Thursday, June 28, 2012

JUNE Rite-Aid Trips......She's Back!!!

I ventured back into Rite-Aid the week before we left on our trip.
I had $30 in +Up Rewards sent from corporate expiring the end of June to use.

#2 Son needed bug spray for camp.

So I bought....


2 x Cutters bug spray on sale $3.99=$7.98 *not pictured*
3 x Tootsie Pops bags on sale $1.99=$5.97
SubTotal....$13.95

I used....
2 x $1/1 Cutter's IPQ=$2.00

$13.95-$2.00=$11.95

I used 2 x $5 +Up Rewards....

$11.95-$10.00=$1.95 + .02¢=$1.97 OOP

Yes, I actually paid money this time!lol

I received 5 x $1 +Ups back-one $1 +Ups for each item I bought.

I am addicted to Tootsie Pops.
Love them!  Good for a chocolate craving without being big on calories.
Being on sale for $1.99 a bag and giving back a $1 +Ups means they are .99¢ a bag(if you have +Ups to use).
These bags have more pops than the ones in the Dollar Store so an awesome deal!!

I then bought this.....



3 x Phillips Earphones raincheck FREE=$0.00 *only 2 are pictured because #2 Son took one to camp*

I've been holding this raincheck since November when they were a Christmas special deal last year....$4.99 and they gave a $4.99 +Ups.
It has taken the store this long to get 3 of them in stock so I could redeem the raincheck.
I wanted them for Christmas gifting in 2011 but by getting the raincheck and being somewhat patient, I'll have these for this year's gifting.

$0.00 OOP

I also bought in a separate transaction....


2 x Home Improvement $50 Gift Card=$100.00
I paid $100 OOP and received 2 x $10 +Up Rewards.

As I've explained before, these gift cards are to pay for flooring supplies for a remodel that is going to happen, hopefully soon.  The $100 comes out of the remodel money but I get to spend the $20 in +Ups on food and HBA, so FREE Money!

Then the following day, I bought on another card....


2 x $50 Home Improvement Gift Cards=$100.00
3 x Tootsie Pops bags on sale=$5.97
1 x Cella cherry candy w/discount=$.26 *not pictured, eaten*
SubTotal....$106.23

I used $6.00 in +Up Rewards....
$106.23-$6.00=$100.23
I paid $100 in cash from the remodel money and put the .23¢ on my free Rite-Aid gift card, so $0 OOP.
I received $3 in +Ups for the Tootsie Pops and $20 in +Ups for the Gift Cards.


So I spent $16 of my $30 +Up Rewards, I received $48 in +Up Rewards back($8 for the food/HBA items and $40 for the gift cards), leaving me a total of $62 in +Ups.
I am out of pocket $1.97 cash from my food budget this month and used .23¢ of my gift card. ($200 of remodel money was moved from cash onto gift cards also, which does not affect my food budget.)

And I got $71.62 worth of actual merchandise(not counting the gift card values).

Yesterday I went and bought this.....
2 x Pantene Shampoo on sale=$7.00
1 x Bayer  Aspirin on clearance=$2.14
1 x Cane Tips $4.99 25% off=$3.74
2 x Zero candy bars on clearance=$.48
4 x Reese's cups BOGO=$1.98
SubTotal....$15.34

I used.....
1 x $3/2 Pantene ManuQ=$3.00

$15.34-$3.00=$12.34

I used $12 in +Up Rewards, which made my Total .34¢
I put that .34¢ on my free Rite-Aid gift card.

I now have $50 +Up Rewards left to spend before Saturday night.


Now I KNOW it's been reported on many blogs that the Carex $10 +Up had been pulled.
BUT.....this store still had the $10 +Ups Wellness reward tags up on every single peg hook on the Carex display.
And I have the....what shall I call them here?.....ok, yeah....BALLS.....to buy the product and then stand my ground when the reward doesn't print but the signs are up that I am entitled to get it.
Usually I just have to bring it to management's attention and the thing is made right, because well, this store I go to is filled with CLASSY People and run properly.  It helps that they like me too....lol

So after a few minutes of checking, I also got this....
A $10 Gift Card to replace the $10+Ups that didn't print.  So I basically converted $10 in Ups to gift card.

Now I don't have the BALLS to go back now and try to buy the item again here and take advantage of signage if it's still up.  I know when to hold em and when to fold em as they say.
And the cane tips?  It is an item that I DO need....I have a cane, tips need replacing.  And besides, it was a very good price for them!lol

The Bayer Advanced was on clearance, 50% off.  You should look for it if you need aspirin and your store is out of the one that is $3.  If you have the $3 ManuQ for it that just came out, you could use it on this clearanced size, as long as you buy something else to cover the .86¢ in overage(the diff. between the $2.14 price and your $3 Q)at the register.

The Zero bars were on clearance as well....a .99¢ reg. price bar for .24¢ so 75% off.  They were marked with a 50% shelf tag.  I may go back and buy what is left at my store.  These are good for tucking back for Christmas stockings.....as long as you put them in a cool place for the summer and you aren't tempting to consume them all before December.lol

As of now, my Rite-Aid Stats are....

Out Of Pocket....$1.97 cash
Value of items bought....$97.42 

+Ups at beginning of month...$30+
+Ups used....$28+
+Ups received...$48+
+Ups currently...$50+

Stay tuned for more Rite-Aid before the week is up....

Sluggy

2 comments:

  1. I admit that after a while I cut down to the bottom to read the summary so I could get the bottom line. You know, you've seen my blog... and if you can play this game so much to your favor, you could rule the market, too.

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    1. 444, I am the queen of the Rite-Aid universe.lol
      Been getting stuff for free from there so long it's ceased to be much of a challenge.
      Besides, how much toiletries can you have boxed up in your house before it's too much? We got to free stuff saturation point and I had to lay off or chance a divorce.lol

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