What are Catalina Coupons?
Posted on Tuesday, June 16th, 2009 at 10:55 am
If you follow me on Twitter, you may have seen me mention Catalina coupons. Very often, Catalina coupons are high value coupons, so it is good to know all about them.
Catalina coupons are coupons that print out from that little printer at the cash register. They can print out during the time that your purchases are being rung up, or sometimes after your receipt is printed. The cashier should hand you the Catalina coupons when you get your receipt.
Very often, the cashier may either not notice the Catalina coupons, ignore the Catalina coupons or accidentally give them to the person who is in line after you, so it pays to keep an eye out on that machine. You may also find some stray Catalina coupons in your shopping cart or in the parking lot, since many shoppers don’t know what these are and tend to leave them behind.
A Catalina coupon is either a reward for purchasing certain products, such as $4 off your next order if you buy two boxes of General Mills cereal, or an incentive to try a new product, such as $2 off 10 containers of YoPlait yogurt after you just finished buying Dannon Yogurt.
Usually, Catalina coupons specify that they must be used in a specific store (the one where you just did your shopping.) But you can use them elsewhere, if you find another store that takes competitor coupons.
How can you increase the chance of getting Catalina coupons? There are a couple of ways. You can check the store flyers to see if they announce any deals. You can follow me on Twitter, because I’ll post deals that trigger Catalina coupons. You can switch back and forth between brands on the items you buy instead of being brand loyal.