Friday, May 8, 2009

Albertson's Update-- Mac and Cheese

I went to Albertsons this morning to try a few things out...

One of my transactions looked like this:
6 Original Macaroni and Cheese $6.00
4 Easy Mac Cups $4.00
Use 2 B1G1 Free Coupons found HERE
Minus the $3 Instant Savings
Total Out of Pocket: $5.00
Once I paid, I received a $2.00 Catalina

When the Catalina Printed Here is what it says:
Buy Kraft Macaroni and Cheese
Between 5/8-5/31
Buy4 Get $1.00.. OR
Buy 5 Get $1.50.. OR
Buy 6 or more and Get $2.00..
.. Off your next shopping Order

It's not clear if other kinds of Mac and Cheese will trigger this Catalina- but I know one person was trying while I was there and a Catalina didn't print for her Easy Mac. If any of you try something different- let us know if it works or not!

14 comments:

Jilene said...

It will NOT print if you try to buy the 5 packs and get the free capri sun. I tried this morning and I was there forever. It never did print. They have to be the individual packs of mac and cheese. Not even sure if it prints on the easy macs.

Kingstons said...

I went this a.m. and the catalina printed on one purchase of 2-5 packs but in the 2nd purchase with 2-5 packs it did not. The sales people were as confused as I was.

Jennifer said...

i was at the Eagle Albertsons the mornng and the post cereal was 2/7.00 not 4/10.00 like the PYP list said. According to the ad it should have been 4/10.00 (didn't notice until I got home). Hopefully they will fix it. Just a heads up to doulbe check the price if you want to do the Post catalina.

Letia said...

It printed today for me at 5 mile when I bought 6 5-pks of mac and cheese, and got my 6 capri suns too.

TammyW said...

I went to Eagle and McMillan today and bought the 5 pack and two capri's, but no catalina.

Athena Mina said...

Letia~ Did you buy all (5) 6-packs in ONE transaction and then rec'd (1) $2 cat?

Katie said...

I did this deal at Smiths today. I purchased a 5-pack of Mac and Cheese, got the free Capri Sun from the coupon on the box and then used the $1 off a Capri Sun (totally was $3 for both the Mac and Cheese and the Capri Sun). I also got the catalina printed out for me. I am not sure, and neither was the cashier, if the catalina would work on the 5-packs or if they had to be individual packs. I will try later and let you know.

lainee said...

I bought 2 5-packs and 4 deluxe mac n cheese and it didn't work. I counted each 5 pack as one item, so I figured I bought 6 items total for the catalina, but must not be the right items. Someone please figure this out!! (:

Hilmarose said...

This is for the "kingstons" and everyone else... The cashier I had this morning explained to me that the registers had been changed (at our store anyway) so it doesn't always work if you do the same deals back to back using the same card. I DID get my cats but NOT the $3 discount on the exact same items in my 2nd transaction. Is that clear as mud? so I am not sure if that is what happened to you or not.

Holly said...

I bought 5 Honey Bunches of Oats in one transaction at Albs 5 mile, and no catalinas printed. When I asked about it, the customer service lady acted like she had never heard of such a crazy thing in her life! They were on sale for 4/10. Just wondering if anyone else had that problem?

Letia said...

I bought the 6 5pack in ONE purchase. It was ALL I bought, so I know it worked to get the $2 catalina.

Ashley Romero said...

Does anyone know if the 2 dollar catalina can be used on the 5 packs ... and are the Capri Sun's free instantly? Just wondering if I can get 2-Capri Suns and 1- 5 Pack use $1/1 and doubler (for Capri Sun), get $3 instant savings, $2 catalina and 2.50 from free Capri Sun?

Heather Wheeler said...

Ashley- Your question kind of made my head spin!!! :) I will try to explain...
You will get the Mac and Cheese $2 Catalina if you buy 6 or more. So a $2 Catalina will print on the 5-packs, but you have to buy 6 of them. Also, for the Free Capri Sun coupon- it's a peelie- so the savings is instant. The $2 Catalina prints after your transaction is over though.

Does this help at all? If not ask again and my little brain will try to help you!

Sara said...

Is this catalina promotion still going on?

Also, how do you know what items will produce a catalina?