Coupon lingo

Couponing has become a big thing in this country, even making it on to TV with shows like extreme couponing. It even has its own lingo!

The Wordnik blog has listed their ten favourite couponing words, here’s a selection:


Blinkies are a type of coupon dispensed from a machine in a store aisle or at checkout. The machine generally has a blinking red light designed to get shoppers’ attention.


catalina coupon is printed at the register after purchase, and is named for the marketing firm behind the idea. (Source: Wordnik)

Now you know the lingo, it might be time to get couponing!