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Old 01-15-2010, 10:34 AM
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Default Grocery Coupon Lingo

Grocery Coupon Lingo

AC - store Coupons found in weekly store ads.
AY - All You magazine coupons (buy it at Walmart)
Blinkies – instore smartsource coupon dispensed near product, usually from red blinking box
B1G1F - buy 1 get 1 free
B1G* - buy one product, get * something else
BOGO or B1G1 - Buy one get one free
BRU - Babies-R-Us coupon
BTFE = Box Tops for Education certificate on packages
CGS - Carnation Good Start formula coupon
Catalina - coupon dispensed at register after purchase, usually has a red border
Cherry - Cherry pickers - Cherry picking - only buying the lowest priced deals
C/O - cents off coupon
Codes - Refunds that require only a UPC# written on a CRT
Coufund - for coupons that need some proof of purchase such as UPC's attached
CPN - coupon
Cpns- manufacturer's coupons
CRT - Cash register tape
DCRT- Dated cash register tape
DCRTC - Dated cash register tape with the price circled
DND - Do Not Double (the coupon is not supposed to be doubled)
Double coupon- coupon that a grocery store doubles in value
Free Item Coupon - A coupon that allows you to get the product completely free
FS - for sale
FSI - Free Standing inserts. These are the actual term to the coupons you get in your Sunday newspaper. Also referred to as SS coupons or insert coupons.
FSOT - for sale or trade
FT - for trade
G/C - gift card or gift certificate
(H) have
HBA - The health and beauty aid section in the grocery store
HDA - Hot Deal Alert or Home Delivered Ad
HT or HgT- Hang tags for refunds or coupons hanging on a product
HTH - Hope this helps
IDNO - in desperate need of this coupon
IDSO - In desperate search of
IMO - in my opinion
IMHO - in my honest opinion
IP or IPC - internet printable coupon
ISO - In search of (ISO) = in search of this coupon
IVDSO - In very desperate search of
KLG - Kellogg's coupons or separate inserts
KRU - Kids-R-Us coupon
KWIM - know what I mean?
LED - long expiration date
LMK - let me know
LOL - Laugh out Loud
LTD - Limited, as on a refund form it will say you’re limited to a certain number of purchases
MFG - Manufacturer
MFR - Manufacturer
MHO - my honest opinion
MIR - Mail-in Refund or Rebate
Mod - moderator
Money + - Premiums that require money in addition to a proof of purchase
(N) = Need this coupon
N/A - not applicable
NAZ - Name, address, zip code
NB - National Brand
NBQ - National Brand Qualifier
NED - No expiration date
Nfp - refund form found in a newspaper
NT WT - net weight
OAS - a coupon that is good on one purchase, any size
OP - Original post
OSI - On a single item
OYNSO - On Your Next Shopping Order
PLMK - please let me know
PM - sending a Private Message to another on a forum.
Post - when you type a comment to add to PYP threads - you post it.
PP - purchase price
PPHF - Paypal handling fee
Printables - coupons you can print off the internet
PTS - points off of packages
PYP - Pinching Your Pennies website abbreviation
PYPers - all members of PYP
Q or Qualifier- The POP required for a refund offer that is physically taken from that package
RAOK - Random act of kindness, give without asking for something in return
RP - Red Plum (was Valassis) coupon inserts from Sunday newspapers
ROFL - Rolling on floor laughing
SASE - Self Addressed Stamped Envelope
SCR - single check rebate - offered by RiteAid and Walgreen's
SF - Store form
SMP - specially marked packages
SS - Smart Source coupon inserts from Sunday newspapers
Super doubles – coupons that are doubled $1 + in value (ie, a $1 coupon = $2, etc)
SWEEPS - sweepstakes form
T/L - tradelist, things you have for trade
Tear pad - A pad of refund forms found hanging from a store shelf or display
Thread - #1 post of a specific topic, other PYPers can post their comments.
TIA - Thanks in Advance
TMF - Try Me Free rebate offer
Triple coupon – a coupon that a grocery store triples in value
TRU - Toys-R-Us
UPC - Universal Product Code
(W) want
W/C - With Coupon
W/L - wishlist, things you're looking for
WB - Welcome Back -
Winetag - A winetag is a coupon found on the neck of a bottle of wine.
WPN - wine purchase necessary -in reference to winetag coupons
WSL - while supplies last
WYB - when you buy
V - Valassis (now RedPlum) coupon inserts from Sunday newspapers
YMMV - Your Mileage May Vary (Success of offer is variable.

Grocery Coupon Lingo:

Lmt - the limit is the number of products that may be purchased at the sale price.

NC - newspaper coupons found in booklets in your Sunday paper.
AC-M - manufacturer coupons that are found in weekly ads
W - the week number the coupon booklets came in your paper
ISC - in-store coupons that are found only in the store
ISC-M - manufacturer coupons that are only found in the stores
+ A - a plus sign next to the rating indicates that a newspaper coupon is available

Trading coupons-
Trading Forum Lingo:

(W) = Want this coupon
(H) = Have this coupon
RAOK = Random Act of Kindness - a gift, nothing asked for in return.
Feedback = if you want, post how the trade went, or say 'thank you'.

WYB is When You Buy and 8/9 SS is the August 9th Super Saver/ Smart Source. Here are some others I found on a site for you, hope it helps

SS - Super Saver/ Smart Source
RP - Red Plum (sometimes also called Valassis)
PG - Procter & Gamble
GM - General Mills
KG - Kellogg

Other abbreviations:

B1G1 or BOGO - buy one get one
MIR - mail in rebate
RR - register reward (Walgreens)
FAR - free after rebate
ESC and ESR - EasySaver Rebate and EasySaver Catalog (Walgreens)
IVC - instant value coupon (Walgreens - refers to EasySaver coupon)
OOP - out of pocket
YMMV - your mileage may vary. Means all stores may not accept or participate.
IP - internet printable
MC or MQ - manufacturers coupon
Q - coupon
SCR - single check rebate (Rite Aid)
WYB - when you buy

Catalina - coupons for $$ off your next purchase that print out alongside your receipt at the register.
Stack - use two coupons together. For example, Walgreens allows you to use a Walgreens store coupon with a manufacturers coupon on the same item.
Peelies - coupons you find on the product itself (peels off)
Blinkies - sm coupon machines found in many stores that spit out coupons. They have a blinking light, hence the name.
Hangtags - just what it sounds like. Coupon is on a tag that hangs from the product.
Tearpads - just what it sounds like. Usually tearpad coupons hang on shelves near the product.
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