Sunday, September 9, 2012

Car and Rite-Aid Disgust

It's been a heck of a week here at Chez Sluggy.
On Tuesday Daughter's car broke down on her way home from college at 9 pm.
So she's been driving Hubs car to work/school and Hubs has been driving my car to work all week.

Daughter is fine and the car repair is small.  A couple of bolts need to be replaced and we are STILL waiting for them to come in.  It's been 3 business days and a weekend so far.

This means I haven't been anywhere this past week.
I did get out Saturday afternoon for a quick trip to the grocery store and to Rite-Aid.

I picked up 2 bottles of Infusium23 Shampoo at Rite-Aid.
And when I tried to "opt out" of having my +Up Rewards loaded onto my Wellness card I was thwarted.
Some new not-fully-trained kid was clerking.  Can you guess that he was clueless about how to opt me out at the register?!
And the asst. manager on duty was some new woman who transferred in so it was no use appealing to her.
So my +Ups didn't print out but loaded onto my card.
Ugh again!

Guess who I'll be calling on Monday?
If you said Rite-Aid Customer Service to bitch you would be correct.
Why do they put a not fully trained clerk on the register alone and put a new transferred in manager not familiar with procedures or this store on at the same time?
I think they do it just to piss me off, don't you?lol

2 x Infusium 'Poo on sale $4.99=$9.98

Used 2 x $2/1 AdPerks Infusium Qs=$4.00

I used $6 in +Up Rewards to pay(adjusted down 2 cents-boy was THAT an ordeal!) so Zero OOP.
$6 in +Up Rewards(2 x $3-1 for each bottle) loaded onto my Wellness card....gggrrrrrrr

September Grand Totals so far.....

Out Of Pocket....$.00  cash
Value of items bought....$16.58
Savings Rate of  100%
Single Check Rebate due....$0.00
After SCR applied, Out of Pocket.... $.00
Savings Rate  100%

+Ups at beginning of month...$18+
+Ups used....$6+
+Ups received...$6+
+Ups currently...$18+ ($6 on my card, $12 on paper)

Hopefully I'll get my car back in time to get some trash bags at Rite-Aid this week and do some grocery shopping for some basics we are low or out of.

Of course, I usually don't go much of anywhere in the car anymore but don't you know soon as the car is NOT available, I need it! lol



  1. I didn't know you could "opt out" and have the UP Rewards printed instead of loaded on card.

    1. If the clerk at the register looks at you bewildered, you can call (1 800 RITEAID)OR do a Live Chat on the R-A website.....well it's really live

      You can also "clip" and unclip your +Ups if you load them to your card. They arrive on the card clipped, meaning they will be applied to your next purchase. I went and unclipped them so if I use the card they won't apply, so I can use my older paper rewards first.

  2. Hmm, our Rite Aid doesn't even give us an option of printable Ups. It always loads on the card.

    1. Lena-see my reply above about opting out.

  3. Opt out online, it's painless.

    1. Hi Anonymous,
      I did just that, thanks. I shouldn't have assumed doing it at the store would go flawlessly, huh?lol


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