks issued
WT - winetag
WYB - When You Buy - additional purcahse is required to redeem
YMMV - Your Mileage May Vary - sometimes deals work well for others and not some. It comes from each person has a different distance to the store so each person has a different expierince

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