Pathmark: General Mills Catalina Deal = Money Maker

There is a great General Mills Catalina starting tomorrow at Pathmark.  So good, that I wanted to put up a post just for it.  I haven’t seen a great catalina like this at Pathmark for a while so it was a nice surprise.

Now remember:

Most Catalinas are based on the shelf price of the item when calculating the price. Please be sure to check your shelf prices as they may vary from the ones listed here. The deals shown are only suggestions to get you started. These deals have not been confirmed so you may want to check back in the comments to see if anyone has been successful doing them.

This catalina is a Buy $30 Get an $8 catalina.  Here are the items with coupon match ups as well as an awesome deal idea at the bottom.  I’m keeping my fingers crossed that this one runs smoothly.

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NOTE: If  your catalinas do not print, the best thing to do is to contact Catalina Marketing.  Their info is: 1-888-826-8766 or via email ncsc@catalinamarketing.com.

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  • liz

    I see that “additional or lesser quantities” for the General Mills Cereal is $2.49 each. Does the deal idea still work?

    • Jason

      It’s usually “Must buy 4”, so Cindy’s deal would work.

    • Cindy

      It says Must buy 4. If you buy in increments of 4, you should get the $1.50 price

  • Laurie M.

    Is there a certain zip on the Golden Grahams coupon? I don’t see it.

    • Cindy

      07039

  • Laurie M.

    I have another Pathmark question – I’m looking online at the weekly circular, but can’t seem to find anything on the 8-hour sale. Is this advertised somewhere??

    • Cindy

      It came in my newspaper today. They were at the store as well.

  • Chris

    Is Pathmark like Shoprite and take only 4 like coupons per order? I’m short 1 Golden Graham’s coupon and want to substitute it for another Chex.

    • Cindy

      Yes usually they only take 4. However, some Pathmarks (not all) will only allow 2 Internet Printed coupons. So you might want to check with your store first.

  • Silv

    Buy 4 Chex Mix Cereal ($2.49) $1.50
    Buy 4 Golden Grahams ($2.49) $1.50
    Buy 4 Cocoa Puffs ($2.49) $1.50
    Buy 1 BC Cake Mix $1.00

    I dot get it. Mine comes to 19.00 Not $30

    • Cindy

      They catalinas almost always go on the shelf price of the product. The dollar amount in parenthesis is the shelf price. That totals $30.88.

      • Silv

        Thank you

  • Aimee

    I have a question also. I printed all the coupons and have everything ready to go and my pathmark does double BUT all of the internet coupons say do not double on them. Is this still going to work?

    • Cindy

      It depends on your Pathmark. Mine never pays attention to the do not double coupons. They will double automatically unless they stop them from doubling.

  • Silv

    OK I got thank you..!!

  • Melinda

    Anyone shop at the Brick, NJ or Howell, NJ Pathmark??? I’m not a Pathmark Shopper (about 12 miles away for the closest one) but am planning a trip tomorrow for the Polly-O deal and this GM Catalina deal. Just want a heads up if they take more than 2 Internet coupons and if they tend to hit the DND button.
    Thanks!!

    • jasmina

      Melinda!!! I am from Toms River and I will be going to the one there, I am happy that you posted because I would like to know how people in my area are fairing with coupons and whether the deals here are generally the same kind we can find in our area?

      • kevin

        I’m in Toms River. Usually hit ours or the one in Brick on my way to work. Both stores have self check out so the only person to enforce the coupon policy(if there is one) would be you.
        I”ll see how this deal goes befoe printing out too many . Already have 1 1/2 sets printed. Curious to see what the shelf price realy is in store. $2.49 is the price if you buy less than 4. But the regular shelf price I would think would be more. I’m just thinking that it might be able to be done with 8 boxes instead of 12. Will take whatever profits these make and load up on Capri Sun at $1.79

        • Melinda

          Thanks for the tips Kevin! Happy to hear Brick has a self checkout. I was thinking the same thing about the shelf price of these cereals. $2.49 doesn’t seem high enough. If you try this at either store, can you please report what you find? Thanks so much!

        • Cindy

          Kevin, I agree with you. The shelf price would have been $3.97, however, I wasn’t sure if they did a “knock down” pricing. If they still have the $3.97 shelf price, then 8 would do it and would be something like this:

          Buy 4 Chex Cereal ($3.97) $1.50
          Buy 4 Golden Grahams ($3.97) $1.50
          -(4)$0.75/1 Chex
          -(4)$0.75/1 Golden Grahams
          -$1/2 Zavers
          Pay: $0 (be sure to have $1 in your cart)
          get an $8 catalina

      • Melinda

        Hi Jasmina! I’m from the Belmar area so my usual ShopRite is Belmar or Neptune, NJ. Cindy’s matchups always work at my two stores and I’m saving sooo much money with this site! Please let me know how this works at your TR Shoprite if you do this deal. Thanks!!

        • Lisa

          WOW, it is nice to see posts from Toms River! I live in Bayville and shop in the Toms River store. If anyone tries it could they post their trip for the rest of us so we can see if it worked.

          • Melinda

            I just called the two stores closest to me (Brick & Howell) and they both said they only double 2 like coupons and only take 4 like coupons. One store (Brick) said you can only buy 4 boxes at $1.50 each and additional ones will be $2.49 while Howell store said he doesn’t see anywhere in the Ad that it’s limit one offer, so I should be able to buy as many boxes at the 4 for $6 price. I think that $2.49 price is if you don’t buy in increments of 4?? Both the people answering my questions were just random workers who answered the phone, and they might not really know…so we’ll have to see on that. Kevin–does the TR or Brick self check out only double 2 coupons? I’m so bummed about that rule!!

  • Aimee

    I shop at the Toms River one. Does anyone else shop there? I’m pretty sure they take more than 2 so that would be your next closet store if Brick doesn’t.

    • dawn

      I shop there and I’ve used four like coupons and they’ve doubled. I rang myself up as well as cashiers. I even had customer service credit me once and she doubled my 4 like coupons. HTH

      • Melinda

        Dawn–you’re referring to Toms River?

        • dawn

          Yes, sorry! It’s the Toms River store off of Route 9. That’s what I get for doing anything before having caffeine!

  • liz

    will be giving this a try this afternoon! 🙂 thanks cindy.

  • love couponing

    Can someone help? I do not see betty crocker cake frosting. I see betty crocker cookie frosting 3/5.00. South Jersey circular. Thanks in advance……..

    • Bree

      It’s probably the same product – I’ve seen store circulars label it cookie and/or cake frosting

    • Cindy

      its in a small box right on the picture of the cake mix.

      • love couponing

        Thank you so much. My reads cookie icing?

        • Cindy

          Ah, you’re right…it is cookie frosting. I just saw frosting.

  • stephanie

    I just went and did this deal and was successful on shelf price! Do you think this deal will roll?

    • Cindy

      Yes it most likely will roll. They almost always do. Can you tell us what your shelf prices where on the cereal?

    • Melinda

      Can you also tell us if they limited the doubling of any of your coupons? Where do you shop?

    • Bree

      Stephanie – details! Details please! lol

    • Stephanie

      So Sorry I am so late getting back!

      The Chex and Golden Grahams were 4.39 and the Cocoa puffs were 3.59.
      The did not limit the amount of doubling my coupons and I used all internet coupons (12 of them to be exact). But, my Pathmark does not double past 1.00. But, its still such a great deal!! I shop at the Lawnside, NJ Pathmark.

      • Laurie M.

        So you only needed to buy 8 boxes to get the Cataline?

      • Cindy

        Woohoo! So happy to hear the shelf prices are higher. So you guys can use the updated post on the deals. And it even has a deal for those that have Pathmarks that double only 2 like coupons.

      • kathy

        Stephanie,
        I also shop at the Lawnside one. I had a problem before with them only taking 2 internet coupons. Did you go through self checkout?

        Thanks,
        Kathy

  • jen

    Im a little confused. You have 2 buy 4 of the same kind? You cant buy 2 cheerios, 2 cocoa puffs, 2 chex, 2 cinnamon toast crunch?

    • Cindy

      You can buy 4 mixed. It just has to be 4 of the cereals listed. In increments of 4.

  • Bryant

    I did the 4 chex 4 cocoa puffs and 4 golden grahams. It worked perfectly. When you are ringing it up it doesn’t discount until the end. Go through the self check out and you can use as many coupons as you want.

    • olya

      wow? all the coupons should work through self checkout? does it matter if I print coupons of the same value from different sites or I can do it from one website?

  • Aimee

    I went to the one in Toms River and they gave me a problem using more than 2 of each coupon per cereal type. I paid $15.34 for 12 boxes of cereal, cake mix, frosting, mozzerella cheese, and a gallon of milk. It was still a good deal and I did get the $8 Catalina.

    • Melinda

      hmm. that stinks. i wonder if self check out with prevent this. did you buy more than 2 polly-os? I’m wondering if they’re going to limit it 2 per card.

    • Anonymous

      I just got back from Toms River. I used self check out and bought 4 Chex and 4 Cocoa Puffs. A couple of the Puff q’s took a few swipes to scan but all went through.
      I also grabbed 4 suave and 2 caress body wash for that deal and a box of Capri Sun ($1.79)
      Paid $4.95 and got back $12 ($8 and $4 catalinas)
      $7.05 MM LOL!
      Lady behind me was impressed but said she is “brand specific”. I told her they just paid me $7 to take this stuff, so I can use that to buy any brand 🙂
      Printing off another set of q’s from old craptop. Have one more laptop to print from but need to get this load put away before wife has me committed.

      • Cindy

        LOL, I loved your comment. Made me laugh!

  • olya

    does anybody know how many polly-o mozzarella can I buy ?

  • Aimee

    I only bought 1 polly-o, but I think the limit is 2. I am going to go back tonight with my $8 catalina and more cereal coupons (only 2 per type this time) and I should be able to get 12 more boxes close to free.

  • Cindy,
    My Catalina didn’t print..ugh! My shelf total was $30.71..but I had $2 of zavers coupons. Do you think they brought my total below $30? I know the machine was working because I got a $5 cat for buying a $25 Visa Gift card (back page of ad) It’s a $1 Money Maker. Thanks

    • Cindy

      Hmm? That could be. Possibly the Zavers reduces it. I would definitely call catalina marketing. How did the Zavers come off on the coupon? Was it under the product or at the bottom like a regular coupon?

      • It was listed like a regular coupon at the bottom of the receipt. I bought 4 cereals (GG, C Puffs, Rice Chex, Honey Nut Chex) 4 Soups, & 1 Chex Bars.

        • Cindy

          What were your shelf prices. It doesn’t seem like that would be enough. Also, check your soups. It’s for the Vegetable Classics only. I was figuring high on the cereals at $4.17 x4, Soups $1.75 x 4 & Bars $3.39. How were your prices compared to that?

        • Melinda

          I think you’re only at $27.15 shelf price. One GG=$4.39, two chex=$8.78, one C Puffs= $3.59, 4 soups at 1.79 each =$7.16, one cereal bars box= $3.39.
          $4.39+8.78+3.59+7.16+3.39=$27.31
          Unless these aren’t your shelf prices.

          • Thanks f0r the help!
            All 4 of my soups were Hearty Penne (pic in ad) $2.59 shelf
            2 Chex Cereals (Rice & Honey Nut) $4.39 each
            1 Golden Grahams $4.19
            1 Cocoa Puffs $3.59
            1 Chex Mix Bars (chocolate kind shown in ad) $3.79

  • Aimee

    Ok transaction #2 was much more of a success I bought 12 boxes of cereal, cake mix, frosting, and a pack of gum (my kids made me buy) all for $4.05. I used my $8 catalina from my first trip, $2 general mills catalina, and 6 cereal coupons.

  • Aimee

    Plus I got nother $8 catalina I forgot to mention that!

  • liz

    i got 12 cereal & 1 cake mix like your original deal, worked great! didn’t read this before i went shopping, so didn’t realize i could have gotten 8 cereal to do the deal. oh well!

  • Anonymous

    Got 4 chex, 2 Golden Grahams and 2 Cocoa Puffs. $4 Money Maker after coupons!

  • megh

    bought 8 boxes of cereal and got $8oyno.thanks cindy
    4 chex cinn reg $4.59(sale$1-50)
    4cocoa puff$4.19(sale$1.50)
    2polly o mozz
    paid $2.38
    and did the coke deal (used coupon on the free cracker and they went through fine.used $8oyno and paid$1 and some change.

  • melinda

    I just had the most amazing trip to the brick store (used self checkout)! Can’t wait to get home to send Cindy a pic an fill u all in! Whoo hoo 🙂

  • Kathleen

    Got it!

    I went to the Pathmark in Whippany, NJ and used self-checkout.

    Golden Grahams had a shelf price of $4.19
    Chex had a shelf price of $4.59

    I bought 4 of each, which was more than enough to hit the $30. Just to avoid any issues of having a $o balance at the end of my order, I also bought a box a Betty Crocker cake mix and a tub of frosting.

    So here’s how I did:
    4 Golden Grahams ($4.19ea) $1.50ea
    4 Chex ($4.59ea) $1.50ea
    1 Betty Crocker cake mix ($1.69) $1.00
    1 Betty Crocker icing ($1.89) $1.66

    -4 $0.75 Golden Grahams coupons (which were all doubled fully)
    -4 $0.75 Chex coupons (all doubled fully)
    -1 $0.75 off 1 BC cake mix and frosting coupon (fully doubled)

    Total: $1.16
    Cat: $8
    Total Money Maker: $6.84

    • Kathleen

      PS – Hope my Super Bowl guests like Chex Mix! I also used the Free New York Style Bagel Chips coupon!

    • Laurie M.

      That’s fantastic! I wish I had a store that fully doubled. This was a tremendous deal either way 🙂

  • olya

    does anybody know if this deal would last for the whole week?
    are we able to buy several times if we use pathmark advantage card or they can block something?

    • Cindy

      Through Thursday. Yes you can do it multiple times if you have the coupons.

  • mandi

    My husband did this deal in toms river yesterday and it worked like a charm! 12 boxes of cereal later & one cake mix…1.60 🙂

  • Laurie M.

    So did we confirm that this deal is rolling??

    • Lisa C

      I did this deal twice yesterday, got the $8 cat each time. I did back to back transactions and got 16 boxes of cereal! I am going to go again to take advantage of this deal before its over!

  • Rei

    Going back today for round 2!

  • LJ

    hi! i am new to all of this and want to try out the cereal deal this week.. does anyone know i pathmark in livingston doubles? if so is it to a dollar or is it a full double?

    • Cindy

      Hey LJ…you are a lucky duck, because I shop at the Livingston Pathmark. Yes they double and they fully double and you can use 4 like coupons to double. Maybe I’ll see you there 🙂

      • LJ

        great cindy… can i ask another question.. so 4 like coupons.. so is that per brand? so can i use 4 $0.75 golden grarams, 4 $0.75 chex, and then 4 cheerios? also the coupons that printed off target website printed at manufacturers coupons not target coupons, can i use them? Also I have 2 $1.00 off of 2 boxes.. what happens to thesee? does it double or no becuase its a dollar coupon?

        • Cindy

          It’s 4 like coupons per product. Not brand as brand would be considered General Mills and all those cereals are General Mills. However, the way you have it is correct. 4 Chex, 4 Golden Grahams, etc.

          Yes you can use the coupons printed from the Target website as long as they are a manufacturers coupon and they don’t have a Target Logo. All those GM are good. The $1/2 do not double as they are a $1 coupon.

          • LJ

            ok thanks for your help cindy! i am have been starting to follow your website.. this is the first time i am trying anything this extreme…

            • Cindy

              If you want to post up your plan, we can take a look at it and see if it will work. Up to you.

              • LJ

                thanks.. that woudl be great if you can help…
                4 golden grahams 4 $0.75/1 box
                4 chex 4 $0.75/1 box
                4 cheerios 2 save $1.00 on two

                some of them say do not double but they start with a 5 in the bar code so they should double? right?

                is this enough for the catalina deal? I would owe $4 dollars and then get a $8.00 catalina…

                how am i doing? 🙂

                • LJ

                  also i just found a catalina in my stash that says $2.00 off of any 5 general mills cereals… can i use that on top of those too? or is that double dipping.. ahh..so much to learn.

                • Cindy

                  That is good however, you can do better. You only need to get the following:

                  4 Golden Grahams $1.50 each
                  4 Chex $1.50 each
                  use (4)$0.75/1 Golden Grahams
                  use (4)$0.75/1 Chex
                  Pay: $0
                  Get an $8 catalina

                  The $0.75/1 coupons will double. I go to self checkout as it’s much easier. Sometimes you get a cranky cashier 🙂

                  • LJ

                    ok i will do that.. thanks for your help! maybe i will buy the rest of the cereal with the catalina.. 🙂

                    • LJ

                      im sorry to bother you cindy.. can i give you another scenario…
                      i will do the scenario wtih 4 chex and 4 gg and pay $0 and get $8 catalina.
                      Can i then buy 4 coco puffs (4 $0.55/1 box) and 4 cheerios (2 $1/2 boxes). Can i use that additonal catalina i was telling you about $2 off 5 boxes then to make it $3.60 total? or would it be $5.60. Either way, if i use the catalina, i need other items in my cart to make $8.00 right to use the one from the previous transaction?

                      Then I am entitled to another $8.00 catalina from the second order? which i can then use on other groceries, actually prob the baby wipes taht are on sale.
                      thanks for your help..trying to get the hang of this.

                    • Cindy

                      LJ, Dana is correct. The shelf price of the cheerios is much lower (I believe it’s $3.49) and the Cocoa Puffs is too. 4 Cheerios might work with 4 Chex but I don’t remember the exact shelf price of the Chex at the Livingston Pathmark. Possibly it’s $4.39?? If it is then you can do 4 chex and 4 cheerios to be over $30.

                    • LJ

                      Thanks for all your help! I went today.. You werent kidding about the Livingston Pathmark being cranky about coupons.. i tried the self check out..of course it kept freezing on me when scanning the cereal which then got the attention of the cranky cashier who came over to help.. she saw all my coupons and started giving me a hard time. anyway they would not double the “do not double” coupons even though they started with a “5”., which i think you said sometimes works… have you had success with those at pathmark in livingston. Anyway i didnt want to argue and had a regular cashier ring up my orders becuase i was so frustrated with the self checkout. Still got a lot of stuff, only spent $8 dollars for 16 boxes of cereal and 2 boxes of 560 coutn pamper wipes… still a good deal..

  • LJ…double check your shelf prices for the Cocoa Puffs & Cheerios Transaction. I think your total will be around $26.xx and the $8 won’t print unless you are over $30. Also you wouldn’t be able to use that extra $2/5 coupon because every item in your order already has a coupon “attached” to it. Good Luck

  • love couponing

    Great trip to Pathmark again today……….
    2 cheerios (3.49)
    2 rice chex (4.39)
    2 honey nut chex (4.39)
    2 cocoa puffs (3.59)
    2 doz eggs .99
    1/2 gal milk 2.39
    4 tostitos & 1 lays chip sale is 5/10.00 mb5
    coupons used
    1 1.00/2 cheerios
    2 75/1 rice chex
    1 1.00/2 honey nut chex
    2 55/1 cocoa puffs
    4 55/1 tostitos
    1 $4.00 cat from previous order
    1 $8.00 cat from previous order
    total was $54.67
    oop after coupons and pathmark card
    $4.27
    got back $8.00 catalina
    $3.73 mm
    my store completely out of suave and caress (pleasantville, nj)

  • olya

    hello,
    I did the cereal deal today at pathmark-
    4 cocoa puffs coupons used: 4/0.55
    2 cinnamon chex 2/0.75
    2 rice chex 2/0.75
    I was almost done (at checkout) then the lady who was watching checkout stopped me and told me she wouldn’t take as many coupons (8 coupons)
    she called store manager who told me that there store policy is 4 coupons per day per transaction. more than that they refused doubling coupons. I didn’t want to argue with them as I didn’t have any printed pathmark coupon policy or any prove that they were not right. As someone told if they don’t want to give you discount they will not)
    btw I did this deal at the same store 2 times before and everything was great!!(8coupons per 8 boxes)
    today I ended with 9.38 for 8 boxes of cereal got 8$ catalina
    which means 1.38$ for 8 boxes of cereal-still great deal!!!!
    does anybody know where can I take pathmark coupon policy papers as 4 coupons per day is not funny at all)))