Thursday, March 24, 2016

Rite-Aid This Week...Moneymakers!

If you got the coupon inserts on Sunday in the paper and activate additional Plenti Offers online on your card(s) it's a good week to get free toiletries at Rite-Aid!
That is why I am methodically laying out what I bought on Wednesday.....there is still plenty of time and stock to do these deals.

First off my store was totally out of weekly flyers so we couldn't use the $3 off Colgate toothpaste coupon in said flyer.  I guess enough people complained about it so my store is price modifying that toothpaste from the sale price of $3.50 to .50¢, so you can still combine the toothpaste on sale with a manufacturer's coupon from the inserts to get it for free(or in my case since the Q was $1 off 2 tubes, get 2 tubes free). 8-)

I did this transaction on my son's card first but before I did it I bought a charity balloon for the Children's Miracle Network for $1 since you got 4 nice coupons attached to your balloon to use..........

1 x Suave Gold 'Poo on sale=$2.99
2 x Tresemme 'Poo on sale=$10.00
2 x Dove 'Poo on sale=$6.00
1 x Axe men's shower gel on sale=$3.99
1 x Dove men's 'Poo on sale $3.99
1 x Dove men's Body Wash on sale=$3.99
2 x Cheerios cereal BOGO sale=$4.99
2 x Colgate toothpaste on sale & price modified=$1.00

Coupons Used
1 x $1.50/1 Suave Gold 'Poo ManuQ=$1.50
1 x BOGO Tressemme ManuQ=$5.00
1 x $2/1 Tresemme CMNBalloon Q=$2.00
1 x $3/2 Dove 'Poo ManuQ=$3.00
1 x $1/1 Axe shower gel ManuQ=$1.00
1 x $2/1 Dove men's 'Poo ManuQ=$2.00
1 x $1/1 Dove men's Body Wash ManuQ=$1.00
1 x $1/2 Cheerios cereal ManuQ=$1.00
1 x $1/2 Colgate toothpaste ManuQ=$1.00
Coupon Total........$17.50

$36.95-$17.50=$19.45 + $1.15 tax=$20.60

I paid with $20.60 in Plenti Points and earned $11.00 in new Plenti Points making my transaction $9.60(spending down $9.60 in points).
Points earned were $4 for Suave/Tresseme purchases, $3 for the Dove/Axe men's products, $3 wyb2 Dove women's 'Poo, and $1 wyb2 Cheerios.
BUT......I also activated additional offers on this Plenti card before heading to the store--

$1 Suave gold 'poo purchase
$1 Tresemme purchase
$3 Dove 'poo wyb2 purchase
$1 Axe shower gel purchase
$2 Dove men's 'poo purchase
$1 Dove men's body wash purchase
That's an additional $9 in Plenti points back on my card making this $9.60 purchase a .60¢ purchase.

$20.60-$11 in PPs-$9 in additional PPs=.60¢ + the $1 for the additional Tresemme CMN balloon Q makes this transaction cost $1.60.

I actually screwed this transaction up!  I meant to buy 1 'poo and 1 conditioner in the Tresemme as there was a Plenti Points offer online for $3.99 back in PPs which double dipped with the other buy 1 any Tresemme/get $1 back in PPs offer online.
So this transaction should have been a $3.39 moneymaker instead of costing me a whole .60¢ in points. ugh.
**I could go back and return and rebuy the correct Tresemme items I suppose since that would turn both transactions into a $2.78 total moneymaker.
I also had a $3/$15 hair care coupons that I meant to/could have used on this transaction I could do a "post coupon" thing and get $3 cash after the fact......ugh. ugh.
So yes, for $5.78 moneymaker I will do that. ;-)

Then I did this on my card...........after activating additional Plenti offers for this card.............

1 x Axe spray deo on sale=$5.49
1 x Degree men's spray deo on sale=$5.49
1 x Dove men's spray deo on sale=$5.49
1 x Axe men's 'Poo on sale=$3.99
1 x Dove Body Wash on sale=$6.99
1 x Dove deo on sale=$5.27 *Wellness discount was less than sale*
1 x Dove 6 pack soap on sale=$6.49
1 x Dove spray deo on sale=$5.49

Coupons Used
1 x $2/1 Axe spray deo ManuQ=$2.00
1 x $2/1 Degree men's spray deo ManuQ=$2.00
1 x $2/1 Dove men's spray deo ManuQ=$2.00
1 x $2/1 Axe men's 'Poo ManuQ=$2.00
1 x $1/1 Dove Body Wash ManuQ=$1.00
1 x $2/1 Dove deo ManuQ=$2.00
1 x $1/1 Dove soap 6-pack ManuQ=$1.00
1 x $2/1 Dove spray deo ManuQ=$2.00
Coupon Total..........$43.00

$44.70-$14.00=$30.70 + $1.91 tax=$32.61

I paid with $32.61 in Plenti Points and earned $22.00 in new Plenti Points making my transaction $10.61(spending down $10.61 in points).
The 4 men's products on the left in the photo earned me 2 x $3 on a monthly Dove/Degree/Axe men's Deal.
The 4 women's products on the right in the photo earned me 2 x $4 on a monthly Dove Beauty Care Deal.
The same 4 women's products also earned me 2 x $4 this week's Unilever Hair and Skin Care Deal.
The women's Dove products I bought double dipped for both a monthly and a weekly offer earning me $16 in points on just those 4 items.
Add the other $6 for the men's items and you get $22 in Plenti Points.

BUT.......I also will get additional Plenti Points back for the additional offers I activated on this card online--
.50¢ Axe spray purchase
$1.50 Degree spray purchase
$2.00 Dove men's spray purchase
$1.00 Axe 'poo purchase
$1.00 Dove body wash purchase
$1.50 Dove deo purchase
$1.00 Dove soap purchase
$1.50 Dove spray deo purchase

$10 more in Plenti Points earned so now my $10.61 purchase is a .61¢ purchase.  It would have been a moneymaker if not for having to pay the tax.

$32.61-$22 new PPs-$10 additional PPs=.61¢

So after I go back and correct that error in my 1st transaction here's where things stand--
$116.71 in reg. retail products brought home
$2.78 "moneymaker" meaning I spent less point than I earned
$3 cash post coupons refund, deduct $1 CMN balloon cost and I am also $2 cash monies richer.




  1. I would go back and redo it too.
    My CVS is not as great as it used to be. There is a new manager and he is making the wonderful employees miserable. He treats everyone as if they are stealing. It's not the best place for coupons anymore. I avoid him.

    1. That's a shame the employees are miserable. He'll be sorry if they get miserable enough to seek new employment. ;-)

  2. I was wondering if you activated all those offers on Saving Star? It would have been a HUGE moneymaker! :)

    1. The way Plenti offers(not the automatic ones at Rite-Aid)and Savings Star offers now work is if u activate them at SS they disappear on Plenti and vice versa. So I did activate them...SS would have put money back in my pocket(but cost me Plenti points)but it's still the same since the extra points made things a moneymaker.

      Thanks for commenting!

  3. Criminy woman... I'm still impressed!


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