Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Couponing Tip - What is a catalina coupon?

So what is a catalina coupon, anyway?  Its that "other" reciept looking thing the cashier often hands you when you check out!  Before I would just toss them along with my receipt, but take note you can find LOTS of good deals in that little stack the cashier hands you!

Catalina Category Marketing (CCM) rewards purchases of promoted products with “catalinas”, also known as “check-out coupons”. These offer incentives good on your next shopping trip to that retailer. There is usually a 4-week window on any given program/incentive promotion.

Because catalinas can most often be redeemed only at the store chain where they were awarded or printed, catalina offers are posted under the specific store forums.

Q: Are catalinas manufacturer's coupons or store coupons?

A: Generally, they are manufacturer's coupons, although occasionally one will state that it is a Store Coupon. The manufacturer's coupon catalinas are not able to be combined with other manufacturer's coupons.

In other words, if you have a catalina for $1.00/2 product X and also an insert coupon for $1.00/2, you would need to purchase 4 of the product in order to use both coupons.

Q: How can I contact Catalina Category Marketing, in case I have a question about whether my local store is doing a particular promotion?

A: Their toll free numbers are 1-(888) 322-3814 or 1-888-8COUPON (1-888-826-8766).

Q: Can I use a catalina coupon at a store other than the one where it printed?

A: Typically yes, if the other store accepts competitor's coupons.

Thanks, http://www.hotcouponworld.com/

A Thrity Mom, also have a great explaination on her site with some great pictures! :)