Thursday, January 3, 2013

Extensive List of the Vocabulary of Coupons, Coupon Acronyms / Abbreviations, Beginning Couponing

Starting Line of Couponing
Couponing Lingo/Vocabulary



  • + Up Rewards:  Coupon prints @ bottom of Rite Aid receipt when customer makes qualifying purchase(s) and may be used for future purchases (time sensitive).
  • $/$$: Coupon good for a certain amount off an item (i.e. $5 off $25 purchase)
  • Blinkie: Coupons accessible from dispensers w/ blinking lights (available in many grocery and pharmacy outlets)
  • BOGO/B1G1:  Buy One Get One Free;  personal favorite :)!! 
  • BTFE: Box Tops For Education  
  • BYGX: Buy Y, get X free
  • Catalina or CAT: Coupons which print from machines post purchase
  • CRT: Cash Register Receipt
  • ECB: CVS Extra Care Buck, (Extra Bucks) DATED coupons for $$$ off next purchase; coupon at the end of cash register receipt at CVS (may be used similar to gift card)
  • FAEBC: Free After Extra Care Bucks; an item for which that you earn an equal amount of extra bucks as the amount paid
  • GC: Gift Card
  • GDA:  Good Deal Alert
  • IPC: Internet Printable Coupon
  • IVC: Walgreens instant value coupons (newspaper coupon insert)
  • MFC: Manufacturer's Coupon
  • MIR:  Mail In Rebate
  • MM:  Money Maker; item you pay less for than you receive back in extra bucks
  • OOP: Out of Pocket 
  • OYNO: On your next order
  • PG:  Proctor and Gamble
  • Peelie: Coupons that may be peeled from the front of products
  • RC:  Rain Check
  • REB:  Rolling Extra Buck; using an extra buck on an item that will give you an extra buck
  • RP: Red Plum (Sunday newspaper coupon insert) formally valassis
  • RR: Walgreens Register Rewards, DATED coupons for $$$ off next purchase
  • SS: SmartSource (Sunday newspaper coupon insert)
  • Tear-pad: Coupons available for customers to tear off a display w/i store 
  • WYB: When You Buy
  • YMMV: Your Mileage May Vary; deal or special/difficult/ or limited may not work @ every store or area (could be store, region or manager specific) 
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