Wednesday, June 10, 2015

The Return of Rite-Aid

Guess who went back to Rite-Aid yesterday?
Yep, THIS slug!

Here is all that was a good deal or free I could find in my store......

2 x Dove men's body wash on sale=$8.00
2 x Reach toothbrushes on sale 50% off=$4.48

Coupons Used
1 x $2/1 Dove body wash Load2CardQ=$2.00
1 x $2/1 Dove body was ManuQ(last Sunday's RP insert)=$2.00
2 x .75¢/1 Reach toothbrush IPQ(coupons dotcom)=$1.50
Coupon Total.....$5.50

$12.48-$5.50=$6.98 + .27¢ tax=$7.25

I used 400 Plenti Pts($4)and paid $3.25 OOP.....well not really OOP since I used a Rite-Aid gift card I bought 15% off months earlier so that spending is already accounted for in my budget.

I earned 400 new Plenti Pts on this transaction(200 wyb2 Dove body wash, 200 wyb2 Reach toothbrushes)so my Pts. total stays the same at 600 Pts.
In addition I have a Savingstar account and had clipped a $2 off 1 Dove body wash from there so I'll get $2 cash back in that account at a later date which takes my "OOP spending" down to $1.25 for these 4 items.

My store is the higher priced one around here so I spent .48¢ more on toothbrushes than most people who do that deal this week.

As for this new program--I am still not loving it!  You won't be seeing as many posts on Rite-Aid shopping here until this Plenti thing goes away(and with Rite-Aid's track record it will be going away, hopefully sooner than later). ;-)
I frankly don't "need" any toiletries due to my large stockpile but if something is free or close to it and we can use it, I will go in to get it.

I still have some CVS gift cards from years ago which I hope are still good.  I may have to break down and take a trip into the valley cities and try to wrack up some good deals there again.

Have you been to Rite-Aid lately?
What good deals did you find?




  1. The diet coke was 3/8.99 here so that is what I bought, I really am disappointed and hardly go at all any more.

  2. The Plenti points can be used at lots of places. Have you investigated that?

    1. There are about 8 I think other stores/businesses that are hooked into this program. I don't use any of them(some by choice, others aren't located convenient to me).

  3. That is sharp shopping. I buy generic body wash at the Dollar Tree for $1 a bottle.

    And toothbrushes, well, my dentist gives those away free.

    1. There was no stamp/mailing involved in the $2 rebate I received. Good for you that you can use generic body wash. I shop at Dollar Tree for other things.
      And yes, I HAVE sold toiletries gotten for pennies for dollars at flea markets to raise cash fwiw.

      Thanks for grouping me in with those crazy extreme couponers on tv! And for the free publicity.

  4. I understood that there was to be a prompt for using Plenti points at checkout. That didn't happen the last time I went to Rite Aid. Of course, no manager on site....cashier said I needed to email Plenti. I am holding off though....want to use them at Macy's when they have their white sale, (Down comforter) unless, of course, something comes up that I can roll my points over to at Rite Aid. So far, though, I have 700....don't see myself using Rite Aid much based upon the past 3 circulars. We shall see.

    1. I used my pts. for the first time this trip since it started. The little swiper/screen thing did bring up a prompt to use pts. but the cashier had to point that out to me.
      Not a fan.

    2. Nor am I. I will say, though, that the website credited me points that were credited with the Mentos gum within the 3-5 days they notice though, I had to check my account. If I use the points at Macy's, I will let you know how it goes.
      Btw, what's in the air on the blogosphere? What am I missing?

  5. no Rite Aid here in Canada. We have Shopper's Drug Mart which has a points system that we can cash in for free stuff.

  6. READ THIS IN A SNIDE AND CONDESCENDING TONE-No, I have not been to RA lately!! We don't have one. You ask questions like that just to get under my skin. I swear!!!!
    Going to CVS today just to get raked over the coals. But I NEED hair color.

    1. What? You are not a natural redhead???


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