Friday, December 14, 2012

Coupon Lingo

TMF = This is an example of a Try Me Free product.

What is "Coupon Lingo?" The simplest way to explain is they are abbreviations for words that are commonly used when couponing. There are abbreviations for types of coupon inserts that come in the Sunday Newspaper plus abbreviations for sales in stores that can be matched up with coupons for your best deal.

Here's a list in alphabetical order on which abbreviations mean what...

ALL YOU = A Frugal Living magazine with coupons inside of it, that comes out monthly.
B1G1 = Buy One, Get One Free
BOGO = Buy One, Get One Free
B2G1 = Buy Two, Get One Free
BTGO = Buy Two, Get One Free 
Blinkie = A coupon from a small blinking machine near the item.
CAT = Catalina; a coupon printed at the register with your receipt that could either be money off a specific product or money off your next purchase (no minumum) at their store only.
DND = Do Not Double
EX = Example
FAR = Free After Rebate
FILLER = An item that is purchased to reach the minimum item total needed to use a certain amount of coupons to get the best deal.
GC = Gift Card
HTH = Hope That Helps
IP = Internet Printable
MC or MQ = Manufacturers Coupon
MIR = Mail-in-Rebate
MM = Money Maker; money you will make on buying this product.
NED = No Expiration Date
NLA = No Longer Available
OOP = Out of Pocket; money you are paying out of your pocket.
Peelie = A coupon peeled off an item that you bought. 
Stacking = This is when you use a manufacturers coupon AND a store coupon on one item.
Sunday Newspaper Coupon Inserts Abbreviations:
  • GM = General Mills Insert
  • Pepsico = Pepsi Insert
  • PG = Proctor & Gamble Insert
  • RP = RedPlum Insert
  • SS = Smartsource Insert
Tear Pad = A coupon torn off a pad of coupons that are offered near the item.
TMF = Try Me Free
UPC = Universal Product Code
WYB = When You Buy
X = Expires

Do you have any more Coupon Terms that are used a lot? Feel free to share about it in the comments and I'll try to add it to our list.