Saturday, November 3, 2012

The Rite-Aid SMASH-UP for The Week

First let's post the GRAND TOTALS for OCTOBER at Rite-Aid....

Out Of Pocket....$0.00  cash
Value of items bought.....$322.35
Savings Rate of  100%
Single Check Rebate due....$0.00
Other Rebates due......$0.00
After SCR applied, Out of Pocket.... $0.00
Savings Rate  100%

+Ups at beginning of month...$25.98+
+Ups used....$98.98+
+Ups received...$83.00+
+Ups currently...$10.00+ 

Now that October is complete, let's move onward to November.

I am so not a fan of this new Rite-Aid policy that when you get +Up Rewards you have to wait until the following day to redeem them.
I understand why they instituted the policy--to keep folks from clearing the shelves on the first days of a really good sale deal--but for everyone else it just makes their shopping drag on for days and days.
Instead of going to the store and getting the stuff I want to buy, I have to keep going back 4 or more times during the sales week.

How do all you other Rite-Aid shoppers feel about this new +Up Rewards Policy?
Am I the only one not loving it?
Of course, if I just went ahead and bought everything I wanted that week in one trip and when I ran out of valid +Up Rewards and just went ahead paid for subsequent transactions with cash, Rite-Aid would like that a lot MORE than using +Up Rewards on each purchase!
Of course, you KNOW that is not an option for me.....spending actual cash when I don't have to!lolol

So, since the sales week is over, I won't bore everyone with the transactional details.
I'll just give you the photos of what was "bought" and the grand totals and figures.

I already showed this trip.....

And here is what I "bought" on Halloween evening to finish off the "Spend $12, Get $4 +Ups" Deal......

And the next day I "bought" this stuff--free toothpaste and started another "Spend $12, Get $4 +Ups" Deal(and also got a $2 +Ups for buying those Gatorades).....

And here is a "Smash Up" photo of a couple of trips on Friday and Saturday.
Friday I got more free Toothpaste and did the "Spend $12, Get $4 +Ups" Deal on BIL's card.
Saturday I finished off the second "spend $12, Get $4 +Ups" Deal on my card and then did the "Spend $12 etc." Deal a third and final time on my card.

On my last transaction my +Up Rewards denominations didn't quite line up right(I needed a $1 but only had a $2 left to spend), so I ended up using CASH!!
$1.25 Out of my actual pocket......gag.......

The total value for the whole week's haul was $136.69.
($49.55 of this value was bought in Oct., $87.14 was bought in Nov.)
The total OOP was $1.25.
$1.73 total "under $1" tabs put on my gift card.
I used $45 in +Up Rewards.
I received $43 back in new +Up Rewards.
Currently I have $14 in +Ups to spend going forward.


Out Of Pocket....$1.25  cash
Value of items bought.....$87.14
Savings Rate of  98.56%
Single Check Rebate due....$0.00
Other Rebates due......$0.00
After SCR applied, Out of Pocket.... $0.00
Savings Rate  98.56%

+Ups at beginning of month...$10.00+
+Ups used....$32+
+Ups received...$36+
+Ups currently...$14+ 



  1. sluggy I have tried Rite aid but it always ends with me sobbing on the floor. I can do cvs in the dark with my wallet tied behind my back but rite aid...they defeat me every time

  2. I received the chocolate Krave for a market research. It is more like candy. I ate it for snacks and only used it with milk as a cereal. It is delicious. But, I am afraid if I bought it or got it free, I would be doomed. It is a great snack!

  3. I hate when they change policies to something like that... I used to be able to scan my Acme card, and if a coupon of "X off $Y purchase" came up, we would apply it to the current purchase if I had enough, but then they changed it that it had to be used no earlier than the next day. So I can't even give them away to the person behind me! It sucked.


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