Tuesday, January 4, 2011

1st Rite-Aid Trips of 2011...1 Good, 1 Eh & Resolution Reward Total Problems

I have $47 in +Up Rewards expiring the end of this week.
There are a few things I wanted to pick up and I needed to get up there before the store got cleared of stock.

Oh, and the Christmas candy went to 75% off on Sunday too. ;-)

4 x Reese's PB Cups 75% clearance(.89)=$3.56  $1.56 for 4 bags after Qs
4 x Hershey's Miniatures 75% clearance (.89)=$3.56  $1.56 for 4 bags after Qs
1 x Gas-X Prevention on sale=$4.99  $1.01 moneymaker after Q and SCR
1 x Joint Juice on sale but wellness disc. was lower=$4.79  $.79 after Q, +Up and SCR
2 x Airwick i-Motion Kit BOGO sale($13.99)=$13.99  $3.03 moneymaker for all Airwick after Qs and +Ups
4 x Airwick Freshmatic Kit BOGO sale($9.99)=$19.98

Coupons Used
1 x $4 off $20 purchase(the Beauty AdPerks/VV Q)=$4.00
2 x $1/2 Reese's PB Cups AdPerks/VV Q=$2.00
2 x $1/2 Hershey's Miniatures AdPerks/VV Q=$2.00
1 x $4/1 Gas=X Prevention ManuQ=$4.00
1 x $1/1 Joint Juice IPQ=$1.00
2 x $3/1 Airwick i-Motion Kit ManuQ=$6.00
2 x $4/1 Airwick Freshmatic Kit IPQ(Manu website)=$8.00
2 x $2/1 Airwick Freshmatic Kit IPQ(Manu website)=$4.00
Coupons Used.....$31.00

I used $19.00 in +Up Rewards and put the $.87 on my free Rite-Aid gift card so ZERO out of pocket.
I earned $20 in +Up Rewards($1 Joint Juice, 3 x $3 Airwick wyb $10 worth, $10 GE Lightbulbs/Airwick*).
I also qualified for $4 in SCRs...$2 for the Gas-X and $2 for the Joint Juice.
After +Ups and SCRs, this trip was a $5 moneymaker!

*The Airwick items double dip this week....you get the $3 wyb $10 worth this week as well as a month long(until 1/22)$10 +Up wyb GE products.  I am supposing that Airwick is owned by GE?
Be careful on the Airwick this week if you are buying it for BOTH the +Up Rewards and to qualify for the special $20+Up Reward(wyb $100 of BUY & SAVE labeled items).  One of the large Airwick Air Fresheners was part of both the Airwick $3 +Up deal and the Buy & Save special $20 +Up deal in my store....the $13.99 one.  The similar $12.99 Airwick Air Freshener kit was marked as part of the $3 Airwick + Up deal but did NOT have a Buy & Save tag, showing it was part of the $20 +Up promotion.
I could have had a $1 less total if I had bought the second one but I didn't want to chance that the shelf tags were correct and that the lower priced Kit didn't double dip.

BIL needed ink for his printer and I had +Ups to burn so I used his card to buy this.....

2 x HP Ink Cartridges on sale $14.99 but 20% wellness disc. $14.24=$28.48
1 x Candy 75% off $3.99=$.99
1 x Eco Speakers 75% off $5.99=$1.49  *The speaker housing is cardboard, not plastic!*

Ok....sit down for this one.....
I used ZERO Coupons!
I paid with $30 in +Up Rewards.
After using those the tax came off the receipt(huh?)except for .03¢, so I put the $.99 left on my free Rite-Aid gift card.
I received $5 +Up Rewards for buying 2 ink cartridges in a single transaction. 

Again, this $20 Resolution Reward thing is being screwy!!
BIL had $20 on his card's balance toward the $100 needed to earn the $20 +Ups.
The ink cartridges are a qualifying item, so he should have $28.48 more toward the reward.
$20+$28.48=$48.48 the last time I learned math, right?

So after this transaction, his balance toward the $100 is STILL SHOWING ONLY $20!
I think I'll be calling Corporate soon about this.....

Just be sure to watch your balances folks to make sure you get credit for the qualifying purchases you make!

Number of Transactions.....2
Total Spent....$1.86(put on free Rite-Aid gift card)
Value of Items....$156.90
SCR qualified for...$4.00
Other Rebates earned...$0.00
Gift Cards earned....$00.00
+Up Rewards earned...$25.00
+Up Rewards spent...$49.00
+Up Rewards left to spend....$138.00


GRAND TOTALS--January Rebate Period so far

Number of Transactions......15
Total Spent....$6.61 put on free Gift Cards/Certificates so ZERO OOP
Value of Items purchased....$658.92
SCR qualified for....$10.00
Other Cash....$0.00

Additional Rebates....$0.00
Additional Non-Cash Rewards....$0.00

+UPS Totals for Jan. SCR period
+Up Rewards carryover from 12/31.....$165.00 includes ALL +Ups left
+Up Rewards spent....$127.50
+Up Rewards earned....$152.00
+Up Rewards left....$141.00



  1. There are so many promotions and points and rewards now I am getting confused with my rite aid points. Its kind of overwhelming me right now trying to figure out all the different ups beween the weekly and monthly ups deals and now another new Resolution Reward. How do you keep track of it all?

  2. Let me know what you find out from corp about the whole 100/20 Buy & Save thing. The numbers at the end of my various receipts since it started seem to relate to absolutely nothing I've actually purchased... And because they're showing the tally there, I don't know if it's also available at my account online somewhere. Do they sit around and come up with new ways to keep us in the dark for each special? I think they do!

  3. Wow! Those totals are phenomenal for January and it is only the 4th!

  4. Your wheeling and dealing make my head swim, but I will keep coming back here for more! I am not sure I will ever be as good at this as you are.

  5. April--gee...at this point, for me keeping things straight at Rite-Aid is second nature.
    Perhaps I should do a post listing the monthly +Ups? Let me know what you think.

    Pretty--I called yesterday about my disappearing" $32.97. They told me to hold off and go buy something at Rite-Aid because the reward is suppose to print on the receipt AFTER you hit $100, not the receipt when you hit $100. I hit $76+ 2 days ago, so accounting for my disappearing $32.97, at that receipt I was over the $100 threshold, but the $20+Up didn't print. I am heading back to Rite-Aid momentarily to buy something small and see if the $20 +Up prints this receipt. Cross your fingers!lol

    Precious--Thanks for the kudos. ;-) I do feel that I won't be shopping Rite-Aid as much after the next month or so, unless they release another $x off $xx.lol

    Practical--Thanks for reading! I do this to inspired others to try....don't compare yourself to others, just do this at the level that works for you. ;-)


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