Coupon Acronyms and Abbreviations:
$1/1, $1/2 – One dollar off one item, one dollar off two items, etc.
3/$1, 5/$2 – Three items for one dollar, five items for two dollars, etc.
BOGO, B1G1 – Buy One Get One (free)
B2G1F – Buy 2 Get 1 Free.
Blinkie – A box that issues a coupon for the product that is displayed next to dispensor. The early coupon dispensers had a small LED light that “blinked” and the boxes came to be called “blinkies.”
Bricks – Internet printable coupons. Usually only one copy of the coupon is allowed per printer/computer.
Catalina or CAT – Coupons that are printed by a machine next to the cash register after your purchase is completed and given to you along with your receipt. The coupons can usually be used on your next purchase. Not all stores will print these coupons.
CRT – Cash Register Tape
Coupon Insert, Insert – Coupons inserted in the Sunday newspapers.
DND – Do Not Double. Some manufacturers print “DND” or “Do Not Double” on their coupons, usually at the top of the coupon by the expiration date, telling the grocers not to double the amount of discount.
ETS – Excludes trial size
EX or EXP – Expires or Expiration Date. Coupons with expiration dates are not honored by grocers after the stated date.
E-Coupons – Coupons that are electronic loaded directly on to your store loyalty card or cell phone.
FAR – Free After Rebate
Filler – An item or items you buy to get your total purchase/bill to meet a required amount to be able to use a percentage off coupon.
GM – General Mills
In-Ad – Coupons that are in the store’s weekly sales circular. These are not manufacturer coupons.
IPQ or IP – Internet Printable Coupon
MFR – Manufacturer
Manufacturer Coupon – A coupon issued by a manufacturer. Manufacturers use coupons as part of their marketing to promote their products.
MIR – Mail In Rebate
MM – Money Maker
MQ – Manufacturer Coupon
NED – No Expiration Date. “No Expiration Date” is usually printed where the expiration date is located on a coupon.
OOP – Out Of Pocket. The amount you pay for your purchase after savings from coupons and rebates.
OYNO – On Your Next Order. A discount good toward your next purchase, usually no minimum purchase is required.
One Coupon per Customer – A policy that limits a customer to the use of just one coupon per purchase.
One Coupon per Day – A policy that limits a customer to using only coupon within a 24 hour period.
One Coupon per Purchase – A policy that limits a customer from using more that one coupon for one purchase. The rule usually refer to using multiple coupons for one item. See Stacking.
One Coupon per Shopping Trip – A policy that limits a customer to using one coupon per shopping trip to the same store. If you shop at another store of the chain, then it’s considered a new shopping trip and you are allowed to use another “like” coupon.
One Coupon per Transaction – A policy that limits a customer to only using one coupon per transaction. For example, if you have three coupons for the same product, you must pay three different times for three different transactions.
PG or P&G – Proctor & Gamble.
POP – Proof Of Purchase – usually a bar code.
PSA – Prices Starting At. When a group of items on sale are advertised together, the lowest price of the item in that group is listed.
Peelie – Coupon attached to an item’s packaging which can be peeled off
Purchase – Buying any item. If you buy ten items on one trip, you have made ten purchases.
Q or Q’s – Coupons
RP – RedPlum. A coupon company.
Raincheck – A Rain Check is a written I.O.U. issued by the store on out of stock sales items. Rain checks are usually issued at the customer service desk.
Regional – A coupon or deal available in only a specific area
SS – Smart Source is a marketing company that prints out coupons.
Stacking – Using a combination of one manufacturer’s coupon and one store coupon on the same item. Usually manufacturers’ coupons and stores disallow stacking of more than one of the same coupons for one item.
Store Coupons – Coupons created by the store to entice you into the store to buy a particular product at their store. These coupons are usually printed in the store’s own circulars.
Store Loyalty Card – A free card issued by the store that keeps track of the amount of all your purchases at that store. Some stores also automatically adjust price for items on sale without you having to clip store coupons.
Tear pad – A pad of rebate forms or coupons attached to a store shelf next to the product being promoted. Blinkies serve the same function – except for rebate forms.
Triple Coupon – A coupon which can be tripled in its face value.
UPC – Universal Product Code or bar code
WSL – While Supplies Last
WT, Winetag – A coupon hanging on the packaging of a product
WYB – When You Buy