The stars have aligned! A huge thanks to Fabulessly Frugal for posting this great Albertsons deal:

**Kellogg’s Cereal on sale $2**: Apple Jacks, Corn Flakes, Corn Pops, Froot Loops, Frosted Flakes, Frosted Mini-Wheats, Honey Smacks, Raisin Bran (there may be more varieties on sale; the catalina will print for any Kellogg’s cereal)

**********Deal Scenario******

Buy 5 = $10

Use (2) $1/2 coupons

Use 2 Albertsons doubles (-$2)

** Pay $6, Get $4 Catalina**

This catalina will roll to a second transaction:

Buy 5 = $10

Use (2) $1/1 coupons

Use 2 Albertsons doubles (-$2)

Use $4 Catalina from transaction #1

** Pay $2, Get $4 Catalina**

**There are also reports that an additional $3 catalina is printing for some people**. In addition, it looks like the print limit for the $1/2 coupons will be reached soon, so please print these now if you want to do the deal!

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Liesl Anderson says

I did this deal today in Hillsboro. I got 3 Apples Jacks and 2 Foot loops. I had save .50 to .70 off each box from coupons. I got one $4 cat. How do you get 2 I am wondering? I have more coupons. ðŸ™‚ To bad I did not get it with the doubles.

Last night I did the Mission tortilla deal. I used coupons found in the store, save 1.50 off 2 mission products and doubles and got back $2.74 for 2 of the deals. Then got a different cashier and she said they don’t double any coupons over $1 anymore. They use to double up to the 1$. The manager did it anyway but did not give the overage back. Still got them for FREE anyway. I did it 5 times. My fridge is full so I donated half of those to my church. ðŸ™‚

Liesl Anderson says

Ohhh… I also did the spend $20 get $5 cat and it worked. I may use it again on the cereal. I got Mayo and Pasta sauce.

Annette says

Also went to Sherwood location today, bought 5 boxes and received only one 4.00 cat. Still a great deal, I’m glad I made the trip yesterday to get the two cats.

Lindsey says

I went to the Sherwood Albies today and only got the $3.00 CAT.

coup0nlover says

I was informed by a checker at Gladstone Safeway, that in the fine print of the safeway doubles, they are not allowed to double computer-generated coupons. However, I visited a different Safeway, and she doubled them, no questions asked.

Thanks for all you do Frugal!

Pam says

I guess I missed something. I went in Albertson’s in McMinnville AND Hillsboro – the price shown was 4 for $10.00. Is this what others are seeing and I just should have bought it anyway? I’m no math whiz, but that didn’t start out at $2.00 a box, right? Thanks.

Jens says

Does anyone know if the two cats be printing tomorrow on Weds 5-05-2010 as well?

Sheila says

The Vancouver Albertsons on NW 20th Ave is printing out 2 $4 Cats for this deal!!!! I bough 5 boxes of cereal and paid $8.50 and got back $8 in cats! Then I used the cats and bought 5 more boxes for .50 and got 2 more $4 cats!!! I was so super excited! 10 boxes of cereal for 1.00!!!

Sarah says

I did this deal yesterday in Bothell, WA. I had $5 Cat from p&g promo, and another $1 Cat. I got 5 boxes of cereal, doubled my coupons…which made my out of pocket .50 and I got 2 $4 Cats! Will try again tomorrow with the 5/$10 sale. Just don’t know where to fit all the cereal in my pantry….

Jennie says

This worked for me today in Keizer, OR. I bought 5 boxes per transaction and got 2 – $4 cats per transaction! It was awesome! I did the deal 3 times! Thank u for the tip!

Clarissa says

I went to Happy Valley today- Bought 3 Mini Wheats and 2 Fruit Loops. Got 2 $4 Cats!

Beth says

I made a few trips and did this today 3 times today (May 4):

Transaction 1:

1 Frosted Flake 2.50

1 Raisin Bran 5.00

2 Rice Krispies 2.50

1 Nestle Drumsticks 2.50

= 12.50 – 1.50 Q – 1.00 Q – 1.00 Q – 3.00 Doublers = 6.00 – $5 catalina (PG Promo) = $1 OOP

Received $4 Catalina and $3 Catalina

Transaction 2:

4 Rice Krispies 10.00

2 TreeTop Juice Box packages $2.00

12.00 – 1.00 Q – 1.00Q – 1.00 Q – 3.00 Doublers = $6.00 – $4.00 Catalina = $2.00 OOP

Received $4 catalina & $3 catalina

Transaction 3:

4 Raisin Bran 10.00

2 TreeTop Juice Box packages $2.00

12.00 – 1.50 Q – 1.50Q – 1.00 Q – 3.00 Doublers = $5.00 – $4.00 Catalina = $1.00 OOP

Received $4 catalina & $3 catalina

Then used some of the catalinas for milk and other necessities. Still have $7 in catalinas! Was a great stock-up day!

Beth says

oops… transaction #1 – got a couple prices switched around… but you get the idea.

Annette says

Did this today (Sherwood, OR) and it worked for me! I bought 5 boxes of Mini Wheats (little bites), used (2) 2.00/2, (1) 1.00/1 (doubled), paid $6.50 OOP and got back (2) 4.00 catalinas.

I plan to go back and do it again tomorrow when it’s 5/$10. I’ll do 5 boxes for $10, use 2.00/2 and (2) 1.00/1, use one of my 4.00 cats and pay $1.00 and get back 4.00 in cats.

Does anyone know if Wednesday’s catalina deal (buy 5, get 4.00 back) can be done twice in one transaction? As in, if I bought 10 boxes, would I get back (2) 4.00 cats?

carolyne says

i used those $.70/1 blinkie coupons for applejacks, fruitloops, and cornpops found last month. Don’t expire ’til August and I had 8 of them, so w/my other coupons I was able to do it 3x and made $ to buy my milk and other items!

carolyne says

btw – i did this yesterday so i’m not sure if its still working today.

Nicole says

So, is it better to do the transactions in boxes of 4 or 5?

Mavis says

OKAY LADIES>>>>> HERE IS THE DEAL..

I went to Albies yesterday and this is what I did. I bought 5 Kelloggs Frosted bite sized mini wheats. The total was $12.50 I used 6 $1.00 coupons… and $3.00 in doubles… I PAID $4.50 … and the magic Catalina machine spit out 2 $4 oyno coupons…. So I MADE $3.50 for each transaction that I did. 5 boxes of ceral PLUS $3.50 IS AWESOME!

Mavis says

opps… OBVIOUSLY I USED 5 $1.00 off coupons…not 6

Mavis says

and it oops…NOT opps… I NEED SOME COFFEE! LOL

Sara says

What size box of the mini wheats did you get? I thought that I read it needed to be 16 oz. I only saw 18 oz.

Mavis says

18 ox… it is on sale for $2.50 today (TUESDAY) I think tomorrow it may go on sale for $2 a box… BUT no double coupons AND who knows if the catalina deal will still be working. AS of 9am this morning it is still working (I just got back from the store…again ðŸ™‚

Lisa says

Bought 2 mini-wheats, fruit loops, and apple jacks–2.50 each. Had two coupons doubled, so I pd. 5.50. Received a $4 and $3 cat. back. Fun! (troutdale)

Carrie says

I bought 6 boxes of frosted mini wheats and got two $4 cats! The bonus cat is left over from the last cat cycle that was suppose to end 5/1. I am going to try again tomorrow. Need to find more coupons!

kelli says

I just scored at Albertsons. For whatever reason I got TWO $4 cats from 5 boxes of Kelloggs (frosted flakes and rice crispies). I even did the transaction twice and both times I got them. I did the arrowhead water cat too so I scored big on groceries tonight!! 100 and some dollars came to $29 and some change!!

THANK-YOU FOR YOUR BLOG!!! You have saved me a million headaches and then some!!

Tiffany Kerns says

I stopped tonight around 8:30, bought 5 boxes and got $8.00 in catalinas. Total before coupons was $12.50. I had $2.50 in coupons and got another $2 for doublers. So total was $7.50 after coupons and then received the $8 in catalinas. If I had done 4 boxes, I would have done better. Wasn’t thinking clearly. That total would have been $10 with $4.5 off and I would have received $7 in catalinas. Anyway, still a great deal. Rolled it for another set of 5 boxes and they printed again. I am set on Raisin Bran and Crispix for 6 months. Love making muffins with the raisin bran cereal.

Erin says

did this deal in troutdale and got two $4 cats! i bought 2 rice krispies, 2 blueberry mini wheats and one bite size mini wheats.

christy says

I went to http://www.kelloggs.com for a lark, and guess what–they had easy to find coupons! 1/2 on variety of cereals. The box sizes seem to be bigger than the coupons.com Q, so watch for that, but I printed these just in case!

Marilyn says

I did this deal about 8 times tonight in Milw. I had numerous $1/1 and some $1/2 that I doubled on each transaction of 5 boxes. I only purchased boxes marked 4/$10. The rang up at 4/$10 (not $2 each as reported earlier). There were many choices – I mainly purchased Raisin Bran Extra and Crunch; mini wheats multiple flavors. Each time I got two, $4 cats. This is a smokin deal and I am glad I had so many coupons. All of the cereal will be donated to Christ the King Church in Milw.’s. St Vincent de Paul food pantry tomorrow. Thanks for alerting us to this deal!

Jennifer says

The first time I bought 4 Frosted Mini Wheats $2 each. The second time I got 2 Rice Krispies (grabbed the wrong box and they were $2.50 ea) and 2 Frosted Mini wheats. Hope that helps.

Jennifer says

Bonus $3 cat worked for me twice tonight in Gresham and Vancouver, don’t tell my husband that’s why I was late getting home from work ðŸ™‚

CC says

what exactly did you buy? that may help us figure out the extra cat

Doaa says

This is how I look at catalinas:

If I was going to spend $4 anyway in Albertsons. Let’s say I’ll get 2 Gallons of Milk or anything else I need. In this case, I can do the 2nd transaction, pay $2 only and get $4 then use it to buy the milk.

So for $2 only I got 4 or 5 boxes of cereal and 2 Gallons of Milk.

Even if you look at 1st transaction. 2 Gallons of Milk are 3.98 anyway, good price for milk. I’ll pay $2 more to get 5 boxes of cereal, not a bad deal.

Elizabeth J. says

That’s not a moneymaker. First you spend $6 oop and get $4 cat so you’re net cost is $2. Then, you spend another $2 oop, spend your $4 cat but receive another $4 cat to replace it for another net cost of $2. Each and every time you do this transaction, you will be $2 poorer.

I’m not saying it’s not a great deal, I just don’t like people being deceived into thinking it’s a moneymaker. It only sounds that way because you can say “Pay $2, get a $4 cat.” You ignore the fact that you also SPENT a $4 cat to lower your oop to $2, so when you get the new cat it is simply replacing the one you spent and you’re at the same place you were as far as $ you possess in cats.

Elizabeth J. says

Unless you are lucky enough to get the bonus $3 cat… then I can see it being a moneymaker. But since know one seems to know exactly what’s triggering it that’s a big ymmv

Laurie P says

I did this deal today, but slightly different than listed. Bought 4 boxes (2 crispix & 2 mini wheats) paid $2.50 per box for a total of $10. Used 2 $1/2 mq’s from a recent insert & 2 doublers. $6 oop, got $7 in cats ( a $3 and a $4). Now on the $4 cat it lists the dates this promo is running, and it lists the end date as 5/1 so, a big ymmv but it seems to be working today ðŸ™‚

Kelly says

I did this exact same thing in Happy Valley and nothing printed for me. It’s ok though, it was still a good deal…hubs loves those cereals and I hardly ever get a deal on crispix.

Jamie says

Do you know if we have to buy 5 to get the price? I took a box of raisin bran and crispix to the register to have the price checked and they were coming up $2.50. (I understand Crispix may not be part of this deal.)