Don’t let acronyms confuse and detract from your smart-shopping habits
BOGO, CC, GWP - - SRSLY?! If you’re brand new to smart shopping, the acronyms can be more than a little confusing. But fret not! Use our glossary and you’ll be a pro WYB (that’s “when you buy”) your next smart shopping haul.
AR: After rebate
B&M: Brick and mortar (referring to a physical store, rather than an e-commerce site)
BOGO: Buy one, get one
Catalina: The name for a machine that prints out coupons after your purchase, typically at the grocery store.
CB: Cash Back
CC: Credit Card
CSR: Customer service representative
FS: Free shipping
GC: Gift certificate or gift card
GWP: Gift with purchase
IR: Instant rebate
LPG: Lower price guarantee
MIB: Mint in box, means the product has never been opened and is 100% in tact. You may also see NIB (new in box).
MIR: Mail-in rebate
NED: No expiration date
NWOT: New without tags (if you’re searching for things on re-sale sites like eBay or Amazon, you may see this)
NWT: New with tags
OOS: Out of stock
Peelie: A coupon located directly on a product that peels off.
POP: Proof of purchase
RP: Rewards program
S&H / SH: Shipping and handling
TOS: Terms of service
WYB: When you buy
YMMV: Your merchandise/mileage may vary (this means you may not be able to score the deal at your local store)
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