I wanted to help explain to any beginners how catalinas work and how you can actually get items for free and make a little money as well.
This week in my Giant Eagle Post is this deal on Cinnamon Rolls:
Pillsbury Grands! Jr. golden Biscuits or Grands Biscuits or Cinnamon Rolls = 6 for $6! plus get $4 OYNO wyb 6
Use $.75/2 Grands Sweet Rolls printable
Buy 6 Grands Cinnamon Rolls = $6
Use (3) $.75/2 = pay $1.50 & get $4 OYNO!!! ***wohoo***money maker!
Basically Giant Eagle is having a sale on cinnamon rolls for $1 each & if you buy 6 in one order, the cash register will print out a coupon(this is called a catalina) for $4 on your next shopping order. The $4 can be used just like cash so it’s like you are only paying $2 for all 6 cinnamon rolls.
Now comes the fun part=] You can use coupons on those 6 cinnomon rolls and still get the $4 catalina. Right now there are $.75/2 printable coupons which will double at Giant Eagle. Since you are buying 6 cinnamon rolls, you can use 3 of the $.75/2 coupons = $4.50 off. Therefore, you will only pay $1.50 for those 6 rolls and after your transaction is done, you will get the catalina for $4 on your next order(OYNO).
Woohoo! You now have 6 Cinnamon rolls and you made $2.50 (the $4 coupon minus the $1.50 you paid)
**You must buy all 6 in one transaction & use your Giant Eagle card to get the Catalina**
**Buying 12 in one transaction will NOT get you 2 catalinas!**
**You can “roll” this deal, meaning, you can buy 6 rolls in your 1st transaction & get your $4 coupon. You can then do another transaction and buy 6 more cinnamon rolls and use your $4 coupon from your first transaction(you will have to add other food so your total is at least $4)and you will get another catalina worth $4!**
**If the shelves are cleared, remember to get a raincheck! The Customer Service is GREAT at Giant Eagle. When you get a raincheck for the cinnamon roll price, you are guaranteed to only pay $1 each, but if the catalina deal is no longer running you will not get the $4 OYNO. However, during the last deal, the lady at customer service signed her name on my giant eagle ad where it stated about the catalina deal and told me if I buy them and do not get a catalina to come to the service desk and she would give me $4 out of the cash register, so make sure to talk to the customer service and ask them about this**