Monday, January 31, 2011

5 Times is Not Enough.....Sunday Rite-Aid Shopping Saga

With $127 worth of +Up Rewards to use between Sunday and Saturday this week before they expire, it's no wonder I did 5 transactions at assorted Rite-Aids on Sunday.
I knew that with some of the FREE after +Ups deals this week, if I wanted any of them, I'd have to get out there on the 1st day of the Sales Ad week.

First my card....

2 x Sunday paper $1.00=$2.00
1 x Sierra Mist soda w/wellness disc. 20%=$1.27
3 x Colgate Toothpaste on sale $2.99=$8.97
3 x Coricidin on sale $5.99=$17.97
3 x Afrin spray on sale $5.99=$17.97
2 x Reach Toothbrush on sale $3.83=$7.66

Coupons Used
1 x $1/1 Any Purchase AdPerks/VVQ=$1.00
1 x $.55/1 Sierra Mist soda TearpadQ=$.55
3 x $1/1 Colgate Toothpaste ManuQ=$3.00
1 x $3/1 Coricidin IPQ=$3.00
2 x $2/1 Coricidin IPQ=$4.00
3 x $2/1 Coricidin AdPerks/VVQ=$6.00
3 x $2/1 Afrin IPQ=$6.00
3 x $2/1 Afrin AdPerks/VVQ=$6.00
1 x BOGO Reach ManuQ=$3.83
1 x $1/1 Reach Toothbrush TearpadQ=$1.00
2 x $1/1 Reach/Listerine AdPerks/VVQ=$2.00
Coupons Total....$36.38

I used $19 +Up Rewards and put the $.46 on my Rite-Aid gift card, so $0 out of pocket.
I received $50 in +Up Rewards back....6 x $4(Coricidin and Afrin), 3 x $2(Colgate Toothpaste), 2 x $10(Healthy Heart, 1 for a $30 Purchase, 1 for the last $20 of the $50 Purchase).

$19 spent, $50 received makes this a $31 moneymaker.

**The Afrin Qs beep but can be pushed through manually.

Then on the BIL's card....
3 x Sunday paper=$3.20
2 x Stax snacks on sale $1.00=$2.00
2 x Dixie plates on sale BOGO=$3.99
4 x Edy's Ice Cream on sale $2.99=$11.96 *not pictured*
2 x Colgate Toothpaste on sale $2.99=$5.98
1 x Coricidin on sale=$5.99
1 x Afrin on sale=$5.99

Coupons Used
1 x $5 off $25 Purchase emailed to BIL's account=$5.00
1 x $1 off any Purchase Wellness/AdPerks VV Q=$1.00
1 x $3/2 Dixie Plates AdPerks/VV Q=$3.00
2 x $1/1 Colgate Toothpaste ManuQ=$2.00
1 x $2/1 Coricidin AdPerks/VV Q=$2.00
1 x $2/1 Afrin AdPerks/VV Q=$2.00
Coupon Total....$15.00


I used $24 in +Up Rewards and put the .11¢ on my Rite-Aid gift card, so $0 OOP.
I received $37 in +Up Rewards back(2 x $1 Stax, 4 x $2 Edy's, 2 x $2 Colgate, $4 Coricidn, $4 Afrin, $10 for the second $20 of the Healthy Heart Promo, $5 wyb $15 of the Up Your Game Promo items).

$24 spent, $37 received makes this a $13 moneymaker.

My card again, later that day.....

4 x Stax on sale $1.00=$4.00
2 x Chex on sale $1.50=$3.00
1 x NY Style Bagel Crisps on sale $1.50=$1.50
2 x Hartz Dog Biscuits on sale $2.99=$5.98
4 x Dixie Plates Bogo sale=$7.98

Coupons Used....
1 x $4 off $20 AdPerks/VVQ=$4.00
1 x $1 any Purchase Wellness AdPerks/VVQ=$1.00
1 x $1/2 Chex ManuQ=$1.00
1 x $.50/2 Chex PEELIEQ=$.50
1 x .75¢/1 NY Style Crisps=$.75
2 x $1/1 Hartz dog biscuits IPQ=$2.00
2 x $3/2 Dixie Plates AdPerks/VVQ=$6.00
Coupon Total....$15.25

I used $7 in +Up Rewards and put the .21¢ on my Rite-Aid gift card.
I received $15 in +Up Rewards....2 x $1 for Pet Food purchase, 2 x $1 for Hartz purchase, 4 x $1 for Stax, 2 x $1 for Chex and $5 wyb select items for the Up Your Game Promo.

$7 spent, $15 received makes this an $8 moneymaker.

Then BIL's card again.....
4 x Pringles on sale $1.50=$6.00
2 x Hartz Dog Biscuits on sale $2.99=$5.98
1 x Smuckers Jelly/Jam on sale $1.99
2 x NY Style Bagel Crisps on sale $1.50=$3.00
1 x Glad Trash Bags on sale=$3.99
2 x Motrin PM raincheck price=$2.00
1 x Excedrin w/wellness disc. 20%=$5.59

Coupons Used....
2 x $1/2 Pringles ManuQ=$2.00
2 x $1/1 Hartz dog biscuits IPQ=$2.00
2 x .75¢/1 NY Style Crisps=$1.50
1 x $3/1 Glad trash bags IPQ=$3.00
1 x $6/2 Motrin PM ManuQ=$6.00
1 x FREE ITEM Excedrin Q homemailer=$5.59
Coupon Total....$20.09

I used $8 in +Up Rewards and put the .46¢ on my Rite-Aid gift card.
I received $5 in +Up Rewards....2 x $1 for Pet Food purchase, 2 x $1 for Hartz purchase and $1 for the Smuckers.

$8 spent, $5 received means I am 'down' $3 in +Ups for this transaction.

**The Smuckers jelly is on sale this week and with the month long $1 +Ups it generates it only cost $1, so I got one for the food bank.
**There is a $1 +Ups on $5 Hartz purchase this week, and Hartz items are 25% off.  The reg. price on the dog treats is $3.99, so the 25% off makes them $2.99 and you get the +Up "from the purchase of Hartz".  There must also be a monthlong or hidden +Up Deal since these generate another $1 Ups "from the purchase of Pet Treats".
**If you are trying to get to the $100 mark for the $20 Winter Resolutions +Up Reward, now is a good time to use those FREE EXCEDRIN homemailer Qs if you still have one, since Excedrin is a qualifying item.

And finally, my card again that evening.....

3 x Edy's Ice Cream on sale $2.99=$8.97
2 x Stax on sale $1.00=$2.00
2 x Funnels w/wellness disc. 20% $.95=$1.90
1 x Gillette Razor on sale=$9.99
1 x RA lip balm on sale=$.50 *not pictured*

Coupons Used
1 x $1 any Purchase AdPerks/VV Q=$1.00
1 x $4/1 Gillette Razor ManuQ=$4.00
Coupon Total....$5.00

I used $18 in +Up Rewards and put the .36¢ on my Rite-Aid gift card.
I received $15 in +Up Rewards back....3 x $2 Edys, 2 x $1 Stax, $2 wyb 2 Funnels and $5 Gillette Razor.

$18 spent and $15 back means I am 'down' $3 in +Ups.

**Heads up! The Gillette Razor +Up Deal is a limit of ONE PER CARD.
**The funnels are a monthlong/hidden deal.  Reg. price of $1.19 but if you have the wellness discount they are free after the $2 WYB 2 +Up it generates.

I spent $76 in +Up Rewards and received $122 +Up Rewards back.
I have $51 in +Ups to roll before Saturday night.  Both accounts have approx. $30 left to spend to get to the $100 mark for the Winter Resolution Reward.

Number of Transactions.....5
Total Spent....$1.60 (put on free Rite-Aid gift card)
Value of Items....$266.20
SCR qualified for...$0.00
Other Rebates earned...$0.00
Gift Cards earned....$00.00
Resolution Reward....$00.00
+Up Rewards earned...$122.00
+Up Rewards spent...$76.00
+Up Rewards left to spend....$214.93

GRAND TOTALS--February Rebate Period so far

Number of Transactions......7
Total Spent....$2.17 put on free Gift Cards/Certificates so ZERO OOP
Value of Items purchased....$360.84
SCR qualified for....$0.00
Other Cash....$0.00

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

+UPS Totals for Feb. SCR period
+Up Rewards carryover from 1/26.....$168.93
+Up Rewards spent....$103.00
+Up Rewards earned....$161.93
+Up Rewards left....$214.93 includes ALL +Ups not just ones from this SCR period



  1. Okay, my head's hurting again, but that's a good sign - LOL! I don't know how or why but I missed the whole Stax thing until after I'd already gone yesterday. I will stop back after work today and see if there are any or if the store's already been cleaned out.

    On the beepage for the $3/1 Afrin IQs, have you encountered any resistance to pushing them through? I don't know if you've read my account of yesterday but for a moment, it looked like the manager wasn't going to allow mine when they beeped, then she relented. But I've heard more and more people say that their RAs will no longer take anything that doesn't scan.

  2. Pretty-My prediction is that you will find no STAX at this point since the free stuff and especially the free FOOD stuff disappears fast!

    As for the manually pushed Qs...I think the cashier was able to imput the UPC numbers and the register took it happily....or I could be wrong because yesterday is just a blur at this
    I have a wonderful local helps to become friends with the entire staff there, well, except for that one manager who hates all customers. I rarely have any problems because they know me and know I know what I am doing and I'll even help them with coupon issues with other customers if I am standing nearby. They love me and give me little grief....except that one customer hatin' gal....;-)

  3. I need, or just want, everything you got except for the dog biscuits. I think I am a little jealous of your deals.

  4. You were very correct in your prediction on the Stax. I was sorta hoping it would be like the TGIF snacks last month where our store didn't put any shelf tags on them so people who didn't know about the deal didn't think to buy any. But in this case, there were only a few cans of Stax to begin with and they were clearly marked (I just missed them completely). Oh well!

    As for getting chummy with the staff, I haven't been at this long enough yet. They've started to recognize me but I've had a problem or two with each of them amidst good scenarios. So mostly we all smile and say Hi! but occasionally I goof or they goof or we both don't know what's wrong and get flustered, etc. With the Afrin Qs, I figured I was completely at their mercy if they didn't want to take them, so I just put on hopeful puppy-dog eyes and held my breath - LOL!


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