Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Almost Free Dr. Pepper at Albertsons

Thanks to our reader Melissa for reminding us of this Krazy Deal!!

Melissa said:
If your a Dr Pepper holic like I am this one is good for you. Dr. Pepper is ringing up as a coke product so you buy 2 get 2 free. 4 12pks of Dr Pepper ring up at 21.16 then you get 2 free dropping them down to 10.58. Then because of the Dr. Pepper sale you get a 10.00 Catalina for spending 20.00. SO you get 4 12 pks Dr. Pepper for .58 after catalina. WAHOO, I did this a few times :)


So here's the breakdown...

Transaction 1:
{Buy 4} 12 pack Dr Pepper $5.29 (Buy 2 Get 2 Free)
Total Price: $10.58 for all 4
BUT WAIT! A $10 Catalina prints for your next Order

Transaction 2:
{Buy 4} 12 pack Dr Pepper $5.29 (Buy 2 Get 2 Free)
Pay with the $10 Catalina
Total Price: $.58 for all 4

As a Dr. Pepper Addict, I am SO excited about this deal!! Thanks Melissa!!

40 comments:

Cynthia said...
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Cynthia said...

I was wondering if the pepsi products also print out the catalina?or is it just coke products only.thxs

The Barkers said...
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The Barkers said...

I love love love Dr.pepper! I went and did this twice.( Don't worry,at two different Albertsons) and there is no more dp at the Broadway Albies!

Heather Wheeler said...

Cynthia
The Dr. Pepper is printing a Catalina because of the Kelloggs/Dr Pepper (weird combo for a promo...) Promo. The Pepsi should not be triggering the Catalina.
Also it's only Diet and Regular Dr. Pepper, not all Coke products.

Hope this helps!

AliSmith13 said...

Actually it's not just diet and regular...I did the cherry, cherry vanilla, and regular and it still worked...:)

Richard said...

When I did this at federal way Al's, four DP's first, it gave me an instant ten dollars off. Then I went back in and got 2 Mtn. Dews and 2 Pepsi Throwbacks. Grand total was about $22, which puts me at about 2.80 for ea. Not bad I suppose.

Hannah said...

Wow! Word gets out fast, I grabbed the last 4 Diet Dr. Pepper's at my Albetson's in Nampa! Thanks for the heads up before my shopping trip :)

Katie said...

I did this deal at my Albertsons in Twin Falls and it didnt give me a catalina. They made me buy 8 before it would give the catalina. They said it was because of the buy 2 get 2 free promo going on with it, and with 4 packs I had only really purchased $10 worth of product because the other $10 was free. Is there a reason why my Albs would be doing it different? Frustrating!

Martha said...

I wonder why it wouldn't work my WA Albies. :( Tried with 3 Dr. Pepper and 1 Diet Dr. Pepper. Didn't ring up B2G2

AMBER said...

The tax on the dr pepper was higher than the pop itself. The email from Caldwell albies manager said to buy 8 for catalina. They found a glitch prints catalina after original price totals 20, not sale price.

samiamjewelry said...

If you pay for the 2nd transaction with the 1st catalina does a 2nd catalina print out?

Miss Anna B said...

BTW, I verified this and ran the deal with a friend for a total of 6 times......our Albies is WELL stocked. The total comes to 1.22 for all four. That's 0.58 for the product and 0.64 cents in tax. I was confused and had not thought it all the way through so I thought I would just throw that out there in case someone else did the same thing. Funny how a 0.64 difference frazzled me for a minute :)

amanda said...

Yes, if you pay for your second with the first cat then another will print. You can keep rolling them!!!

Holly said...

I had the same experience as Katie at the Albies on Vista. I had to by 8 to print the catalina. Is there a reason for the differences between store locations?

Melissa said...

My husband (works for them) says that Albertsons doesn't do the catalinas, they subscribe to a systemt that does the catalinas for them and puts it in there stores. He nor I are unsure why they make you buy 8 when they all come from the same company. Are you asking someone first about whether you buy 4 or 8 or are you just doing it? Because whether you buy 20.00 worth or 40.00 worth in the same transactoin you will still only get 1 catalina, thus the reason for doing multiple transactions. If you ask them they may say "8" but really it might print out at "4" they just want you to buy 8 due to the other special running at the same time. If you are asking a head of time you might not and try it again tomorrow. Sorry!

Troy, Courtney, and Max said...

This will make my hubby happy:)

heatherlf said...

Oh wow I've got to get out there and try this if I'm not too late. So which albies in Boise have been out?

Beth said...

I just came from albersons on Orchard and Overland and they have a HUGE mountain of Dr. Pepper when you walk in. They also have the deal typed up on paper! I bought 12 without a problem!

Summer said...

I tried this late last night, and it didn't work. The Dr. Pepper rang up at $4.99 each, so it put me at right under $20 before sales, so no Catalina. The manager tried telling me it was because of the B2G2 deal. I just returned them on the spot.

Coupon Crazies said...

I did this deal 6 times last night and on the first trip the catalina did not print... I talked to customer service and she re-rang it at a different register and it worked there just fine! If they are ringing up at $4.99 (like mine did) grab 4 12-packs and 1 20oz bottle to make it over $20!!

Should work just fine... I kept it rolling all night at all of the stores. If you didnt get a catalina, go back and talk to the store, or return them and try it again!

chulazza said...

Anyone knows if the dr pepper cherry is working on the deal?

Heather Wheeler said...

All the varieties of Dr Pepper are working! Vanilla, Cherry, Diet..

Robin said...

Holy Hannah! I just bought 24 12-packs and I spent 70cents per pack!!! Plus I still have a $10 catalina to spend. Amazing!

Terry said...

Yay, I got in on the Dr. Pepper deal! I bought 8 12-packs of my beloved diet Dr Pepper - they had to be rung up separately (B2G2 free, so 4 per transaction) and I got a $10 catalina for each transaction. I didnt realize that you can use the $10 off on anything - so, I've held on to mine and will use next shopping trip - the price on the 12-packs is a deal for me as I usually pay around $4 a 12 pack and I buy it regulary - so, I'm very happy with this deal - PLUS, I got to snack of some yummy cookie samples while checking out, LOL. I'm loving albertsons, I never used to shop there, I've been a Winco girl for years - I'm enjoying my Albertsons adventures with my coupons :)

Terry said...

Oh - and to break it down so I understand....I spent $21.66 (before tax) on 8 - 12 packs and got $20 free (sort of?) - so, this is a great deal!

Wolff said...

I just went to one of the Albertson's where one of the managers pulled me aside and gave me coupons for save $1.00 on your purchase of any (one) Dr. Pepper when you purchase any (two) candy bars. So I did three transactions with (4) 12 packs and (8) candy bars and basically got 24 candy bars for free.

Ellas Mom said...

OK so this deal has changed a little! I was just at 36th and State and the manager Autum pulled me aside to explain. First they pulled the promotion but after a conference call they put it back on WITH A LIMIT OF 8 cases per person per day! HTH!

Tami said...

Mine would not spit out a catalina because of two of them being free. How is it working for you guys, but not all of us??

Terry said...

I originally bought 8 12-packs and it only printed one catalina - the cashier refunded 4 of them for me and then re-rung them so I could get two $10 off catalina's. She did this without me even asking. Plus, the "pop guys" were stocking the soda while I was looking for it and they were telling me about the deal as well ;-) This was at the Albertsons on Eagle and State and I bought them this morning.

Becca said...

Any idea how long this cat is printing for?

Cameron. Elizabeth. Greta. Austin. said...

Yeah. I'm so bummed. I dragged 4 kids into the store this morning to find out it didn't work. The total of 4 packs was only 10 bucks after the discounts, so no catalina printed. It's frustrating that it works for some people and not for everyone. I even asked the cashier and she said the total had to be $20 to get a catalina. How does this work for you guys??

Shannon said...

I was in the albertsons tonight and I went to three of them and they have signs that are now stating the Dr.Pepper is no longer on the B2G2 free. They have pulled the deal from the stores now. I don't understand why since Albertsons is not the one supplying the catalina coupons.

GingerS said...

Some of the cashiers are confused and think that it has to equal $20 after the sale price, but they're wrong. At the Albertson's in Boise, it is $5.29 a pack & buy 2, get 2 free. So, when you buy 4, your total after tax should be $11.22, or $1.22 after catalina. Double check your receipts! Two of the three stores I went to only took $9.98 off for the two free packs, but it should be $10.58. Also, make sure that before they start ringing them up, you tell them only to do 4 per transaction. If they start to do more than that, then have to void some off to get back down to 4, it will confuse the system and the catalina won't print. If you're in Boise and looking for stores that have it in stock, Cole and Fairview has two big stacks right next to one of the doors (near the Redbox). Also, 36th and State has a big mountain back by the bread. An employee also said there was a big pallet up by the magazines, but I didn't go that way to look.

Regulator55 said...

Just got back from three different stores and it worked great other than some horrible experience at the (cherry lane and Fairview) Albertsons with the front end manager trying to not let my wife buy any since there is a limit of 8 even though we bought separately they tried to claim that that since they assumed we were together they wouldn't let her claiming that there is a family limit Even though it said per person per day and we have two different value cards. Limit after about 2 minutes they finally did it.
The Catalina should print but all of the stores I went to said that corporate had a glitch so they took the DR Pepper off but then something to do with the Ceo or pres wanted it back on so they said it will be back up and going hopefully tomorrow. I would assume that you would not get the Catalina coupon if it was properly working. They manually overrode the system after they rang it up then it counted to hit the 20 dollar limit before they manually took two of them off. So hopefully it will still work getting the coupon after they re-instate the sale.

chulazza said...

Update:
For those on IL you must buy 5 cases to get the 10CAT

HanksFam said...

They have pulled (just today) the B2G2 deal from Albertsons in St.George. Bummer. I should have gone yesterday.

Katie said...

They pulled it at my local Albertsons in Salt Lake. Aargh!!

megan said...

how long is the deal going on for? including the catalina?

BabyBunny said...

Hi, I just signed up here and this is my first post. I got this deal at the Cole and Fairview Albertson's today. They told me the sale and $10 coupon is going on through Tuesday the 28th and to come back tomorrow to get more Dr. Pepper and $10 coupons.