Friday, March 12, 2010

Shopping In Lingo: Abbreviations And Acronyms

Visit the sites of the coupons, negotiate repayment or May, at first, seem
like visiting a foreign country. You see words such as:

GDA! Fat B & M Bogo in soaps, HTH

And guess what? Huh? What word? What
The language is that?

(Translation: Good Deal Alert! Bath & Body Works
buy bricks and mortar store-one-get-one in the know, hope that this

I mean, is enough to make you want TYHO!
(Tear of the hair - I did that.)

Before you click away in frustration, let me reassure you:
Is it possible to speak like a native - you just need a guide to
terminology, acronyms, abbreviations, definitions and common
word found in the use of discounts and lists of premium products, coupon
code lists online, and reimbursement and negotiation forums.

Each site you visit in May to have their own expressions, in particular, but
overall, the most common terms found in the list

TTFN ...

B & M = Brick & Mortar

B1G1F = Buy one get one free

Bogo = (B1G1 like), buy one get one (usually free),

C / O = cash or hundredths Off

CPN = Coupon

CRT = Cash Register Tape

CSR = Customer Service Reps

= A CVS pharmacy / drug store such as Rite-Aid

DB = Dear / Darling / Darn Brother

DCRT = Cash Register Receipt Date

* DD = Dear / Darling / Darn daughter

DG = Dear / Darling / Darn Girlfriend

DH = Dear / Darling / Ray Husband

DND = Do not bend

* DS = Dear / Darling / Darn Yarn

Dupes = duplicates

DW = Dear / Darling / Darn Wife

EB = Extra Bucks (CVS)

ECB = Extra Care Bucks (CVS)

ESR = Easy Saver Rebate (Walgreens monthly rebate)

FAB = another table

GC = Gift Certificate

GDA = Good deal alert

GWP = gift with purchase

M / F = handling

HT / tag HGT = Hang

ISO = In Search Of

LMK = Let Me Know

LOL = Laughing Out Loud and / or very lucky

LPG = Low Price Match

LSAS = self addressed stamped time

MIB = Mint in Box

MIL = Mother-in-Law

MMV = mileage may vary

MS = Mystery Shopper

NAZ = Name Address Postcode

NED = no expiration date

NIB = New in box

NOCC = No credit card

NWOT = New without tags

NWT = New With Tags

OBO = or best offer

PLMK = Please let me know

POB = Post Office Box

POP = Proof of Purchase

PP = Purchase price

PPHF = PayPal processing fee

PREM (Premium) = One point of receiving an offer of payment.

Shipping PStG =

Qualifier (Q) = proof of purchase.

Raok = Random Act of Kindness

RP = Reward Programs

Sahm = Stay At Home Mom

SASE = self addressed stamped

SMP = specially marked packages

TMF = Try Me Free

TOS = Terms of Use

TTFN = Ta ta for now

TY / ty = Thank you

UNL = Unlimited

UPC = Universal Product Code

W / L = WL or Wish List

WAHM = Work at home mother

= Winetags coupons found around the neck of a bottle of wine

YMMV = your goods (or mileage) may vary

* (S Add to DSD stage is so expensive _ / Darling / Darn Step-daughter)

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