Coupon Lingo, Terminology, and Jargon

Coupon Lingo, Terminolgy and Straight up Jargon!

 Coupon Lingo, Terminology, and Jargon

BLINKIE = In-store coupons near product, usually from a red blinking box

BOGO = Buy one, get one. Typically ends with “free” or “half off” meaning buy one, get one half off, or buy one get one free

BTFE – Box Tops for Education is a program to earn money for our schools, most popularly by collecting a small pink label from participating products. Schools can earn money by submitting these. The site also offers printable coupons

CAT or CATALINA = Coupon that prints at the register after purchase

CRT = Cash register tape, coupon that prints in store

DOUBLE COUPON = Coupon that a grocery store doubles in value

ECB/EB = CVS Extra Care Bucks/Extra Bucks store dollars earned for purchases

E-Coupons = Electronic coupons that can be loaded directly on to your store loyalty card or cell phone

EXP = Expires/Expiration date

FREE ITEM COUPON = A coupon that allows you to get the product completely free

HBA = Health and Beauty Aids. Category of products or section of store related to non-food, including shampoo, lotion, etc

HT = Hang Tag

IVC = Walgreen’s Instant Value Coupon ( Found in the Monthy EasySaver Catalog )

IP = Internet Printable Coupon


MFG = Manufacturer’s Coupon

MIR = Mail In Rebate

MM = Money Maker – Refers to the total coupon value credit at register for a particular item being more than the original cost of the item.

NED = No Expiration Date

NLA = No Longer Available

One Coupon per Purchase = It is your ability to use one coupon per item.  Keeps the customer from using 2 or more coupons per the same item.

One Coupon per Transaction = Limits the customer to only using one of this coupon per transaction. You may request to do separate transactions. Example: If you have 4 coupons that read “one coupon per transaction” you may be able to separate your purchases into 4 transactions and pay 4 separate times. YMMV on this one.

OOP = Out of Pocket in reference to how much “real money” you will pay at the register

OOS = Out of Stock

OVERAGE = Same as Money Maker (MM)

OYNO = On your next order

P&G/PG = Proctor & Gamble Coupon Insert found in the Sunday newspaper

PEELIE = Coupon that you peel off the package

PQ = Publix store coupon

PSA = Prices Starting At

Q = Coupon

RP = Red Plum Coupon Insert found in the Sunday newspaper

RR = Register Rewards

RC = Rain Check

SS = Smart Source coupon insert found in the Sunday newspaper

STACKING = Using a store specific coupon with a manufacturer coupon (most stores allow this)

TEAR PAD = A pad of refund forms or coupons found hanging from a store shelf or display

TQ = Target store coupon

TRIPLE COUPON = A coupon that a grocery store triples in value

UPCUniversal Product Code. Bar code printed on product packages that can be scanned electronically

WAGS = Walgreens Drugstore

WYB = When You Buy

YMMV = Your Mileage May Vary (success of the attempt may vary at your store)