All you ever wanted to know about Catalinas
A catalina is considered a coupon. They are offered by manufacturers to provide customers with additional savings. Catalinas print out of the small machines next to the registers (not all stores have them). These coupons can either be advertisements, savings OYNO (On Your Next Order) or manufacturer coupons.
OYNO catalinas are for a specific dollar amount off your next order. They generally have a expiration date that comes up rather quickly. For example – save $4 on your next shopping order, courtesy of Pillsbury. You use the Catalina on anything you purchase – no specific purchase required. These are great and as good as cash. Another type of OYNO may detail the criteria for receiving a Catalina. For example – between two dates if you purchase 4 Pillsbury Pie Crusts you will receive a $2.50 catalina upon checkout.
Manufacturer Coupon catalinas are like a coupon such as save $3 on your next purchase of 3 Hamburger Helper meals. These are manufacturer coupons so you may not use an additional manufacturer coupon at the same time. They are not subject to doubling. These may be triggered by a specific purchase or they may be triggered by a competitor of a specific purchase you just made.
Some Catalina notifications will appear on your receipt. Others may appear as a OYNO Catalina when you check out. It is not always possible to figure out what product triggered the Catalina, especially when you have a larger order. Sometimes the manufacturer may be noted on the Catalina – other times, not.
Catalinas have expiration dates.
Generally you can only use a Catalina at the store in which you received it (noted on the Catalina itself).
Keep all Catalina notifications – sometimes they don’t print and if you have the notification, they will usually honor it.
If you ever have a question on various Catalina coupons or promotions, contact Catalina marketing directly. They can validate current offers if you have SKU numbers.