Coupon Binders

I’m one of ‘those’ people who carries a big fat will-rip-your-shoulder-off-when-you-try-to-carry-it binder. Yes I get looks in the stores when I put it in part of the cart where children sit. But I don’t care!! I love my binder and I can’t live without it!

I learned how to put my binder together from Laura, you can read all about it at another one of my favorite sites

Here are Laura’s detailed directions. She really does explain it the best, and I promise, once you get a binder, you won’t go back!


You may see me use acronyms and abbreviations when I talk about some of the deals I find. Here is a list of common terms as found on AFullCup

Acronyms & Abbreviations

Following are common terms you will find on our site that pertain to coupons and refunding.

(H) You have it and usually use this term when you are wanting to trade it.

(W) same as ISO

B1G1 BOGO -Buy one get one free

Blinkie – Red Smartsource machine with a red blinking light on it. The coupons in it are refered to as Blinkies

BTFE– Box Tops for Education

C/O– Cents Off

CC– Concealed Cash (cash hidden in an envelope)

CH– Clearing House

Catalina– Coupon that prints from a Catalina machine at the register.

CRT-Cash register tape (receipt)

DCRTC-Dated cash register tape with the price circled

DCRT-Dated cash register tape

DEAD-An offer is no longer valid

DND-Do Not Double

ECB-Extra Care Buck (earned at CVS)

ES-Easy Saver seen at Walgreens rebate booklet Walgreens no longer has these booklets

EX or X. -expires on

FAR– free after rebate

FC-first class postage stamps

FSOT-For Sale or Trade (you will trade it or take PPHF for it)

FT-For Trade, same as (H)

GDA-Good Deal Alert

HBA-Health & Beauty Aids

HDA-Hot Deal Alert

HT-hang tag

HTH-hope that helps

IDSO-In desperae search of

IMHO-in my humble opinion (there are variations of this, but that’s the most common!)

Invites-Invitations via email to get a coupon for a free product, typically from Kraft.

ISO-in search of (basically you need it)

IVC-Instant value coupons – seen in Walgreens rebate booklet Walgreens no longer has their ES booklet

IVDSO-In very desperate search of

KWIM-Know What I Mean


MIR-Mail In Rebate

MRP-manufacturer’s retail price

NAZ-Name, address, zip code

NAZP-name, address, zip code, phone number

NB-National Brand

NED-no expiration date

NFN-no form needed

NIB-new in box

NIP-new in package

NT WT-net weight

OAS-a coupon that is good on one purchase, any size

OOP-Out Of Pocket

OP-Original poster or original post (person who started the thread)

OYNO-On Your Next Order

Peelie-Coupon found attached to a product. You have to peel it off.

POP-Proof of purchase

PP-purchase price of a product


PPHF-Paypal handling fee

PSA-Prices Starting At


Qualifier-The POP required for a refund offer that is physically taken from the package

RAOK-random act of kindness (means you will give the coupons away free)

RR-Register Reward from Walgreens – use as a $ off coupon on your next purchase

SF-Store form

SMP-specially marked package

SRP-suggested retail price

SS-Sunday supplement coupons

Tear pad-A pad of forms/coupons found hanging from a store shelf or display

TIA-thanks in advance

TMF-Try Me Free mail in rebate for full amount of product

Triple coupon-a coupon that a grocery store triples in value

UPC-Universal Product Code, barcode on the product

WL-wish list

WSL-while supplies last


YMMV-Your Mileage May Vary (a generic term for “It worked for me, may not work for you”)


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