Catalina coupons — named for the company founded on a sailing trip to Catalina island — are those long, receipt-like coupons that print out with your receipt at the checkout counter. They are sometimes called checkout coupons or YourBucks, but whatever you call them, they’re our favorite kind of coupon — we consider them the hot fudge in our couponing ice cream sundae! Here’s how to get the most out of using Catalina coupons:
How do I know which Catalinas will print when I get to the store?
There are a few different ways to know which Catalinas you’ll receive when you shop:
Look for the phrase “on your next order” in your store’s weekly sale circular. This verbiage is code for “Catalina coupon.”
How do I maximize my Catalina savings?
There are two kinds of Catalina coupons: manufacturer coupons, which you can use just like a manufacturer coupon from your Sunday newspaper, and coupons for a flat dollar discount off your next order. Here are two ways to maximize your “$X off your next order” Catalina coupons:
Stack with manufacturer coupons. Recently, Safeway was running a Catalina promotion to receive $10 off your next order when you buy $30 of frozen food. That’s all well and good, but KCLs know that we can do better! Make sure your total before tax and coupons is at least $30, then use manufacturer coupons to bring down your out-of-pocket expense. You might pay only $20 for all that frozen food, and you’ll still get the “$10 off your next order” Catalina!
Rolling Catalinas. This refers to separating transactions and redeeming the Catalina coupon that printed in your first transaction to offset your out-of-pocket expense on your second transaction. Say you buy four cans of mandarin oranges, knowing that you will receive a “$0.50 off your next order” Catalina. Buy your first four cans (using manufacturer coupons to bring down your out-of-pocket costs), pay for your oranges, graciously take your Catalina from the cashier, and then start the process over again, using your newly-minted Catalina on the next order.
What do I do if my Catalinas don’t print?
Don’t despair if your Catalina doesn’t print! There is something you can do:
Do not go to Customer Service. They likely will not know why your coupon didn’t print and won’t know how to help you.
Before taking any further action, make sure that you properly followed all the requirements to receive the Catalina. Did you buy the correct size of your product? The correct variety? Double check that you didn’t make a mistake that would have kept your Catalina from printing.
If you’re sure you did everything right, call Catalina at 1-800-8COUPON. Press 3, and provide your name, address, the store where you shopped, and the time of day you were there. Catalina will obtain your purchase history through your store loyalty card and determine whether you are owed the coupon, and if so, they will mail it to you. It may take a couple of weeks to receive your coupon, but you can rest assured that there is some recourse for this disheartening scenario!
Add a little spice to life with this new coupon for Tabasco sauce. Print to save $0.55 on any size and any pepper sauce flavor from Tabasco brand. Head to Walmart, Target or ShopRite to find these prices:
Update: New Glade Coupon: Oil Warmers, Only $0.39 at Target!
Update: the $2.00/2 coupon is no longer available.
Save two dollars with a new Glade coupon! Print it at rightathome.com and redeem it on any two Glade products. Target sells oil warmers for $1.39 (price may vary by region). Just one coupon drops the price by 72%!
Band-Aid Coupon, as Low as $0.62 at Walgreens, Starting 4/7!
Next week at Walgreens, Band-Aid bandages will be on sale for $2.99. A purchase of two will generate 3,000 Points. 3,000 Points are worth between $3.00 and $3.75, depending on when they’re redeemed. Points cannot be redeemed until there are at least 5,000. Read more about the Walgreens Balance Rewards Program here. After a new printable coupon and 3,000 Points, each box of Band-Aids will be between $0.62 and $0.99!
Even though the coupon says “Redeemable at Walmart,” it is a manufacturer coupon and can be used at Walgreens!
Here’s a krazy Dove bargain: get body wash for as little as sixteen cents at Target! This super low price is possible by stacking coupons with a promotion. This week, buy four and get a $5.00 Target gift card at checkout.
Print a high-value $2.00 coupon on Dove’s Facebook page after watching a brief video. The coupon has a limit of two, so pair it with two newspaper coupons. Target.com still has a coupon available which can be combined with the others. Take a look at these deal ideas:
Staples Deals: Free Photo Paper and $0.01 Copy Paper Case!
We have more free paper from Staples this week! Get free photo paper and pay just $0.01 after Rewards for a five-ream case of copy paper! Go to staples.com to print the coupons required. To print, scroll down and click on “Coupons” under the heading “Weekly Events”. (It’s located on the left side of the page.) Then stop by Staples anytime this week to score these deals:
Gone: Orville Redenbacher Coupon—Popcorn $1.75 at Rite Aid!
Update: This coupon is no longer available.
Head to the Orville Redenbacher Facebook page to print a rare coupon for $1.00 off two boxes of popcorn! Now is a great time to use this coupon at Rite Aid, where Orville Redenbacher popcorn is on sale this week, buy one get one free. According to the Rite Aid coupon policy, a coupon cannot be used on a free item, so buy four boxes and use one coupon.
Get a free 12-count box of Nestle Lil’ Drums with a purchase of three DiGiorno pizzas at Target! The multiserve pizzas are on sale for $5.00, and there’s a $1.00 store coupon target.com. Get all four items for as low as $3.00 each by redeeming three coupons. This deal is valid through April 27th.
Some promotions are regional. Feel free to phone customer service and verify current prices and promotions where you shop!
Orajel Coupon—Save on Toddler Toothpaste at Walgreens!
This morning I stumbled upon Orajel Toddler Training Toothpaste on clearance at Walgreens. Find this toothpaste and pay less than $1.00 with a printable coupon! Look for it on the oral care aisle or a back endcap. Remember that clearance can vary from store to store.
What does the “Magic Coupon Machine” have in store for us this week? Here is a list of coupons reported to be printing from the Coupon Center when you scan your CVS ExtraCare card. These are CVS store coupons and can be stacked with manufacturer coupons! They vary by customer, so this is only a list of what you may receive. To be sure you have received all coupons available to your account, continue to re-scan your card until you see the message: “No coupons available–please check tomorrow.” Additionally, be sure to check your online ExtraCare account for customized coupons!
Keep your eyes peeled for our upcoming posts this week highlighting the best matchups and stacks for these coupons!
The following expire 1 week from the day they print:
$4.99/1 Clear Hair Care
$1.00/1 Any Maybelline Face Product
$0.75/2 M&M’s Sharing Size, Snickers 2 to Go or Twix 4 to Go
$4.00/$12.00 Cosmetics Purchase
$2.00/1 ROC Skin Care
The following expire 2 weeks (or more) from the day they print:
$5.00/2 Any Pain Reliever or Sleep Aid, 50 ct or more
$3.00/$12.00 Any Facial Skincare Purchase
$8.00/$40.00 Any Facial Skincare Purchase
$3.00/$15.00 Any Cosmetics Purchase
$5.00/$25.00 Any Cosmetics Purchase
$2.00/$8.00 Any Shampoo or Conditioner Purchase (excludes Salon)
$2.00/$10.00 Any Shampoo or Conditioner Purchase (excludes Salon)
$3.00/$15.00 Any Shampoo or Conditioner Purchase (excludes Salon)
$2.00/$8.00 Allergy Relief or Eye Care. Excludes Pseudoephedrine
$2.00/$6.00 Tampons, Pads or Liners Purchase
$3.00/$9.00 Tampons, Pads or Liners Purchase
$10.00/1 Dream Lite
$2.00/1 Any Essie Nail Color, Care or Treatment
Which coupons did the machine give you this week, and how do you plan on using them? Please feel free to comment below and let us know!
New Garnier Coupon: Shampoo, Only $0.74 at Rite Aid!
Head over to the Rite Aid Facebook page to print a one-time use coupon for Garnier Hydra Recharge hair care! Just click “like” on the Facebook page and click the “Exclusive Deals” tab. This coupon is a Rite Aid coupon, so it can be stacked. It is only available to the first 10,000 fans, so hurry!
This month at Rite Aid, there is an unadvertised $5.00 monthly +Up Reward with a $15.00 Garnier purchase. Plus, all Garnier shampoos and conditioners are on sale for $2.99. Buy six and use six manufacturer coupons along with a new Video Values Adperk coupon and the Facebook coupon. Rite Aid’s coupon policy limits each person to four identical coupons at once, so be sure to diversify the coupons! Take a look:
Gone: Ultimate Flora Coupon—Print for Moneymaker at Walgreens, Starting 4/21!
Update: The coupon is no loner available.
Hurry to print a new $3.00 coupon for Ultimate Flora! Save the coupon until the week of 4/21, when this coupon will make for a better-than-free deal at Walgreens! The coupon doesn’t expire until the end of May, so there’s plenty of time to use it. All Register Reward offers can be earned once per offer per transaction.