IMPORTANT: How Kmart Catalinas and CRT’s Work

Mar 13 2012
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I did another transaction at Kmart – I paid with my $10 Spring Cleaning CRT and another one printed, that is called “rolling”.  Also, my $4 Right Guard catalina printed (FYI, it is not rolling) and things went great! I have a lot of readers having issues though, so I addressed below in-depth answers to the questions I’ve been getting.

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Click here to view my receipt  – click on it once it opens to see it bigger. I paid $13.44 OOP and I got a $10 CRT  PLUS a $4 catalina to use next time!  This deal goes for a few weeks, and each week different items will be on sale, so I plan on holding on to this and rolling it again hopefully next week.

What are the differences from catalinas and CRT’s?

CRT= cash register tape.  CRT’s print right after your receipt on the receipt paper – not on the catalina machine.  Similar to a catalina, but they are slightly different.  Because CRT’s can roll, where as catalinas usually don’t.  CRT’s roll if when you get them, they say they are usable right away.  Such as the $10 CRT at Kmart right now, 03/11-03/17, when it prints it says it is valid from 03/06-03/26.  I rolled mine just fine as the receipt above shows. CRT’s don’t roll if they say they are usable on a future date, such as the P&G CRT that was printing last week at Kmart.  You could trigger it to print 03/04-03/10, but the CRT stated it was not usable until 03/11.  Thus it wouldn’t roll.  Each week in my Kmart Weekly Deals post I tell you whether they are rolling that week or not.

Catalina= prints on a machine as shown in the image above.  At Kmart, these work just like at Walgreens.  They typically don’t “roll” and they will count in your coupon-to-item ratio.  If it doesn’t scan when you go to use it, you’ll have to get a filler item.

Some questions I have got about how Kmart’s CRT’s work: 

Question #1: “My CRT didn’t print”

Answer:  “Did you scan your shop your way rewards card?”

reply: “no, what is that??”

my answer: “Kmart is just like CVS and most grocery stores, if you want your rewards, or offers, you must always, always, scan your Shop Your Way Rewards card! It is free and you can sign up in store.”

Similar Question: “My catalina didn’t print”

my answer: “I always tell the cashier before I start to make sure the catalina machine is on.  Half the time it’s not even turned on!  Also,  if you did everything right and your right guard catalina didn’t print, call catalina marketing at (877) 210-1917 to get yours.”

I post at the top of all my weekly Kmart posts that you must use your Shop Your Way Rewards card, but I know people just read the deals and miss that important info.


another reader’s question: “Can’t I just do one transaction with my card, then use my husbands to do another?  So I can double 10 coupons in one day”

my answer: “Your rewards are tied to your Shop Your Way Rewards card.  Once a man in front of me had a CRT print and he told the cashier to throw it away! I asked if I could have it and he said of course.  I tried to use it, and it wouldn’t scan.  Cashier figured it must be because it is tied to his rewards card, not mine.  So if you plan on “rolling” your $10 CRT this week, it won’t work using someone else’s rewards card. You will have to go back another day.”


another reader’s question: “Is the $30 before or after coupons?”

my answer: “First scan your shop your way rewards card. Then watch the total on the screen.  I put only qualifying items through the register at first, until it shows $30 before taxes.  Then I know I qualified.  Then I hand over all other items and then scan coupons.  As my receipt shows, my total was much, much less then $30 after my coupons were scanned and my CRT printed.”


Another reader’s question: “I got a question about the “bonus” you got in your pics. I also gotten it but don’t know how to use it. Its the earn 5,000 points or $5 your next $20 dollar purchase. How would you use it? It states it can’t be combine with any other rewards coupon. Does catalinas count as rewards coupon? Also with kmart catalinas like the $10 and $4 we get from the deals. Can you stock them up. Like if you got 1 $10 and another $4 can you stack both at the same time for the next transaction? Also can you use the earn 5,000 points combine with the catalinas?”

My answer: “Like Walgreens, the $4 Right Guard catalina will count in your coupon-to-item ratio.  Unlike Walgreens, the CRT’s will roll.  You can use them both in the same transaction, you just might need a filler item.  I did a video on how bonus points work, I love them!”


Several readers have posted pics on my Kmart posts about their successful shopping trips this week, congrats!

You may also want to view my video on how to double coupon at Kmart.

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*RUN!* FREE Fancy Feast Elegant Medleys Entree (First 17,500) EXPIRED

Mar 13 2012
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UPDATE: GONE! Run! Request a FREE Fancy Feast Elegant Medleys Entree mailed to your house!  Click “like”  then “get your sample”.

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{Giveaway} Kitchen Giveaway Event: 14 Winners!

Mar 13 2012
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Welcome to the Kitchen Giveaway Event! We have teamed up with some amazing money-saving websites to bring you 14 awesome prizes!

1 winner will receive a Cuisinart 77-10 Chef’s Classic Stainless-Steel 10-Piece Cookware Set, valued at $400.00,
3 winners will each receive 1 Cuisinart CSB-76 SmartStick 200-Watt Immersion Hand Blender valued at $55 each, a
10 winners will each receive a $10 gift card to pick up a new kitchen utensil – or whatever else they want!

Entry is easy! Simply “like” all of the facebook pages listed in the handy buttons below and then fill out the entry form! That’s it! For your minimal efforts, you might just be rewarded with something new for your kitchen!
A huge thanks to these participating websites for sponsoring these great prizes: Adventures of a Couponista, I Heart the Mart, Deal Seeking Mom, Budget Savvy Diva, Cuckoo for Coupon Deals, I Heart Publix, My Litter, Wild for Wags, Hey- It’s Free!, and Coupon Mamacita!
Giveaway begins on March 13th at 11am EST and ends on March 20th at 11:59pm EST.

Don’t forget to “Share” this giveaway with your friends!!

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Garnier Cleansing Foam $0.08, Antibiotic Ointment $0.49 & Vitamins $0.90 at Rite Aid!

Mar 13 2012
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When I was in Rite Aid today I found a lot of different promotions you could combine to get some GREAT deals!  Here they are:

Promo:  Buy $15 worth of Rimmel cosmetics and get a $5 +Up Reward, Combine this with some of their 75% clearance to get this deal (I did this one today):

Buy (10) Rimmel Cream Lip Gloss or Lip Liner, $1.63 each (was $6.49 each)
Total $16.30 before coupons earns you a $5 +UP
Use (10) $1/1 Rimmel London Product, exp 4/30/12 (RP 02/12/12) OR exp 5/31/12 (RP 03/11/12)
Pay:  $6.30, get $5 +Up
Final Price:  $1.30 or $0.13 each!

You could also mix it up with some of the regular priced Rimmel products and use (1) $1/1 Rimmel Coupon for each product you buy!  It makes it really cheap!!

Promo: Almay Foundation, Powder, Blush or Concealer, 40% off, get a $1 SCR #3 wyb Any Almay cosmetic Product Limit (6).

Buy (1) Almay Intense i-color kit, $4.67 ($7.79 reg price)
Use $1/1 Almay Cosmetic Product, exp 3/17/12 (SS 02/05/12)
AND stack with $1/1 Almay Intense i-color shadow kits printable (RA Video Values, Mar)
Pay:  $2.67, get $1 SCR #3
Final Price:  $1.67!

Buy (1) Almay Concealer, $4.97 ($8.29 reg price)
Use $1/1 Almay Cosmetic Product, exp 3/17/12 (SS 02/05/12)
Pay:  $3.97, get $1 SCR #3
Final Price:  $2.79

Promo: Revlon Color Silk Hair Color, 2/$6, get  $1 SCR #5 wyb 2

Buy (2) Revlon Color Silk, 2/ $6
Use $1/2 Colorsilk Hair color printable (Video Values, Feb)
Pay:  $5, get $1 SCR #5
Final Price:  $4 or $2 each!!

Promo:  Garnier Skin Care, BOGO 50% off, get $10 +UP wyb 3 (Limit 2 offers)

Buy (3) Garnier Moisture Rescue Cleansing Foam, 6.7 oz, $6.49
Total after BOGO 50% off = $16.23
Use (3) $2/1 Garnier Moisturizer, exp 4/8/12 (RP 01/08/12)
(coupon not for the cleansing foam? Scanned fine for me, but someone noted it may not be the right coupon.  Since it said Moisture Rescue I had thought it was ok)
Pay: $10.23, get $10 +UP
Final Price:  $0.23 or $0.08 each!

Buy (3) Garnier Expert Exfoliater, 5 oz, OR Garnier Towelett, 25 ct $6.49
Total after BOGO 50% off = $16.23
Use (3) $1/1 Garnier Skincare Product, exp /5/12 (RP 02/05/12)
Pay:  $13.23, get $10 +Up
Final Price:  $3.23 or $1.08 each!!

Promo: Maybelline cosmetics, BOGO 50% off, Get $3 +Up wyb $10 (Limit 2 offers)

Buy (4) Maybelline baby Lips, $3.79 each
Use (4) $2/1 Maybelline New York Lip Product, exp 4/5/12 (RP 02/05/12)
Pay:  $3.37 OOP, get $3 +Up
Final Price:  $0.37 or $0.09 each!!

Look for the Beauty To Go Clearance area for these deals:

Clever Cover Ups To Go, $2.50 (was $9.99)
On The Go Bath Fun For Kids, $2.50 (was $9.99)
Perfect Complexion To Go, $2 (was $7.99)
Porefection To Go, $2 (was $7.99)

Garnier Fructis Anti Dandruff Shampoo, 13 oz, $2.89 (was $5.79)
Use $1/1 Garnier Shampoo, Conditioner or Treatment, exp 4/15/12 (RP 03/04/12)
OR $1/1 Garnier Shampoo, Conditioner or Treatment, exp 3/1812 (RP 02/05/12)
OR $0.75/1 Garnier Fructis Shampoo or conditioner printable (under personal care, pg 1 for me)
Final Price:  as low as $1.89

PromoP  Rite Aid Triple Antibiotic Ointment, BOGO FREE, Get $3 SCR #26 wyb (2) 1 oz, Get $2 +Up Reward wyb 1 (Limit 2).   Combine all three promos to get this deal (I did it today):

Buy (2) RA Triple Antibiotic Ointment, 1 oz, $7.99
Pay: $7.99, get (2) $2 +Ups AND $3 SCR #26 (only works on the 1 oz size)
Final Price:  $0.99 or $0.49 each!!

Promo:  Nature Made Vitamins and Supplements BOGO FREE

Buy (2) Nature Made Vitamin D3 400 iu, 90 ct, $5.79
Use $1/1 Nature Made Vitamin D printable
OR use $1/1 Nature Made Product, exp 3/31/12 (SS 02/26/12)
AND stack with $3/1 Nature Made Vitamin D printable (RA video values, Mar)
Pay:  $1.79 OOP
Final Price:  $0.90 each!

View more Rite Aid Deals!

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20 New Recyclebank Points- use on $1 off ANY Odwalla Juice Drink or Smoothie!!

Mar 13 2012
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There’s a new way to get 20 more FREE Recyclebank Points! You can use your points to print off high value coupons or earn other FREEBIES!  I’m going to use my points to print off a $1/1 ANY Odwalla Juice, Juice Drink or Smoothie (under Get Rewards, groceries)!

Here’s how to get the points:

Log in or Register for Reyclebank (it’s FREE!)
Go to the Earn Points tab at the top
Click See all and look for the image above.  If you don’t see it then go directly to the quiz here after you are logged in.  The quiz is only 6 questions and you’ll earn 20 points no matter how well you do!  After taking the quiz follow the directions to get your points.

Need more points?  Earn 55 Recyclebank Points by reading this post!  It will also lead you to other earning point opportunities!

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Carefree Pantyliners Coupon Deal = FREE at Walmart! Print NOW! GONE

Mar 13 2012
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UPDATE: GONE! The $1/1 Carefree or Stayfree product coupon is back!  If you missed it before hurry and print it now!  Walmart carries Carefree Pantyliners for only $0.94 so FREE after the coupon!  Remember prices will vary at each Walmart.

Here’s the deal:

Carefree Pantiliners (20 ct) $0.94
Use $1/1 Carefree or Stayfree product printable
Final Price=
FREE + 0.06 money maker!

View more Walmart Deals!

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FREE Yakisoba Noodles at Walmart

Mar 12 2012
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Readers emailed me these deals:

Buy Whiskas Multipacks, $1.80
$1/1 Whiskas Pouch Multipack exp 3/17/12 (SS 01/22/12 R)
Final Price= $.80! 

Yakisoba noodles $.50 (rollback)
Use the $0.50/1 Maruchan Yakisoba Product, exp. 5/31/12 (SS 03/11/12 R)
Final Price= FREE (great donation item!)

Also, reader Trisha who sent in the Whiskas deal says rates are higher then normal at her Walmart, so yours may be even lower!

Thanks, Kelsey and Trisha!

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Kmart Clothing Clearance as low as $3.19 each! & Another Deal Scenario for Double Coupons!

Mar 12 2012
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Kmart Fall and Winter Clearance Markdowns are an additional 20% off this week!  I saw clothing for $3.99, only $3.19 after the discount!  In adults there were clothing items for $4.99 only $3.99 after discounts!  This is automatically taken off at the register!

Cuckoo helper Jen went to her Kmart today and did this deal scenario (she didn’t need detergent):

Buy (3) Brawny Paper Towels, 6 Big rolls = 8 reg. rolls, $5.99 each = $17.97
Buy (2) Right Guard Deodorants + (2) Right Guard Body Wash, (all saying Total Defense 5 on them), $13.00 total
Buy Betty Crocker cake mix 15.25 oz. , $1.99 (was better than FREE because coupon took off $3.39)
Total= $30.97 in qualifying products for the $10 catalina
Use the FREE Betty Crocker cake mix 15.25 oz. Printable Coupon: WYB $25+ in groceries. To print: scroll down to Food and Grocery on that page, then click on it, then on the page that appears click on the little arrow under “get today’s coupons” (it’s on the red stripe on the middle of the page), see coupon, then Print Coupon.”
Use (2)  $2/2 Right Guard Total Defense 5 Anti-Perspirant, Deodorant or Body Wash - zip 62946, Personal Care
Use (3) $1/1 Brawny Paper Towels printable
Pay: $19.46 (since only 3 coupons are doubling, you can go ahead and add 2 more items you want to buy that you want the coupons to double with!)
G0t: $10 Catalina
G0t: $4 catalina from Right Guard
Final Price= $5.46!

Jen said, “Basically I paid $5.46 for 7 items or $0.78 each making the paper towels $0.10 a roll!  I’m going to do this again tomorrow!  Also, I was glad to see the Brawny sale was the ‘pic-a-size’ rolls!  My transaction was flawless, too!”

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