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Old 12-17-2004, 11:35 AM
Shelley Shelley is offline
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Default Coupon Lingo~ Wondering what language we're speaking?

here is a newer list of LINGO we use on PYP.

Admin - Administrators/Owners of PYP - Thad, Karin, Shelley
Albies - Albertson's
AY - All You magazine coupons (buy it at Walmart)
Blinkies – instore smartsource coupon dispensed near product, usually from red blinking box
BOGO or B1G1 - Buy one get one free
BRB - be right back - used in the PYP Chat room
BRU - Babies-R-Us coupon
BTFE = Box Tops for Education certificate on packages
Bump - moving an older thread to the top of the Forum list.
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
CKS - checks
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
DR - Dave Ramsey - a financial person you read about in the FSG forum.
ECB - Extra Care Bucks customer rewards @ CVS pharmacies read more...
ESR - Easy Saver Rebate from Walgreen's
ETA: - Edited To Add, adding more to a post you've made
EPOP - each pays own postage
FL - Food Lion (or Florida)
Forum - where threads are organized by topic groups
Free Item Coupon - A coupon that allows you to get the product completely free
FS - for sale
FSG forum - Financial Support Group forum on PYP
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
FWIW - for what it's worth
FYI - for your information
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
HT - Harris Teeter
HTH - Hope this helps
IDSO - In desperate search of
IMO - in my opinion
IMHO - in my honest opinion
IP or IPC - internet printable coupon
ISO - In search of
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/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
NWPN - no wine purchase necessary -in reference to winetag coupons
OAS - a coupon that is good on one purchase, any size
OOP - Out Of Pocket or what someone paid for their deal
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 PYPer. (click on their user name to open message system)
POP - proof of purchase
Post - when you type a comment to add to PYP threads - you post it.
PP - purchase price
PPEF - Paypal existing funds or Paypal electronic funds
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
RME - Revolution Money Exchange, a form of online payment much like Pay-Pal
RP - Red Plum (was Valassis) coupon inserts from Sunday newspapers
RR - Register Rewards - this term is used in the Walgreen's thread (like Catalinas)
ROFL - Rolling on floor laughing
SASE - Self Addressed Stamped Envelope
SCR - single check rebate - offered by RiteAid and Walgreen's
SF - Store form
Siggy - signature line under user name
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
TMI - too much information
Triple coupon – a coupon that a grocery store triples in value
TRU - Toys-R-Us
TTYL - Talk to you later - used in the PYP Chat room
UPC - Universal Product Code
(W) want
W/C - With Coupon
W/L - wishlist, things you're looking for
WB - Welcome Back - used in the PYP Chat room
WD - Winn Dixie
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 Guide Lingo: check this thread for more info Grocery Guide questions and answers

B1G1F - buy 1 get 1 free
B1G* - buy one product, get * something else
Lmt - the limit is the number of products that may be purchased at the sale price.
AC - Ad Coupon - store Coupons found in weekly store ads.
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 Forum Lingo:

(ISO) = in search of this coupon
(IDNO) = in desperate need of this coupon
(N) = Need this coupon
(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'.

Talking About Family Members or Friends:
BFF - best friends forever
DH = Dear Husband ~ DS = Dear Son ~ DD = Dear Daughter ~ DW = Dear Wife
Gr-D or Gr-S = Grand-Daughter or Grand-Son
BIL = Brother Inlaw or SIL - MIL - FIL = other Inlaws, sister, father and mother
SO - Significant Other
GF or BF = Girlfriend or Boyfriend.
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Old 03-10-2006, 09:16 PM
carroll carroll is offline
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I think it would be very helpful to post this list in the Coupons 101 section for new people. I know it would have helped me. I know the list is already posted somewhere, it's just hard to find when you're new.
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Old 04-17-2006, 09:42 PM
f736 f736 is offline
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I second the idea about posting this list for future new couponers. I'm not even new to the whole couponing process, but new to this site and I decided it was time I start figuring out the code and stop asking my extended family. This list would be nice someone in the coupons 101 site or somewhere else like it. Just a suggestion. Thank you so much for this great site!
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Old 04-18-2006, 12:01 AM
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LazyBear LazyBear is offline
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To find this list in the future - You can use PYP's Search feature to find the abbreviations quickly.

Go up to the Brown Bar on any webpage, look between New Posts and Quick Links- Click on the Search feature and type in the word [ Lingo ].


click on LazyBear's user name and you'll see a link for LINGO.

look below
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Old 06-27-2006, 02:46 PM
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Jodi Jodi is offline
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Originally Posted by hsimonson
What is "winetag"?
A winetag is a coupon found on the neck of a bottle of wine. Here's a thread about them...

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Old 10-06-2006, 04:39 PM
natd22 natd22 is offline
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Default new to coupon lingo

What does PM mean and how do I do it?
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Old 10-06-2006, 05:33 PM
joshmamabear joshmamabear is offline
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PM=private message

you can send one to a member by clicking the name and a drop down menu comes up and click send private message and you're ready to send the message.

If this doesn't work, click your private messages (found on the (R) upper corner below Welcome, XXXX) and on the (L) side click send new message and type the username of the member you want to send a message to and when you're done, just click Submit button. When the person replies, you will see a number beside Private Messages that say 1 Unread or whatever number of new messages you have. HTH.
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Old 01-24-2007, 10:30 PM
Terri-J Terri-J is offline
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I have a question ? It looks like most of the refunds require the origional CRT so do you pay for what you need for each offer seperate. This will really make grocery shopping longer. any help or suggestions will be helpful thanks
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Old 04-24-2007, 09:53 PM
metep metep is offline
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Even after reading the definition of "bump", I still don't get it. . .I guess I'm not too bright tonight! Any other explanations? TIA! (It took me awhile to figure that one out too!)
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Old 04-24-2007, 10:02 PM
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Here's an example:

If I have posted that I have something for trade in The Trading Forum, and no one has responded but I want it back at the top of the New Post list, I will post "bump" on my trading post.

That post now goes to the "top" of all the threads. If you use the New Posts option in the blue navigation bar, it becomes easier to understand.

Clear as mud?
Spring has sprung!!!
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