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  • RP = Red Plum
  • PG = Proctor and Gamble
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  • .75/3 = 75 cents off three items
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Starting Sunday March 6th, there is a new Catalina offer at Kroger stores for Kraft products.  When you buy $20 in participating items you’ll get $5 off your next order.  There is a limit of one per transaction.

This is running March 6th – March 15th.

Participating Products

Capri Sun Juice Cool Whip
Crystal Light Products Jell-O
Kraft Natural Cheese Kraft Mayo
Miracle Whip Dressing Kraft Dressing
Kraft Barbecue Sauce Kraft Mac ‘n Cheese
Kraft Mac ‘n Cheese Cups Jet-Puffed Marshmallows
Philadelphia Cream Cheese Kraft Singles
Kraft Velveeta Maxwell House Coffee
Chips Ahoy Cookies Oreo Cookies
Honey Maid Crackers Ritz Crackers
Triscuit Crackers Wheat Thins Snacks
Oscar Mayer Lunchmeat Oscar Mayer Lunchables
Yuban Planters
Oscar Mayer Carving Board Meats
    • Mel

      Ooh… a sale on Cool Whip would be awesome to coincide with this. I'm just about out from the last time I stocked up (what were they–like $50 apiece?).

      • Katherine

        you paid $50 for cool whip?? hee hee hee

        • Mel

          Ahhh! I didn't get my nap this afternoon. Just kidding. : ) Obviously, I lost a decimal point in there.

    • Create4good

      With a Catalina deal, is it when you buy $20 worth before or after coupons?

      • Saving & Giving

        The $20 is before coupons…. which is even better! :)

    • Ant0288

      will these combine with the ongoing catalina deals at kroger?
      3/4 – 3/27
      Jell-O Refrigerated Snacks
      Buy (2), get $1
      Buy (3), get $2
      Buy (4), get $3

      2/21 – 3/20
      Velveeta Shells & Cheese 9.4 oz +
      Buy (3), get $2
      Buy (4) get $3
      Buy (5+) get $4 off catalina

      if so that makes for great deals on the velveta shells and the refrigerated jello…

    • Carebearandrea

      Is there a place that I can find out if Dillons (the Kansas version of Kroger) is also running this deal? This is a great deal!

      • StacyR

        I know its a bit late now, but Dillons has run every Cat deal except one (where Kansas state law was wonky) since I have started shopping there. They also double coupons that are between $.51-$.99 to $1.00.

    • aml

      How many seperate transactions will Kroger allow you to make?

    • Sewobsessed

      I'm a rookie…does Kroger double manuf. coupons?

      • abby

        Yes up to 50 cents

      • Spudshale09

        yes they do up to 50 cents

    • Natewieg

      Does the $20 add up from the shelf price or the Kroger card price? At Jewel, it is the shelf price, which adds up a lot quicker! Just wondering . . . . thanks!

    • Mamabear37345

      I am new at this how and trying to learn. How do I get store coupons and also how do I use them both. Wish someone would have some workshops in TN.

      • Smashleyestrada

        Welcome Mamabear!
        Store coupons can be found on the stores site, home mailers, or sometimes little booklets in the store(publix often has these) Kroger has many valuable Ecoupons that can be loaded directly to your kroger card and will be subtracted when that item is purchased, you can also pair the store or ecoupons with manufacturer paper coupons (from the paper) at least thats the way it works in my area (murfreesboro tn) Hope this helps! Hang in there, it can seem a little overwhelming at first, but you will get the hang of it!

        • cjmilburn06

          I am in Fairview, TN…small world.

      • thebigredpot

        where in TN are you?

        • Lalalauretta

          There's one next weekend in Hixson, TN – a grocery and a drugstore class. They're put on by Time2Save.

      • Lisagilliamhotmail Com

        when you purchase your items there is a machine that will print them of for you and she will give them to you.you can use e coupons and printable or news paper coupons together

      • Envyusevents

        where are you located at in TN?

    • meme

      Is there a chance this may be a national catalina deal?

    • Trinklets

      If I load an ecoupon from kroger on may card how do I use the card at public

      • Susanmomof5

        Sadly, you don't.

    • Courtney

      Are there any coupons to go with these items?

      • Roxyb62

        Yes there are several for Kraft singles, jell-o, oscar meyer, just check out the coupon database.

    • Finch_it

      On the spend $20 get $5 off your next purchase… if you use a coupon does that come off the $20 spent to get the $5? I gather my $20 worth of products, then I use my $10 in coupons. Do I need to now gather $10 worth of products to add onto the remaining $10? Sorry I know this is confusing, I'm new!

      • Haley

        It's the amount BEFORE coupons :)

        • Finch_it

          Thanks Haley!

      • cherie

        where do ge the ten in coupons also?

        • Finch_it

          I don't have ten in coupons, I was just trying to give an example.

        • Christyrader

          the coupon database, and the newspaper .. may not be ten, but anything saved is better than none.

    • Jasmine

      well is this in all kroger stores??? and how did you know about this sale?? i don't see anything in their ad!

      • Amber

        When I was in Kroger last week everyone who checked out was getting a catalina about it, and these deals are usually chain wide.

    • Nan

      I am learning how to shop catalina deals and have a question. If I purchase 2 Jello (catalina $1), 3 Velveeta (catalina $2), and other Kraft items totalling $20, will I just get the $5 Kraft catalina coupon or will I get a Jello, Velveeta and Kraft catalina coupon? Thanks for the help!

      • Christyrader

        in the comments below, jenny posted that they will work together. So, you probably will get all of the catalina deals printed off.

    • Lisagilliamhotmail Com

      is the $20.00 before or after coupons

      • pdsmama


    • Mlaurie406

      Newbie-couponer question….Is this a national catalina, or no? If it is, great! Meijer has some deals on Kraft items right now, so this would be great. If not….I don't see that any of these items are on sale at Kroger right now (based on the ad items posted here). Would it be better to wait and see if anything pops up in next weeks ad??

    • Deyecontact

      will you please do coupon matches for these…I tell my friends you are Mrs. Magic!

    • selina

      If I load coupons on to my kroger cards, when I check out can I use my additional manufacture coupons too?

      • Depends on the store… some will allow you to stack them.. because they don't usually know what your manufacturers coupons are vs your e coupons :)

        Mine doesn't double check that we're stacking… but.. I could have just jinxed myself by saying that :)

        • Ancpercival

          Just because they haven't “caught it” doesn't make it right. Its the reason we're seeing less valuable coupons & deals.

          • Kathy

            I believe each individual store makes the decision as to whether or not they will stack a paper coupon with an e-coupon. Surely, you don't think these managers are not smart enough to know this is happening. Some of the Kroger's around here are still stacking…and some are not. I believe these managers know that word travels pretty fast among couponers…and the “stacking” stores are probably getting the most business.

            • Bee

              I would agree with your reasoning. You know also that store managers must be talking with other store managers in their region as well.

            • Skhusher

              I have to agree…I drive an hour to shop at Kroger, but when I get to my destination I have the choice of 3 Krogers to shop at. 1 of the Krogers is just NOT coupon friendly AT ALL, and that store does not allow you to stack ecoupons and paper coupons (and not just because of the fact that they don't let us stack). The other 2 Krogers bend over backwards to help us, even opening a new lane so we don't hold up the entire store. It is night and day difference the experience we have at the other 2 stores. I imagine there may come a day when we can't stack and like Bee, I will just adjust the things that I purchase from them. I have to say that Kroger should get on the band wagon though, we should be able to stack store ecoupons and manufacture coupons like so many other stores are allowing us to do! :)



        • Knplee

          I work at Kroger and we were just informed that Kroger is getting ready to fix this glitch, if you have an ecoupon for a product it will tell us cashiers when we try to scan a paper coupon for the same product that it is not allowed..just a heads up to you all!!

          • Bee

            I have considered for a while what I will do when this happens. I love the convenience of the e-coupons, as I'm sure a lot of people do. But truth be told, a good number of the products I use e-coupon on I would not purchase at all if I couldn't stack. A lot of the P&G products come to mind. Also, products that are just ridiculously expensive/unhealthful in the first place (gummy snacks, etc) Other times, I would obviously rather use a .50/1 paper coupon that doubles as opposed to a .50/2 e-coupon that won't double. Sometimes there is a huge discrepancy between e-coupon and paper coupon values. So I will be sure to go through my e-coupon list and delete the ones that are not worth what the paper ones are.

            I do love Kroger and my e-coupon savings overall do not compare at all to what I save with IP and insert coupons, so it's not such a tragedy. I think e-coupons were primarily made for people who don't have the time/inclination to clip coupons.

    • Christyrader

      Now that I have learned about the catalina deals, I read the Wal Mart new coupon policy and found that the catalina are manufacturer's coupons. In which we get at Wal-greens also. This is a great new tidbit of info for me! So, does this mean we can use them anywhere that takes manufacturers coupons? Here I have been using them only at the stores in which they printed from. This is exciting!

    • Kati

      is the Philadelphia Cooking Creme a part of this??

    • Can you do a Catalina deal more than once? For instance, if I do two separate transactions totalling $20 each, will the Catalina print both times or is it really one per customer?

      • Lindaanglin2

        Hey Barbara! Be careful, I tried this today at the Kroger on 278 and it did not print :( I spent $28.71 on Kraft singles and Oscar Mayer lunchmeat and….nothin'! SO annoyed!! Maybe it will work at another store…

        • I was wondering if it was tied to your Plus card or something. A few weeks ago when there was a Catalina on Chex mix, I did it one day, then found some more coupons and went back and tried it again but the Catalina didn't print. The manager said it must have been over and pulled the sticker off the shelf but I had a feeling there was a limit.

          • Lindaanglin2

            I called the catalina number and gave them my info. They called back the next day and said I didn't qualify for the catalina. That is a load of junk b/c I totally did. I have reviewed the lists from 3 different sites and they all included the items I purchased and I definitely bought over the $20 amount. I didn't call them back. I knew if I did, I would have probably been arrested. That kind of stuff makes my blood boil. :)

            • micky

              grrrr!!! i'm afraid of having something like this happen to me too!!!!

    • Tnsenior

      Starting Sunday March 6th, there is a new Catalina offer at Kroger stores for Kraft products. When you buy $20 in participating items you’ll get $5 off your next order.

      I shopped Kroger today buying more than 20.00 of kraft items… & I got nothing. nothing… any one get this deal to work….

      • Jessica

        I did mine today @ Fred Meyer (Kroger of the Northwest) and it worked perfectly! I bought jello and velveeta so I received catalinas from all of them!

        • Tnsenior


      • Rbryant1201

        I have found that for some reason, TN (or at least mid-TN) seems to start catalina deals a week later than everyone else. That's not to say it WILL work next week, but I always wait until the second week of a catalina deal to try it. I don't think I've ever had a catalina deal work on the first day Jenny says it should be live. :(

        • Tnsenior

          thanks… good to know

    • Merniesgirl

      Are you sure it starts today (Sunday)? Kroger ads typically run Monday to Monday, i.e. the new deals and specials for this coming week will not be effective til tomorrow.

      • Bren

        How do you figure Kroger ads TYPICALLY run Monday to Monday? Per this blog, theirs run Saturday to Friday. In my area the ad runs Monday to Sunday. Some areas run Wednesday to Tuesday. It really just depends on where you live. Not likely you're area determines a national Kroger campaign.

      • jhoran

        Kraft catalina has nothing to do with when kroger weekly sales starts…this catalina starts March 6 to March 15

    • KnoxvilleJenn

      I did this at the Farragut, TN Kroger and they hadn't heard of this deal — $20 worth of Capri Suns and no $5 back – UCK! Needed them anyways, just was stocking up b/c I thought this deal was in existence, though….

      • Krogershopper

        The last time there was a Kraft promotion, some areas were not included. It may depend. Also, there are times that things aren't coded properly. You may want to call catalina marketing and see what they say. 1-888-8COUPONS

        • micky

          i called catalina today and the rep (in india, of course) said i'd have to call the local store…i said i'd been on hold for 5 minutes, and couldn't he punch a zip code in the system and find out? no. so i called the local kroger, it sounded like the clerk was cashiering and i asked if the promo was going on…without hesitating i was told no. i'm sure that she thought i was asking if the stuff was on sale and not understanding what 'catalina' promotion means.

          i don't think i even want to try this since no one can tell me anything!

          i was going to plan a trip after work tomorrow too!

      • jhoran

        This deal started Sun. March 6. You can call the catalina company, just have your receipt ready and they should send you the catalina. 1-888-322-3814

      • cherie

        knoxville kroger middlebrook pike does..take yr rec they will give u your 5$

    • Bee

      I would agree with your reasoning. You know also that store managers must be talking with other store managers in their region as well.

    • R.W.

      I am new to this. How does this “catalina deal” work at Kroger?

      • Shortgalal

        It is either buy a certain number of products and get a Catalina when you check out. Like buy 3 Velveeta Shells and Cheese and get a cat for $2 off your next visit. Or with this Kraft one… you buy $20 worth of participating products (listed above) before coupons and you get a $5 Catalina good for your next shopping visit. I hope that makes sense.

    • I actually got a cat that stated the kraft deal for our store here is Paducah Ky so I will try this out today and see.

    • jhoran

      Heard that the registers are being programmed to alert cashiers to not let us use e-coupons with manu. q's. Anyone know if this is true for all stores or just individual stores…although there's only about 3 or 4 e-coupons out there for the kraft items so it should not be such a big deal. Also, if you received a catalina for the promotion you might want to keep it handy in case you don't receive the 5.00 and just take it up to the service desk and I'm sure they will reimburse you.

      • Shortgalal

        I just got back from my Kroger in Madison,AL and they took e-coupons and paper. So, it looks like it is individual stores at this time. It might be going corporate wide at some point though.

      • Kggarrison81

        the Kroger in Dalton, GA will not let you use e-coupons with manufactured q's. bummer

        • JKelly

          I used both in Dalton just the other day… however I believe the registers do pick up on a few of the double-dips. Of my 20-ish double-dips, only one was rejected and the cashier gave it back to me. I later learned from a cs person there that they have been instructed to not accept both, but it's difficult to enforce when the registers don't flag the multiple coupons.

    • Shortgalal

      For anyone in Madison, AL : I know some people have been worried about the Kraft Cat not starting. I just got back from Kroger and it is on in Madison, AL. I am so happy as my daughter lives on Bologna. With the BOGO on Bologna and the Kraft Cat… I will have a happy daughter and I saved money! ;-)

    • cherie

      anyone knox if any knoxville Krogers still allowing ecoupons and printou coupons or just any other coupon for tha matter???

      • Mslonas

        NO, My Kroger in Maryville, is taking ecoupons AND manf coupons just fine together….I even got 2 ecoupons for the same item (bought 2 of them) ….I must have downloaded them twice…hope this helps!

        • Hh

          Still working on Kingston pike

    • aml

      I went to Krogers today and made a seperate transaction for the Kraft catalina deal and my total before coupons was 24.00 and after q's it was 22–. I did not receive my $5 catalina. I thought I didn't buy the right things…after getting home (45 min away) and looking…I should've gotten my $5. Is there anything I can do about this? Should I call the store?

      • Lori

        My store is good about correcting these issues. Bring receipt back to customer service and it wouldn't hurt to have any advertisement where deal was listed. Customer service should correct. Good luck.

      • Mkd

        i just spent 1/2 hr on this, some of the listed items do not count per Catalina rep krogers had on the line, Kraft natural cheese block and honey maid gramcrackers do not apply. why i have no idea, take all the items back then add others that do work and repurchase them at check out, customer service desk does not have catalina machine.

        • cherie

          what Kroger were u at my kroger said they havent heard of this deal..

      • Vlgray89

        Go to kroger.com & there is a customer service #. They gave me $2 off my next visit after some of my e coupons head failed to be deducted. I still had my receipt though. Good Luck!

    • Supersaver281

      Does anyone have senarios for this deal. I need help!!

      • Bee

        I don't know if you use lunch meat but they are B1G1. They are Oscar Mayer and the varieties are: Bologna, Oven roasted turkey and the 1 pound combo packs of bologna, chopped ham and turkey. They are ringing up right around $2.10 but the retail is over $4 and that's what counts toward the $20. So you could buy 5 packs and pay close to $11 and get the $5 Cat.

        I mixed it up, buying the Velveeta and some lunch meat. So I bought 3 packages of Velveeta for 5.97 and 3 packages of lunch meat, paying about $12.25 TOTAL and got back the Velveeta Cat AND the Kraft one. So I paid about $5 for all the stuff after my $7 in Cat.

        I was going to use the jell-o deal, but those things are just priced too high.

        • micky

          hey bee-what part of the country are you in? the lunchmeat wasn't on sale here in north texas…just curious about regional differences.

          • Bee

            Oh, that sale ended this past Sunday.

    • TiffanyJack

      I just left Kroger. I tried to do two Kraft Catalina's (in seperate transactions) and the Fruit Snacks Catalina. I did recieve one for $5 and another for $2. The second Kraft's didn't print. Neither I nor the shift manager could figure out why so I sent an email to Catalina. I hope I don't have any problem with them sending me the Catalina.

      • Fgavent

        I read on another site that only 1 Kraft catalina would print per transaction. This may be why.

    • Mower5

      My kroger let me do this deal which I got in part with 3 refrigerated jellos. The jellos were on a separate catalina as well. So I got $5 off my next trip and a $2 off my next trip. Plus used ecoupons and paper coupons. I love Kroger.

      • Prsol

        So… I have a very stupid question: You can combine eCoupons AND paper coupons @ Kroger, even though both come from manufacturer?

        (Or perhaps I'm confused and eCoupons are actually “store” deals… I'm new to couponing and have never used eCoupons (I signed up with my card but haven't tried them yet)

        THANKS in advance for your inout. ;-)

        • Prsol

          inout = input … (tired eyes here! :)

    • I didn't get my $5 catalina for the $20 Kraft, but I did get my $3 catalina for buying 5 or more Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks. I took the receipt to the customer service desk, and they gave me $5.35 back in cash. They didn't understand why it didn't print. I'm wondering if it has something to do with my getting the $3 for the fruit snacks.

    • Also, I asked about the eQs at my Kroger. They haven't heard anything about the eQ's no longer working with mQ's. It still works as of today in NorthWest Georgia.

    • Natalie

      How do I get my hands on those Kraft home mailers???

    • Rachel Simms

      e coupons with manufacturer coupons being accepted does depend on the Kroger and cashier you go to… BUT I went to the general manager at my store and he said that was the only way to “double dip” as he called it. :)

    • JKelly

      I've tried this cat deal twice now at 2 different Krogers with 2 different combinations of products, and neither time received a cat. I spoke to customer service – they called Catalina and Catalina is mailing me 2 $5 cats, but still… seems like a large number of instances from below where this is not working.

    • WLC

      As a former cashier at Kroger I can tell you, that sometimes the Catalina printer is not working,,,,sometimes it's just out of tape or unplugged…Customers must play close attention at the end of the transaction. Every Manager/ Supervisor will make it good if the coupon doesn't print.

    • Loreen8000

      I did the Kraft thing and it cat did not print out. I went to customer service (I had a previous cat ad announcing the sale that I had kept to see the list of participating products) and they gave me the $5 in cash. Well, this week I went and did my shopping and guess what spit out a week late? I got a $5 catalina OYNO from KRAFT maybe they fixed it?

    • Mumof3boys

      I bought $22 worth of kraft cheese today (natural cheese blocks) and did not get a catalina. It was not marked on the shelf, so I was unable to go to customer service to have it fixed. I am in Acworth, Ga, in case that helps someone!

      • anon

        The deal ended March 15th.