When you look at coupon match ups for stores they may mention Catalina’s.
A Catalina is a coupon that prints at the register after you are done paying. It prints out of a machine next to the register, after your receipt prints. It is usually triggered by an item that was purchased in that transaction. Most the time you have to buy a certain number of times, like buy 10 items and get a $10 Catalina. It also can be triggered when you buy a dollar amount like $20 of participating products and get a $5 Catalina back. They offer incentives good on your next shopping trip to that retailer, A few different things can print, an ad, a coupon but what most of us are looking for is a coupon for a dollar amount off your next purchase, that you can use like cash.
Catalina Category Marketing (CCM) rewards purchases of promoted products with “catalinas”, also known as “check-out coupons”. These offer incentives good on your next shopping trip to that retailer. There is usually a 4-week window on any given program/incentive promotion.f
If you ever have a problem with the store not printing your Catalina, save your receipt and call the Catalina company Their toll free numbers are 1-(888) 322-3814 or 1-888-8COUPON (1-888-826-8766)
It is VERY important that you get to the $ amount BEFORE tax, or your Catlina WILL NOT print.Once you have hit your required $ amount before tax, you can then use coupons to bring your total down.
Each store is a little different in how you can use these coupons
Most but not all stores will only take there own Catalina’s.
Walgreen’s Catalina tips:
At Walgreen’s they call a Catalina a Register Reward or RR
Will not honor after it expires, so watch your expiration dates close
Walgreen’s will ONLY take their own Catalina
You can pay with more than one Catalina as long as the Catalina total does not go over the amount due. They will not give cash back. But you have to make sure you have more items than coupons, and they consider a Catalina coupon. Example- If you try to pay for a your two toothbrushes with 2 MFR coupons and a Catalina the register will beep at you……it is because the Walgreen’s only allows one MRF coupon per item. They count the Catalina as a MFR coupon. If you have more coupons than items, some times you have to use “filler” item, find something cheap like a 10 cent pencil. Some cashiers know why the register beeps for this problem……. but most of them don’t. If you get one that does not know, They get flustered a will tell you that your coupon is not good……It is always so important to be an informed shopper!
DO NOT use your Catalina to pay for the same item or another Catalina WILL NOT print.
Make sure you only buy the amount of items the sale says- example if the sale says buy 5 fruit snacks and get back a $2 Catalina, but if you buy 10 fruit snack all at once you will still only get 1 $2 Catalina to print. It is best to buy 5 at a time and each set of 5 you will get $2 back.