Sunday, March 13, 2011

Yup, I Done Spent Down a Mess O' +Up Rewards

Since I had over $120 in +Ups expiring on March 15th, I spent down a big pile of them, as well as converted $64 of them into cash via SCRs.  I only rolled another $14 of +Ups in these transactions.

Here is what I bought the last few days of last week's sale at Rite-Aid.....



1 x Colgate Toothpaste on sale=$2.99
2 x NYC Make-up on clearance .74¢=$1.48
2 x Sally Hansen Nail Polish on clearance .57¢=$1.14
1 x Vivitar Video camera w/20% wellness discount=$23.99**not pictured**
2 x Cella cherries w/20% wellness discount .26¢=.52¢
SubTotal.....$30.12

Coupons Used
1 x $1/1 Colgate Toothpaste IPQ=$1.00
Coupon Total....$1.00

$30.12-$1=$29.12+.06tax=$29.18
I used $29 +Up Rewards to pay and put the .18¢ on my Rite-Aid gift card.
I received $6 in +Up Rewards($2 Colgate, 2 x $1 NYC, $2 wyb 2 Sally Hansen cosmetics over $1.99).

**I "thought" I had bought the Vivitar video camera that had a $20 SCR...at least the hook it was on had the tag for the rebate on it.
But once I got out to the car I realized I bought the wrong camera because the one with the SCR cost alot more than $23.99.lol
So I returned the one I bought(it, along with an identical one had been put on the wrong peg hook in the store)and bought the correct one.
The correct one was $26 more.
Ugh!
I forked over $26 more in +Ups and put another .06¢ on my Rite-Aid gift card.

So I spent down $49 in +Ups.....well really I only spent down $29 & converted $20 of it into cash, via the $20 SCR I'll get back.

I still had something like $78 in +Ups left to use by Tuesday, so I went back on Saturday and bought.....



1 x Phillips MP3 Player on sale but less with 20% wellness discount=$63.99
2 x Reach Dental Floss on sale $1=$2.00
6 x Sally Hansen Nail Polish on clearance .57¢=$3.42
2 x NYC Make-up on clearance .74¢=$1.48
2 x Nivea Lip Balm on sale $1=$2.00
4 x Mead Notebooks w/20% wellness disc. .79¢=$3.16 **#2 son needed these**
SubTotal....$76.05

Coupons Used
2 x $2/1 Reach Floss Tearpad Q from Dentist=$4.00
1 x $1/1 NYC Cosmetic ManuQ=$1.00
1 x $2/2 Nivea Lip Facebook Q=$2.00
Coupon Total....$7.00

$76.05-$7.00=$69.05+$2.46 tax=$71.51
I used $71 +Up Rewards to pay and put the .51¢ on my Rite-Aid gift card(I have $2.10 left on this gift card).
I received $8 in +Up Rewards back(3 x $2 wyb 2 Sally Hansen, 2 x $1 NYC).
I also qualified for a $20 SCR for the MP3 Player, so I rolled $8 +Ups, spent down $43 +Ups and converted $20 +Ups into cash via SCR.

THESE TRIPS
Number of Transactions.....3
Total Spent....$.75 (put on free Rite-Aid gift card)
Value of Items....$199.33
SCR qualified for...$40.00
Other Rebates earned...$0.00
Gift Cards earned....$00.00
+Up Rewards earned...$14.00
+Up Rewards spent....$126.00 EGADS!!!lol
+Up Rewards left to spend.....$25.75

**Ok, the math says I should have this many +Ups left to spend but I counted them and I actually have $112.76 left.  So, I screwed something up really badly along the way to this point.
Did I ever tell you that I was NOT a math major in school?lol
Ok, so Sluggy is math challenged and forgot to add quite a few +Ups to her totals along the way.  According to my trusty calculator, I should have had $249 in +Ups going into these transactions.  Let's correct the info below(so it at least lines up with the reality of what I have in +Ups at this moment)and move along, shall we? ;-)



TOTALS--March Rebate Period

Number of Transactions......6
Total Spent....$1.49 put on free Gift Cards/Certificates so ZERO OOP
Value of Items purchased....$299.41
SCR qualified for....$64.00
Other Cash....$0.00

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



+UPS Totals for March SCR period
+Up Rewards carryover from 3/6.....$137.75**obviously this number is wrong.lol
+Up Rewards spent....$164.00
+Up Rewards earned....$27.76
+Up Rewards left....$112.76  includes ALL +Ups not just ones from this SCR period


Sluggy

7 comments:

  1. I also bought that video camera - around the holidays. Only used it once before it stopped working. Save your receipt, the reviews aren't that great on the product. The picture quality is very dark too.

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  2. Re: Sluggy is math challenged

    I would have never known...your purchases/totals are amazing...but I'm w/you sister...sick of Rite Aid & trying to get rid of my +Ups.

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  3. For Our Family--Thanks for coming to see me today!
    And thanks for the 'heads up' on the video camera. I just might return it now. Since I paid with +Ups, they'll give me a gift card instead of cash. That gift card should keep me in OOP money for some time to come!lol

    Sheila--I hear ya! I think we've discovered a new medical malady....URF...aka "+Up Rewards Fatigue". Symptoms are depression and lethargy at the thought of having to go to Rite-Aid and spend +Ups in order to bring things home for cheap/free.

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  4. Every time I go to Rite Aid and spend UPS to pay, I'm told I have to pay the tax, no using UPS for it. I notice you always seems to pay part of your tax with UPS. Wonder why it's different? Hummmm.

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  5. Diane--That one perplexes me too. Alot of things I buy aren't taxed here in PA. And for the ones that are, when the cashier scanned the +Ups, it takes off tax from my total(.06¢ per $1 +Ups). There is no way to differentiate between which +Ups goes toward something taxed or not taxed, so the tax just comes off equally I guess...at least that is how it seems.
    Now, sometimes I have found afterwards that my tax is in the negative after using my +Ups, so the register let the cashier use them to eat into the tax(like with the electronics). Maybe I should try to anticipate that and not let them use all the +Ups, I don't know. The register won't let the cashier do something it won't accept so if the register takes off some tax I won't complain. ;-)

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  6. I love Sluggy math! Do you realize how many people would love to think they have $25 (or $25 in Ups) left but find out they have $112? That's like bonus extra free money :) You rock!!!

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  7. Pretty--Yah, I realize this is such a GOOD PROBLEM to have, as problems go.lol

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