Ever wonder what couponers are saying? It’s like they’re speaking their own language to each other. Well, they are. It’s referred to as coupon lingo.

I’m going to give you a free lesson on what these terms often used by couponers actually mean.

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$1/1 or $1/2

This fraction is often used, different numbers substituted as needed, but meaning still the same. It means $ off of #. So in this case its $1 off of 1 or 2 items.

AC

After Coupon. This is the price after coupon, but before taxes and other fees may be added.

Addy

Address. Often used “What’s the addy? What is your addy?”

B1G1

Buy one, get one. Meaning purchase one item and get another free. Also used with same meaning is BOGO.

Blinkies

Coupons that come from dispensers with flashing lights. Often found in store near product.

Cat or Catalina

Coupons printed at the register along with your receipt. Named this way because the comapny who owns these, is the Catalina company.

CRT

Cash register tape. Reference to coupons for CVS that print on the receipt

DND

Do not double. Meaning coupon value can not be doubled.

DNT

Do not triple. Meaning coupon value can not be tripled.

EA

Each. This term is used pretty widely, so you may have known this already.

ECB

Extra Care Bucks (CVS Loyalty Program.)

ETS

Exclude trial sizes. Of course, if you are military affiliated… be very descriptive when you use this, because ETS means something completely different to us.

EXP

Expires.

FAR

Free after rebate.

Filler item

When a threshold is needed to be met, the “extra” items tossed in the cart to meet this quota is called a filler item. Example- you need to have $40 in Baby items to qualify for a $10 discount. Your total cart comes up to $38, now you need $2 worth of FILLER ITEMS to meet this $40 threshold. So, you’d be looking for the cheapest qualifying items.

Free item coupon

Coupon that allows you to get an item completely free.

GC

Gift Card

IDSO or ISO

In desperate search of, or in search of. Often seen when couponers are requesting help locating a coupon or product.

IP

Internet printable. Coupons that can be printed off of official websites and used. [Related] An Awesome Website For Printing Free Coupons

MFG or MQ

Manufacturers Coupon

MIR

Mail in Rebate

NED

No expiration date

OYNO

On your next order. A lot of coupon deals can save you money on future deals by providing a Catalina good for $ off your next purchase.

OOP

Out of pocket. What you paid after discounts, taxes, etc. You left the store paying exactly this.

OOS

Out of stock. Self explanatory.

P&G

Proctor and Gamble Coupon Insert found in the Sunday newspaper.

Peelie

Coupons that peel off packaging. found on product in the store.

POP

Proof of purchase

PSA

Prices start at, meaning its the lowest price.

Q

Coupon. This is because a lot of people pronounce a coupon as que-pon, of course this can drive the people that say coo-pon a tad crazy.

RC

Raincheck. A piece of paper given to you by the store, so you can get a sale item after sales end in the event of it being out of stock during sale.

RR

Register Rewards, the specific name for Walgreens Catalina coupons.

SS

Smart Source coupon insert found in the Sunday Newspaper

Stacking

Using a store specific coupon and a manufacturer coupon on the same item.

Tearpad

A pad of coupons found hanging from a store shelf or display.

TMF

Try me free, free sample.

UPC

Universal Product Code (barcode) found on package.

WSL

While supplies last (no rain checks issued.)

WYB

When you buy.

YMMV

Your mileage may vary OR your manager might vary. Meaning you may not have the same experience as the person who stated this. Take your chances, success may differ.

So as you can see, coupon lingo isn’t too incredibly difficult to understand. In fact, it’s pretty straight forward.

Here’s a free downloadable coupon lingo sheet for your convenience.

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the most used and sometimes confusing language and terms used by extreme couponers everywhere. figure out what they are saying in their breakdowns so that you can repeat the deal and save money too!
the most used and sometimes confusing language and terms used by extreme couponers everywhere. figure out what they are saying in their breakdowns so that you can repeat the deal and save money too!
the most used and sometimes confusing language and terms used by extreme couponers everywhere. figure out what they are saying in their breakdowns so that you can repeat the deal and save money too!
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