Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Catalina's at Albertsons

Okay, so I tried to use my Walgreens Catalina's at Albertson's yesterday and the cashier told me that they had just been sent a memo saying that they DO NOT accept other store Catalina's anymore unless it is item specific. I showed her that it was just a manufacturer coupon, but she said she was sorry, they were told they couldn't accept them any more. Has anyone else had problems with this? This was the Albertson's on Meridian/Fairview. I have a TON of Wag's Catalina's I need to use.

15 comments:

A Thrifty Mom said...

Yes this is nation wide started last week.....

Joanie Demer said...

Yuck! I was just able to use my Wags catalinas at Albertsons on Broadway in Boise yesterday. I have a ton of them too!

Our Story said...

I went to Albertsons and they wouldn't let me use any coupons but manufacturer, and Albertsons ones. They told me it was new policy too.

Sarah & Eric said...

Yep - the Albertsons on Overland and Five Mile said that they started the new policy on the 18th of March. It stinks but oh well.

Keri Lyn said...

Yes, I was told a couple weeks ago by my Albies manager that this would end in April. bummer

Amber said...

My Albertson's (Nampa) hasn't taken those for a few weeks now. They said it is printed right on the coupons "not transferable". The cashier showed me and she was right. That was from the Huggies Diapers sale, I don't know if they all say that or not.

Jessica said...

Yeah- They won't let me use them - i even called two stores to double check... they changed the policy - SAD!!!

Tricia said...

The email from corporate came out Thursday March 26th stating that effective that day they couldn't take Register Rewards any more, even though they are a Manufacturer Coupon. They will still take competitor's manufacture's coupons IF they are for a specific product (Ex: $1.50 off a Gillette razor). I saw the email that they sent while at one of the Alb stores on that day.

Cathy said...

Go get yourself some life cereal!

photobec said...

I had the same experience. They didn't want to accept my catalina. I told my sister who promptly called corporate Albertson's. She was told that the new policy on not accepting Wags catalinas was because quite soon, mid-April they will be getting rid of their Catalina machines. Gasp!

photobec said...

I had the same experience. They didn't want to accept my catalina. I told my sister who promptly called corporate Albertson's. She was told that the new policy on not accepting Wags catalinas was because quite soon, mid-April they will be getting rid of their Catalina machines. Gasp!

The Barkers said...

Getting rid of the catalina machines! WOW! I wonder how long it will be until wags does the same! So many great deals are because of the catalina!

Joanie Demer said...

WHAT?!! NO more catalinas? I will look into this PRONTO. LET IT NOT BE SO!

Mama Moose said...

When I called customer service they said they had no information on discontinuing the catalina machines.

eydieB said...

Just a funny comment, I'm in Clinton UT, and was told no more Walgreens RR accepted. They have gone so far as to tape up all the coupon receptacles on the self checkout lanes, so if you use any coupon in self checkout you have to have a clerk help you. Funny because my Albies usually has one real checker & about 8 self checkouts, you usually have to hunt the clerk down to find them! The manager's reason for no more Walgreens RR is that Albies is offering so many double coupon offers instead. But there were no double coupons offered for us (Clinton, UT) this week :(