Coupon Lingo

In the world of couponing there are a handful of terms that can be confusing. To create transparency and simplicity, I have buckled down to develop a list of terms used in the coupon world.

Stock up price: The price of an item is far below regular retail (generally 70% or more). You should stock up on the item at rock bottom price.

Stock pile:  Buy items when they’re on sale at rock bottom price.  Buy products before you need them and build up a stockpile of food and toiletries. When you run out of an item shop from your stockpile.

Electronic coupon: Coupon that is loaded to a store’s loyalty reward card or cell phone.

Manufacturer coupon: Coupon that can be used anywhere that accepts coupons.

Store coupon: Coupon that can only be redeemed at the specified store.

Printable coupon: Coupon printed from the internet.

Blinkie: Coupons that come out of the machine (generally located near the product) at the store.

Hangtags: Coupons that hang on the product.

Catalina: Coupon that prints from the catalina machine at the register.

BOGO: Buy one get one free.

Peelie: Adhesive manufacturer coupons that are directly on the product packaging.

Regional: Some coupons that are delivered in Sunday inserts are only for specific regions.

Stacking: Stacking refers to using multiple coupons for one item.  Such as using a manufacturer coupon, store coupon and an electronic (or in-app) coupon/savings.

Filler: Some stores will require you to have the same amount of items as coupons being scanned. In this case, you would need to purchase a “filler” items, such as a pack of gum or candy.

DND: Do not double. Some manufacturer coupons will specify for the store not to double the coupon’s face value.

In-Ad: Coupon that is printed in the store’s weekly ad.

OOP: Out of pocket.

Raincheck: A rain check is a written slip that you can request from a store when a sale item is out of stock.