AC - After Coupon
Actual - The actual item as opposed to a coupon for it (an item from your stockpile)
ADDIE - Address
AR - After Rebate
AYOR - At Your Own Risk - When sending concealed cash you are sending it at your own risk and the other trader is not responisble if the cash does not arrive
B&M - Brick & Mortar, a store, as opposed to an online store
B1G1 or BOGO - Buy one get one free
B2G1 - Buy two get one free
BOLO - Be On the Lookout
BTW - By the way
Bump - To bump a thread to the top of a forum by replying to it. Any reply to a thread will bump a thread up but sometimes people actually post the word “bump” when they have nothing productive to add to the conversation but they still wish to move the thread up higher in the forum listing. Threads at Hotcouponworld are displayed by the newest replied threads first while older threads move down the forum listing. Bumping is a way to move older threads up into a higher position in the forums.
CAT - Coupon dispensed at register after purchase, usually has a red border, redeemable only at the store that it printed at or at stores that accept competitor store coupons.
Catalina - Coupon dispensed at register after purchase, usually has a red border, redeemable only at the store that it printed at or at stores that accept competitor store coupons.
CBAD - Chef Boyardee
CCash or CC - Concealed Cash - Money concealed well inside paper before mailed. It is not easy to mail coins however so usually restricted to paper money.
CO - Cents Off Coupon
CRT- Cash register tape (Receipt)
CYE - Check your email
DH - Dear Husband
DIL - Daughter-in-law
DND - Do not double, a coupon with this wording is not supposed to be doubled at stores that double coupons. However coupons that have aUPC code that starts with the number 5 will often times still double, while ones that start with a 9 will not.
DNT – Do not triple, a coupon with this wording is not supposed to be tripled at stores that triple coupons. However coupons that have a UPC code that starts with the number 5 will often time still triple, while ones that start with a 9 will not.
Double Coupon - Coupon that a grocery store doubles in value. Only certain stores double coupons, please check the coupon policy of your local stores.
DS - Dear son
Dumpster Dive - To dig in a recycling bin for extra insert coupons or in the trash for other items that others have thrown away.
DW - Dear wife
Envie - Envelope
EPOP - Each pay own postage (trading term)
ETA - Edited to add
FAC - Free after coupon
FIL - Father-in-law
Free item coupon - A coupon that is for a free product
FSOT - For sale or trade
GDA - Good deal alert
GM - General Mills
HBA - Heath and beauty aid
HDA - Hot deal alert or Home delivered ad
HTH - Hope that (this) helps
IDSO - In desperate search of
IME - In my experience
IMHO - In my humble opinion
IMO - In my opinion
IRL – In real life
ISO - In search of
IVC - Instant value coupon, Walgreens coupon found in their monthly rebate catalog in-store or online.
IVDSO - In very desperate search of
JIC - Just In Case
JLMK - Just let me know
JMHO - Just my humble opinion
KWIM - Know what I mean?
LMK - Let me know
MIL - Mother-in-law
MM - Money Maker, a deal where after coupon or rebate you make money with overage of some sort.
MQ - Manufacturer Coupon, a coupon issued by a manufacture (as opposed to a store coupon, which is issued by a store).
NAZ - Name, address and zip code
NED - No expiration date, a coupon or form that never expires
NP - No problem
NSR - No state restrictions, usually in reference to a Winetag or Rebate
NWPN - No wine purchase necessary, terms of a rebate or coupon (winetag) sponsored by a wine company.
NWPR - No wine purchase required, terms of a rebate or coupon (winetag) sponsored by a wine company.
OAS - On any size, a coupon or form that is valid on any size product or has no size limitations
OGD – Organic Grocery Deals, Hotcouponworld’s sister site that focuses on helping members find deals on organic products. Direct link: Organicgrocerydeals
OOP - Out of pocket
OOS - Out of stock
OP - Original poster, author of a thread, thread starter
OSI - On a single item
OT - Off topic
Overage - When you purchase an item with a coupon and the item costs less than the value of the coupon you may receive overage. Example: You purchase an item that costs .99 cents and you use a $1.00 off 1 coupon to purchase the item you will have .01 cent overage. Most stores do not actually give you cash back but some stores will allow you to put your overage towards the other items in your order. Overage is always nice but not to be expected. Some stores adjust the value of the coupon discount down to the price of the item, while some stores adjust the price of the product being purchased up to the price of the coupon.
OYNO - On your next order, wording on Catalina or register reward coupons for which you purchase an item and receive a coupon that is for money off your next order.
Piggyback - The use of coupons for products in conjunction with one another in order to maximize savings. Each coupon is attached to a specific product, and if the purchase requirements are met, these coupons can be used together for the purchase of a group of items.
PITA - Pain in the A**
PLMK - Please let me know
POP - Proof of purchase, required for a refund or other offer that is physically taken from a package
PP - Purchase price OR Previous Post(er) (use when referring to a/the prior post in the thread)
PPEF - Pay-Pal Existing Funds. This is when you pay for something using Pay-Pal however the person selling the item is requesting that the funding option from Pay-Pal is existing funds, as opposed to credit card funded Pay-Pal.
PPHF - Pay-Pal handling fee. A fee accessed by another member for his/her coupons or other items they have for trade or sale. In other words they are asking for money paid via Pay-Pal.
PSA - Prices starting at or Public service announcement
Q - Qualifier - the proof of purchase required for a refund offer that is physically taken from that package OR short for the word “Coupon”
Qualifier - The proof of purchase required for a refund offer that is physically taken from that package -
RAOK - Random act of kindness
RC - Rain Check a slip of paper that a store issues when an item is out of stock allowing you to purchase that item at a later date at the sale price.
Rebate - A mail in offer provided by the manufacture of a product or a store that will refund you back money you spent to purchase a specific item in whole or in part.
SAHD - Stay at home dad
SAHH - Stay at home husband
SAHM - Stay at home mom
SAHW - Stay at home wife
SASE - Self addressed stamped envelope
SD - Store display
SF - Store form
SIL - Sister-in-law
SMP - Specially marked packages, a product package that tells you there is a coupon, form, or other prize inside the package
SS - SmartSource, a company owned by News Marketing America that issues a Sunday insert, Blinkie coupons, printable coupons and other forms of coupons.
Stacking - Some stores allow the use of more than one coupon per item, if the coupon itself does not restrict such usage.
STG - Super Target, a bigger version of Target stores that include a full grocery store section of their store (a national retailer).
Sticky - A thread marked as important by a moderator of this forum and “stuck” to the top of the forum. Threads that are “stuck” (Sticky) are always at the top of the forum until removed as such by a moderator. These are usually threads that need high visibility because they are important threads. We encourage all members to read the stickies in each forum before posting as they will help explain rules and policies.
Super Doubles - Coupons that are doubled $1+ in value (Example: a $1.00 coupon is doubled to $2.00 value) offered by some stores.
SWM - Super Walmart, a bigger version of Walmart stores that include a full grocery store section of their store (a national retailer).
Tag (Tagged) - A feature of Hotcouponworld is the ability to tag threads with keywords to help find it and relative posts based on keyword tags when searching as well as our tag cloud. To tag a thread scroll down to the bottom of a thread right above the “post reply” box and you will see the option to add tags to a thread. Choose a few keywords that the thread is about.
TIA - Thanks in advanced
TMF - Try me free, a form that you mail in with required information to receive the full purchase price back via mail.
TP - Tearpad OR Toilet Paper OR Toothpaste.
TYVM - Thank you very much
WD - Winn Dixie, a grocery store.
Winetag - A coupon, usually found in the form of a hangtag around the neck of a bottle of wine (can also be found as a Tearpad) some require the purchase wine or spirits while other are no wine purchase necessary.
WL - Wish List, a list of items created by a member of coupons, forms and other items that the member is wishing for.
WPN - Wine purchase necessary, a coupon for form offered by a wine company that requires the purchase of wine to redeem the offer.
WPR - Wine purchase required, a coupon or form offered by a wine company that requires the purchase of wine to redeem the offer.
WSL - While supplies last
WYB - When you buy
YGEM - You’ve got email
YMMV - Your mileage may vary - the success of the attempt may vary at your store.
YVW - You’re very welcome
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