What do all these letters mean?!?

Reading blogs and discussions about couponing can be confusing with all the abbreviations used by long term frugal shoppers. So I thought I would try to help put your confusion to rest with a list of the most common used Coupon abbreviations, and Key Money Saving terms!

AC-After Coupons

BC-Before Coupons

HTH-Hope that Helps

MQ-Manufacturers Coupon

OOP-Out of Pocket Expense

Q or CPN-Coupon

YMMV-Your Mileage May Vary (A deal may work for some and not for others)

TMF-Try Me Free offer

FAR-Free After Rebate

CAT-Catalina coupon (Manufacturer coupons that print from the register.)

B1G1F, B2G1F-”Buy one get one Free”, “Buy two get one Free”

TEAR PAD- A pad of refund forms or coupons hanging on a shelf at the store.

BLINKIE-A machine that spits out coupons.

UPC-Universal Product Code (those black straight lines with numbers under them)

POP-Proof of purchase (like a product label or UPC)

DCRT-Dated cash register receipt

GC-Gift Card

P&G-Proctor and Gamble


SS-Smart Source coupon insert

PG-Proctor and Gamble coupon insert

RP- Red Plum coupon insert
Peelies-sticker like coupons found on products.

ECB-Extra Care Bucks (CVS money)

RR- Register Reward (Walgreens money)

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