How do you say ‘Coupon’? CUE – pon or COO – pon?

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Do You Say CUE-pons or COO-pons?



In a recent survey, announced that 57% of those who responded to the nationwide poll say CUE-pon.  Wooo – Hoooo that’s how we say it around here.  Not that there is anything wrong with saying Coo-pon, it just sounds a little weird to this southern girl.  (I know, I know – I sound weird to you, it’s okay.)  (3,500 people responded to the survey)

The largest supplier of internet printable coupons is The CEO of, Steven Boal, was a bit surprised that CUE-pon is the most popular pronunciation, he founded the company 13 years ago and has always said COO-pons.


Here are a couple of interesting facts.


Number of CUE-pon States – 36 (72%)

Top 5 CUE-pon states:


  • New Mexico
  • Idaho
  • Missouri
  • South Dakota
  • North Dakota


    Number of COO-pon States 14 + Washington DC

    Top 5 COO-pon States:

  • Washington, DC
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • Hawaii
  • Rhode Island

    Quarterly Top Coupon Category– Household Cleaners & Supplies


    Top Ten Categories In order from most popular:

  • Household Cleaners & Supplies
  • Ready-to-Eat Cereal
  • Yogurt
  • Soup
  • Nutritional Snacks
  • Portable Snacks
  • Fruit Juice
  • Frozen Breakfast Foods
  • Salty Snacks
  • Refrigerated Dough



Popularity of Coupons

As the demand for coupons continues, brands are trying to keep up with the trend by issuing more coupons.  In 2010, 330 million dollars worth of coupons was dispersed.  The fastest growing category, is internet printable coupons however, newspaper inserts continue to be the greatest resource 89.7%.


What about You?  What do you say?  Leave a Comment and “like” this post!  It will be interesting to see what our percentages look like.

Source: Releases Surprising Results of a Nationwide Poll: 57 Percent of Americans Say CUE-pon, not COO-pon.  11/3/2011 Press Release


  1. Cathy says

    My mom and I ‘argue’ over this all the time! I say coo.pon and she says que.pon. You would think a mom and daughter, both raised in TN, would at least say the word the say way….lol! (I don’t think being a yankee makes any difference. There wasn’t a southern state in the top 5.)

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