The first thing I did was take in my $3/1 Neosporin Trial Pack IPQ I forgot to give them on Tuesday. I got $3 back on my gift card/merchandise return card. With the $2.74 it had already, I now have $5.74 on it.
Then I bought this lot....
1 x Neosporin Lip Health reg. $5.79 w/Gold discount=$4.63
1 x Ben-Gay reg. $6.29 w/Gold discount=$3.77
1 x Band-Aid strips reg. $3.79 w/Gold discount=$2.27
1 x Listerine 1 Liter on sale=$3.99
1 x $2/1 Neosporin product IPQ=$2.00
1 x $2/1 Ben-gay product IPQ=$2.00
1 x .50/1 Band-Aid IPQ=$.50
1 x $2/1 Listerine IPQ=$2.00
$14.66-$6.50=$8.16 + .06¢ tax=$8.22
I used $8 in +Ups and put the .22¢ on my gift card.
And no, that blasted $2/1 Listerine Load2Card Q did NOT come off.
I am so over these L2CQs.....
I will submit for the cash Rebate for buying the Ben-gay, Band-aid item and Neosporin lip product.
You have to spend at least $10 purchasing any combination of 3 out of 5 Neosporin/Band-aid/Ben-gay items and you can submit for a $5 Rebate. The form is not clear if it's a $5 or "up to a $10 rebate". It's at least a $5 refund so that is what I'm calling it. 8-)
Now, the Band-aid and Listerine items count toward the January Promo and I have $27.25 tracking. The Band-aid and Ben-gay items count toward the J&J Promo but the Neosporin Lip Health doesn't evidently. I now have $24.01 tracking on the J&J Promo.
And if I can continue to keep this all straight, it will be a miracle! lolol
Over the last 3 days, I've spent $26 in +Ups, I've gotten $6 +Ups back and I've gotten $3 on a gift card (in lieu of a 'post coupon' situation)and I'm getting (at least) $16.99 back in cash rebates. I've spent $26 and I'm getting back $25.99 back in various forms.
So I'm basically 'even' at this point.
And I still need to spend $5.99 on J&J items before this week is out to get a $10 +Up Reward.
Once I run out of +Ups, I have a SCR check coming for December in the amount of $16, so I'll spend that for any OOP amounts once the +Ups and the gift cards are done. I am sending away tomorrow for a $15 P&G gift card too, which will also be used for any OOP amounts since I didn't spend money to get it, so it's free "money". 8-))
Looking at the next weeks ads at Rite-Aid, I seriously doubt if I will be able to get to $100 of "spending" without "spending" any cash by January 26th.
This Promotion deal is tight.....the rewards are small, the coupons available are chinzy and I'm having a hard time finding things to buy that I can use.
After January it might be time for me to take a well deserved break from Rite-Aid for a few months.
This trip to Rite-Aid--
Value of items.....$21.86
+Ups coming into this trip....$16.50
+Ups at the end.....$8.50
**GRAND TOTALS FOR JANUARY-so far**
Out Of Pocket....$0.00 cash
Value of items bought.....$83.86
Savings Rate of 100%
Rebates due......$16.99(Neosporin 2x)
Savings Rate after Rebates.....100 %
+Ups at beginning of month...$32.50+