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Old 04-29-2008, 04:18 PM
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B1G1F: literally "Buy 1, Get 1 Free". This is a special type of coupon that you cut out from the newspaper. When you buy one product, and use the coupon, you'll get another product just like it for free at the check out. B2G1F means: "Buy 2, Get 1 Free", which is not as good a deal as a B1G1F coupon.
BBW: Bath & Body Works

BTFE: Box Tops for Education, found on General Mills packages. They are each worth .10 for schools. Sometimes they are used for trading.

CATALINA: manufacturer coupons that print out from a little machine at the register, triggered by what you buy.

C/D: Complete Deal. A refund form with all the proofs of purchase needed to send for the refund. It might be a refund for cash, coupons or merchandise.

CB: cardboard backing, found in the grocery store on a pad of refund forms, after all the forms have been taken. They usually say, "Sorry, all the forms have been taken, but...", then tell you either where to write for a form, or where to send your proofs of purchase to get the refund without the form.

C/O: cents off coupon, or cash off coupon. This is a garden variety coupon that we've all seen a million times, the type you cut out of the Sunday paper or off the back of a cereal box. These are used at the checkout with an average value of about 55¢.

CPNS: Same as C/O above.

CRTC: cash register tape with the price of the product circled. Most refunds require a cash register tape, so save your tapes.

CODES: some refunds simply ask for a code number copied from the product, usually the UPC code number. Products like aerosol cans that can't be cut up sometimes require this type of proof.

DD: dear daughter

DH: dear husband

DS: dear son

DCRT: dated cash register tape. Must show the date of purchase on the tape.

ECB: Easy Care Bucks available from CVS drug store. They print out on your receipt about 2 days after the qualifying purchase. They can be used to purchase anything at CVS.

EPOP: Each Pays Own Postage. This applies to trades with other refunders. Each person pays for the postage on her own envelope. No LSASE is required to trade.

FAR: Free After Rebate

HT: hang tag, found in the grocery store, hanging from the neck of a bottle. Offers a refund.

HTH: "hope that helps"

IMHO: In my humble opinion

ISO: In search of

LOL: "lots of luck" "Laugh out loud"

LSASE: long self addressed stamped envelope

XLSASE: extra large self addressed stamped envelope.

LSA(2)SE: long self addressed envelope with two stamps on it.

LTD: limited, found on refund forms in the fine print, when the offer is limited to certain states only.

MfiveM: Proofs of purchase found on packs of Marlboro cigarettes.

MIL: mother-in-law

MONEY PLUS: any offer that looks like a refund, but is actually simply an offer to buy a product at a reduced price. For example, if you buy a beach towel for $6.99 plus two UPCs, that is T a refund. It is a money plus offer. These forms are found in the Sunday coupon supplements and on tear pads in the grocery store, and are mixed right in with the real refunds. Learn to recognize them and IGNORE them. Don't trade them. They are junk. Offers that ask for very small handling fees are considered refunds if the handling fee is clearly only to cover postage.

MF: refund form found in a MAGAZINE

NpF: refund form found in the NEWSPAPER

NECKBAND: label taken from the neck of a bottle

NB: national brand (as opposed to a local brand that is only available in limited areas)

NBQ: National Brand Qualifier. A proof of purchase cut from a product that is available nationwide.

NED: No Expiration Date: refers to refunds that don't have dates of expiration, or coupons that never expire.

OAS: "one any size" Some coupons specifically state on them that they can be used on any size product. For example, you might cut out a Tide coupon that says: $1 off one any size Tide. That's a great coupon. Most refunders will use that coupon on the smallest size box, so they can get it free.

OYNO: "On your next order", usually Catalina coupons that print out at checkout giving money off, like $1, 'on your next order'.

1-4-1: literally "one for one". This means an even exchange of anything. If you trade forms one for one, you will get back the exact same number you send.

POP: Proof of Purchase. This is the value part of a package. It might be the boxtop, the UPC symbol, the net weight statement, a snip from a plastic cape, etc, etc. Whatever is required to get a refund is a proof of purchase. This is also called a qualifier, because it `qualifies' you for the refund.

PROOF OF PURCHASE SEAL: a special seal on a package which usually states that it is the proof of purchase.

PP: purchase price, whatever you actually paid for a product. Some refunds will offer to send you your purchase price. The proof for this will include the cash tape.

P/H: postage and handling

QUALIFIER: same as POP above.

RAOK: Random Acts of Kindness

RC: RefundCents

RMC: "Refunding Makes Cents" (name of the print magazine until it was shortened in 2003)

SAE: self addressed envelope

SASE: self addressed stamped envelope

SMP: specially marked package, meaning a package you find in the store that has been printed with a refund offer on it. Cereal packages are often specially marked with refunds. Watch for these in the store, as they are hard to come by in trades.

SWEEPS: sweepstakes form (not traded). These are forms that enter you in a sweepstakes, but are not for refunds. These are junk and no one wants them.

TRACING: a tracing taken from the package front as a proof of purchase. You lay a piece of paper over the product and trade the logo or front label, and send this in to claim your refund.

UPC: learn this one, you'll see it all the time! It stands for "Universal Product Code". It is that box of black lines that the checker passes over the scanner at the checkout. It measures about 1"x1". This is a very popular proof of purchase.

WSL: while supply lasts. This is written on some refunds that offer gifts such as t-shirts. Send early because if they run out, you're out of luck.
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