Terms You Hear at Coupon Swaps

BOGO — buy one get one free

B1G1 — buy one get one free

B1G1F – buy one get one free

B2G1F — buy two get one free

B & M – Brick and Morter (as in an actual storefront and not an online store)

Blinkies – Smartsource in-store coupon containers that are on the shelves. They are red and sometimes have a blinking light to draw attention. Most don’t blink anymore, but we still call them blinkies.

BTFE – Box Tops for Education

Double coupons – store will double the face value of the coupon (usually up to the price of the product)

ETS – Excludes trial size

FAR – Free after rebate

Filler – Item used to make sure you have enough items or enough money to use a specific coupons (like a $3 off $30 order)

GDA – Good deal alert

GM – General Mills insert found in Sunday paper some weeks

IP — Internet printable coupon

IVC – Instant Value Coupon.

LFE – Labels for Education, Campbell’s reward program, send your labels with school kids so schools can earn rewards

MFG – manufacturer’s coupon

MIR — mail in rebate

MQ — manufacturer coupon

NED – no expiration date (very rarely found on some coupons)

OOP – out of pocket. This is amount you actually pay at the register after all coupons and deductions.

OYNO – on your next order. This often refers to the Catalina coupons that you receive at the register that are for an amount off your next order. For example, there may be a deal that is you buy 3 packages of Old El Pase tortillas, you will get a Catalina coupon for $1 good on your next order (OYNO).

P&G — Proctor & Gamble Sunday supplement coupons

Peelies — coupons found on outside of package that can be peeled off and used to buy that item

PM – price match

PSA – prices starting at

Q – coupon

RP — Red Plum Sunday supplement coupons

SS— Smart Source Sunday supplement coupons

Stacking coupons – when you can use mroe than one coupon on the same item. Many stores will let you use a manufacturer’s coupon and a store coupon on the same product.

Super Doubles – when a store doubles the value of a coupon, often above and beyond the amount they normally double every day of the week. For instance, when Harris teeter offers Super Doubles, they double coupons that are $1.98 or less face value. On normal double days, they only double coupons worth .99 face value.

Tear pad coupons – pad of coupons or rebates on displays in stores.

TMF — try me free offer

Triples/Triple coupons – when a store triples the value of a coupon

WYB — when you buy


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