Coupon Lingo

Are you new to using coupons?  Does all of the lingo and fancy terminology have you feeling overwhelmed and confused?  I’ve compiled a list of coupon abbreviations for you.  Once you get them down, it will make using coupons a breeze!

Coupon Abbreviations (ON A BLOG OR ON A COUPON)

AC-   After coupon

AR-  After rebate

Blinkie-  A coupon that comes out of a hanging box, usually near the product

BOGO, B1G1, B1G1F-  Buy One Get One free (Similarly, B2G1 is Buy 2 Get 1 free)

CAT or Catalina-  Coupons that print at the register after your purchase is made. They can be used like cash on your next purchase. If it says “manufacturer coupon” you can use them at any store

CPN-  Coupon

DND-  Do Not Double (the coupon will not double at stores that double coupons)

ETS-  Excludes Trial Size

IP-  Internet Printable coupon

MFG or MFR-  Manufacturer

MQ-   Manufacturer’s Coupon

MIR-  Mail-In Rebate

NED-  No expiration date

OOP-  Out of Pocket

OYNO-  On Your Next Order (Usually a print out coupon you can use on your next purchase)

P&G-  Proctor & Gamble coupon insert found in the Sunday newspaper once a month

Peelie-  Coupon that can be peeled off of an item in the store and used immediately

Q-  Coupon (Some people use a Q, others use CPN)

RP-  Red Plum coupon insert in the Sunday newspaper

SS-  Smart Source coupon insert in the Sunday newspaper

Stacking-  Using a manufacturer coupon AND a store coupon on one item

Tear pad-  A notepad of coupons usually found near the item

UPC-  Bar code found on a coupon or package

WYB-  When You Buy (Wyb2 is when you buy 2)

YMMV-  Your Mileage May Vary (as in, you may find the deal, or you may not)


$$/1 – That amount off of ONE item.  If the coupon is $0.75/1 you will get $0.75 off of one.  If you use 5 coupons, you can buy 5 items and get $0.75 off each

$$/2- That amount off of TWO items.  If the coupon is $1.50/2 you will get $1.50 off of both total (which breaks down to $0.75 each).  You must buy 2 in order to use the coupon.  If you use 5 coupons, you will need to buy 10 items and will get $1.50 off each set of 2.


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