Coupon Lingo is necessary for new couponers to learn, and comprehend, so that when navigating the couponing websites you know what what in the world you are reading. You could print this list and keep it handy at your computer or in your organized binder for future reference.
· $1/2 ($1/3; $1/10) = One dollar off two items (and the like). The first number represents the discount and the second number indicates the quantity required to obtain that discount.
· BOGO (or B1G1) = Buy One Get One Free
· B2G1= Buy Two Get One Free
· Blinkie= Coupon that you find on shelves in a suction-cup machine and has a blinking light.
· Cat; Catalina; Your Bucks = The coupons that print off with your receipt (usually from a machine directly beside the cash register)
· CRT= Cash Register Tape (your receipt)
· DND = Do Not Double(followed by the number 5 indicates that the coupon will auto double at the register or 9 means the coupon will have to be manually doubled)
· ECB= Extra Care Buck (CVS cash) this coupon prints at the end of your receipts and can be used to pay like cash at CVS stores. Earned via a rewards card for specific purchases. Watch the expiration dates on these!
· ES = Easy Saver. Monthly rebate and coupon book at Walgreens
· FAR= Free After Rebate
· FLIP= Food Lion Internet Printable. Food Lion has weekly coupons that can be printed and can be used at Publix as a competitor coupon (if your store considers Food Lion a competitor)
· Hangtag= coupon that is hanging from a tag around a bottle or jar.
· IP= Internet Printable Coupon
· IVC= Instant Value Coupon at Walgreens. Found in either the ES book and/or in the weekly ad.
· MFR or MQ or MFC = manufacturer coupon
· MIR= Mail In Rebate
· MM= money maker…deal where you will make money after coupons are used
· NWPN = No wine purchase necessary (applies to wine tag coupons) meaning you do not have to buy the wine to use the coupon
· ONYO= On Your Next Order
· OOP= Out of Pocket. The amount you actually spend.
· Overage = This is money you earn when a coupon amount exceeded the purchase price of an item. EXAMPLE: a product is $0.75 and you have a $1 coupon. This amounts to $0.25 in overage. Most stores will not give you this money in cash; instead it can be wrapped into reducing the cost of other items you are purchasing in the same transaction.
· Peelie= Coupon found on the package of a product that can be peeled off and scanned at the cash register.
· PG= Proctor and Gamble coupon insert.
· Q = Coupon.
· (RC) Rain Check = When a store is out of a sale item, many stores offer a rain check that allows you to get the sale price whenever the item comes back in stock and at your shopping convenience. Each store has a different policy on the rain check’s expiration date-this will usually be revealed on the rain check.
· RP= Red Plum coupon insert that comes in your local paper.
· RR= Register Rewards (printout from Walgreens). Watch the expiration dates-these often expire quickly.
· SS= Smart Source coupon insert that comes in your local paper.
· Tearpad = Coupons that are displayed this way usually located on a display or shelf near the item and can be torn off one at a time.
· TMF = Try Me Free. Form that usually require you to mail in proof of purchase for a full refund.
· UPC = The bar code that is scanned at the register.
· WAGS= Walgreens
· WT= Wine Tag. Coupon found hanging around the neck of a wine bottle.
· YMMV = Your Mileage May Vary (this means that it may or may not be the case in all instances.)