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Commonly Used Acronyms and Abbreviations for Couponing

This list of commonly used acronyms and abbreviations come in handy when reading blogs and match ups for couponing.

Commonly Used Acronyms & Abbreviations for Couponing:

AR – After Rebate
B1G1 or BOGO – Buy One Get One Free
BC/AC – Before/After Coupons
BIL – Brother-in-law
BlinkieSmartSource machine with a red blinking light on it. Coupons are thus referred to as ‘Blinkies’
BTFE – Box Tops for Education
C/O – Cents Off
CH – Clearing House
CAT – Coupon that prints from a Catalina machine at the register.
CRT – Cash register tape (receipt)
DD – Dear daughter
DEAD – Refers to a dead deal, or that the offer is no longer valid
DH – Dear husband
DND – Do Not Double
DS – Dear son
DW – Dear Wife
ECB – Extra Care Buck (earned at CVS)
ES – Easy Saver, seen in Walgreens rebate booklet
EX or Exp. – Expires on
FAR – Free after rebate
FIL – Father in law
GDA – Good Deal Alert
GM – General Mills Insert, a booklet of coupons that appears in newspapers every month or two.
HBA – Health & Beauty Section in the store
INSERTS – Coupon found in the Sunday paper
IMHO – in my humble or honest opinion
IP – Internet Printable coupon
IVC – Instant value coupons – seen in Walgreens rebate booklet
KWIM – Know What I Mean
LMK – Let Me Know
LOL – Laugh/Laughing Out Loud
MFR – Manufacturer 
MQ – Manufacturer Coupon
MIL – Mother in law
MIR – Mail In Rebate
NED – No Expiration Date
NP – No problem
NT WT – Net Weight
OAS – A Coupon that is good on one Purchase, Any Size
OASN – On A Side Note
OOP – Out Of Pocket
OOS – Out of Stock
OYNO -On Your Next Order
P&G – Proctor & Gamble (Sunday Booklet Coupons)
Peelie – Coupon found attached to a product. You have to peel it off.
POP – Proof of purchase
PP – PayPal
PSA – Prices Starting At
Q – Coupon
QQ – Coupon Queen
RC – Rain-check
RP – Red Plum (Sunday Booklet Coupons) (formerly Valassis)
RR – Register Reward from Walgreens – use as a $ off coupon on your next purchase 
Run –  After you have done your matching, going to the grocery store to use your coupons
SAHM – Stay At Home Mom
SCR – Rite Aid Single Check Rebate
SIL – Sister or son in law
SMP – Specially marked package
SRP – Suggested retail price
SS – Smart Source (Sunday Booklet Coupons)
STACKING – Often stores will allow the use of more than one coupon per item, IF the coupon itself does not restrict such usage. (Usually store Q + mfr Q)
Stockpiling –  Is a pile or storage location for bulk materials.  In this case meaning groceries, personal care or household products.
SUPER DOUBLES or DOUBLES – coupons that are doubled $1 + in value (IE, a $1 coupon – $2, etc.)
TEARPAD – A pad of forms/coupons found hanging from a store shelf or display
TMF – Try Me Free – mail in rebate for full amount of product
TRIPLE COUPON – A coupon that a grocery store triples in value
UPC – Universal Product Code, barcode on the product
WSL – While supplies last
WYB – When You Buy
YMMV – Your Mileage May Vary (“Worked for me, may not work for you”)
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