Common Abbreviations in Couponing

Common Abbreviations Found in Couponing!

These will be helpful in your couponing adventures so I suggest printing them out and putting them in your coupon book.

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Common abbreviations:

– A –
AC – After Coupon
AFAIK – As far as I know
AFK – Away from keyboard
AR – After rebate

– B –
B&M – Brick and mortar store, physical store not online
BB – Best Buy
BBL – Be back later
BLINKIES – Smartsource coupons in store, near the products
BOGO – Buy One Get One Free
B1G1F – Also Buy One Get One Free
BTFE – Box Top For Education
BTW – By the way
BVG – Best Value Guarantee (Offered by some credit card companies)

– C –
CAT or CATALINA – Coupon dispensed at register after purchase
CC – Credit card
CLFE – Campbell’s Labels for Education
CPN – Coupon
CRT – Cash Register Tape
CSR – Customer service representative
CYA – See ya
CYM – Check your mail

– D –
DD – Deal discussion
DND – Do Not Double
DOUBLE COUPON – Grocery store doubles the savings from the coupon
DOA – Dead on Arrival

– E –
ECB – Extra Care Bucks from CVS earned on purchases More Info
ER – Easy Rebates (for Staples), sometimes used for CompUSA eRebates
ESR – EasySaver Rebate from Walgreens – More Info

– F –
FAR – Free After Rebate
FS or F/S – Free Shipping
FSI – Free Standing Insert – Single Coupon Pages in Newspaper
FWIW – For what it’s worth

– G –
GC – Gift certificate
GCO – Google Checkout
GDA – Good deal at
GG – Grocery Game
GM – General Merchandise

– H –
HBA or HBC – Health and Beauty Section in store
HCW – Hot Coupon World
HDA – Hot Deal Alert
HLC – Healthy Living Circular – Meijer
HD – Hot deal, Home Depot, High Definition
HDA – hot Deal Alert
HSN – Home Shopping Network
HT – Hang Tags
HTH – Hope This Helps

– I –
IRC – Internet Relay Chat
IRC – Instant Rebate Coupon – usually sticker applied to product
IIRC – If I Recall Correctly
IMAO – In My Arrogant Opinion
IMHO – In My Honest/Humble Opinion
IMO – In my opinion
IP – Internet PRintable Coupon
IR – Instant rebate
IRL – In Real Life
IVC – Instant Value Coupon (Walgreen’s)
IWG – Instant Win Game

– L –
LAN – Local Area Network
LOL – Laughing out loud
LOND – Land of No Doubles
LMAO – Laughing my ass off
LMK – Let me know

– M –
MFG – Manufacturer
MFR – Manufacturer
MIR – Mail in rebate

– N –
NED – no Expiration Date
NIC – Network Interface Card

– O –
OD – Office Depot
OEM – Original Equipment Manufacturer
OM – Office Max
OOP – Out of Pocket
OOS – Out of stock
OP – Original Poster (author of thread)
OT – Off topic

– P –
P&G – Proctor and Gamble
PEELIE – Coupon you peel off product (same as IRC)
PM – Price match
PM – Private Message

– Q –
Q – Coupon

– R –
RAOK – Random act of kindness
RC – Rain Check
RMA – Return Merchandise Authorization.
RP – Red Plum Sunday Insert
ROFL – Rolling on floor laughing
RR – Register Rewards

– S –
SASE – Self addressed stamped envelope
S/H – Shipping and handling
SRP – Suggested Retail Price
SS – Smart Source
STACKING – Using Store Coupon with MFG coupon

– T –
TEARPAD – pad of refunds, coupons or discounts
TIA – Thanks in advance
TMF – Try Me Free
TPR – Temporary Price Reduction
TRIPLE COUPON – Same as Double Coupon only Triple
TRP – Temporary Reduced Price
TRU – Toys R Us
TTYL – talk to you later

– W –
WAN – Wide Area Network
WYB – When You Buy

– Y –
YAFTS – Yet another free T-Shirt
YGM – You’ve got mail
YGPM – You’ve got a private message
YMMV – Your mileage may vary
Common Abbreviations and Acronyms used for CVS:
AC – After Coupon
Actuals – The actual item as opposed to a coupon for it
ADDIE – Address
AR – After Rebate
BLINKIES – instore smartsource coupon dispensed near product, usually from red blinking box
BOGO or B1G1 – Buy one get one free
BOLO – Be On the Lookout
BR – Beauty Rewards
BTFE – Box Tops for Education
BTW – By the way
B&M – Brick & Mortar, as opposed to an online store
CATALINA – coupon dispensed at register after purchase
CBAD – Chef Boyardee
CLFE – Campbell’s Labels for Education
COH – Cut Out Hunger
CRT – Cash register tape
CVS – Consumer Value Store
CYE – Check your email
DD – Dear Daughter
DH – Dear husband
DIL – Daughter-in-law
DS – Dear Son
DW – Dear Wife
ECB – CVS Extra Care Bucks earned for purchasese
ETA – Edited to add
FAR – Free After Rebate
GDA – Good Deal Alert
GG – Grocery Game
HBA – The health and beauty aid section in the grocery store
HTH – Hope this/that helps
IMO – In My Opinion
IMHO – In My Humble Opinion
IP – Internet Printable
KWIM – Know what I mean?
LFE – Campbell’s Labels for Education
LMK – Let Me Know
MIR – Mail In Rebate
NP – No problem
OAS – a coupon that is good on one purchase, any size
OOP – Out of Pocket
OOS – Out of Stock
OP – Original Poster; Author of a thread
OYNO – On your next order
OT – Off Topic
P&G – Proctor & Gamble Sunday supplement coupons
PEELIE – coupon that you peel off the package
PITA – Pain in the ***
PLMK – Please Let Me Know
PM – Private Message
POP – Proof of purchase
PP – purchase price
PSA – Prices Starting At or Public Service Announcement
Q or Qualifier – The POP required for a refund offer that is physically taken from that package
RAOK – Random act of kindness
RC – Raincheck
RP – Red Plum Sunday newspaper supplement coupons (formerly Valassis)
SAHM – Stay At Home Mom
SASE – Self Addressed Stamped Envelope
SCO – Self Checkout
SMP – Specially Marked Packages
SOL – Son-in-law
SS – Smart Source or Sunday Supplement coupons
STACKING – usinf store specific coupon with MFG coupon
TEARPAD – pad of refunds, coupons or discounts
TIA – Thanks in advance
TMF – Try Me Free
TYVM – Thank you very much
V – Valassis Sunday supplement coupons (now called Red Plum)
WINE TAG- coupon, usually for $ off any meat, cheese or produce.
W/L – wishlist
WSL – while supplies last
WT – winetag
WYB – When You Buy
YMMV – Your Mileage May Vary – success of the attempt may vary at your store
YVW – Your very welcome
Common Abbreviations found at Wal-Mart
AC – After Coupon(s) – price after Coupons
BC – Before Coupon(s) – price before Coupons
HTH – Hope That Helps
J&J – Johnson’s & Johnson’s or Juicy Juice
MQ – Manufacturer’s Coupon
OOP – Out of Pocket
PA – Price Adjustment
PM – Private Message
PM – Price Match
Q – Coupon
SWM – Super Walmart
WM – Walmart
YMMV – Your Mileage May Vary (as in, something may or may not work for you)

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