Since I got use of my car back, I hiked up to Rite-Aid to see what was left to buy.
Now I want to prepare y'all before I start.
Please sit down so I can tell you......I actually spent money yesterday!
LOTS OF MONEY.......ugh
Since the +Up Rewards can't be used immediately anymore and you have to wait until the following day to use today's I only have 3 days to earn and roll the ones for this week.
Kind of sucks for me, but whatever....
So I have to compress all my buying into 3 trips or less before the sale week ends.
So Thursday's trip was all about the food and drink mostly....
** 2 x No Nonsense Socks 3 packs on sale BOGO50%.....*This rang up strangely. Instead of $5.29 reg. price for 1st and $2.64 50%off for the 2nd, the 1st set rang up with my 20% off Wellness discount at $4.23 and the 2nd set rang up 50%off at $2.64.....for a total of $6.87 and I received a $5 +Up Reward making 6 prs. of socks cost $1.87. Not a bad price for 6 pr. of socks! Ssshhh....don't tell, these are going into Xmas stockings....
** 10 x Gatorade on sale $1=$10.00 *I was suppose to get 2 x $3 +Ups--1 $3 for spending $10 on select drinks for this week and 1 $3 for spending $10 on select drinks under a Monthly +Up Deal. But you will see that I bought 2 of the dreaded BLUE Gatorade, that have been reported to not trigger either the weekly +Up deal or the monthly +Up deal, I can't remember which. I did go back Friday morning and returned and then rebought 2 non-blue Gatorades to get the 2nd $3 +Up Reward to print. So now I spent $10 and got $6 +Ups back, making the drinks cost me .40 each. Pretty good for something I have to buy for marching Band anyway. ;-)
** 2 x Stride gum packs on sale $1=$2.00 *I used an IPQ BOGO Free Stride, paid $1 for both and got a $1 +Up Reward back, so this was free after +Ups.
** 2 x Chips Ahoy! on sale $3(must buy 2)=$6.00 * I used 2 x $1/1 IPQ Nabisco Cookies Facebook Qs from the beginning of the month and paid $4.00 for both and got a $2 +Up Reward so $2 for both packages after +Ups.
** 4 x Nabisco Crackers on sale 2/$5=$10.00 * I used a B2G1Free IPQ and a $1/2 IPQ. I forgot to also use my .75¢/1 AdPerk Ritz Q...argh. I "should" have paid $5.75 and gotten 2 x $1 +Ups back for a total spent of $3.75 for 4 boxes. But I'll have to settle for $4.50 after +Ups. Still not bad for 4 boxes.
And I would have only bought 3 boxes but it was one of those MUST BUY in multiples of 2 to get the sale price. ick.
** 2 x ProGlide Razors on sale for $9.99, but with 20% Wellness discount they were $9.03=$18.06.
I used 1 x $4/1 ManuQ Proglide and 1 x $5/1 ManuQ Proglide=$9.00 off and paid $9.06. I received back 2 x $4 Gillette +Up Rewards for a total spent of $1.06 for 2 razors.
** 2 x Lysol Cleaners on sale $2.79=$5.58. I used 1 x $2/2 Lysol Cleaners ManuQ and 1 x $3/2 AdPerks Lysol Cleaners Q for a total spent of $1.58. I then received back 2 x $1 +Up Rewards(1 for each bottle), making this a $.42 moneymaker.
** 1 x Lysol Wipes with 20% Wellness discount=$3.19. I will submit for the FREE Lysol Wipes rebate(Buy 3 Lysol products-1 of which has to be the Wipes-and get up to $3.00 back.) So after rebate all 3 products will still be a .23¢ moneymaker.
** 6 x Flora Incense at $1.19(with 20% Wellness discount)=$7.14
I received back 3 x $3 +Ups, 1 for every 2 packages of incense I bought. $7.14-$9 +Ups==$1.86 moneymaker. Another Ssshhhh, don't tell, it's a Xmas stocking stuffer. ;-)
In the end I spent OOP $38.65 including tax, after also using my $12 in paper +Ups I had left.
I got back $35 in +Up Rewards and I'll be getting $3 in cash rebates too.
If I had more days left to break this into more and smaller transactions, I could have covered most of the cash spent OOP and not had to fork over so much green stuff.
I still got good deals and I'll be going back later today for more stuff I didn't get yet....like garbage bags, tampons, candy corn, more incense, more Gatorade.
A little more Rite-Aid pillaging to come--stay tuned! I went back this afternoon and rolled yesterdays's +Ups.
September Grand Totals so far.....
Out Of Pocket....$38.65 cash
Value of items bought....$124.27
Savings Rate of 68.90%
Single Check Rebate due....$0.00
Other Rebates due......$3.00
After SCR applied, Out of Pocket.... $35.65
Savings Rate 71.32%
+Ups at beginning of month...$18+
+Ups currently...$41+ ($6 on my card, $35 on paper)