Guide to Coupon-ese and Forum Lingo

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Saving, couponing and the forum can be overwhelming when you don’t know what all the acronyms and unusual words mean.

A/C: After Coupon
BB/ BBF: Best Before
BOGO or B1G1: Buy One, Get One (free) – watch for the small print on this, it could be BOGO 1/2 price in which yo get the second half price
CO: Cents Off
CFK: Cash For Kids (a coupon program that donated a portion to childrens charities)
Exp: Expiry Date
FaR: Free After Rebate
FPC: Free Product Coupon (This gives you the coupon free and usually includes tax)
FT: For Trade
HBA: Health and Beauty Aid
HV: High Value
IP: Internet Printable coupon
LF: Looking For
MIR: Mail-In Rebate
NED: No Expiration Date
OOP: Out Of Pocket
OOS: Out Of Stock
Overage: Using a coupon for more than the item price to ‘earn’ extra money towards other purchases
OYNO: On Your Next Order
PM: Price Match
Peelie: A coupon attached to the product packaging for “peel off”
POP: Proof of Purchase
PP: Purchase Price
RC: Rain Check
RAOK: Random Act of Kindness
RP: RedPlum
SCOP: Scanning Code of Practice
SC: Smart Canucks (
SMP: Specially Marked Packaging
SPC: Student Price Card
STACKING: Using more than one coupon per item.
SASE: Self-Addressed Stamped Envelope
SS: Smart Source (a coupon booklet)
Tear-pad: A paper pad of coupons, usually located on the shelf or display for tearing off and use at check-out
TFT: Toonies for Tummies (a coupon program that donated a portion to childrens charities)
TL: Trade List
TMF: Try Me Free
Train: Coupon train
VWT: Virtual Wishlist Train
WL: Wish List
WYB/WUB: When You Buy
YMMV: Your Mileage May Vary

Stores & Products:
BB: Best Buy
FS: Future Shop
LD: London Drugs
P&G: Proctor & Gamble
NF: No Frills
RCSS: Real Canadian Super Store
SDM: Shoppers Drug Mart
SS: SuperStore
WM: Walmart
NF: No Frills

Often used on online coupon forums:
BFF: Best Friend Forever
BTW: By The Way
Bump: Nice way of pushing a thread back to the top of the page
DH: Dear/Darling Husband (or replace the D with less nice words) DW (wife) DS (son) DD (daughter) etc
FB: Feedback (in trading) or Facebook
HTH: Hope That Helps
LMK: Let Me Know
NP: No problem
OEM: Original Equipment Manufacturer (Not Retail)
OP: Original Poster (Person who started the thread)
Mod: Moderator
PM: Private Message
Report: clicking the star button to the left of a post will alert mods to an issue in that post (rude, spam, etc)
SAHD: Stay At Home Dad / SAHM: Stay At Home Mom
TY: Thank You
TIA: Thanks in Advance
TTT: To The Top (aka BUMP)

Thanks to tech_gurl who posted most of these in our forums

Any other words you ever wondered about

This blog is part of our New to SmartCanucks series, click here to read more blog posts in the series

2 responses to “Guide to Coupon-ese and Forum Lingo”

  1. Dotty says:

    So helpful! Thank you!!


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