So, I tried the deal I posted about here, and it worked.....sort of. Our area is selling these for $8.99, not $7.99 (so, not a freebie like was reported, but a $1 is a good price for it anyway). Furthermore, the catalina appears to no longer be rolling. I got my first $3 cat on the 1st transaction, but when I used that to pay for the next one, no $3 cat printed.
So, basically.....the deal works...sort of.