Umm… What’s A Catalina?
I have heard what is a catalina? Is that a type of dressing? You use a cat at the grocery store? Huh.
The questions surrounding catalinas are funny. It is quite an odd word. So here is my “oh I get it” description of a Catalina.
What exactly is catalina?
The catalina is just this – a coupon that you get at checkout. So when you get your receipt you receive a “checkout coupon” a.k.a. catalina. A purchase of particular items will trigger the catalina to print.
Where does a catalina come from?
The catalina coupon prints out from the catalina machine at the register. (Be sure to check the machine to see if the coupons have printed.) See Photo so you can recognize them in the store. They are little boxes that are next to the register. Make sure your catalina box has a green light on if you are using self checkout. They will print out after you pay for bill.
What are the catalina’s good for?
It depends. Some Catalina’s are good for any purchase. So basically, if it is $2.00 off your next order, you can use it towards any purchase.
There are some exceptions for this. Some companies do not allow you to use the catalina to “roll” or to use on the same product purchase. For example, P&G often has a $10.00 off your next order, but it is NOT good on P&G products.
Most catalinas have a store on them and can only be used at that particular store.
There are some coupons that come out of the catalina machine that are manufacturer coupons and sometimes that are specific to that store.
What if my catalina didn’t print?
Try going to the customer service desk first. Sometimes they will just give you cash back on the order. Another alternative is calling 1-888-8COUPON . You may have to leave a message.
Go ahead and leave comment with your catalina questions and I will update the post with the answers.