Catalina Savings 101
Ways Catalina Can Help You Save BIG
It’s simple. Catalina is all about helping YOU, the consumer, save time and money. Whether you are shopping in-store or online, Catalina is THERE … you just need to know how and where to find the savings waiting for you.
Here are some tips and tricks to explain all of the savings options that Catalina offers and how you will recognize them at your favorite retailer.
Catalina’s In-store Coupons and Offers
Look for valuable coupons, special offers, ads and messages delivered to you from a standalone Catalina printer. Printers are installed at checkout and pharmacy lanes of select retailers. These prints (also known as “Catalinas”) are widely distributed in US grocery stores, mass merchandisers, and pharmacy chains. All coupons have a unique expiration date and can be redeemed at the same retailer who issued them.
How do you receive Catalina prints?
Because Catalinas print on-the-fly in 2 seconds or less, they are customized and unique to every consumer. The offer you receive is dependent upon your purchase behavior at the precise time you are in the store. Catalinas are never preprinted. This is what makes Catalinas different from preprinted media-type coupons (like Sunday paper or magazine inserts).
Catalina prints occur from manufacturer and retailer advertising (online and in-store), because of “like items” in your grocery cart, or recent purchases you’ve made over time. Because we target the optimal consumer, Catalinas tend to be high value, and good on products the shopper uses or might want to try.
The front-end checkout can be busy, so be sure to ask the checker to give you the prints in case they forget. And, it’s a good idea to present all coupons you are redeeming, directly to the checker at the
beginning of your checkout order.
Catalina’s Online Savings – CouponNetwork.com
Sign up at www.CouponNetwork.com and visit frequently to select and print coupons for future use. All offers are color coded and highlighted in blue or green – both result in worthwhile ways you can save. How it works:
Printable Coupons – the “blue” offers are manufacturer coupons that you print at home (or from any accessible computer printer). Print the coupons in advance of your shopping trip. Take them to your favorite store, purchase the offer products, and redeem the coupons at checkout.
YourBucks® Offers – the “green” offers accumulate and quickly add up to dollars-off savings on future purchases.
Here’s how it works: Log on to www.CouponNetwork.com and select all of the YourBucks®offers you are interested in, print the My Savings Wallet as a reminder of the items you need to buy during your shopping trip. The participating retailer(s) will be listed under the “Available at” notation. When you purchase the promoted products at checkout, the qualifying YourBucks® coupons automatically print on the Catalina printer. YourBucks® works like cash and rewards you with $$ Off Your Next Shopping Order, which you can use on a future shopping visit. The checker will hand you your printed coupons with your cash register receipt. Sometimes the prints only print when the checker totals the order, so don’t forget to ask the checker for your coupons before you leave the store.
Retail Loyalty Cards
Many retailers offer their customer’s membership to Loyalty Programs (also called Advantage, Club, Frequent Shopper, etc.). You may be issued a plastic card or key tag with a unique member ID number that you present every time you checkout. Loyalty Program members voluntarily “opt in” by signing up for the program. This entitles members to exclusive discounts on purchases, inclusion in special point programs and market research initiatives. The card ID is the means for accruing shopping history, including brand and category preferences for each member.
Load-To-Card Savings Applied to YOUR Retailer’s Loyalty Card
If your retailer has a Loyalty Card Program, perhaps they are one of several retailers utilizing the Catalina data network who make it possible for customers to log on to their retail website, review special product savings, and “click” to accumulate and load savings for purchases to their Loyalty Card. When the returning customer purchases the items AND presents their Loyalty Card, the qualifying discounts will be applied at the end of the transaction. YOU SAVE AGAIN!
Load-To-Card Pros: The total $$ you can save adds up FAST! It’s easy to “click and save” on your own time and PC.
Load-To-Card Cons: The consumer must remember the valid dates and exact advertised product (including size, variety, flavor, quantities) to meet purchase requirements. This is the only way to guarantee you receive the discounts at checkout.
Ask Customer Service, or look on your retailer’s website, to see if they offer the Load-To-Card Savings Option. It’s a fun way to SAVE BIG!
Save NOW – Save BIG with Catalina
As you can see, there are several ways that you can SAVE a lot of $$ just by knowing all of the options available at your fingertips.
If you have questions or need more information about any of the savings options mentioned above, please contact Catalina Customer Support at 888-826-8766 or go to www.CouponNetwork.com and click ” Contact Us” for Support.