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Commonly Used Terms and Abbreviations


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Commonly used terminology and abbreviations:

AC - After Coupon
AFAIK - As far as I know
AR - After Rebate
B&M Brick and mortar store (A physical retail store as opposed to an online merchant)
B1G1 or BOGO Buy One Get One free
BB Best Buy
BBB - Better Business Bureau
B$ - bargainshare.com (with the dollar sign ;) )
BTW - By the way
Bump - Replying to a thread to move it to the top of a forum to make it more prominent
BVG - Best Value Guarantee (discontinued program by Amex)
CC Circuit City
CC Credit card
CPN - Coupon
CSR - Customer service representative
CYM - Check your mail
DD - Deal Discussion Forum
EBV - Ebay Value - Often used to determined how hot a deal is compared to the market price
ER - Staples Easy Rebate System
FAR - Free After Rebate
FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions
FTC - Federal Trade Commission
FYI - For Your Information
FWIW - For what it's worth
GC Gift Certificate/Gift Card
GC&D - Grocery Coupons & Drugstore Deals Forum
GCO - Google Checkout
GD - General Discussion Forum (Our chit chat area)
GDA Good deal at
HD - Hot Deal or our Hot Deals forum
HSN Home Shopping Network
HTH - Hope That Helps
IIRC - If I Recall Correctly
IMHO - In My Honest/Humble Opinion
IMO - In my opinion
IR - Instant Rebate
IS - Instant Savings
IRD - Internet & Retail Deals Category - has four forums that covers everything from hot deals to coupons
LMAO - Laughing my a** off
LMK - Let me know
LOL - Laughing out loud
LPG - Lowest Price Guarantee (Chase)
MFG - Manufacturer
MFR - Manufacturer
MIR Mail In Rebate
OD Office Depot
OEM - Original Equipment Manufacturer
OM Office Max
OOS - Out of stock
OP - Original Poster (author of thread)
OT - Off topic or our Off Topic Forum (Our chit chat area)
OTD - Out The Door
PM Price match
PM - Private Message
RAOK Random act of kindness
ROFL - Rolling on floor laughing
ROTFLMAO - Rolling on the floor laughing my a__ off
RMA - Return Merchandise Authorization or Replacement Merchandise Agreement
SASE - Self addressed stamped envelope
SKU - Unique Product Number assigned by the retailer
SPAM - Unwanted commercial e-mail advertisements
S/H Shipping and handling
TIA - Thanks in advance
TRU Toys R Us
UPC - barcode that retailers use on the bottom of a package
WM - Walmart
WP - World Politics Forum
YAFTS - Yet another free T-Shirt
YMMV - Your mileage may vary
YGM - You've got mail
YGPM - You've got a private message

Grocery and Drugstore forum abbreviations

Other General Internet Acronyms

Please post any more that you have to add in this thread and the list will be updated :)

Edited by cron, 06 November 2008 - 06:42 AM.




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FAR- Free After Rebate
Equal rights for all in every state

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FYI - For Your Information

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BVG - Best Value Guarantee LPG - Lowest Price Guarantee

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CRT Cash Register Tape or Receipt DH Dearest (or insert your own "D" word) Husband DW ditto for wife DD ditto for daughter DS ditto for son DIL, FIL, MIL, BIL, SIL...the in-laws GS & GD...the grand kids SO Significant Other...also known as BF (boy friend) and GF (girl friend) WM Walmart SWM Super Walmart WG Walgreens ESR EasySaver Rebate (Walgreens) ESC EasySaver Coupon (Walgreens) SS SmartSource V Valassis OOT Out of town or out of touch

Edited by kar522, 01 October 2004 - 05:43 AM.

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EBV - eBay Value
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AC- After Coupon
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What does "FW" stand for?

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What does "FW" stand for?

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pM: Price Match

Edited by dzhlhdzhlh, 30 January 2005 - 12:13 AM.


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OOS:out of stock

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NABD: Not a Big Deal

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WD: Warm deal

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I saw "OTD" few times - what's that ?

for instance http://www.bargainsh...ic=57731&hl=OTD


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In a free country everything should be free! At least after rebate...

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I saw "OTD" few times - what's that ?

for instance http://www.bargainsh...ic=57731&hl=OTD
Thanks.

<{POST_SNAPBACK}>

My guess is One Time Deal, since each of that poster's OTD tagged items say 'Special Buy' in the Staples ad.
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My guess is One Time Deal, since each of that poster's OTD tagged items say 'Special Buy' in the Staples ad.

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I think they always say "Special buy" if there is some rebate (instant or mail-in)..
In a free country everything should be free! At least after rebate...

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Staples usually tags items as 'special buy' if it is not something they normally stock, or is an older product that they've brought back temporarily to sell off at a lower price, not nessarily with an instant or mail-in rebate.
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What does IS stand for? -bang-

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What does IS stand for? -bang-

Instant savings

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and SD (when used in conjunction with FW [fatwallet] not sandisk)?

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SD = SlickDeals.net It's two steps behind FW in the feeding frenzy of hot deals. Plus, there no petty bickering over trival crap.

Edited by kas, 19 July 2006 - 12:35 PM.

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here are some terms from the GC forum
GC FAQ Thread
I came across an unfamiliar term in Freebies so these are really not exclusive to that crowd...
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I saw "OTD" few times - what's that ?



OTD = Out the Door
(as in price you pay when you walk out of retail store) This usually does not include MIR's. (Mail in rebates)

See

http://www.gaarde.org/acronyms/

for the internet acronym website. it has come in handy for me a few times in the past for decoding cryptic posts

IS = Instant Savings (usually during staples deals).

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what does 'pinned' mean? I can't find it in the FAQs
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what does 'pinned' mean? I can't find it in the FAQs

It's when one of the staff places a thread at the top of one of the forums.

Normal threads get moved to the top of the page when a reply is made. A "pinned" thread is always stuck to the top of a forum.

Usually "pinned" threads are one's that are helpful or have some sort of announcement in them.

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What does RR stand for?

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What does RR stand for?

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