Don’t look for Catalina coupons to print out at the register anymore, if you shop at one of nearly 20 grocery chains owned by one of the country’s largest grocery retailers. Following through with a plan first reported here back in February, Coupons.com owner Quotient Technology has officially replaced Catalina as the provider of checkout coupons at more than 2,000 stores owned by Albertsons, including Safeway, Vons, Jewel-Osco, ACME, Shaw’s and more.
But these coupons are different than the ones that Catalina offers. Catalina has dedicated coupon-printing machines that generate coupons based on your purchase history, or on specific items that you buy in a transaction. Some offers are promoted in store (“Buy 2 of these items and earn a $2 Catalina coupon good on your next purchase!”), while other offers are shared online and on coupon blogs, so savvy shoppers know just what to buy in order to trigger a Catalina coupon. Here’s the entire article from Coupons in the News.