Coupon Jargon

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HUH? What does that mean?!?

I thought I would put your confusion to rest with a list of the most common used Coupon abbreviations, and Key Money Saving terms!

Here goes…
• AC-After Coupons
• BC-Before Coupons
• HTH-Hope that Helps
• MQ-Manufacturers Coupon
• OOP-Out of Pocket Expense
• Q or CPN-Coupon
• YMMV-Your Mileage May Vary (A deal may work for someone else, but may not for you.)
• TMF-Try Me Free offer
• FAR-Free After Rebate
• CAT-Catalina coupon (Manufacturer coupons that print out from a little machine at the register, triggered by what you buy.)
• B1G1F, B2G1F-“Buy one get one Free”, “Buy two get one Free”
• TEAR PAD- A pad of refund forms or coupons hanging on a shelf at the store.
• BLINKIE-A machine that spits out coupons.
• UPC-Universal product code (those black straight lines with numbers under them)
• POP-Proof of purchase (like a product label or UPC)
• DCRT-Dated cash register receipt
• GC-Gift Card
• P&G-Proctor and Gamble
• SP-Stockpile
• SS-Smart Source coupon insert
• PG-Proctor and Gamble coupon insert
• RP- Red Plum coupon insert
• Jedi- The cashier you want!
• Peelies-sticker like coupons found on products.
• ECB-Extra Care Bucks (CVS money)
• RR- Register Reward (Walgreens money)

If you have more to add, please let me know!

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Comments 17

  1. Christina

    what is oynso or oyno i’ve seen both and don’t know what they mean…..thanks. I love your site

    • Julie

      On Your Next (Store?) Order. It’s prints at the register with your receipt and is good towards your next trip to that store. Treat it like a gift card or, a better metaphor, ECBs (Extra Care Bucks) that you get at CVS.

      • Julie

        I meant to say: “It’s a coupon that prints…”

    • christina

      thanks julie…that’s what i was thinking but wasn’t positive

  2. pam young

    I’m just starting out and would like to know how to best propel myself into great savings and deals. I have set up a notebook with coupons and feel relatively organized. Now what can I do?

    • Ashley

      I would follow Collin’s posts for the weekly savings. After you try a few of those you get the hang of it and start to remember the coupons you have and can see savings in the store. Such as spotting a clearance item that you have a coupon for and so on.

  3. Terri

    Stacking – Using a MQ + SQ = GREAT savings!

  4. sarah

    BOGO – Buy one Get one free

  5. Jenna

    SCR- single check rebate



  7. Kristin Gabrielson

    So I have a question regariding BOGO – I was at Target, and I bought 4 ziplocs that were on sale. I had 2 BOGO free coupons, and two .55 coupons. The cashier told me I couldn’t use both the BOGO and the .55 – is that correct? I thought that’s how I had saw it on the Target list for this week.

  8. Tarah

    I received a grocery store ad and inside there was a paper that had all kraft coupons. The coupons say “in ad coupon” and “redemable at” but It doesn’t say the grocery store at all. Does this mean I can’t use it at other places?

  9. Sarah Faith

    LOL! “Jedi.”

  10. Shannon

    What is a PDF coupon?

  11. will

    What does GM mean. Its not in the coupon jargon list.

    • Julie and Adele

      GM stands for General Mills! General Mills is a coupon inserts by Smart Source that is sometimes put in the Sunday Newspaper! Hope this helps you!

      • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

        Thanks. These inserts must not come in our paper. I dont think i have seen them. I never seen to locate a coupon listed in the data base with GM. thanks again.

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