The Lingo


Ever hear some terms being used in the ‘coupon world’ and weren’t sure of what they ment? We’ve put together a list of terms that you might come across and what they mean.saywhat


BOGO or B1G1: Buy one get one free

B2G1: Buy two get one free

Ea.: Each

ETS: Excludes trial size

Exp.: Expires

GC: Gift card

MIR: Mail-in rebate

NLA: No longer available

OOP: Out of pocket

$1/1 or $1/2, etc: One dollar off one item, one dollar off two items, etc.

2/$1 or 3/$2 , etc: Two items for one dollar, three items for two dollars, etc.

Peelie: Peel-off coupon found on product packaging

Stacking: Using both a manufacturer’s coupon and a store coupon on one item *Or if you live in an area that allows it – using more then one coupon of any type on one item as long as the UPC code is different on each coupon*

 UPC: Universal product code, bar code

Tearpad: Pad of coupons attached to a display, shelf, or refrigerator door.

WYB or WUB: When you buy

AC: After Coupon – refers to the price after the coupon is taken off

AR: After Rebate – refers to the price after the rebate is taken off

P&G: Proctor & Gamble

Tear Pad: Coupon pads usually found on shelves in stores

FAR: Free After Rebate

SS: Smartsource

RP: Redplum

Catalina: A coupon that is printed by cash register at the bottom of receipts

FPC: Free product coupon

SCOP: Scanning code of practice

Call In / Mail Out: Coupons that were requested directly from the manufacturer

Booklet: A booklet of coupons. Often found in stores (similar to tear pads), inside product packaging or with magazine subscriptions.

WUS: When you spend

CZ : A coupon zone coupon – these coupons are only redeemable at Loblaw banner stores

HV : High Value (usually used to describe coupons that are $2+ in value)

ISO : In search of (if you trade coupons you’ll come across this often)


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