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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 WeUseCoupons.com 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!