The world of using coupons may be new to some of you, or you may have been using coupons for a long time. But as you may have noticed, some words keep popping up over and over. It’s helpful to be fluent in coupon lingo, and we want to offer up our best explanations for you.
You’ll see online coupon experts use some of the following terms and abbreviations often, including The Thrifty Coupon Couple. The more you coupon, the more they will become part of your vocabulary!
BOGO or B1G1: Buy one, get one free
B2G1: Buy two, get one free
DEAD: An expired deal or offer
Expiration Date: The date a coupon or offer ends
FAR: Free after rebate
GM: General Mills
IP: Internet printable (as in coupon)
MQ: Manufacturer’s coupon
MIR: Mail in rebate
NED: No expiration date
OOP: Out of pocket, the amount of money you actually spend on the transaction
P&G: Proctor & Gamble (one of the companies that produce coupons found in the weekend newspapers)
RP: Red Plum (one of the companies that produce coupons found in the weekend newspapers)
RR: Register Rewards (Walgreen’s “money” that you receive from transactions performed at Walgreens and good towards your next purchase)
SS: Smart Source (one of the companies that produce coupons found in the weekend newspapers)
TMF: Try me free
UPC: The scan code on a product
UPS: Sometimes called +UPs,. It is Rite-Aid’s “money” that you receive from transactions performed at Rite-Aid when you scan their Wellness Plus card. The money is good towards your next purchase
Wellness Plus: Rite-Aid’s shopper card that you can sign up for in the store or online free of charge. When you scan it, the advertised sale prices are valid.
YMMV: Your mileage may vary, meaning that the deal works for some people, but depending on your store’s policies it may or may not work