Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Sunday's Rite-Aid Trip & Today's 4 Day Sale Trip

I have $40.15 in Up Rewards to roll in the next 2 weeks so up to Rite-Aid I toddled.

My first transaction I had a $3 off $30 Catalina that spit out on Saturday on one of my cards so the goal was to get to $30 before Qs......

2 x Spinbrush on sale $5.99=$11.98
2 x Vaseline on sale $5.99=$11.98
5 x Gerber baby foods on sale but 20% discount better at $1.51=$7.55

Coupons Used
1 x $3/$30 purchase Catalina Q=$3.00
2 x $2/1 Spinbrush(on Arm & Hammer website)IPQ=$4.00
1 x BOGOFree Vaseline ManuQ=$5.99
1 x $2/1 Vaseline Hangtag ManuQ=$2.00
1 x $2/1 Vaseline 20oz. Video ValuesQ=$2.00
1 x $1/5 Gerber foods IPQ=$1.00
Coupon Total.....$17.99

I also used a Unilever/Feed a Friend Donation Q(the company will make a donation to that organization wyb a Unilever product-Vaseline).  That Q expires today so I was glad to have the opportunity to use it though I derive nothing for it, besides the satisfaction. 8-)

Anyway, back to our transaction details--
$31.51-$17.99=$13.52 + .11¢tax=$13.63

I should have used $13 in +Ups and paid .63¢ OOP.
But the register wouldn't take 3 of my Qs-$1/5 Gerber, the second $2/1 Spinbrush and the $2/1 Vaseline Video Values, making my total $18.63.

So I paid $18 in +Ups and .63¢ OOP and then they gave me $5 for those 3 Qs out of the register.
I received back $19 in new +Up Rewards(2 x $3 Spinbrush, $3 Arm & Hammer wyb $10, 2 x $3 Gerber wyb 2, 2 x $2 Vaseline).
I am "up" $1 in +Ups and $5 back(the $5 +Ups I should have used converted to cash)for this transaction.

And the Catalina machine spit out another $3 wyb $30 Q for this card! lolz

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

2 x Vaseline Men's Spray on clearance $4.14=$8.28
1 x Newspaper=.99¢

Coupons Used
2 x $2/1 Vaseline Spray Video ValuesQ=$4.00
1 x .50¢/1 Vaseline Spray Load2Card=.50 *
Coupon Total.....$4.50

I used $4.59 in +Up Rewards and paid .18¢ OOP.
I received back $4 in new +Up Rewards(2 x $2 Vaseline).

Total for the day spent......81¢ then got back $5 so spending is negative $4.19. ;-)
$12.59 in old +Ups used, $23 in new +Ups back.

$17.57 in old +Ups to roll + $23 in new +Ups gives me $40.57 at the moment.

The SpinBrush Deal double dips this week.  The SpinBrushes give a $3 +Ups per brush(limit of 2 per card/account) AND as they are Arm & Hammer products they also give a $3 +Ups when you spend $10 on A&H products.
So buy 2 SpinBrushes for $11.98.  Use 2 x $2/1 Qs and pay $7.98(+ tax) and get $9 in +Ups back(1 for each Spin Brush and 1 additional for spending over $10 on A&H).....a $1.02 moneymaker.

* The .50¢ Load2Card Vaseline spray Q was totally unexpected, but I'll take the savings! lolz

Then I went back up today for the 4 Day Sale Deals.

The problem was the Spin Brushes are part of this 4 Day Sale as a BOGO Free Deal and now aren't $5.99 each but you pay $9.99 or $11+ depending on the type you pick for 1 and the 2nd one is free.
You still get the $3 +Ups for each one(even the free one)but this is a worse deal than what it was earlier in the week.
Before you paid $11.98-$4 in Qs, paying $7.98 and got 3 x $3 +Up Rewards back.
During the 4 Day Sale you pay $9.99 but you can only use 1 x $2 Q(b/c the other brush is free), so $9.99-$2 in Qs, paying $7.99 and get only 2 x $3 +Up Rewards back, because now your total for Arm & Hammer/Spin Brush spending is only $9.99 before Qs instead of $11.98 before Qs so the $3 +Ups wyb $10 doesn't get tripped as you are 1 cent from $10 in spending.
Got that? lolz

So here is what I did today........I did end up spending down some +Ups as there were good deals, not free but good.......

2 x Spin Brushes or refills BOGO=$9.99
2 x Arm & Hammer toothpaste BOGO=$4.99
2 x Kleenex BOGO=$2.79
2 x Lipton tea bags BOGO=$4.29
4 x Scotch tape 2/$2=$4.00
1 x Aleve PM 20% wellness discount=$5.43
1 x Dial Hand Soap on sale=$1.49

Coupons Used
1 x $2/1 Spin Brush IPQ=$2.00
1 x $1/2 Arm & Hammer toothpaste IPQ=$1.00
1 x $1/2 Kleenex Load2Card Q=$1.00
1 x $1/2 Kleenex Facebook Q=$1.00
1 x $1/2 Lipton products ManuQ=$1.00
2 x $1/1 Scotch product VideoValues Q=$2.00
1 x $2/1 Aleve PM MaunQ=$2.00
1 x $2/1 Aleve PM Q given out in store valid today only=$2.00
1 x .75¢//1 Dial hand soap Facebook Q=.75¢
Coupon Total.....$12.75

I used $19.98 in +Up Rewards and paid .28¢ OOP.
I received back $11 in new +Up Rewards(3 x $3 Arm & Hammer, 2 x $1 Scotch tape).

The Aleve PM purchase puts me over $25 spent so I'll be getting a $5 SavingStar cash refund.

The only free items(give back +Ups for what I paid out)were the Aleve PM and the Scotch tape rolls.
The Dial hand soap cost me .75¢, the tea bags cost me $3.29(for 2 boxes) and the Kleenex cost me .79¢ for 2 boxes(the Facebook Q and the Load2Card Q stacked).  The 2 toothbrushes and 2 toothpastes cost me $2.98 for all 4.  I have more SpinBrush Qs to use with my 3rd Wellness card but probably won't do that deal anymore this week as it costs me +Ups now with the 4 Day Sale.

So I am "down" $8.98 in +Ups for all this but I am "up" a $5 cash rebate.


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