Albertsons 101: How The Krazy Coupon Lady Shops Albertson'sThe best deals at Albertsons come when you pair a promotion with sale items, manufacturer coupons, a Catalina promo, and Double Coupons! Albertsons’ weekly ad runs Wednesday to Tuesday.

Part 1: Coupons accepted by Albertsons

Manufacturer-issued coupons: These coupons are found in the free standing inserts in your Sunday paper: Smart Source, Red Plum and Procter & Gamble, and also magazines. Albertsons will not accept any coupons (including manufacturer coupons) that feature another store’s logo.

Printable Coupons: Albertsons accepts valid Internet printable coupons. They must be legible, have a valid remit address, and a scannable bar code. Albertsons will not accept Internet Coupons that are over a $5 value or for a “Free” product that does not require a purchase.

Catalina Coupons: Gray Catalina machines located at registers dispense long, receipt-like coupons. Catalina coupons may be store or manufacturer coupons. They can be for a dollar-amount off your next transaction or a specific product coupon.

Store Coupons: Albertsons store coupons are found in the weekly circulars, coupon booklets available in-store, and email savings coupons. Albertsons allows stacking a store with a manufacturer coupon.

Part 2: What makes Albertsons KRAZY!

Promotions: Albertsons runs two great types of promos: Save Instantly and OYNO (On Your Next Order).  Pair these with manufacturer coupons for the best deals.

Save Instantly Promotions: Example: Spend $20, Save $5 Instantly
The register instantly deducts $5 after you spend $20 (total before coupons) on participating products and scan your preferred card. You may take advantage of this promo multiple times in one transaction.
Example: If you spend $40 on participating products, the register will deduct $10 (twice in $5 increments)

OYNO Promotion: Example: Spend $20, Save $5 On your next order (OYNO)
Your total before coupons and tax must be at least $20.00, then present any coupons and pay. With your receipt, your cashier will hand you a Catalina coupon worth $5.00 off your next order. These Catalinas can be rolled. This means you can do one transaction, receive the Catalina, do another identical transaction, pay with the first Catalina and a new Catalina will still print.
Example: $20.00 pre-coupon total, present $17.00 worth of coupons. Out of pocket $3.00 and receive a Catalina for $5.00 off your next order. 

Twice the Value Coupons: Some regions distribute “Twice the Value” Coupons or Doublers. Doublers are Store Coupons that double any manufacturer coupon up to $1 in value (i.e. a $1.00 manufacturer coupon paired with a doubler is worth $2.00 off). Doublers are Store Coupons and cannot be used in conjunction with another Store Coupon. See Doublers and store for restrictions and limitations on the number of Doublers allowed per transaction and per day.

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25 thoughts on “Albertsons 101: How The Krazy Coupon Lady Shops Albertson’s”

  1. JODI says:


  2. Kimber says:

    Are Albertsons and Shoppers Food Warehouse (in the MD, DC, VA area) the same thing?

  3. Annie says:

    I promise – if you have a problem with ANYONE at albertsons – CALL CORPORATE. I had a nasty checker one day – who was refusing to take my target MANUFACTUER coupons – because of the Target logo. The manager stood there while the gal ‘lectured’ me on coupons even though I had said – ok take off the items them and proceed with the balance. I got an email from the district manager apologizing for the behavior, the mis understanding and he then sent me a $15 gift card for my heart ache. This all happened within 14 days of my transaction (the first response was within 3 hours of my phone call).

    Though I’m still scared to go back on Sunday nights – as she was the only checker – I feel the company will take care of me ;)

    • Nicole says:

      Hello, I am new to couponing. In response to Annie’s post, can you use manufacturer coupons with the Target logo/ name at Albertsons or elsewhere?

  4. newlauran says:

    I’m a new KCL and I was wondering when Albertson’s is going to have another double coupon sale.

  5. Linda B says:

    They used to double coupons here a very long time ago but I sure wish we had double coupons in Florida again…our prices are also a LOT higher for almost all items!

  6. BenjaminFamily says:

    Can you combine a catalina coupon with any other coupon (like a$1/2)? Last time the cashier said I could not used them on the same items.

  7. shelley says:

    I should have said Albertsons will double a 1.00 catalina with a doubler. ALSO>>>>PLEASE NOTE>>>>
    Always check your receipt at Albertsons when doing the Acosta sales..Just tonight the register said it took off the appropriate amount (three $3 acostas) when on my receipt it only took off one $3 acosta. I have had this happen with CATs too. Albertsons is always good about giving you the money back in cash.

  8. shelley says:

    Don't forget another potential money maker….Albertsons will also double 1.00 Catalinas. This is a common practice at the Meridian Rd store.

  9. rattriffic says:

    hey TJ I have never had any trouble with the "do not double" coupons being refused at either the albies on 36th or on garylane and state street those are the stores I use all the time and I have never had an issue ;-)

  10. TJ says:

    In Idaho do you happen to know which store managers are gracious enough to accept the "do not double" coupons? I would like to try a different store than the ones on state street. None of those three accept them ….atleast most of the time they do not.

    If anyone has a great store please recomend it. I have syrup coupons that say DND

  11. Carla says:

    Can two Catalina coupons from the Dr. Pepper thing be used together in a future purchase?

  12. Shannon says:

    Arius, I am in Utah too and I went to three different ones last night and they all said the promo was stopped and they are not including the Dr. Pepper in the B2G2 free promo. I tried Kaysville, Layton, and Centerville and they all would not let me buy them. They even said they would override and take the 2 free Dr. Peppers off, which means that it is still ringing up as 2 free but the cashier is to stop it. Let me know if you find anywhere else that is allowing it.

  13. Arius Godfrey says:

    I wonder if it was just that Albertsons. Im in UT and it was the one on Washington BLVD. I will have to try the other 2 in town.

  14. Robbie Chandler Family says:

    Arius, I just went in about 2 hours ago and they allowed me!!

  15. Arius Godfrey says:

    Has anyone heard anything about the Dr pepper promo? I just went into Albies and I tried it and they said that a lady came in yesterday and did 18 transactions, so they caught on and they stopped the promo at 1:30 yesterday? anyone else have this problem?

  16. Ann says:

    Never mind I see you did post it.


  17. Ann says:

    I sent an email to albertsons requesting a letter from corporate office so I could take it into the store to show the cashiers. They told me they will only except three doublers per transaction. But you have that statement from albertsons corporate so I'm confused. Do you have an actual letter from albertsons we could print and take in to them.

  18. Robbie Chandler Family says:

    So I have a question. I just was in Albies and I bought 170 worth of stuff and only paid 26. But when I got home and looked at my reciept the took off an extra 20for my four paks of Dr. Pepper which it should have only been 10… BUT I then looked down and saw that I was charged for 6 extra ice creams which came out to 9. There is no way I can prove that I did not buy those extra 7 ice creams. I really want to be honest but I do not know what to do!!! Anyone help? I usually pay better attention but I had all three kids with me ;)

  19. Idaho Lucas Fam says:

    Also, do you know if there will be any double coupons this Sunday?

  20. Idaho Lucas Fam says:

    I was told they just changed the Albertsons double coupon policy and will no longer take double coupons from a Sunday and a Wednesday in the same transaction.

    • Anne says:

      Look at the coupon… they have numbers on them. as long as none of the numbers are repeated you can use them in a single transaction.