Coupon: Lingo, Terms, Abbreviations & Acronyms!
Coupon Terms (Canadian)
Coupon terms, abbreviations and acronyms – what do they mean?
When you first start using coupons, you are likely to be faced with a large number of abbreviations, acronyms and terms that you just don’t understand.
This is normal, don’t worry. I, too, was very (very!) confused when I first started using coupons and reading coupons.
What does “WUB” mean? What does “limit one coupon per purchase” mean? What about “BOGO”? Not to worry, we’ve got all the answers for you! We’ve compiled a list of the most commonly used coupon lingo, terms, abbreviations and acronyms for you.
The following is a list of coupon terms and their meanings.
Limit 1 Coupon Per Purchase = You can use one coupon for each item purchased. For example, if you are purchasing 3 bottles of shampoo, you can use 3 coupons. You cannot use 3 coupons on 1 bottle of shampoo.
Limit 1 Coupon Per Transaction = You can only use 1 coupon per transaction. If you want to use more than one, simply do multiple transactions.
Limit 1 Coupon Per Person/Family = You can only use 1 coupon per store visit. If you wish to use more than one coupon, you can always go back to the store another day.
AC = After Coupon
BOGO or B1G1 = Buy One, Get One Free
B2G1 = Buy Two, Get One Free
B3G1 = Buy Three, Get One Free
C/O = Cents Off Coupon
CFK = Cash For Kids (coupon that donates part of the value to charity)
FREE PRODUCT COUPON/FPC = A coupon that allows you to get the product completely free.
SS = Smart Source (coupon booklet)
Tear-pad = A pad of coupons, usually on the shelf or display, where you tear the coupon off of the pad.
TFT = Toonies for Tummies (coupon booklet – these coupons can only be used in Ontario)
TMF = Try Me Free
Train = A Coupon Train
YB/WUB = When You Buy
MIR = Mail In Rebate
STACKING = Some stores allow the use of more than one coupon per item, if the coupon itself does not restrict it.
P&G = Proctor & Gamble (coupon booklet & website)
Peelie = A coupon that is attached directly to the product to be “peeled off“.
SCOP = Scanning Code of Practice
FT = For Trade
HV = High Value
LF = Looking For
RLF = Really Looking For
PM = Private Message/Price Match
HTH = Hope This/That Helps
BTW = By The Way
LMK = Let Me Know
NP = No problem
ISO = In Search of
TL = Trade List
WL = Wish List
OP = Original Poster; Author of a thread
SASE – Self addressed stamped envelope
ENVIE = Envelope
LD = London Drugs
RCSS = Real Canadian Superstore
SDM = Shoppers Drug Mart
WM = Walmart
NF = No Frills
HBOO = Honey Bunches of Oats
HE = Herbal Essences
HBA = Health and Beauty Aid
RAOK = Random Act of Kindness
SPC = Student Price Card
YMMV = Your Mileage May Vary
OOP = Out of Pocket
DH = Dear/Darling Husband
DD = Dear/Darling Daughter
DS = Dear/Darling Son
DW = Dear/Darling Wife
SAHD = Stay At Home Dad
SAHM = Stay At Home Mom
SAHW = Stay At Home Wife
WAHM = Work At Home Mom
Is there anything missing? Let us know in the comments!