Did you know that couponing is a language? Even if you have experience using coupons, you may not be aware of all the terms and abbreviations. Some are straightforward, such as "one coupon per item purchase" or "one coupon per person." However, many others can be confusing, and there may be acronyms that are unfamiliar.
Below are some of the most useful ones to know when searching for bargains.
- CPN: Abbreviation for the word coupon.
- B1G1F/BOGO/B1G1: Buy one, get one free. You get two items for the price of one.
- CO or c/o: A “dollars off” or a “money off” discount.
- Can double: This means you can use two coupons for one item. For example, when you have a manufacturer coupon for 50 cents off shampoo, plus a store coupon for 50 cents off the same product, you can use both coupons to save $1 on the bottle. The opposite is cannot double.
- CATALINA: Coupon printed at the register after purchase.
- Coupon Code: Each coupon has a particular code customers enter at checkout to receive the discount.
- FAR: Free after rebate.
- MIR: Mail In Rebate.
- Money PMIR Plus: Promotions that require you pay money and shipping costs.
- NB: National Brand products, as opposed to generic brand items.
- NED: No Expiration Date, meaning the coupon is valid indefinitely.
- OOP: Out of Pocket.
- PP: Purchase Price.
- Promo Code: The online version of a printed coupon that you enter on a website to get a discount.
- Premium: Item received of a refund offer.
- UNL: Unlimited, which means you can redeem an unlimited number of coupons on a particular item.
Print out the list of coupon abbreviations and add them to your coupon organizer. Read The Best Ways to Organize Coupons on how to categorize deals. Once, you understand what each term means and how it applies to purchases; read How to Get More from Your Coupons to learn how to combine savings.