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.
View My Receipt!
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.