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Here are some common acronyms you might come across on the forum:


AC = After Coupon

ADDY = Address

AFAIK = As Far As I Know

AMEX = American Express

APM = After Price Match

AR = After Rebate

B&M = Brick and Mortar

B1G1F = Buy One Get One Free

BOGO = Buy One Get One Free

BB = Best Buy

BB&B = Bed, Bath & Beyond

BF = Black Friday

BIL = Brother In Law

BTW = By The Way

CC = Circuit City

CC = Credit Card

CPN = Coupon

CS = Customer Service

CSR = Customer Service Rep


DD = Darling or Dear Daughter

DH = Darling or Dear Husband

DIY = Do it yourself

DPA = Dell Preferred Account

DS = Darling or Dear Son

DW = Darling or Dear Wife

FAQ = Frequently Asked Questions

FAR = Free After Rebate

FIL = Father-in-law

FSOT = For Sale or Trade

FWIW = For What It's Worth

FYI = For Your Information

GC = Gift Certificate

GD = GottaDeal

HTH = Hope This/That Helps = Happy To Help

IIRC = If I Recall correctly

IM = Instant Message

IMHO = In My Honest Opinion (Also: In My Humble Opinion)

IMO = In My Opinion

IOW = In Other Words

IR = Instant Rebate

ISO = In Search Of

JMHO = Just My Honest Opinion

LMAO = Laughing My Ass Off

LMK = Let Me Know

LOL = Laughing Out Loud

LWIF = Look What I Found

MFG = Manufacturer

MFR = Manufacturer

MIL = Mother-in-Law

MIR = Mail-in Rebate

OD = Office Depot

OEM = Original Equipment Manufacturer

OM = Office Max

OOS = Out of Stock

OP = Original Poster (the person who started a thread)

OT = Off Topic

OTD = Out The Door

OTOH = On The Other Hand

OTU = One Time Use (usually coupons/coupon codes)

PITA = Pain In The Ass

PLMK = Please Let Me Know

PM = Price Match or Private Message

PO = Post Office Box

POP = Proof of Purchase

RAOK = Random Act of Kindness

RMA = Return Merchandise Authorization

ROFL = Rolling on the Floor Laughing

ROFLMAO= Rolling on the Floor Laughing My Ass Off

S/H = Shipping and handling

SAHM = Stay At Home Mom

SASE = Self Addressed Stamped Envelope

SIL = Sister in-law

SKU = Stock Keeping Unit

SO = Significant Other

TIA = Thanks In Advance

TOS = Terms of Service

TRU = Toys R Us

TTBOMK = To The Best Of My Knowledge

TTT = To The Top

TTYL = Talk To You Later

TY = Thank You

UPC = Universal Product Code

UPS = United Parcel Service

USPS = United States Postal Service

VOIP = Voice Over IP

WAHM = Work at home Mom

YAFT = Yet Another Free T-shirt

YGM = You've Got Mail

YGPM = You've Got a Private Message

YMMV = Your Mileage May Varry


If you have any questions about other acronyms or would like to add more, please reply to this thread :)


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