What are 'Catalina' coupons?

May 26, 2011 

PASCO — You may have noticed that when you go to grocery stores you occasionally receive coupons from the cashier that have printed out during your check-out.

Sometimes those coupons are advertisements, but sometimes they are coupons, or even money off your next in-store transaction. The coupons that print out for money off your next in-store transactions are called Catalinas, offered from Catalina Marketing.

Stores offer promotions that trigger these to print out when you purchase certain items. Most Catalinas have a store name listed on them and can only be used at that particular store. However, some coupons will not be that specific and will have “manufacturer coupon” on it, which means you can use anywhere that accept manufacturer coupons.

The Catalina will tell you how to use the coupon on it. For example, save $3 on your next in-store purchase of $3 or more at Albertsons. Next time you go to Albertsons, before the expiration date listed, you can hand the cashier your $3 off coupon at check-out to reduce your total transaction amount by $3.

Next time you’re at the store, pay attention to what printouts you receive. If you don’t look, you won’t save. If you are interested in seeing what products to purchase to receive these types of coupons, visit savvygirlliving.com daily.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding your Catalina coupon, visit the in-store customer service desk or call Catalina at 1-888-8Coupon (826-8766).

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