Meaning of “coupon” in the English Dictionary

"coupon" in British English

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couponnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈkuː.pɒn/ us /ˈkuː.pɑːn/

a piece of paper that can be used to get something without paying for it, or at a reduced price:

If you collect ten coupons from the newspaper, you can get a free beach towel.

UK a piece of paper, especially a part of an advertisement in a newspaper or magazine, that a reader can send to an organization in order to get information about its products or services:

To find out more about our products, fill in the coupon and send it to us at the address given below.

(Definition of “coupon” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"coupon" in American English

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couponnoun [ C ]

us /ˈku·pɑn, ˈkju-/

a piece of paper that you can use to buy a product or service at a reduced price or to get it free, or to get information:

Send in this coupon with your name and address for a free travel brochure.
You can collect points from the soda bottles and use them to get discount coupons.

(Definition of “coupon” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"coupon" in Business English

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couponnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈkuːpɒn/ us

COMMERCE a piece of paper or card that customers can use to buy goods and services at a lower price, or to get them free:

This week shoppers can use discount coupons to get money off gasoline.
cut out/clip a coupon Clip this coupon for $10 off your next purchase.
money-saving/money-off coupons

also coupon rate FINANCE the rate of interest that is paid on a bond:

The bonds have a coupon of 6.25 per cent.
a high-coupon/low-coupon bond

FINANCE a part of a printed bond that can be separated from it when the bond's owner wants to be paid interest by the issuer (= organization from which it was bought):

The Securities of this series are issuable only in registered form without coupons in denominations of $1,000.

(Definition of “coupon” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)