I went out early this morning as the forecast is calling for bad stuff later.
Here are the goodies from Rite-Aid---
1 x Colgate toothpaste on sale=$2.99
1 x Colgate mouthwash on sale=$2.99
1 x Aleve PM w/20% Wellness discount=$5.43
1 x Mucinex tea meds on sale $6.99 but 20% Wellness disc. better=$6.23*
1 x $1/1 Colgate toothpaste ManuQ(inserts last week)=$1.00
1 x .75/1 Colgate toothpaste IPQ(HERE )=$.75
1 x $2/1 Aleve item IPQ(coupons dotcom)=$2.00
1 x $1/1 Aleve item VideoValuesQ=$1.00
1 x $6.99/1 In-Ad Mucinex tea Q=$6.99
$17.64-$11.74=$5.90 + .08¢tax=$5.98
I used $5 in +Up Rewards and paid .98¢ OOP.
I received back $6 in new +Up Rewards(2 x $2 Colgate, $2 Aleve).
*The Mucinex threw me a curveball since my 20% Wellness discount is better than the sale price of $6.99.
The In-ad Q still rang up and took off $6.99 instead of the $6.23 I paid. I was prepared to pay $6.66(+tax), using $6 in +Ups instead of the $5 I used. This meant my OOP was about 30¢ more than I thought but I didn't use $1 in +Ups.
Everything worked out ok anyway.
My +Ups don't expire now until November 29 or 30th so I am good going into the Black Friday sales days.
Here is my BF sale plan for Thursday of the sale---
2 x Planters nuts gift pack. It's $5.99 on sale, gives a $3 +Ups but I have my rain check from last Christmas(they never got anymore back in stock after they sold out that weekend). The RC lets me purchase 2 gift sets for $2.99 each. But if I wait and use it during the BF sale I'll get $3 +Ups back too, meaning I'll spend $5.98 and get back $6 in +Ups for 2, essentially paying nothing for them. Unfortunately unless you got a rain check for this item last year you can't duplicate this one.
1 x GE light bulb for $3.99, giving a $3.99 +Ups.
1 x Philips ear buds for $6.00, giving a $6 +Ups.
1 x Vaseline lotion on sale $2.99, giving a $2 +Ups. I have a $2 Hangtag Q for this so spending .99¢, get $2 +Ups back.
1 x Listerine floss on sale $2.99. I have a $1/1 IPQ(coupons dotcom)so I'll pay $1.99 and it gives a $2 +Ups back.
Total spending of $18.95......I'll use my $18 in +Ups and pay .95¢(plus any tax)OOP.
I'll receive back $19.99 in new +Up Rewards(2 x $3 Planters, $3.99 GE, $6 Philips, 2 x $2 Vaseline and Listerine).
And remember---Get RAIN CHECKS on all the freebies if they are out of them and they are things you can use. Rain checks for items that give back amounts equal to what you pay for them means FREE items when they come back in stock.