Online Shopping Jargon: Abbreviations and Acronyms

Visiting coupon, rebate, or deal sites may, at first, seem

Like visiting a foreign country. You see phrases like:

GDA! BBW B&M BOGO in soaps, HTH

And you think WHAT? Hey? What are you talking about? That

language is THAT?

(Translation: Good Deal Alert! Bath & Body Works

brick and mortar store has buy one get one on soaps hope this


I mean, it’s enough to make you want to TYHO!

(Tear Your Hair Out – I made that up).

Before you click in frustration, let me assure you that

It IS possible to speak like a native, you just need a guide to

terminology, acronyms, abbreviations, definitions and common terms

use of words found in listings for discount and premium products, coupons, and

online code lists and exchange and refund forums.

Each site you visit may have its own particular phrases, but

Generally speaking, the most common terms are found in the list



B&M = brick and mortar

B1G1F = Buy One Get One Free

BOGO = (same as B1G1), Buy One Get One (usually free)

C/O = cash discount or cents off

CPN = Coupon

CRT = cash register tape

CSR = Customer Service Representatives

CVS = A pharmacy/drugstore like Rite-Aid

DB = Dear/Dear/Damn Brother

DCRT = Dated Cash Register Receipt

DD* = Dear/Dear/Damn Daughter

DG = Dear/Dear/Damn Girlfriend

DH = Dear/Dear/Damn Husband

DND = Do not duplicate

DS* = Dear/Dear/Damn Son

DUPES = Duplicates

DW = Dear/Dear/Damn Wife

EB = extra dollars (CVS)

ECB = Additional Care Dollars (CVS)

ESR = Easy Saver Rebate (Walgreens monthly rebate)

FAB = From another board

GC = Gift Certificate

GDA = Good Deal Alert

GWP = gift with purchase

M/F = Handling Fee

HT/HGT = Hang Tag

ISO = In search of

LMK = Let me know

LOL = Laugh Out Loud and/or Lots of Luck

LPG = Lowest Price Guarantee

LSASE = Long envelope stamped with your address

MIB = mint boxed

MIL = mother in law

MMV = Mileage May Vary

MS = mystery shopper

NAZ = Name Address Zip Code

NED = No expiration date

NIB = New in box

NOCC = No Credit Card

NWOT = New without tags

NWT = New with tags

OBO = best gold offer

PLMK = Please let me know

POB = post office box

POP = Proof of Purchase

PP = Purchase Price

PPHF = PayPal Handling Fee

PREM (Premium) = An item received from a refund offer.

PSTG = Postage

Qualifier (Q)= Proof of Purchase.

RAOK = Random Act of Kindness

RP = Rewards Programs

SAHM = Stay Home Mom

SASE = Self Addressed Sealed Envelope

SMP = Specially Marked Packets

TMF = Try me free

TOS = Terms of Service

TTFN = Tata for now

TY/ty = Thank you

UNL = Unlimited

UPC = Universal Product Code

W/L or WL= Wish List

WAHM = Work at home mom

Winetags = coupons that are placed around the neck of a bottle of wine

YMMV = Your merchandise (or mileage) may vary

* (Add an S for step _ so that DSD is Dear/Darling/Darn Step-Daughter)

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