coupon

noun
cou·​pon | \ ˈkü-ˌpän How to pronounce coupon (audio) , ˈkyü- How to pronounce coupon (audio) \

Definition of coupon

1 : a statement of due interest to be cut from a bearer bond when payable and presented for payment also : the interest rate of a coupon
2 : a small piece of paper that allows one to get a service or product for free or at a lower price: such as
a : one of a series of attached tickets or certificates often to be detached and presented as needed
b : a ticket or form authorizing purchases of rationed commodities
c : a certificate or similar evidence of a purchase redeemable in premiums
d : a part of a printed advertisement to be cut off to use as an order blank or inquiry form or to obtain a discount on merchandise or services

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Examples of coupon in a Sentence

Bring in this coupon for a free oil change. I'm always clipping coupons from the newspaper to use at the grocery store. The coupon is good for one free ice-cream cone. Send in this coupon for more information.
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Recent Examples on the Web The Hill reports Staples customers can use the coupon code 81450 to get their vaccine card laminated. Amy Huschka, Detroit Free Press, "Your COVID-19 vaccine card: What to do if you lost it, why you should laminate it," 30 Mar. 2021 They’re already priced well at $2 per mask, but the coupon code QTSHDGXV slashes the price to just $1.70 each. Maren Estrada, BGR, "Today’s top deals: First-ever deal on USA-made KN95 masks, Doritos sale at Amazon, $24 headphones, $129 treadmill, more," 18 Mar. 2021 If needed, provide an incentive, like a 10% off coupon, for participating. Daniel Bidmon, Forbes, "How To Create A Marketing Angle That Sells," 17 Mar. 2021 Flying from Anchorage to Phoenix, taking advantage of both the low fare and the 30% off coupon yields a $78 one-way fare in March. Scott Mcmurren, Anchorage Daily News, "Fare wars and spring specials yield airfare bargains for Alaskans willing to travel," 13 Feb. 2021 The first big Apple computer convention was introduced to San Franciscans with a $5 off clip-and-save coupon. Peter Hartlaub, SFChronicle.com, "Photos of the first Macworld in 1985, and why Steve Jobs was a no-show," 19 Jan. 2021 Customers of those trips will also get a 10% off coupon that is valid for a year from the date of issue. Dave Sebastian, WSJ, "Cruises and Covid-19: When U.S. Sailings Could Restart and What Safety Precautions Are Expected," 14 Dec. 2020 Norwegian customers who had booked an upcoming cruise will be refunded and receive a 10% off coupon for future booking. Christine Burroni, Travel + Leisure, "U.S. Cruising Docked Until 2021 As Major Cruise Lines Cancel More Itineraries," 3 Nov. 2020 Fitness fanatics can pick up this DEGOL skipping rope for $7.59 with the 5% off coupon that's located below the original $7.99 price tag. Melissa Lee, USA TODAY, "The 5 best Amazon deals you can get this Thursday," 10 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of coupon

1822, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for coupon

French, from Old French, piece, from couper to cut — more at cope entry 1

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8 Apr 2021

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“Coupon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/coupon. Accessed 17 Apr. 2021.

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coupon

noun

English Language Learners Definition of coupon

: a usually small piece of printed paper that lets you get a service or product for free or at a lower price
chiefly British : a section of an advertisement that you can cut out and mail to a company in order to request information or to order a product or service

coupon

noun
cou·​pon | \ ˈkü-ˌpän How to pronounce coupon (audio) , ˈkyü- \

Kids Definition of coupon

1 : a ticket or form that allows the holder to receive some service, payment, or discount
2 : a part of an advertisement meant to be cut out for use as an order blank

coupon

noun
cou·​pon | \ ˈkü-ˌpän, ˈkyü- How to pronounce coupon (audio) \

Legal Definition of coupon

: a statement of due interest to be cut from a debt instrument and especially a bearer bond when payable and presented for payment also : the interest rate of a coupon

History and Etymology for coupon

French, from Old French, piece, from couper to cut

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