Coupon Slang

I want to help you understand what it is you are reading on your coupons, so here is a list of terms most commonly used on coupons and when couponing.

  • BOGO: Buy one get one. When you buy one item, you will usually get the "get one" free, or at a discount.
  • B1G1 or B2G1 etc: Also a way of saying Buy one get one or buy two get one.
  • $1.00/1 or $3.00/2: One dollar off of a product  or three dollars off purchasing two items.
  • STACKING: Using an instore coupon along with a manufacturer coupon, which is permitted by most stores. As well, stacking multiple coupons on an item, permitted at London Drugs and Loblaws.
  • FREE ITEM: A coupon that offers a specified free item.
  • HANG TAG: A coupon that is often found hanging on the top of an item.
  • TEAR PAD: A coupon posted in stores on a pad that is attached to shelves near the specified product.
  • PEELIE: A coupon (sticker) that you pull off a product.
  • IP: Internet printable coupon. Often only 2 copies can be printed.
  • MFG/MC/MQ: Manufacturer's coupon.
  • MIR: Mail in rebate.
  • NED: No expiration date
  • CATALINA MACHINE/COUPONS: A machine placed at the front of a store that will print out coupons and instore deals on a receipt type paper.
  • EXP: Expires/expiration date.
  • BLINKIE: A machine placed on or near shelves in stores that pops out coupons for you.
  • OYNO: On your next order. Store promotions that offer IE. Spend $10 and save $5.00 on your next order.
  • P&G: Proctor & Gamble. They offer online coupons that they mail out to you as well as pperiodic Newspaper circulars that usually have matching coupons from the website.
  • CAT: Cash register tape that comes with coupons printed on the back of it.
  • PSA: Prices starting at.
  • Q: Coupon
  • WYB: When you buy...
  • DEAD: Offer no longer valid. It has ended.
  • FAR: Free after rebate.
  • GC: Gift card.
  • UPC: Universal product code.
  • OOP: Out of pocket.
  • TMF: Try me free/ free offer.

I hope these are useful to you. I will update them as I remember more. Now you can understand what the heck we are talking about when we are conversing about coupons!