I wrote an article recently explaining what catalinas are and how they work. So now that you know what they are, how can you find these great deals?
Check Your Sales Circulars: When stores run their own special catalina promotions, they’ll advertise it in their sales flier. For example, when Safeway ran its “Summer Savings Rally” a few months ago, they offered various catalina rewards for purchasing participating products. These items were marked in a special section of the weekly ad.
Look For Tags: Sometimes, catalina promotions will be marked in-store. For instance, I first saw the $4 Glade Scented Oil Warmer deal listed on a little tag underneath the product on the shelf.
Hit The Jackpot: Some of my most memorable (and profitable) catalina deals were total accidents that I capitalized on. As an example, I wrote here about the happy surprise I encountered buying Glade products last month. There’s been times when I’ve bought a product simply because it was free with a coupon, and was further rewarded with a $ off catalina at the checkout. So keep your eyes peeled – you never know what might pop out!