This week’s Giant ad had a small promo listed: buy a $25 Mastercard Gift Card and get a $5 coupon for your next grocery purchase. I thought, “Big deal.” With the $3.95 activation fee, you only end up making $1.00 or so.
It turns out that the $5 Catalina* coupon prints out with the purchase of other $25 Gift Cards. I went this morning and bought a $25 Home Depot card. I got back a $5 Catalina with expiration date 11/10, and it’s good on any purchase of $5 or more, limit one coupon per transaction per day. The group at Slickdeals also reports buying Amazon, Gulf, JCPenney, Justice, Lowe’s, McDonalds, Outback, Ruby Tuesday, Sears, Shell, and Toys R Us and getting the Catalina. What stores will you be shopping at in the next few weeks? If you normally shop at Giant (so you’ll spend the $5), this is basically FREE Money. This is running through Thursday, October 27th.
*Read more about Catalina coupons. If yours does not print out, you can call them and give them information from your receipt, and they’ll mail it to you.