Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Coupon Abbreviations and Glossary

BOGO or B1G1F Buy One, Get One Free

BTFE – Box Tops for Education

BTW – By The WayCatalina – Catalina Category Marketing (CCM)Rewards purchases of promoted products with “catalinas”, also known as “check-out coupons”. These offer incentives are good on your next shopping trip to that retailer.

C/O – Cents Off

CYE – Check Your Email

DND – Do Not Double

Double coupon – coupon that a grocery store matches to “double” the value to the customer, usually up to $1.00.

ECB – CVS Extra Care Bucks earned for purchase.

FAR – Free After Rebate

HTH – Hope This/That Helps

ISO – In Search Of

IDSO – In Desperate Search Of

IVC – Walgreen’s Instant Value Coupon

MIR – Mail-in Rebate

NAZ – Name, Address, Zip code

NED – No Expiration Date

OAS – A coupon that is good On Any Size

OOP – Out Of Pocket

OOS – Out Of Stock

OSI – On a Single Item

OYNO – On Your Next Order

P&G – Proctor & Gamble

Peelie – coupon that is attached directly to the product to be “peeled off”. Generally they indicate “use me now”. These coupons are frequently unnoticed at the time of purchases, but can be removed and redeemed at any time before the expiration date.

POP – Proof Of Purchase

PP – Purchase Price

Q – Coupon

RAOK – Random act of kindness

RP – Red Plumb (also referred to as Valassis)

SASE – Self Addressed Stamped Envelope

SD – Store Display

SMP – Specially Marked Packages

SS – Smart Source

Tear pad – A pad of coupons, generally stocked on the shelf or display, where you simply tear the coupon off the pad.

TMF – Try Me Free

V - ValassisW/L –Wish List

WSL – While Supplies Last

WYB – When You Buy

YMMV = Your Milage May Vary - item might not be on sale at your local store

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