Sometimes it seems like couponers speak their own language! Here are some frequently used terms.
BLINKIES = In-store coupons found near product, usually from a red blinking box.
BOGO or B1G1F or B1G1 Free = Buy One Get One Free.
CAT or CATALINA = Coupon that prints at the register after purchase.
CRT = Cash register tape.
Dollar Doublers=Store coupon that is used with a $1 off coupon to get a total of $2 off
DOUBLE COUPON = Coupon that a grocery store doubles in value.
FREE ITEM COUPON = A coupon that allows you to get the product completely free.
IP = Internet Printable Coupon.
MFG = Manufacturer’s Coupon.
MIR = Mail In Rebate.
NED = No expiration date.
OOP = Out of Pocket, in reference to how much “real money” you will pay at the register.
OYNO = On your next order.
P&G = Proctor & Gamble Coupon Insert found in the Sunday newspaper.
PEELIE = Coupon that you peel off the package.
PSA = Prices Starting At.
Q = Coupon.
RP = Red Plum Coupon Insert found in the Sunday newspaper.
SS = Smart Source coupon insert found in the Sunday newspaper.
STACKING = Using a store specific coupon with a manufacturer coupon .
TEARPAD = A pad of refund forms or coupons found hanging from a store shelf or display.
WYB = When You Buy.
YMMV = Your Mileage May Vary (success of the attempt may vary at your store).
How the read my matchups: When I post match-ups I usually follow the same form every week, This is an example where Sunny D is on sale 2 bottles for $3.Sunny D, $1.50 each Buy 2 and use 1-$0.55/2 Sunny Product, exp. 3/31/12 (SS 01/08/12 #2) Pay $1.90 wyb 2 after coupon and store doubling $0.55/2 Sunny Product, This is the value of the coupon and what particular product it can be used for, in this case any you will get $.55 off any 2 Sunny Products. exp. 3/31/12, This is the expiration date of the coupon (SS 01/08/12 #2) This is the insert where you can find the coupon, in this example you will find it in the 01/08/12 issue of the Smartsource, the #2 indicates that 2 different Smartsources where in that Sundays coupon section. I hope this helps you understand coupon terms and how to read my coupon match-ups. As always, please feel free to email me if you have questions!