Online Shopping Lingo: Abbreviations and Acronyms

Visit coupons, repayment or negotiation sites may at first seem

like visiting a foreign country. You see phrases such as:

GDA! BBW B & M BOGO on soaps, HTH

And you think WHAT? Huh? What are they talking about? What

Is the language?

Good Deal Alert! Bath & Body Works

brick and mortar store bought-one-get-one on soaps, hope this


I mean, that is enough to make you want to TYHO!

Before making a click in frustration, let me reassure you that

it is possible to talk like a native – all you need is a guide to

terminology, acronyms, abbreviations, definitions and common terms

use of word found on discount and lists of premium products, coupon and

lists of online codes and refund and trade forums.

Every site you visit may have its own particular sentences, but

In general, the most common terms are in the list

BUG = The same

C / O = Cash Off or Cents Off

CPN = Coupon

CRT = Cash Register

CVS = A pharmacy / pharmacy like Rite-Aid

DD * = Dear Darling / Darn Daughter

DG = Dear / Darling / Darn Girlfriend

DW = Cher / Darling / Darn Son


EB = Extra Bucks (CVS)

ECB = Extra Care Bucks

HT / HGT = Suspension label

H / F = Handling Fees

GWP = Gift with purchase

LPL = Laughing Out and / or Lots of Luck

GPL = Lower Price Guarantee

MIL = Mother-in-Law

MMV = Mileage may vary

LSASE = Self-addressed stamped self-addressed envelope

NIS = Name Address Postal Code

NED = No Expiration Date

NIB = New in Box NWC = No credit card

NWOT = News of WithOut

NWT = New With Tags

PP = purchase price

PPHF = handling fee of PayPal

PP = purchase price

] [194590000] Qualification (Q) = Proof of purchase.

RAOK = Random Law

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

SASE = Self-addressed stamped envelope

SOP = Reward Programs

HMIS = Stay At Home Mom

SMP = Specially marked packages

TMF = Try it for free

TOS = Terms of Use

TY / ty = Thank you

UNL = Unlimited

UPC = Universal Product Code

WAHM = Work at home, mother

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

YMMV = Your merchandise (or mileage) may vary

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

Source by Diana Ratliff

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