Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Coupon Abbreviations!

Do you feel lost reading my posts sometimes? Feel like I am speaking some Secret Coupon Language that you will never understand? Well, Here is a list of Commonly Used Coupon Codes so you can start speaking Coupon right along with me! 

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Commonly Used Coupon Slang, Acronyms & Abbreviations
AR - After Rebate
B1G1 or BOGO - Buy One Get One Free

BC/AC – Before/After Coupons
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.
CRT - Cash register tape (receipt)
DB - The coupon database
DND - Do Not Double
ECB - Extra Care Buck (earned at CVS)
ENVIE - Envelope
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.
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
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.
PP - PayPal
Q - Coupon
RAOK - random act of kindness (means you will give the coupons away free)
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
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)
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
UPC - Universal Product Code, barcode on the product
WAGS - Walgreens
WUC - We Use Coupons (refers to the site)
WUCkie - Member of WUC
WYB - When You Buy
YMMV - Your Mileage May Vary ("Worked for me, may not work for you") 

For a full list of Abbreviations head to WUC to see for yourself! Coupon Abbreviations!

Thanks to Mr. Coupon on We Use Coupons for the Breakdown!


  1. Hey Jenny!

    Thanks for posting the breakdown of abbreviations, I need it.

    I had a question about coupons in inserts. If I want to buy multiple items of a product, how can I get multiple coupons without spending an arm and a leg on Sunday papers?

    I also had a suggestion for your blog, is it possible to use cuts to hide your posts behind links?

    You could have a short introductory paragraph with a link to the full post. Not sure if blogspot can do that, but it would definitely give you a more appealing look.

  2. Yes - I can add page jumps, I just haven't gotten that technical yet! But I will as I add more posts :)

    As for purchasing more coupons without having to buy so many papers, you could purchase the coupons from a clipping service or if you click the little button on my homepage that says "Need More Coupons?" That will take you to the FSOT (For Sale or Trade) forum on WUC, once you join and are a member you can trade other members for coupons - This is a VITAL tool to how I coupon the way I do. Other regions get fabulous coupons that double, where we get a lot of just $1/2 variations, which are still great, but not as a big of a saver sometimes. Some Weeks I get up to 7 or 8 envies in the mail stuffed full of coupons!

    Also - Check the recycling dumpster in your area on Monday, Stop into some local convenience stores on Monday to see how they process their leftover papers - if they just toss them ask if you can have them! There are a lot of way to get coupons if you take a little bit of time to do so!