Friday, December 13, 2013

Rolling & Spending +Up Rewards at Rite-Aid

A storm is heading into town in the wee hours of the morning tomorrow so I hiked up to Rite-Aid to spend these +Up Rewards that were expiring on Saturday and beyond, since I won't be able to get there tomorrow.

Pay attention to this transaction so you can run up to your Rite-Aid before this sale ends on Saturday evening and try to do it.....this lot was bought on brother in-law's card.....

2 x Finish dishwasher ORANGE gel pacs on sale BOGO=$6.79
1 x Finish dishwasher tabs on clearance 50%=$4.14
1 x Simplify facial tissue on sale=.59¢

Used no Qs so paid with $11 in +Ups and .56¢(.52¢ + .04¢ tax)out of pocket.

Does sound like such a great until you notice the TRY ME FREE Q on one of the orange gel pac boxes....


So spend $10.93 on dishwasher tabs/pacs, get $4.50 back(max. for the Try Me Free Rebate), makes the cost $6.43.
Add in that there is a $3 +Up Rewards when you spend $10 on select products this week, and Finish is one of the products.
So with the $3 +Ups I earned, the cost is now $3.43 for 3 boxes....or about $1.15 per box.
See if your store has any clearance Finish products and orange gel pacs with the TMF Rebate sticker.
You can also supplement your $12 purchase with ZipLoc bags(as those qualify for this +Ups Deal)and there is a $1/2 IPQ at Coupons dotcom for those.

Then I bought on my card.......

3 x Snickers bars on sale .59¢=$1.77
2 x Speed Stick deodorant BOGO=$3.79
1 x Sinful nail polish on sale $1.99=$1.99
1 x Sinful nail polish rang up $1.59=$1.59 ??

I used....
1 x B2G1F Mars candy Q=$.59
1 x $1.50/1 Speed Stick Catalina Q=$1.50
Coupon Total....$2.09

I paid with $6.50 in +Ups, so paid out of pocket .55¢.
I received $3.98 in +Up Rewards back(2 x $1.99 Sinful).  Even though one of the polishes rang up $1.59(color was KISSY)it still generated a $1.99 +Ups.

Then I did this transaction back on bil's card......

2 x Yogi tea w/20% discount $3.75=$7.50
1 x Scott TP 12 pack on sale=$7.49
1 x Simplify Facial Tissue on sale=$.59
2 x M&M Holiday bags on sale $2.00=$4.00
2 x Reese's bells bags on sale $3.00=$6.00

Coupons Used.....
2 x FREE ITEM Yogi Tea=$7.50
1 x $2/1 Scott item R-A emailed Q=$2.00
1 x .55¢/1 Scott TP IPQ(stacked)=$.55
1 x $1.00/2 M&M Holiday bags IPQ=$1.00
1 x $1/2 M&M Holiday bags AdPerks Q(stacked)=$1.00
1 x $1.10/2 Reese's candy IPQ=$1.10
1 x $1/2 Reese's candy AdPerks Q=$1.00
Coupon Total....$14.15

I used $11 in +Up Rewards and paid out of pocket .43¢.
I received $1 +Ups back(for the Scott tp)too.

Before these purchases, I bought $200 in Home Improvement gift cards-my converting cash into gift cards($100 on each Wellness card)and earned $40 in +Up Rewards.  We know we will be spending this $200 and more on house stuff at Lowe's/Home Despot anyway, so why not get a bonus $40 in free script to spend on toiletries at Rite-Aid?  ;-)

So today I spent OOP $1.58 for all this, I'll be getting a $4.50 rebate and I earned $47.98 in new +Up Rewards.
And I bought home $77.26 in food/toiletries to use.

I also got a rain check for the .59¢ facial tissue boxes deal since I bought the last couple on the shelves today.  Come February we'll probably need more tissues so why pay more than I have to for them? 8-))

What did you get at Rite-Aid this week?





  1. I literally rushed to RA after reading this post on Friday. I purchased four boxes of "All in One" Powerball Finish BOGO for $5.95. So, I have spent $11.90 and can get back 2 X $4.50= $9.00+ $3 in Ups= $11. I had no coupon. In reality, I am paying $0,90 for four boxes? Did I get that right? If so, maybe I am really sold. I do resent buying dishwasher detergent. So, free suits me.

    Now, I have a big question. How do I send in the original receipt to get the $4.50 twice?

    I hurt so much that I thought I was going to pass out from the pain. I left the walker at home in my rush and forgot to take in my cane! But, for this kind of deal, I can stand a lot of pain. Thanks for the post.

  2. Oh, max is one rebate? I will take back all four, rebuy 2 at a time, losing the Ups. Then, I can send in one; exbf can send in another and I will pay about $.50 for each. I put away the figures before I wrote this last comment, so I may be slightly off.

    1. I'm sorry I didn't mention the rebate is a limit of 1 per household/address. Usually mail in rebates are limit 1 so I figured everyone would know that already. 8-(

    2. Oh, yes, I did since that is always the case. I figured as much but then when I HAD to buy them on the same transaction, I just let it go because it was still a good deal. Now, I don't know what I will do. Probably just keep it because it is still less than I will have to pay later. I had slept maybe four hours for five or six days in a row. I did better on the post I am going to put up on Sunday.

    3. I am sounding like an idiot! I did know that this was one rebate per address, since I tried to get these on separate receipts. Actually, the bogo and $3 Ups puts my boxes at $1.10 each. So, it appears we basically spent the same amount for each box of 20, using different routes. I must do this more often and better. Wasn't there a coupon in the paper lately?


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