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Extreme Couponing Tip: Rolling Catalinas

Extreme Couponing Tip: Rolling Catalinas

Rolling Catalinas: This refers to the practice of separating your purchase into multiple transactions in order to use register Catalina coupons from your first transaction to pay for your second transaction. Another Catalina prints from the second transaction that pays for the third transaction and so on.

Almost all Catalina checkout coupons roll. Exceptions include drugstore rewards that list limits, or Walgreens drugstore where a Register Reward gained from the purchase of item “X” cannot be used to purchase another item “X” if the customer wants another RR to print.

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16 thoughts on “Extreme Couponing Tip: Rolling Catalinas”

  1. how do you know what catalinas will come out at Target for instance?

  2. It’s VERY, VERY irritating I know, but that’s apparently the contract the manufacturers have with Catalina.

    Like I mentioned before, Procter & Gamble makes a TON of different items. Be careful & look on the back of the item & on the RR you want to use. Make sure they are different.

  3. Here’s the deal on the Walgreens Register Rewards(I’m a former employee):

    You cannot use a register reward for an item of the same MANUFACTURER as the RR if you expect the catalina to poop out another RR. Say you get AirWick freshmatic & you get a $4 RR from Reckitt- Benckiser. You cannot use that RR for ANY item made by Reckitt-Benckiser. Same goes with ALL manufacturers. (Dove, Hershey’s, Schick, P&G(a BIG one to watch out for), etc.)

  4. Other than CVS and Walgreen none of my stores do any type of catalina or store promotions like that. and i always see good ones at albertsons or kroger but lucky me i live in TX only have HEB, Walmart, and Target to grocery shop!

  5. Other than CVS and Walgreen none of my stores do any type of catalina or store promotions like that. and i always see good ones at albertsons or kroger but lucky me i live in TX only have HEB, Walmart, and Target to grocery shop!

  6. Other than CVS and Walgreen none of my stores do any type of catalina or store promotions like that. and i always see good ones at albertsons or kroger but lucky me i live in TX only have HEB, Walmart, and Target to grocery shop!

  7. Anonymous says:

    This might sound like a silly question…but when you get catalinas, do you have to use the cat on the same item you bought to get the cat? For example, I bought Pilbury Grand Bisquits and got a 2.00 cat good “on my next order”…is that my next purchase of bisquits or the next time I shop at Kroger, for example, on anything?

  8. Erica McGee says:

    At my Walgreens, the Cats will roll. I grabbed several items (razors and diapers) that was limit 1 per purchase. I was able to use the previous Cat to pay for the next one.

  9. Emmy Nemmy says:

    Question about ECBs and Register Rewards – I know at my CVS they let me use expired ECBs (they are super nice about it!) but I’ve never tried this at Wags. I don’t shop there as often, but sometimes the deals are too good to turn down. Has anyone had experience with using expired RRs?

  10. Emmy Nemmy says:

    Question about ECBs and Register Rewards – I know at my CVS they let me use expired ECBs (they are super nice about it!) but I’ve never tried this at Wags. I don’t shop there as often, but sometimes the deals are too good to turn down. Has anyone had experience with using expired RRs?

  11. I do multiple transactions at CVS to use the cashback rewards on the same trip to the store. This works for me just fine.

  12. Anonymous says:

    My grocery store will let me have multiple transactions and roll catalinas, but our Walgreens never has. I can only do one transaction per person. Lots of times I take my husband or kids with and have them use the catalinas I receive.

    However, our Walgreens does let us use overage toward the balance of the purchase which is nice. For a long time, Walgreens was the cheapest place to buy milk, however, our state prohibits dairy coupons. I couldn’t use my RR on just milk, but if I bought a filler and milk, and used my RR on the filler, the balance of the RR could be applied on the milk. Never understood it, but I certainly let it happen!

  13. Lisa Cook says:

    Is there a limit to how many catalinas you can combine? I was wondering if I could do say 3 of “X” deal & save those 3 catalinas for a totally different item that isn’t on sale. And how would this vary from store to store?

  14. This is one of my favorite parts of shopping at CVS and Walgreens. Some weeks are better for “rolling” than others!