Newbies to the world of couponing can easily be discouraged by the extensive lingo and acronyms that couponers use to get valuable information across as quickly as possible. This handy guide will help you navigate the couponing shorthand that will help you save as much money as possible in the checkout line.
AC After coupon. The price after the coupon is deducted.
Blinkie The red coupon dispensers found in stores near the promoted product. Named after the blinking light used to attract customers.
BOGO or B1G1 Buy one, get one. Sometimes means “Buy one, Get one free” but can also mean buy one, get one half price.
BTFE Box tops for education
CATALINA Coupons printed at check out and handed to the customer to be used at the store where you received them.
CLFE Campbell’s Labels for Education
DND Do not double
GDA, HDA Good Deal Alert, Hot Deal Alert
GM General Mills newspaper coupon insert, usually followed by the date of the insert
HT Hang tags with coupons hanging on a product
IP, IPQ Internet Printable Coupon
K Kelloggs newspaper coupon insert, usually followed by the date of the insert
MFR Manufacturer’s Coupon
MIR Mail in rebate
NED No expiration date
OOP Out of Pocket
OOS Out of Stock
OYNO On your next order
P&G Procter and Gamble Newspaper insert
Peelie Coupon sticker that is attached to a product and must be removed and handed to the cashier when purchasing the product
PSA Prices starting at
RP Red Plum Newspaper Insert, usually followed by the date of the insert
SS Smart Saver Newspaper insert, usually followed by the date of the insert
Stacking Using more than one coupon on a single item or using a coupon on a marked down item.
Tear Pad, TP tear pads are pads of coupons or rebate forms located near the promoted product.
UPC Universal Product Code.
WT Wine tag coupon card placed over the neck of a wine bottle
WYB When you buy
Using Extreme Couponing Lingo
The best way to become fluent in couponing lingo is to start using it. A couple of examples of couponing lingo to help you get started:
Vitamin Water B1G1F IPQ EXP 1/31 This means a Buy one, get one free internet printable coupon for a Vitamin Water that expires on January 31st.
Tuna – $1/2 Q (10/22 SS) EXP 12/31 This means a $1 off of two cans of tuna coupon found in the October 22nd Smart Saver Issue that expires on December 31st.