Coupon Wave 101-5by Darlene Lavoy-Eddington on 12/16/18
COUPON ABBREVIATIONS and DEFINITIONS
AC--Price of an item after the coupon is deducted.
Addy-- Address, self-explanatory
ALA--Lowest price possible, depending on the coupon that is used.
ALDI--a discount grocery store chain.
All YOU---A magazine with lots of manufacturer coupons and money-saving articles.
AR---The price of an item after the rebate amount is deducted.
ASAV---Refers to the size on the coupon being offered.
Barcode: Is scanned at check out to tell the computer the value of your coupon
B1G1 --- Buy 1 get 1 FREE
BEEP --- A sound the register makes when the coupon is scanned but is not accepted.
BERRY CART--- App where users can earn cash for free products.
BLINKIES---Small red/black Boxes in the grocery isles, below the item on sale, which spits out coupons
BOGO/BIG 1- Buy 1/ Get 1 free of the same item
BoG1 or B2Go---Buy 2 to get one free
BOLO---Be on the lookout for a certain coupon
BOTTLE TAG ----Coupon found around the neck
BR-BALANCE REWARD---Walgreens reward Program
Brickseek--- A website -- search for items using SKU or UPC numbers and zip.
BTFE---Box Top for Education
CARTWHEEL--- Target Discount--A Cartwheel app that can be used on Smartphones, or you can access it from your computer and print the list and barcode.
CAT or CATALINA COUPON --- prints at the time of purchase by a separate machine next to the register.
CC ------ Competitor's coupon
CHECK OUT 51-----free cashback website where members earn cash back for purchasing select products.
CLFE----Campbell's Labels for Education
CRT ---- Cash register tape coupons that print on the bottom.
DND ----- Do not double
DNT---------Do not triple
DQ----Coupons that are loaded onto a store card.
ECB ---- (CVS)-(Extra care bucks) ------ prints at the time of purchase by a separate machine next to the register
Ea. --- Each - individual item
ECB---CVS reward program
E-Coupons----Electronic Coupons added to loyalty cards or cell phone
ES Easy Saver---Rebate booklet
ETS-----coupon that cannot be used towards the purchase of the trial/travel sizes of the product.
EX or X ---- Expires On
EXP --- Coupon Expiration Date: Do not try to use the coupon after the expiration date. The dots behind the expiration date are a security feature and should always show up, even on a black and white coupon.
EXT ---- Excludes Travel Size
FAR ----- Free after rebate
FB-----Means a coupon that is on the Facebook page.
FILLER ---- Item Purchased to Reach a Minimum Total in Order to Get a “Deal”
FREE ITEMS COUPON---You will receive this product at no cost to you
GC ---- Gift Card GM----General Mills coupon insert found in Sunday papers
GDA------Good Deal Alert
Groupon----Daily Deal Site
HOT-----Hot deal or coupon
HT------Tag that is placed on the neck of products including wine. Often includes a coupon or rebate.
HTH ----- Hope That Helps
INSERTS----Loose coupon leaflets found in Sunday papers
Ibotta------ Earn cash on select products that are purchased.
IP ---- Internet printed coupon
IS --- In-store
ISO ---- In search of
IVC ----- Instant Value Coupons(WAGS) ----- prints at the time of purchase by a separate machine next to the register.
JFY---Coupons sent to you by e-mail
KFR----Kellogg's reward program
MANU - Manufacture coupon
MIR --- Mail in rebate
MFR or MQ --- Manufacturer Coupons
MM -- Money Maker
NLA --- No longer available
NED ----- No Expiration Date
NP -- Newspaper inserts
OAS-----On any size (Some coupons state the size to buy)
OOP ---- Out of pocket
OOS-----Out of stock
OTC----Over the counter (Pertains to meds, drugs that does not need a prescription)
OVERAGE---Cash paid to you--when your coupon goes over the cost of the product
OYNO --- ON your next order
OYNP-------On your next purchase
PEELIES --Coupons you peel from package to use during your current purchase.
PDF------Coupons that do not require installations.
P&G --- Proctor & Gamble Insert
POP----Proof of Purchase---(used when sending in a MIR)
PRICE MATCH----Stores matching another store ad.
PRINTED COUPONS --- Coupons printed from the internet
PROMO CODE --- Another name for an online coupon code.
PSA------Pricing starting at
Q --- Coupon
RAIN CHECK--- A ticket that allows you to purchase an item that was out of stock at the time of a sale. This can not be done for a Catalina. It can be done only on the sale price
REBATE ---A check from a Manufacturing Co. for purchasing one of there products
RP ---- Red Plum insert
RR ---- Register Rewards(WAGS)(aka Jingle Cash)- prints at the time of purchase by a separate machine next to the register
SALE---The sale of a product.
SC --- Store coupon
SCR -- (Rite-Aid) -----single check rebate
SKU -- numbers that stores use to keep track of inventory - a clump of numbers after the description of the item
SS --- Smart Source Insert
STACKING -- Using a store coupon/w manufactured coupon on the same product.
STOCKPILE---The area where you keep all of your extra items
STOCKPILING---where lots of extra items that are not needed are stored for a long period of time
TEARPAD ---- A pad of coupons or refunds usually found by item on sale, on store bulletin board, or by the service desk
TMF -- Try me free
UPC -- Universal product code
USP -- (Up reward) Rite-aid Reward program
UFT -- Up for trade Unique Serial number: Each coupon printed has it’s own unique number in this area to detect fraudulent copies.
WAGS---Walgreens--prints from a special machine next to the register.
WFC -- Weekly flyer coupons
WYB - When you buy (when you get a free item -after you purchase so many items)
YMMV -Your miles may vary (This means the store policies may have changed due to the location of the stores) Any abbreviation with an "e" offer means its found on the internet.