What is a Catalina?
Named after the company who creates them, a Catalina is a coupon that prints out with a receipt. The Catalina can be used as a coupon or as store cash (a well known example is Walgreens‘ Register Rewards.) Many people throw out these precious coupons because they see them as a receipt – garbage or advertisements that come with their receipt. This is NOT the case.
Is a Catalina a Store Coupon or a Manufacturer Coupon?
Can I use a Catalina at another store?
If the Catalina is a MFR coupon, the answer is yes but YMMV. This is a manufacturer coupon – like something you would print offline or get from your Sunday inserts, but some stores (who don’t print Catalinas) look at this like another stores coupon. So give it a try.
What if my Catalina Doesn’t Print?
Sometimes this problem happens – it can be a broken machine, an error on what you picked up, or missing paper in the machine. If you have a Catalina that was supposed to print you can talk to the manager or call the Catalina company. If you call, have your receipt in hand. Don’t worry they won’t know what you are talking about. I have called before and they were very clear and understood what I was trying to explain to them. Remember, they create the machine so they know how it works and when it is supposed to print. Call 1-888-322-3814 or 1-888-8COUPON (1-888-826-8766).