Decoding Couponing Lingo and Abbreviations

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We get lots of questions here at The Coupon CarryOut Coupon Clipping service regarding the use of abbreviations in the couponing world.  Maybe you’re new to couponing, or have seen an unfamiliar acronym on a coupon blog or forum.



Following is a handy list to bookmark and refer back to the next time you’re stumped.  See one we missed?  Leave your suggestion in the comments below and we’ll add it to the list!


AD Auto deduct
B1G1F Buy one, get one free
Blinkie Coupon from coupon dispenser
BOGO Buy one, get one
BTFE Box Tops for Education
CAT Catalina (colupon that prints at register)
CRT Cash Register Tape
DND Do not double
DNT Do not triple
ECB Extra Care Bucks (CVS)
eCoupon Coupon that is loaded onto your loyalty card
ETS Excludes trial size
FAC Free after coupon
FAR Free after rebate
FBQ Facebook coupon
FS Free Shipping
GC Gift Card
GDA Good Deal Alert
GM General Mills
Hangtag Coupon found around the neck of a bottle or jar
HBA Health and Beauty Aids
IDSO In despearate search of
IP Internet Printable
ISO In search of
MFR Manufacturer     
MIR Mail in Rebate
MM Money Maker
MQ Manufacturer’s Coupon
NED No expiration date
NLA No longer available
OAS On any size
OOP Out of pocket
OOS Out of stock
OYNO On your next order
P&G Procter & Gamble
Peelie Coupon found on products
Plenti Points Rite Aid’s Reward Points
PM Price Match
POP Proof of purchase
Q Coupon
RA Rite Aid
RAFBQ Rite Aid Facebook coupon
RC Rain Check
RP Red Plum
RR Register Rewards
SCO Self check-out
SMP Specially marked package
SS Smart Source
Stacking Combining a store coupon with a manufacturer’s coupon
Tear Pad Stack of coupons attached to display on shelf
TMF Try me free
TMQ Target Mobile Coupon
TQ Target Coupon
TRC Target Red Card
UPC Universal Product Code
V Valassis coupon (Red Plum)
WAGS Walgreens
WSL While supplies last
WYB When you buy
YMMV Your mileage may vary



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