Saturday, December 15, 2012

Friday at Rite-Aid

Here is my load of goodies I picked up Friday night at Rite-Aid....

1 x People Style Watch magazine $3.99 w/Gold discount=$3.19
1 x Scunci hair bands $5.99 w/Gold discount=$4.79
1 x Sally Hansen Salon Effects nail tabs $9.79 clearanced=$2.44
1 x Pretty Woman fake nails $5.99 clearanced=$1.49

Coupons Used
1 x $2/1 People SW mag IPQ(coupons dotcom)=$2.00
1 x $2/1 People SW mag Load2Card Q=$2.00
1 x $3/1 Sally Hansen product IPQ HERE=$3.00
Coupon Total....$7.00

$11.91-$7.00=$4.91 + .06¢tax=$11.97
I used a $4 +Up Reward and put the .97¢ on my gift card.
*Now that I think about it, I should have bought a Cella cherry to get me over the $5 mark and put .23¢ on my gift card.  But I was not thinking last

I received $5 in +Ups back(for the Conair/Scunci "Spend $10, Get $5 +Ups back" Deal).
And I'll receive a $2 rebate on the magazine.

Now, before anyone starts thinking Sluggy's brain was taken over by aliens, because she just NEVER buys stuff like this!.....I did buy it.
But there is an explanation.....really!, there is. 8-)

Most magazines are drivel.  And after paging through this particular one, I can put it into the drivel category.  It's nothing but ads and more ads......and then photos of "stars" wearing high end stuff, using high end products that the magazine is pushing, so that the reader(usually young girls/teens)will be brainwashed into wanting/lusting after/coveting these goods and the lives of these "celebrities".
Gawd!  What a waste of paper.
I bought it so that I could make a profit of $2.81.
I got $.81 in overage with the 2 Qs to use toward other items in my transaction.  I'll get a $2 cash rebate through Saving Star too.
I'll find someone to give this magazine to....or better yet, I'll just recycle it.
After removing the perfumed pages that is, because if you aren't allergic to perfume, you can put these scented pages in your clothes drawers to act as a sachet. ;-)

While I try hard not to buy stuff I can't use(or find someone who can use it to give things to), I will sometimes do this to roll my +Ups if I can't find something to spend them on.

The Sally Hansen nail things are for my Daughter.  She loves pink camo. ;-)
The fake nails?  Not sure yet....might be coming to a Boring Blog Giveaway Box near you. lol
The fake nails have a SCRebate--$6 back when you buy 3.  But next week, there is a +Ups Deal on them(Spend $12, Get $5 +Up)and they are on sale BOGO50%, so you might want to wait to buy them then....IF you can find any by then.

I also bought 2 of the Home Improvement Cards(which are really prepaid Discover cards)that give $10 +Ups this week when you load at least $50 on them, so I get $20 in Bonus +Ups.

I've got a couple more items to purchase today.....1 Compleat, 2 bags of Ricola and 2 more Home Improvement Discover cards on my Wellness card this time.  All but the cards will be free after Qs and +Ups and another $20 in Bonus +Ups to add to my stack.

This trip to Rite-Aid--
Value of items.....$25.76
+Ups coming into this trip....$46.00
+Ups used....$4.00
+Ups earned.....$5.00
+Ups for buying Home Improvement Cards(Bonus)....$20.00
+Ups at the end.....$67.00

*And here are my MONTHLY TOTALS*

Out Of Pocket....$0.00  cash
Value of items bought.....$475.88
Savings Rate of  100%
Single Check Rebate due....$8.00
Other Rebates due......$2.00
After SCR applied, Out of Pocket.... $0.00
Savings Rate.....102.10 %

+Ups at beginning of month...$47.00+
+Ups used....$159.00+
+Ups received...$179.00+
+Ups currently...$67.00+  



  1. Can you use the Home Improvement cards as a Discover?

    1. They are a prepaid Discover card BUT they can only be used at selected stores. The whole list is here--
      Places like Home Depot, Lowe's, Sears, Tractor Supply, Menards, etc.

  2. Do they only have home improvement cards that will give the same deal?

    1. If you mean does Rite-Aid offer +Ups deals on other type/store gift cards, on occasion they do. The week before there was a $5+Ups wyb $50 Kohl's gift card. They have also done +Ups deals wyb iTunes cards. For the past year or so they have done deals a few times on these Home Improvement/Discover card one. I seem to recall they ran this HI/Discover one last Christmas as well.

  3. Replies
    1. I'm hoping that's a good "wow" FeatherDuster. ;-)

  4. Holy moly and yes that's a GOOD holy moly!! I am so jealous of your wheeling and dealing! But even if we had coupons around here, and we don't, I don't know that I would have the time or the brain power to work the magic that you do!!


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