Coupon Language

by admin on November 15, 2014

Coupon Language

Coupon hanging from bottle - OwalaAs with any hobby, couponing has its own language.  Here’s a quick rundown of common terms used among couponers and ones that you will see on the match-up sites where they work out deal scenarios for you.  So feel free to use this as a reference guide.

  • BOGO = Buy One Get One
  • B1G1 = Buy One Get One
  • B2G1 = Buy Two Get One Free
  • BLINKIE: a coupon you get from a Blinkie machine – which are little (usually) red coupon dispenser machines that are located in grocery aisles – older ones have blinking red lights, but newer ones sometimes don’t.
  • CATALINA: manufacturer coupons that print out from a little machine at the register, triggered by what you buy. They come out in long strips similar to a cash tape. The checker should hand them to you with your receipt. They used to be red and white, but some are now printing in color. Some catalinas are very valuable because they give the equivalent of cash on your next purchase. For example, you might receive a $1 catalina for buying 2 P&G products. The $1 catalina will be good on anything the next time you shop. Catalinas are a big deal; Walgreens has lots of specials offering catalinas (which they call ‘Register Rewards’)
  • CPN = Coupon
  • ECB = ExtraCare Bucks from CVS
  • GC = Giftcard
  • MBG = Money Back Guarantee
  • MIR = Mail-in Rebate
  • MM = Money Maker
  • OOP = Out of Pocket
  • RP = RedPlum Coupon Inserts
  • SAE = Self Addressed Envelope
  • SASE = Self Addressed Stamped Envelope
  • SMP = Specialty Marked Packages
  • SS = SmartSource Coupon Inserts
  • TMF = Try Me Free
  • WYB = When You Buy
  • EXP = Expiration date of coupon
  • X = Expiration date of coupon, sometimes written like x6/28 – meaning that the coupon expires on 6/28

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