Tuesday, July 20, 2010

#2 & #3 Rite-Aid Trip this Week... Crazy Coupon Lady Drama!

So it was back to Rite-Aid Monday evening as I had to stop and gas up the SluggyMobile anyway.

1 x Zegerid on sale=$10.00
1 x Rembrandt Toothpaste w/Wellness Discount=$6.63
1 x Duracell Batteries(10 pack-8 pack w/bonus 2) w/Wellness Discount=$7.19

**Ok, first off I didn't realize that the 8pack batteries w/the 2 bonus batteries wasn't going to ring up like the 8 packs advertised on sale for $4.99.  I didn't realize until after I gave the cashier all my coupons and paid the balance with my gift card.
It was suppose to be a SubTotal of $21.62, and I had a total of $21.00 in Qs to use, for a balance of $.62 to put on a gift card.
So when my balance was higher after handing over the Qs I added a Wellness/+Up I had, but the balance still seemed 'off'.

Used Coupons....
1 x $5 off $20 AdPerks Q=$5.00
1 x $3/1 Zegerid IPManuQ(from website)=$3.00
1 x $3/1 Zegerid In-Ad Q=$3.00
1 x $3/1 Zegerid AdPerks Q=$3.00
1 x $3/1 Rembrandt ManuQ=$3.00
1 x $3/1 Rembrandt AdPerks Q=$3.00
1 x $1/1 Duracell ManuQ=$1.00
1 x $1 +Up Reward=$2.00
Coupon Total...$23.00

$23.82-$23.00=$.82 OOP.

I did notice that I didn't get a $1 +Up Reward for the battery purchase before leaving the store, so I brought it to their attention.  That's when we all noticed that the batteries hadn't rung up for $4.99.
***So if your store has the Bonus packs of 10 batteries and not the regular 8 Packs, they will NOT trigger the +Up Reward!!***
I told the evening Manager that I wanted the pack that got the +Up so she went over and couldn't find any and then remembered that the warehouse had only shipped them the bonus 10 packs so there were no packs in the store that gave you the +Ups.

I wasn't too happy at that point.....and you have to keep crazy couponing customers who carry scissors in their purses happy so she said she'd let me return the $7.19 batteries and then re-ring them for the sale price of $4.99-the $1 +Up which it wouldn't give me, paying $3.99 and not getting the $1 +Up.  That was the same difference to me so I said ok!
So I got a price adjustment of $3.40 BACK in Cash(diff. between $7.19 & $3.99 w/tax) and kept my 10 pack batteries.

Sooooo, I went into the store and gave them .82¢ off my gift card and left with $3.40 in cash and 3 items.
Yes, it all makes sense because of the extra couponage I was able to use when I was charged $7.19 for the batteries but walking out with cash instead of my coupons back sounds soooooo awesome!lolol

This morning was the dreaded Orthodontist appointment for #2 son.  Afterwards, I drug him over to my other fav. Rite-Aid to do my 3rd shop for the week.

2 x Finesse Shampoo on sale $2.50=$5.00
2 x Garnier Shampoo on sale $3.00=$6.00
1 x Rembrandt Toothpaste($7.99)w/Wellness discount=$6.39
1 x Duracell Batteries 8pack on sale=$4.99
1 x Starbucks drink(to placate #2 son)$2.69 w/Wellness discount=$2.15

OK, so this store didn't have any reg. 8 packs of batteries as well, only the 10 bonus packs.
Ugh....more battery drama!  Why can't I buy stuff without drama attached?lol

PLUS they had the batteries sale signage up on the battery hooks($4.99 + gives $1 +Up Reward).  And I waited for her to ring the batteries up and they again, rang up $7.19--reg. price with my Wellness discount price, not $4.99.
Soooo I brought the price problem to her attention before I handed over my coupons, and she called over the manager for a consult.  And there was no drama this time and I didn't need to put on my Crazy Coupon Lady face, as the Manager right away said to give them to me for $3.99(the price -the $1 +Up it should have generated).
So my transaction looked like this instead.....

2 x Finesse Shampoo on sale $2.50=$5.00
2 x Garnier Shampoo on sale $3.00=$6.00
1 x Rembrandt Toothpaste($7.99)w/Wellness discount=$6.39
1 x Duracell Batteries 10/8 pack=$3.99
1 x Starbucks drink(to placate #2 son)$2.69 w/Wellness discount=$2.15

Coupons Used
1 x $5 off $20 AdPerks Q=$5.00
1 x $1/1 Finesse Shampoo ManuQ=$1.00
2 x $1/1 Garnier Shampoo IPQ from Garnier website=$2.00
2 x $1/1 Garnier AdPerks Q=$2.00
1 x $2/1 Rembrandt Toothpaste ManuQ=$2.00
1 x $3/1 Rembrandt AdPerks Q=$3.00
1 x $1/1 Peelie Q Duracell Batteries=$1.00
1 x $7 +Ups Reward=$7.00
Coupon Total....$23.00

$23.53-$23.00=$.53OOP put on free Rite-Aid Gift Card so ZERO out of pocket
SCR qualified for...$10(Duracell), $1(Finesse)=$10.00
+Ups earned....$1(Finesse),$1(Garnier)=$2.00

These 2 Trips....
Total Spent...$1.35 put on Gift Card?....or $3.40 profit?...you decide!lol
Value of Items purchased...$66.50
SCRs earned....$10(Duracell complete)
+Ups earned....$7.00(Zegerid), $1(Garnier), $1(Finesse)

In other news......
I can't find a space in any Rite-Aid for the Smooth Move Tea.  Where do they hide it in your Rite-Aid?
And I just noticed that the Corned Beef Hash is on sale again too.....#2 son's favorite! I'll check my Qs and see if I can come up with 1 more trip to Rite-Aid for cheap and free!! ;-)


Number of Transactions......12
Total Spent....$8.91--all put on free Gift Cards/Certificates 
Value of Items purchased....$466.82
SCR qualified for....$33.98 in cash and $30 in Gift Cards & free diapers
Other Cash....$11.05(I put the $3.40 refund here.)
Additional Non-Cash Rewards....$0
+Up Rewards earned=$27.00

Total 'Spent'...$8.38(on gift cards)
Total Cash I'm getting Back=$45.03
Total Gift Cards I'm getting=$30.00
+Up Rewards left to spend=$5.00


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