When it comes to coupons, Catalinas will reign at the top.
Catalinas are known as dollars-off or “YourBucks”coupons. They can provide discounts to purchases, from a dollar to as much as five dollars. You can experience big savings with these coupons every time you swipe one at the counter. Truly, they are every shopper’s secret weapon.
What is interesting about these coupons is that you do not see them in newspapers. You cannot even print them online. In fact, there is only one place where you can find them: at grocery or drugstore checkout counters. That little printing machine beside the cashier spews out these veritable source of savings.
Of course, not all Catalina coupons offer huge savings. Still, as long as you keep on collecting them, you might end up with one with a huge discount. And the nice thing about Catalinas is that you can spend them on almost anything. Unlike coupons that offer, like fifty percent off, discounts to a certain shampoo brand, Catalinas are as good as cash.
But you can also “trigger”a Catalina coupon that offers huge discounts. Based on what you buy and how much you spend, Catalinas can be divided into three categories:
Trigger: You buy a specified amount of goods offered in a promotion.
Example: “Buy $20 worth of apples, get $5 off your next purchase of bananas.”
How to find them: These are usually offered one grocery store at a time. You can find out about them from store fliers as well as weekly ads.
Trigger: You purchase a specified number of products, regardless of the price.
Example: “Buy a three boxes of cereals, get $3 off your next purchase.”
How to find them: The can be viewed at CouponNetwork.com. Simply click “YouBucks Offer”and you will see the list. They can also be seen on store shelves or Catalina printers. Usually, this kind of offer is available in multiple stores nationwide.
Trigger: You just get them without any explanation. There are times that buying a specific product will give you a coupon for its competitors.
Example: $2 off for a bottle of wine.
How to find them: Since these have the appearance of being random, they are not advertised.