I love this deal ! :) There is a new McCormick Catalina starting at Safeway 3/18!  McCormick Grinders are on sale for $2.00. Combine coupons and catalina to get them for $0.16!

Starting 3/18

Buy 2 Spice, Herb, Pepper, Extracts or Food Color, Receive $1.50 Catalina
Buy 3 Spice, Herb, Pepper, Extracts or Food Color, Receive $2.50 Catalina

McCormick Grinders $2.00
Buy 3 Grinders
Use 3 $1.00/1 McCormick Products, select  from RP 3/13
Pay $3.00, Receive $2.50 Catalina
Final Price: $0.16 EACH

Thanks, My Frugal Adventures

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54 thoughts on “McCormick Grinders $0.16 at Safeway!”

  1. Brianne says:

    I did this 5 times, 4 with grinders and 1 time with Grill mates. I got a Cat for each transaction but the Grill mates and as I was reading this I went to look at my Cat I have left and it does state that it doesn’t work on grinders or grill mates, etc. Maybe it depends on your store. I bought one of every grinder so my store doesn’t seen to be picky about which grinder is triggering it. I haven’t called on the Cat for the grill mates, as I thought it was an oversight, but now am thinking it shouldn’t have printed anyway.

  2. Bridgett says:

    It is now working for me as well in the pacific NW!!!

  3. Julia says:

    I just purchased a few spices and got the $2.50 catilina. The bottom of the catilina says: *Perfect pinch, McCormick Grinders, Grill Mates, and Recipe Inspirations are not included

    Used 3 $1.00/1 McCormick Products, select from RP 3/13
    Paprika: $2.39 after coupon and catalina $.56
    Crusting Blend: $2.44 after coupon and catalina $.61
    Perfect Pinch Salad Supreme: $2.79 after coupon and catalina $.96

    • tia says:

      Thank you for posting the “excludes” At least now we know why we didn’t get it for the Grinders!

      $1 per grinder is still a heck of a good deal, so I’m not going to complain about not getting the CAT!

  4. anon says:

    From KCL Website:

    What to do if your Catalina Doesn’t Print

    If you think you were supposed to receive a Catalina and you nothing printed here’s what you can do:

    1. First, take a look at your receipt and make sure you reached the minimum spending requirement quantity or value. This amount is before ANY tax or coupons (unless your store advertisements specifically state “After Coupons”. ) If your store employees tell you the minimum purchase amount is the “after coupon” price and the advertisements do not specify, you should be skeptical of what the store is telling you. If you needed to spend a minimum of $20 and you bought 10 products at $1.99 each, you did NOT reach the minimum; you only spend $19.95.

    2. Speak with a store manager or customer service rep and request that they force the Catalina or give you a credit. They should have record of all current Catalinas, but in my experience they often do NOT have any such list. If the product is marked as participating in a Catalina, then they will definitely fix the problem, but often Catalina promos are unmarked, so you have to handle it outside of the store.

    3. Sometimes I skip step 2 and go straight to step 3, just because it’s easier! Here’s how to request your Catalina from Catalina Marketing Corp.

    •Call 1-888-8COUPON, or 1-888-826-8766
    Press 3 if you are a consumer, then wait for a customer service rep

    •OR, If you wish to request a coupon you should have received, you may submit your request via email. Simply provide your mailing info, the store name and address, the date and time shopped and the what offer you were expecting to receive. Please send your request to: ncsc@catalinamarketing.com
    •for processing. You will receive a response within 2-3 business days.
    Tip* It’s never a bad idea to make sure the little green “on” light is shining before you pick your checkout lane. You don’t want a Catalina machine that is out of paper or not functioning properly.

    We collect our Catalina Data from a variety of sources and we do our best to state “Unconfirmed” if there is ANY question with the Catalina. The most common problem with Catalinas printing is first, coupon user-error and second a defect in the Catalina system. Catalina will take care of you and can look up your purchase by your shopper card; rest assured you will get your coupons or a credit in that amount!

  5. Liza says:

    Chandler, AZ. No catalinas either. Bought 4 today. Is there a number we can call to get our cats?

    • Erin K says:

      No cat printed for me either when I purchased three (3/21/10 Northern Cali) Yes, is there a number we can call? I saved my receipt.

  6. Karie says:

    Yeah, I bought 2 mccormick grinders and got no catalina either. I also bought the 3 boxes of Kelloggs mini wheats and got no catalina for the free milk. I emailed the company as well, will see what they say. I have had to email them a few times for catalinas that don’t print. They are always very quick to respond and send the catalina in the mail. I even had them reply back to me once that I didn’t meet the requirements for the catalina I was emailing for and that I would not receive the catalina-and then they mailed it to me anyway!! :) It is just a bit inconvenient to have to wait for it to come in the mail….if I were doing multiple transactions and counting on these catalinas to print-it would make it alot more difficult. I am learning if I want some catalinas I have to just email the company to get them and not expect them at the stores anymore. They just don’t always print!

  7. Lori Lee says:

    I went into Safeway in Sacramento today and bought 6 McCormick grinders. I did two transactions 3 each, and didn’t get the catalina for either purchase. Should I contact the Catalina company to see if they will resolve it? Thanks.

  8. Adrienne H. says:

    Wish the fine print was indicated with the original post. I ordered a bunch of coupons. I’ll have to see what other spices are on sale. I ordered a bunch of coupons.

  9. Julia says:

    The Catilina ad says:
    Buy McCormick
    Herbs, Spices, Black Pepper, Garlic and Onion,
    Extracts and Food Color
    Between 3/18 and 4/10
    and save up to $2.50 on a future order with coupon
    *Perfect Pinch, Grill Mates and Recipe Inspirations are not included.
    Buy (2) and get $1.50… or
    Buy (3) or more & get $2.50…
    coupon off your next shopping order

    I was super excited about this deal… until I realized I didn’t get the coupon in our RP (Bay Area, California.)

  10. Joni says:

    No catalina printed for me when I did this deal but I showed them this post and they were generous enough to take my word and gave me $5 store credit on my last transaction (I had three transactions total) based on my word and the fact that they know me and i am there all the time. I’d really hate to find out that here was no catalina afterall. We’re all doing the beat we can though, right? :)

  11. Kori says:

    I went today and bought 6 and no cats at all. I spoke with the cashier at the customer service counter. She said she knows of all the cats going on and if its not posted its not in the store. She said she has heard of none of the mccormick spices on cat not this week. She said maybe it was last or a week coming up but for sure there is no cat for Mccormick grinders at Safeway.

  12. Adrienne H. says:

    I’m mad that I didn’t check first before trying it out. I just ordered a bunch of coupons too. I wonder if the catalina is at other stores…

  13. Golden says:

    Has anyone called Catalina yet to see what the specifics are of this deal?

  14. Jessica says:

    No Catalina for me either, but they last a long time, so for a $1 I’m Happy!

  15. Aimee says:

    No catalina for me either and it doesn’t look like anyone has received one yet….hmmm. I have nothing advertising this catalina to even email them. Bummer!

  16. Becky says:

    No Catalinas for me either, bought 7 of them, gonna use them any ways, but man would have been nice to get them with the Cat :(

  17. QueenB says:

    No catalina for me! Bought three on Friday at 3pm.

  18. Sarah M. says:

    No catalinas printed when i bought 6

  19. Nikki says:

    No catalina for me either :(

  20. Julie says:

    There are no catalina’s printing when you buy the McCormick spices at Safeway. I do not think Safeway is having a catalina on this. Someone made a mistake on this one.

    • Sarah B. says:

      Someone said they got the printout advertising it at Safeway though? I’m guessing it’s just no on the grinders but works on other spices..I emailed Catalina Marketing and they said to check with the store. The store isn’t going to know anything !!

  21. Annette says:

    Went this morning and bought 3, no catalina. I emailed the catalina company, we’ll see what happens.

  22. Kerri says:

    Went this morning and none for me too! Bummer, but with the coupon, I still got the grinders for only a $1.00 each. I don’t think that is too bad.

  23. kia says:

    no catilina printed for me either.

  24. Willyb says:

    The CAT didn’t print here either. The McCormick advert wasn’t even on the cat I received either. This might be dead deal.

  25. Julie2 says:

    I went this morning, no Cat printed for me.

  26. woo crotto says:

    I tried 3 transactions this morning. No CAT printed out. Thankfully the advertisement for the McCormick CAT did print. I took it to the customer service and they gave me a refund for the $2.50 X 3= $7.50. So, I’m guessing the Grinders aren’t triggering the CAT

  27. Heather says:

    :-( I bought all six in one transaction, no catalina printed. I’m so annoyed. I should never go to the store with a headache.

    • Janice says:

      Me either. Bought 4 and nothing, nada, zip. Again, I hate it when I get erroneous information. Still a good deal at $1.00 ea. but still was counting on the cats. Hope as I read all the comments there will be some explanation for this blog.

  28. Nicole says:

    just tried this this morning (3-18-11) and no CAT printed!!!! Grrr!

  29. Aslan says:

    If you guys didn’t have the coupon in your area, you can find them on e-bay! Time to stock up for BBQ season! ;)

  30. Kim F. says:

    Just so I am clear…the catalina prints after the transaction right? It’s not additional money off of your purchase.

    • Nicholle says:

      You will pay for them up front, but then receive the catalina towards your next purchase. The catalina will depend on how much you purchase. If you have multiple coupons make separate transactions.

      6 coupons = 2 transactions (you will receive 2 catalinas of $2.50 each)

      Good luck.

  31. Becky says:

    So glad I saw this post! With grilling season coming up we use these up in no time!!

  32. Sandy says:

    coupon was not in my paper

  33. Adrienne H. says:

    Anyone know how long the catalina runs? And how long they will be $2?

    • Tracy says:

      I went in today, 3/17, and I did not get a Catalina. Since I only had 1 coupon I might return two. I was counting on the CAT to bring the price down.

  34. Aslan says:

    A moneymaker if you use the double coupons!

    Buy 3 grinders: $6.00
    Use 3 $1.00/1 McCormick Products, select from RP 3/13
    Use doubler coupon up to $.50 ($1.50 savings)

    Pay $1.50 OOP, Receive $2.50 Catalina
    Final Price: $1.00 MONEYMAKER!! ;)

    • Nicholle says:

      Can you please explain the doubler coupon up to .50?

      • Brianne says:

        You have to be at a store that Doubles, meaning they will double the value of your coupon. So if it is a coupon for .50 they will take off $1. Where I live our stores don’t double. :( I get only .25 of my Charmin, not .50
        Oh I’m in Ca.

    • Nicholle says:

      Thank you Brianne, but I still do not understand how she is doing this with the coupons. She would be using 6 coupons. I have the $1 off coupons, its the “Use doubler coupon up to $.50 ($1.50 savings)” that I dont understand. My Safeway(Maryland) does double coupons up to .99.

      • Annette says:

        In my area, the doubler will double up to 4 coupons for .50 each. So in this case, she’s handing over the doubler to double her three 1.00 coupons for .50 each, totaling 1.50 off for the doubles.

  35. becky says:

    It worked for me

  36. Mandy says:

    Did you purchase grinders or just spices? I got the cat but I purchased spices, wondering if that cat is still not working for grinders??